A year ago Microsoft launched the App Outlook for iOS and Android, which is a very user friendly app.. This app does a phenomenal job on iOS (I’ve not used it on Android) in terms of composing email, send/receive emails and pretty what you need to stay connected. It has swipe feature , you can swipe RIGHT or LEFT to take actions like archive, delete, move, flag, mark as read/unread or schedule. Unlike other email apps, Outlook lets you personalize these swipe gestures to match your unique email habits. It is simple and amazing 🙂 with a – BUT ONLY FEATURE WITH SWIPE (wish they gave drop down menu for swipe), so if you swipe to left it will Archive (enabled by default) and if you swipe right then it will Schedule (enabled by default) it for you.
Customize Your Swipe Settings
Add 3rd Party Calendar Apps but still lacking to add someone else calendar in your Exchange / O365 Organization
Here you can add 3rd party calendar apps such as Facebook Events etc. I’m surprised here that why Microsoft Office 365 Team was in a rush to put these social media event/calendar App instead of adding the feature to add multiple Exchange calendar which more productive for any type of business.
https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/owa-for-iphone/id659503543?mt=8 (I believe this App is still on AWS and stores your password – If you are security freak like me then I’d not recommend, atlas not for you corporate email account)
So if you are business owner and do have questions like
Is Office 365 right fit for my business ?
How can I save on my IT operation cost ?
How do I backup my data?
How can I be more productive using Office 365?
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More than 80 million users on Exchange Online
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Cumulative Update 1 for Exchange 2016 has been out since 03/15 but I didn’t get a chance to write about it. Below you will find some step how to roll it out in your environment. Of course it has a number of fixes and that’s the reason you need to update you server. The server patching process is different on a single exchange server 2016 and in a environment where you have more than one server and running DAG and CAS behind the load balancer. For a HA environment , you will need to plan accordingly.
This is one of the example when you run this cmdlet on Exchange 2016 prior to CU 1
Below is the screen capture of Exchange 2016 RTM version (before CU 1)
Here is the installation process
Here is the Server build of Exchange 2016 CU 1 with a new schema
List of issues fixed by CU 1
Here is the list of all issues fixed in this Cumulative Update CU 1
Updated OWA S/MIME control
New distribution package for Exchange Server 2016 update
Change to Mailbox Anchoring for Remote PowerShell
Additional languages for Outlook on the Web
.Net 4.6.1 Support
Slow installations on Windows Server 2012 R2
Support for Standalone Hybrid Configuration Wizard in Exchange Server 2010
.Net 4.6.1 Support
Make sure you are not running this version of DotNet Framework. This version is nut supported yet.
For the latest information on Exchange Server and product announcements please see What’s New in Exchange Server 2016 and Exchange Server 2016 Release Notes. You can also find updated information on Exchange Server 2013 in What’s New in Exchange Server 2013, Release Notes and product documentation available on TechNet.
Now if you run Test-ExchangeSearch , you will get this cmdlet working
Now you have successfully installed the CU 1
This is the email I received earlier today – this is surprising to many customers but it is not surprise me at all as I’m already suing my #OD4B. And this is also very common when you sign-up for any free service or free subscription, and these free services can be changed anytime for any reason. This update is only for OneDrive for Personal Account Only, it does not impact on your Office365 Business Account.
We want to let you know about some upcoming changes to OneDrive. On July 27, 2016, the amount of storage that comes with OneDrive will change from 15 GB to 5 GB. We are also discontinuing the 15 GB camera roll bonus.
So your data is not going be deleted and keeping in that in mind Microsoft giving you almost 18 months to move your data. I don’t know wether you will upgrade to OD4B (OneDrive For Business) or go with any 3rd party such as #Dropbox or ect.
This is what and how it is going ti impact on your OneDrive Quota
- If you are a free user and have over 5 GB of content in your OneDrive, you will receive an email with an offer to claim a free 1-year subscription to Office 365 Personal*, which includes 1 TB of storage.
- If you do not claim this offer, you will need to purchase additional storage or remove some of your files. Otherwise, 90 days after you receive your first notice, your account will become read-only.
- If you are over quota after the 90 days, you will still have access to your files for 9 months. You can view and download them. However, you will not be able to add new content.
- If after 9 months you are still over quota, your account will be locked. That means that you will not be able to access the content in your OneDrive until you take action.
- If after 6 more months you fail to take action, your content may be deleted.
For more details check out Office Page
Issues that this cumulative update fixes
- The Cumulative Update 12 package can be used to run a new installation of Exchange Server 2013 or to upgrade an existing Exchange Server 2013 installation to Cumulative Update 12.
- It is not necessary to install any Exchange Server 2013 Cumulative Updates or Service Packs released prior to Cumulative Update 12 before you install Cumulative Update 12.
Again I’m going to write about why and what are most important reasons to upgrade. In my opinion the issues either are high visible to end-user or related to end-user productivity or impacting on the production.
So if you are still on Exchange 2013 Cu11, this is the time to upgrade it to Cu12 and it’s been already released since last month as of March 15, 2016. Next update will be sometime in June. So there are still some very good reasons to upgrade to Exchange 2013 CU12.