Office 365 Hybrid Configuration Wizard no longer runs with unsupported versions of Exchange

It has always been the case that the only supported patch level for Exchange on-premises – whether Exchange 2010, 2013, 2016 or soon 2019 – is n-1. Meaning that although your Exchange organisation doesn’t need to be bang up-to-date to be supported in a hybrid relationship with Exchange Online, you have to remain effectively within … More Office 365 Hybrid Configuration Wizard no longer runs with unsupported versions of Exchange

Microsoft Teams Meeting Notes – What are they and why?

I recently replied to a tweet from Tom Arbuthnot talking about the insistence on making Wikis default in Microsoft Teams, and the go to technology for meeting notes within Teams meetings. I’m a massive fan of OneNote, and think it is by far the best tool for things like meeting notes, even in the more limited Windows App version rather than the older Office version which is being deprecated. And although this is pretty subjective and my own opinion it got me to thinking, why are they used so heavily in Microsoft Teams and where are they actually stored? … More Microsoft Teams Meeting Notes – What are they and why?

How to secure Exchange 2016 with Azure AD – Part 3 – Azure Application Proxy

In Part 1 I configured my Exchange 2016 virtual directories for OWA and ECP to authenticate using Kerberos, more on this shortly. In Part 2 I configured Hybrid Modern Authentication to begin using Azure AD to authenticate Exchange on-premises services. Part 1 is a hard requirement for this to work, so if you haven’t already, check it out! In this final part I will now move on to publishing OWA and ECP using the Azure Application Proxy to also secure these final services with Azure AD. … More How to secure Exchange 2016 with Azure AD – Part 3 – Azure Application Proxy

How to secure Exchange 2016 with Azure AD – Part 2 – Hybrid Modern Authentication

As Microsoft continue to develop the functionality in Office 365 and Azure AD, the cloud becomes a more and more attractive proposition for organisations that previously would not have been able to move data away from their on-premises servers. And whereas Exchange Online has previously been the first entry point for many organisations, the ever-improving … More How to secure Exchange 2016 with Azure AD – Part 2 – Hybrid Modern Authentication

How to secure Exchange 2016 with Azure AD – Part 1 – Authenticating OWA with Kerberos

In this series of blogs I’m going to look at the end-to-end process of taking an organisation from not publishing any Exchange on-premises services to the internet, to publishing Autodiscover, Outlook and OWA/Outlook on the Web externally, secured with Azure AD Conditional Access, Hybrid Modern Authentication and the Azure Application Proxy. … More How to secure Exchange 2016 with Azure AD – Part 1 – Authenticating OWA with Kerberos

Skype to Teams Migration/Upgrade options in the new Admin Center

Microsoft have already brought some updates to the Microsoft Teams and Skype for Business Admin Center! The long awaited feature to control whether users collaborate in Skype for Business or Microsoft Teams has arrived, and it is looking extremely powerful! Org Wide Settings You have several options for org wide settings, whether people choose their … More Skype to Teams Migration/Upgrade options in the new Admin Center