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On-Premises Exchange Not Going Away Just Yet

A Microsoft employee commented that Exchange 2019 is the last on-premises version, something that would bring the era of Exchange to a close after 25 or so years. Perhaps that's the case, and certainly there's been a huge transition of email workload to Exchange Online. But is an opinion expressed by a single Microsoft employee enough to tell us what will happen over the next few years?

Mar 5, 2020 | Tony Redmond

Economic Impact Study Says Outlook Mobile is Good. How Surprising!

A Forrester Research study sponsored by Microsoft concludes that the deployment of Outlook Mobile brings big benefits for organizations. Given the funding source, the outcome is hardly surprising. But like with all similar reports, the important thing is to view the findings through the lens of your organization to understand the good points and discard the marketing messages. In a nutshell, all your need to understand is that Outlook mobile is the best mobile email client for Exchange Online.

Mar 3, 2020 | Tony Redmond

Looking into the Future With the Fluid Framework Preview

Microsoft has made a preview of the Fluid Foundation available for Office 365 users to try out. The preview demonstrates how components can work together to share information quickly. It is very focused on SharePoint Online at present, but Microsoft plans to make intelligent fluid components available in Teams, OWA, SharePoint, OneDrive, and Office apps. The preview raises some questions, but that's the nature of the beast.

Feb 27, 2020 | Tony Redmond

To Address 2 Billion Workers, Microsoft is Thinking Outside the Conversation

Microsoft is working to address this market by adding functionality to its popular Teams application to enhance workflows for all types of workplace scenarios. The company is also building hardware, such as the Surface Go, to help bring low-cost, high quality, interactions to the Firstline worker.

Feb 25, 2020 | Brad Sams

Understanding SharePoint Online Versioning

SharePoint Online document libraries keep 500 versions of files by default. The minimum recommended by Microsoft is 100. But why are so many versions kept? The reason is that it leads to better recoverability and underpins features like AutoSave and co-authoring. You might be tempted to reduce the number of versions, but why? I can't come up with a good answer.

Feb 25, 2020 | Tony Redmond

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