Using Office 365 Mobile Device Management

Whilst many organizations have found Exchange Online’s built in device management functional, it’s increasing found to be lacking in capability compared to third-party device mobile device management solutions. ActiveSync is a good protocol, which excels at delivering push email to devices, and combined with Exchange’s mobile device quarantine features and remote wipe provides a set…

Express Route with Office 365

A move to Office 365 means organizations must access some mission-critical services over the Internet. This isn’t often a major issue, and any downsides are outweighed by the benefits of consuming cloud services instead of managing services on premises. Some organizations have a complex infrastructure and established regional and worldwide networks; they want to retain…

Prep for Office 365 services in your organization

After your IT shop has prepped its environment for an Office 365 migration, choose a remediation plan based on your migration approach. IT shops require a clear remediation plan to migrate to Office 365 services. The preparations will vary based on the chosen migration approach: hybrid, third-party, staged, IMAP or cutover. In my article over…

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Exchange updates improve ActiveSync client migrations

Mobile devices are a pain point during a mail migration to Office 365, but a new Exchange Server feature promises to fix that. Although more organizations have started using mobile device management options, the majority of IT teams moving to Office 365 have to go through the pain of manually reconfiguring smartphones and tablets. Exchange…

Transition to Office 365 to boost productivity

A move to Office 365 will make your organization more productive if you include these areas in the planning stages.   A transition to Office 365 is disruptive to a business for good and bad reasons. A successful migration enhances productivity, whereas a troublesome migration causes pain for end users and potentially even leads to…