Exchange Server 2019 scheduled for later this year.

Anticipated release: Preview in Q2 2018, with general availability in the second half of the year. Please review the TAP program post, Microsoft is looking for more customers to help validate this release. Microsoft has not released much information on this release, other than it will focus on security, compliance, usability and manageability.  Perhaps there will be... Continue Reading →

Windows 10, Redstone 4 released

  Microsoft continues their march with semiannual release schedules for Windows 10 in their "as-a-service" model.  For three years they have followed their release scheduled in the spring and another in the second in the fall. But inevitably, there are a handful of users who experience difficulty during the upgrade.  This is due to the... Continue Reading →

Microsoft Teams (+ Skype) Roadmap for 2018

Microsoft Teams (+ Skype) Roadmap for this year will be long,  full of high traffic and will contain several pull over sightseeing stops along the way. Microsoft is placing a lot of resources and time behind the Teams platform of products, becoming the  ntegral piece of its enterprise collaboration portfolio. There are so many layers... Continue Reading →

Office 365 Security Resources

Below is an interesting list of security resources I found relating to Office 365.  I am just copying them over in this post and providing the credit.  Later, I will undoubtably, be using a few or more and then commenting on their value in future posts. Office 365 Security Resources, Practical 365 is a leading site... Continue Reading →

Change in Security Settings Tightens Outlook Groups

Microsoft is changing its default security settings, as it has before with Windows Server,  for Outlook and SharePoint Online groups to make them private by default, instead of public.  These changes will not change settings already in place, but will for those new site deployments. After listening to your feedback, we are changing the privacy... Continue Reading →

Skype migrating to a component of Microsoft Teams

Over the next several months Microsoft will be unveiling a continual vision for intelligent communications to transform calling and meeting experiences. Microsoft Teams will continue to be the hub as many of Microsoft's former products (ex. Skype) and recent products (Azure Cognitive Services) are integrated or 'consumed'.   Microsoft is ushering Teams, its collaboration tool, into... Continue Reading →

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