Category: Office 365

Office 365 Advanced Threat Protection

Yesterday I was prepping a little for an upcoming conference that a colleague (Ben Miller Cloud Security Dude) and I will be speaking at,  I thought I’d share a very short article on how office 365 Advanced threat protection works. For now, I’ll just cover pretty basic stuff like attachments. I’ll go into more detail later and cover address re-writing and other topics.

So here is an email trace I just performed.


So a message comes in and I have ‘dynamic delivery’ set (I’ll cover this in more detail in another article), but basically means that exchange online will deliver the message immediately BUT the attachment will only become available AFTER it tests it in a ‘sandbox’. How does Microsoft do that? They spin up a virtual machine and run the attachment there and then detonate (Microsoft term) it or sends it on to meet up with the message after a series of other steps (e.g. address rewrite).

So the user receiving the email will get this when they first get an email and click on the attachment before testing is done.

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The process only takes a few minutes.


Express Hybrid Migration!

Microsoft is in the process of rolling out a new migration experience that will greatly simplify your journey to Office 365 and Exchange Online.

This new experience will help any customer running at least one Exchange 2010, 2013 and/or 2016 server on-premises to migrate to the cloud seamlessly. When you initiate the migration, we evaluate what you have configured already in Exchange Online and we walk you through the Hybrid Configuration Wizard to evaluate the on-premises environment. Once all the information on your current state is collected, we ask a couple of questions about your desired state (things like how fast you want to move to Exchange Online and whether you require advanced features). The hybrid wizard then walks you through the configuration needed to migrate your users to Exchange Online.

Based on your current configuration and the options selected while running the hybrid wizard, you will be taken down one of the following paths. Continue reading “Express Hybrid Migration!”

Migrate Modern Public Folders to Office 365! Finally!

We are happy to announce the availability of public folder migration from Exchange Server 2013/2016 on-premises to Exchange Online! Many of our customers asked us for this, and the full documentation is now here. To ensure that any version-specific instructions are addressed appropriately, we have two articles to point you to:

While all of the information is located in the documentation, the key requirements are:

  • Exchange Server 2013 CU15 (or later), Exchange Server 2016 CU4 (or later)
  • Exchange on-premises hybrid configured with Exchange Online

If you have any additional questions, let us know in comments below. Enjoy!

Migrate From Gmail to Office 365

You can use Internet Message Access Protocol (IMAP) migration to migrate Google Apps Gmail mailboxes to Office 365.Migrate your IMAP mailboxes to Office 365 gives you an overview of the migration process. Read it first and when you’re familiar with the contents of that article, return to this topic to learn how to migrate mailboxes from Gmail to Office 365. You must be a global admin in Office 365 to complete IMAP migration steps.

Looking for Windows PowerShell commands? See User PowerShell to perform an IMAP migration to Office 365.

Want to migrate other types of IMAP mailboxes? See Migrate other types of IMAP mailboxes to Office 365 .

Continue reading “Migrate From Gmail to Office 365”

Should your business choose Office 365?

Technology is now central to successful businesses. It has enabled systematic storage of operational & managerial data. However, businesses face challenges with this. Each Employee working in different location has to manage individual data. Also, managing complex IT infrastructure takes away the IT staff from the important projects.

Companies keep a much closer eye on costs today, so changing to new Technology – Microsoft Office 365 is the smartest move to take. This Microsoft product has LOTS of features to help businesses change how they approach data to day tasks in a new way. Let’s know them: Continue reading “Should your business choose Office 365?”