eDiscovery Limits and Throttling Policies in Exchange Server and Office 365

In Exchange 2013 and Exchange Online, In-Place eDiscovery allows you to search a large number of mailboxes. Although the searches are performed against the indexes built by Exchange Search, they can potentially consume significant system resources. In on-premises deployments, this generally happens in control of or with the knowledge of Exchange admins, who can and […]

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Archiving auto-forwarded messages in Exchange Online and Exchange Server

Microsoft Exchange can now preserve automatically forwarded messages if user is placed on Litigation Hold or In-Place Hold. Over the last few years, the Information Protection team has done a great job of implementing Compliance features in Exchange (and Office 365) such as Litigation Hold and In-Place Hold to preserve messages, eDiscovery to search and […]

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Issue with Symantec Enterprise Vault and Exchange 2013 fixed in Exchange 2013 CU8

Microsoft released Exchange Server 2013 Cumulative Update 8 (CU8) yesterday. See KB 3030080: Cumulative Update 8 for Exchange Server 2013 for more details, including a list of fixes included in CU8. Symantec has documented an issue with Symantec Enterprise Vault™, Symantec’s on-premises archiving solution, and Exchange 2013 CU6 and CU7. The corresponding Microsoft KBA Symantec […]

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Disable automatic email forwarding in Office 365 and Exchange Server

Exchange Server and Exchange Online allow your users to automatically forward email to an external email address. Over the years, I’ve written about forwarding email to an external email address in Exchange, the risks of forwarding work email to personal email accounts and listing users with email forwarding enabled. Figure 1: Automatic email forwarding options […]

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Archiving in the cloud: Recover and restore Inactive Mailboxes in Exchange Online

An employee leaves the organization and your organization requires that mailboxes be preserved for a certain period, ranging anywhere from two to seven years or more, to meet business or regulatory compliance requirements, including eDiscovery. Mailbox content should be preserved and discoverable using In-Place eDiscovery during this period. Exchange Online allows you to use Inactive […]

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Apple OS X 10.10.2 and iOS 8.1.3 Updates

Apple has released OS X Yosemite 10.10.2 and iOS 8.1.3 which fix a bunch of Exchange and Microsoft platform issues. Interestingly, Apple has started adding an Enterprise content section to its update articles. For OS X 10.10.2: From DL1785, OS X Yosemite 10.10.2 Update: Enterprise content For enterprise customers, this update: Improves performance for browsing […]

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Is GoGo’s use of a fake SSL certificate a Man-In-The-Middle attack?

Adrienne Porter Felt, an engineer on Google’s Chrome security team, recently found in-flight WiFi service provider GoGo using a fake certificate for Google.com and tweeted the following, with a screenshot. hey @Gogo, why are you issuing *.google.com certificates on your planes? pic.twitter.com/UmpIQ2pDaU — Adrienne Porter Felt (@__apf__) January 2, 2015 If you’re a GoGo customer, […]

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Net neutrality and how ISPs can impact your email security

There was a time ISPs limited themselves to providing layer 3 connectivity. You got a connection, and if the link was up and your computer or network configured correctly for Internet Protocol (IP) communication, you could send and receive TCP/IP packets over that link. The ISP controlled the bandwidth, which is the maximum rate at […]

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Choosing the right ultrabook: Asus Zenbook, Microsoft Surface Pro 3 and Lenovo Yoga 3 Pro

If you spend greater part of your workday on a notebook/ultrabook, selecting your primary work tool is as important as selecting race cars is to race car drivers and selecting cameras & lighting equipment is to photographers. Some obsess over it more than others. I confess to being firmly in the latter category. I won’t […]

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Microsoft makes Office 365 the cloud productivity service to beat

Pushed back from its normal summer schedule to early fall, Microsoft’s last TechEd conference TechEd Europe 2014 could have been a ho hum affair. Evidently, Microsoft had different plans. In a slew of announcements at TechEd Europe 2014 in Barcelona, Microsoft has raised the bar significantly to make Office 365, the cloud-based productivity service, an almost irresistible proposition […]

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