Author: Tony Redmond

Tony Redmond has written thousands of articles about Microsoft technology since 1996. He covers Office 365 and associated technologies for Petri.com and is also the lead author for the Office 365 for IT Pros eBook.

Microsoft Reverses eDiscovery Decision Because of Discovery Mailboxes

by Tony Redmond

Microsoft told us some months ago that they would block the creation of new eDiscovery cases in Exchange and SharePoint. A course reversal has happened because of the humble discovery mailbox, which Exchange uses as a target for eDiscovery results. The block has lifted for Exchange but remains for SharePoint. It will eventually happen for Exchange but Office 365-wide functionality is better than workload-specific features.

Intractable Problems Involved in Merging Office 365 Tenants

by Tony Redmond

Microsoft makes it easy for companies to use Office 365 and has been very successful in moving customers to the cloud. But when you get to the cloud and find that your company is involved in a corporate merger, acquisition, or split, things are not so easy because the tools to do the work don't exist. Some glimmer of hope exists as ISVs have started to take interest in the space.

The Rebirth of Yammer Groups

by Tony Redmond

Microsoft has updated Yammer so that new groups use the Office 365 Groups service to manage the identity and membership of the groups. There are far too many “groups” in that last sentence, which kind of illustrates how a surplus of groups might be building up within Office 365.