Microsoft released lots of information about Exchange 2019 at the Ignite conference. Administrators will love some of the new features, but end users will find little to amuse them. But then again, the Exchange on-premises story is all about being a bulletproof enterprise-class email server. And that’s just what Exchange 2019 delivers.
A recent survey revealed that 22% of executives in small to medium businesses continue to share email passwords. There’s no way this should happen inside Office 365 because many techniques exist to support more secure collaboration. Take your pick from mailbox delegation, shared mailboxes, Office 365 Groups, and Teams
Microsoft has just launched the preview version of Exchange 2019. The good news is that it’s a new version. What might be unexpected is the lack of new features. Some worthy plumbing won’t turn user heads, but then again, when you’re the best standalone email server on the planet, do you need to change very much? Dropping Unified Messaging will cause some brows to darken. Expect some sparks at Ignite.
This post will explain the improvements that Microsoft has made by making the next-generation alert system of Azure generally available.
Microsoft Teams is popular now, but if you decide to use it, how can you move content from other applications to Teams. Getting email into Teams can be done individually and moving documents into SharePoint is straightforward, but moving content from other chat platforms is problematic because of the lack of a migration API.
Saying that Teams will reduce the amount of email traffic is one thing; proving it is another. After making the case that Teams reduces email traffic, I set out to prove the case by looking at data in the Office 365 usage reports, Office 365 content pack for Power BI, and third-party reporting software.
Some observers say that Teams will replace email. Well, Teams won’t because email still has so many advantages over what Teams offers. But Teams has its own capabilities that will lead it to take some of the traffic currently carried by email. Because of its internal focus, the traffic that moves to Teams is in-house chats, and Teams is a good place for those conversations to be.
Office 365 includes supervision policies to allow tenants to monitor email traffic between selected groups to ensure that they comply with regulations. Supervision policies are easy to set up, but be careful about the workload involved in processing the captured email.
Aidan Finn shows you how to use Azure virtual machine performance threshold alerts to trigger email alerts or start automated-response actions.
Russell Smith shows you how to set up email rules in the Office 365 web portal.
The U.S. patent office granted IBM a patent in January that seems to cover email auto-reply. The only problem is that auto-replies existed a long time before IBM claimed to have invented them. But it’s all good now.
Russell Smith explains how Slack works, and how it can improve productivity for small teams working on internal projects.
Adding the photo attribute is a great email tool for remote employees. Learn how to upload pics to Active Directory using PowerShell with this article.