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Office 365 – 22 new markets – 64 geographies – with more to come!

Office 365 to another 22 new markets to grow our global footprint to 64 geographies  – with more to come!

Microsoft has reduced Office 365 for enterprise plans by up to 20%.

Enjoy!!!

March 18, 2012 Posted by | Cloud, Cloud Computing, Exchange Online, FOPE, Licensing cloud services, Lync Online, Microsoft, Office, Office 365, Office Professional Plus, Sharepoint Online, Software | , | Leave a comment

Office 365 System Requirements – Client side

If you ever look at all the migration that we do, we have to completed the biggest challenge; clients has been getting the system requirements ready for Office 365.

 Click here to know more from my dedicated blog for O365 users.

Enjoy!!!

March 18, 2012 Posted by | Active Sync, ADFS, Cloud Computing, DIR Sync, Exchange Online, Exchange server 2010, FOPE, Licensing cloud services, Lync Online, Microsoft, Microsoft Azure, Office, Office 2010, Office 365, Office Professional Plus, Outlook, Sharepoint Online, Software | , | 5 Comments

Office 365 – Cloud configuration – Step by step

In my previous post…ADFS…Active Directory Federation Service i was talking about the ADFS architecture and promise for the deployment or migration to O365 from Microsoft.

Here i’m dedicating a page for Office 365 live migration …Click here to divert to the page

Enjoy..!!!

March 13, 2012 Posted by | ADFS, Cloud Computing, DIR Sync, Exchange Online, Exchange server 2010, FOPE, Internet Information Services (IIS), Licensing cloud services, Lync Online, Microsoft, Office, Office 2010, Office 365, Office Professional Plus, Power Shell, Sharepoint Online, Software | , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

ADFS…Active Directory Federation Service

This page has been moved to a dedicated page for Office 365 users..click here

February 10, 2012 Posted by | ADFS, Cloud Computing, DIR Sync, Exchange Online, FOPE, Lync Online, Microsoft, Office 365, Office Professional Plus, Sharepoint Online, Software, Windows phone | , , , | 1 Comment

Microsoft…Internet…and Cloud – Future of Computing

Transforming IT with Microsoft Private Cloud….Concept is aimed only for cost saving and maintenance free environment.

For a growing number of businesses, the journey to cloud computing starts with a private cloud implementation. A Microsoft private cloud dramatically changes the way your business produces and consumes IT services by creating a layer of abstraction over your pooled IT resources. This allows your datacenter to offer true infrastructure service capability as well as optimally managed application services. Microsoft private cloud solutions are built on Windows Server and System Center technology. Windows Azure is Microsoft’s public cloud computing platform. It’s a place to run your applications out on the internet, at scale. With geographically distributed datacenters worldwide, applications can be built, hosted and managed around the world. With Windows Azure, you can extend and even move your datacenter services off-premises or beyond a hosted environment, paying only for the resources you use at any given time. The flexible cloud computing platform of Windows Azure lets you focus on solving business problems and addressing customer needs, not on the infrastructure. Right now Public cloud on 3 platform flavour…Windows Azure, Office 365 and Microsoft online Services

To know more about Office 365, click here

To registed Office 365 for trial, click here

Enjoy!!!

February 10, 2012 Posted by | Cloud Computing, Dynamics CRM, Exchange Online, FOPE, Intune, Licensing cloud services, Lync Online, Microsoft, Microsoft Azure, Office 365, Office Professional Plus, Sharepoint Online, Software | , , | 2 Comments

Experiencing O365 platform with Microsoft online service

We are now experiencing the O365 environment to our domain…i should tell you that “beauty lies beneath the platform”…more to explore

Built to deliver the enterprise-grade security and reliability that businesses require, Microsoft Exchange Online provides hosted email, calendar and contacts on your PC, phone and web browser.

  • Built-in anti-virus and antispam filters protect your information and help you focus on what’s most important
  • Mobile sync to hundreds of devices means you can access and update your info while on the go
  • 99.9% uptime commitment with financially-backed SLA
  • For a total of $5 per user per month, you control a rich hosted Exchangeenvironment with 25 GB mailboxes for every user without having to manage a server.
    • Data is hosted in geographically-distributed datacenters with continuous data backup and premiere disaster recovery capabilities
    • A team of security experts monitors Exchange Online around the clock and updates anti-virus and spam filters to address new threats as soon as they appear
    • Automatic patching eliminates the time and effort of maintaining and servicing your email system
    • An easy-to-use Web interface lets you manage your online environment from anywhere
  • Live phone support 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year
  • Large, 25 GB mailboxes are standard for every user so they can access all essential information in one place
  • Seamless integration with Outlook so your users can enjoy a rich, familiar email experience and offline access
  • Calendar sharing allows users to see free/busy information with colleagues, even if they work at another company
  • Email archiving, eDiscovery Search, retention policies, and optional legal hold help preserve and discover data
  • Security policies let you create approved mobile device lists, enforce PIN lock, and remotely wipe data from lost phones
  • Free tools for migrating IMAP and Exchange Server mailbox data to Exchange Online
  • Beauty of FOPE..Forefront Online Protection for Exchange integration and management through browser.

Here is the plan…and if you need more, go to O365 Home Site and for UAE users, go to O365 UAE plan

Enjoy!!!

February 2, 2012 Posted by | Cloud Computing, Exchange Online, Exchange server 2010, FOPE, Forefront, Forefront Endpoint protection 2010, Internet Explorer, Licensing cloud services, Lync Online, Malware Protection Center, Microsoft, Office, Office 2010, Office 365, Office Professional Plus, Sharepoint Online, Software, Windows 7 phone, Windows phone | , , , , , | 1 Comment

Exchange 2010 – Distribution group email id – Not able to receive email from external source – Solution

On Exchange server 2010, If you create a distribution group with scope as Universal and type as Distribution, in your domain active directory.

and then you enable the mail from creating the mailbox server, then do the testing of email flow from internal and external.,

if you ever had face an error, “Technical details of permanent failure: SERVER tried to deliver your message, but it was rejected by the recipient domain. We recommend contacting the other email provider for further information about the cause of this error. The error that the other server returned was: 550 550 5.1.1 User unknown (state 14).”

Please do the following.

From your active directory, select the property of the group email id, then under mail flow settings, select Message Delivery Restrictions, then select Properties…, new window will open.

uncheck the box which states “Require that all senders are authenticated” and click ok..then apply and ok again.

Give some time to replicate this to Edge server…

Enjoy!!!!

May 23, 2011 Posted by | Edge Server, Exchange server 2010, Mailbox Server Requirements Calculator, Mails, Microsoft, Office 2010, Office Professional Plus, Outlook, Software | , , , , | 1 Comment

Outlook Hotmail Connector 32-bit

With Microsoft Outlook Hotmail Connector 32-bit, you can use Microsoft Office Outlook 2003, Microsoft Office Outlook 2007 or Microsoft Office Outlook 2010 to access and manage your Microsoft Windows Live Hotmail or Microsoft Office Live Mail accounts, including e-mail messages, contacts and calendars for free!

Outlook Hotmail Connector enables you to use your Live Hotmail accounts within Outlook:

    • Read and send your Office Live Mail/Windows Live Hotmail e-mail messages.
    • Manage your contacts in Windows Live Hotmail.
    • Use advanced options for blocking junk e-mail messages.
    • Manage multiple e-mail accounts in one place.
    • Manage, and synchronize multiple calendars, including shared calendars to Windows Live Calendar from Outlook

If you use the Outlook Hotmail Connector with Outlook 2010 you gain these additional benefits:

  • Your Safe Sender List/Blocked sender list/Safe Recipient lists are synchronized between Outlook and Hotmail.
  • Send/receive works like your other Outlook accounts.
  • Your Hotmail account status appears in the Outlook status bar.
  • Rules work with the Hotmail account in Outlook even if it’s not your primary account.

To download this from Microsoft site, click here

May 18, 2011 Posted by | Exchange server 2010, Mails, Microsoft, Office, Office 2010, Office 2011, Office Professional Plus, Outlook, Software, Windows Live | | Leave a comment

Microsoft and Skype

On May 10, 2011, Microsoft Corp. (Nasdaq: “MSFT”) and Skype Global S.à r.l today announced that they have entered into a definitive agreement under which Microsoft will acquire Skype, the leading Internet communications company, for $8.5 billion in cash from the investor group led by Silver Lake. The agreement has been approved by the boards of directors of both Microsoft and Skype.

Read the press release from Microsoft News Center.

Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer and Skype CEO Tony Bates announce Microsoft's acquisition of Skype. San Francisco, May 10, 2011

Article from The Telegraph about this deal.

Skype will support Microsoft devices like Xbox and Kinect, Windows Phone and a wide array of Windows devices, and Microsoft will connect Skype users with Lync, Outlook, Xbox Live and other communities. Microsoft will continue to invest in and support Skype clients on non-Microsoft platforms. The acquisition will increase the accessibility of real-time video and voice communications, bringing benefits to both consumers and enterprise users and generating significant new business and revenue opportunities. The combination will extend Skype’s world-class brand and the reach of its networked platform, while enhancing Microsoft’s existing portfolio of real-time communications products and services.

May 14, 2011 Posted by | Articles, Cloud Computing, Live Meeting, Lync 2010, Lync Online, Mails, Microsoft, Office, Office 2010, Office Professional Plus, Outlook, Outlook Webapps, Phone, Sharepoint Online, Skype, Software | , , | Leave a comment

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