Moving Cloud-Based Mailboxes to the On-Premises Organization

 

In a hybrid deployment, you have mailboxes in both your on-premises and cloud-based organizations. As part of on-going recipient management, you’ll often have a need to move mailboxes between the two organizations.This could be because a user is moving departments or because a manager is being assigned a new delegate, and so on. While moving mailboxes from the on-premises organization to the cloud-based organization uses the New Remote Move Request wizard, moving mailboxes from the cloud-based organization to the on-premises organization requires a few additional configuration steps.

Moving Cloud-Based Mailboxes to the On-Premises Organization

Use these steps to move mailboxes from the cloud-based organization to your on-premises organization. The steps necessary to move a mailbox back to the on-premises organization depend on how the mailbox was originally added to the cloud-based organization:

  • Created in the cloud-based organization   If the mailbox was created in the cloud-based organization, you need to perform some steps before you can move the mailbox back to the on-premises organization. See the Configure on-premises remote mailbox section for more information.
  • Moved to the cloud-based organization   If the mailbox was moved to the cloud-based organization, you don’t need to perform any additional steps before you move the mailbox. You can move the mailbox back to the on-premises organization by using the steps in the Move mailbox to on-premises organization section.

If you want to know how to move a mailbox to the cloud-based organization, see the steps for the version of Exchange installed in your on-premises organization:

Note   These steps assume that you’ve configured a hybrid organization using the Exchange Server Deployment Assistant (ExDeploy). For more information about ExDeploy and hybrid deployments, see Exchange Server Deployment Assistant and click on Coexistence. In the current version of the deployment assistant, a hybrid deployment is referred to as a coexistence deployment.

Configure on-premises remote mailbox

If the cloud mailbox that you want to move to the on-premises organization was originally created in the cloud-based organization, you’ll need to configure the ExchangeGUID property on the associated on-premises remote mailbox. You’ll need to do this because when the mailbox is created in the cloud-based organization, the value stored in the ExchangeGUID property on the cloud-based mailbox isn’t synchronized back to the associated on-premises remote mailbox. To move a mailbox, the value stored in the ExchangeGUID property must be the same on the cloud-based mailbox and on the associated on-premises remote mailbox.

Author: David Strome, Senior Technical Writer – Exchange
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Microsoft plans changes to Office 365 targeted at SharePoint Online users | Cloud Computing – InfoWorld

To prevent SharePoint Online customers from feeling boxed in, Microsoft wants to improve the way they upload and store documents in the cloud collaboration server.

Over the coming weeks, Microsoft will roll out a set of changes to Office 365 targeted at SharePoint Online users, including increasing from 250MB to 2GB the size of files that people can upload to their individual SkyDrive Pro repositories and to SharePoint Online team site document libraries, the company said on Thursday in a blog post.

The enhancements are in response to companies’ increased use of Office 365, according to the blog post’s author, Mark Kashman. “Users are uploading more documents to SkyDrive Pro, teams are building numerous team sites to work with internal teams as well as with external customers and partners, and companies are establishing their corporate intranet sites,” he wrote.

In addition to lifting the size limit on individual uploads, Microsoft has expanded the types of files that can be uploaded by adding .exe and .dll files.

Another change will be to increase from 3,000 to 10,000 the number of site collections — groups of websites organized hierarchically — that an Office 365 Enterprise customer can create. This improvement will not be applied to Office 365 Small Business and Midsize Business customers.

Microsoft is also prolonging the time that discarded documents remain in SharePoint Online recycle bins from 30 days to 90 days to give users more chance to recover these items. In addition, retaining multiple versions of Office 365 documents will be on by default on newly created SkyDrive Pro libraries.

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Office 365 technology – SharePoint Online improves limits and makes it easier to restore documents

Office 365 is growing rapidly and companies are moving more of their social and collaboration needs to the cloud. Users are uploading more documents to SkyDrive Pro, teams are building numerous team sites to work with internal teams as well as with external customers and partners, and companies are establishing their corporate intranet sites.

Based on feedback and reports on how customers use the service, we’ve made the following improvements to SharePoint Online:

  • Improved file upload experience: increased file upload limit from 250MB to 2 GB and expanded support for a broader range of file types.
  • Increased Site collection and list lookup limits: increased site collection limit from 3,000 to 10,000 and list lookup threshold to 12 lookups.
  • Improved self-restoration: increasing recycle bin retention duration and turning versioning on by default for new SkyDrive Pro libraries.

These updates will be rolling out live worldwide over the coming weeks without interruption. Let’s dive into the details.

Improved file upload experience

Increase file upload limit to 2 GB

We just significantly increased the default SkyDrive Pro storage per user, from 7 GB to 25 GB, with the ability to further increase to 50 GB or 100 GB. To complement this, we’re also increasing the per file upload limit, from 250 MB to 2 GB. Users will now be able to upload and share larger files like CAD drawings, video files, larger project documents and more-both to their personal SkyDrive Pro and to team site document libraries. And it is possible to upload more than one file at a time via drag and drop, the standard file upload dialog box or via SkyDrive Pro Sync for Windows.

 

 

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Office 365 Exchange Online mailbox sizes are doubling

The size of user mailboxes in all Exchange Online and Office 365 service plans is doubling. Since the 29th August , the current 25 GB of mailbox storage is increased to 50 GB.
With this increase even the most active email users don’t have to worry about mailbox size limitations-we’ve got you covered!
There’s no price increase associated with this change. Microsoft doubled your mailbox storage is simply part of their promise to continuously deliver value to our Office 365 customers.

You don’t need to do anything to take advantage of this new mailbox size. Your mailbox size will automatically be increased. The increase starts rolling out to customers started the 29th of August and continues through November.

 

This increase to a 50 GB mailbox per user benefits Exchange Online and Office 365 service plans, including:

  • Exchange Online Plan 1
  • Office 365 Small Business
  • Midsize Business
  • Enterprise E1
  • Government G1
  • Education A1

If you have one of the premium service plans (Exchange Online Plan 2, Office 365 Enterprise E3 and E4, Government G3 and G4, Education A3 and A4), you already enjoy unlimited email storage through your personal archive.
Now your default primary mailbox size is increasing to 50 GB. Kiosk user mailboxes are doubling in size, too-from 1 GB to 2 GB.

 

In addition to doubling the storage in your users’ primary mailbox, Microsoft  increased the size of other mailboxes to help you work even more productively.
Shared mailboxes and Resources mailboxes are both increasing to 10 GB (more than doubling), so you’ll have plenty of room to store everything you need for your projects and collaborations.
The size of Site mailboxes remains unchanged.

 

Here’s a summary of the new mailbox sizes by plan:

 

 

For complete details about mailbox types and sizes, read the Office 365 service descriptions.

 

 

 

SkyDrive Pro increased storage and ease of sharing

SkyDrive Pro is cloud storage for business and a part of the Office365 suite of services. It’s the place where employees can store, sync, and share their files across multiple devices with ease and security. With SkyDrive Pro you can collaborate with others in real time and edit documents from virtually anywhere via a web browser using Office Web Apps. Accessing your files from multiple devices (including Windows Phone, Windows 8, iOS, and Android devices) is a cinch with native SkyDrive Pro and Office Mobile apps. Not only does SkyDrive Pro deliver the frictionless user experiences that employees expect in a file sync solution, it’s backed by a platform that provides industrial-strength content management, compliance, and content management controls.

 

Microsoft is continually improving the SkyDrive Pro service. The new SkyDrive Pro apps are now available in the Window Store and App Store.  Recently Microsoft announced three new significant improvements to SkyDrive Pro for Office 365 business subscribers – to help you be more productive:

  • Each user now gets 25 GB of SkyDrive Pro storage space (up from 7 GB).
  • You can now increase users’ SkyDrive Pro storage beyond the default 25 GB-up to 50 GB and 100 GB.
  • With the new Shared with Me view,you can easily find documents others have shared with you.

Each user now gets 25 GB of SkyDrive Pro storage space (up from 7 GB).

Office 365 technology – SkyDrive Pro increases storage and ease of sharing

SkyDrive Pro is cloud storage for business. It’s the place where employees can store, sync, and share their files across multiple devices with ease and security. With SkyDrive Pro you can collaborate with others in real time and edit documents from virtually anywhere via a web browser using Office Web Apps. Accessing your files from multiple devices (including Windows Phone, Windows 8, iOS, and Android devices) is a cinch with native SkyDrive Pro and Office Mobile apps. Not only does SkyDrive Pro deliver the frictionless user experiences that employees expect in a file sync solution, it’s backed by a platform that provides industrial-strength content management, compliance, and content management controls.

Microsoft is  continually improving the SkyDrive Pro service. The new SkyDrive Pro apps are now available in the Window Store and App Store. Recently they  announced three new significant improvements to SkyDrive Pro for Office 365 business subscribers – to help you be more productive:

  • Each user now gets 25 GB of SkyDrive Pro storage space (up from 7 GB).
  • You can now increase users’ SkyDrive Pro storage beyond the default 25 GB-up to 50 GB and 100 GB.
  • With the new Shared with Me view,you can easily find documents others have shared with you.

 

Microsoft adds Remote PowerShell for Office 365 Lync Online users – Neowin

Today, Microsoft announced a new option for Lync Online, allowing admins to use remote PowerShell functions in the application. While both the PowerShell features and the Lync Online admin center can handle the same kinds of remote functions, Microsoft points out there could be certain situations where typing a PowerShell command-line script would be the best choice. The blog states:

For example, if you had to set policies for hundreds of individual users, it would be quite repetitive and tedious to select the options one by one in the Office 365 admin center.  With PowerShell, you can write a script with the appropriate cmdlets to automate this repetitive task and save yourself a lot of time.

In addition, there are a few extra functions that are available for PowerShell users that cannot be accessed from the web-based Lync Online admin center, such as managing Exchange Unified Messaging and hosted voicemail policies and managing meeting room endpoint devices with a Microsoft Exchange Server 2013 resource mailbox.

 

Microsoft Opens Office 365 Licensing Program To Partners That Sell To Enterprises

Microsoft Opens Office 365 Licensing Program To Partners That Sell To Enterprises

Microsoft (NSDQ:MSFT) is expanding its Office 365 licensing to let VARs own and manage the billing relationship with enterprise customers, Bryan Von Axelson, Microsoft’s senior partner technical strategist for cloud, said Sunday at the opening of XChange 2013 in Washington. D.C.

Starting Sept. 1, Microsoft partners will be able to sell enterprise SKUs through Office 365 Open, a program that lets VARs bill customers directly for cloud services. The SKUs include E1, E3, the Exchange-only option and Office 365 ProPlus, the version that installs locally but is sold through a monthly subscription.

“You asked, we delivered,” Von Axelson told XChange attendees. “We are enabling you to own that billing relationship and have the flexibility that many of you requested.”

Microsoft added midmarket SKUs to Office 365 Open in February, but until now, partners could only steer enterprise customers to Microsoft and get a commission, under what Microsoft calls its Advisor model. In that arrangement, Microsoft controls the billing relationship.

 

 

Adding enterprise SKUs to the mix is a big deal because it gives partners more incentive to embrace the Microsoft cloud story.

 

 

Office News – Office 365 subscribers get Office Mobile for Android phones

Last November, Microsoft  delivered a brand new version of Office Mobile, preinstalled on all Windows Phone 8 devices. In June, Microsoft released Office Mobile for iPhone as a unique benefit for Office 365 subscribers.

Rcently Microsoft   launched Office Mobile for Android phones in the United States at no additional charge for Office 365 subscribers. This means that Office 365 subscribers can now work on their Word, Excel and PowerPoint documents from virtually anywhere–using their Windows Phone, iPhone or Android phones.1

Office Mobile for Android phones can be downloaded from the Google Play Store. To use the app, you need a qualifying Office 365 subscription, including Office 365 Home Premium or Office 365 ProPlus (you can find the complete list of qualifying subscriptions here). Office Mobile for Android phones is initially available in the United States, with more countries coming on board over the next several weeks.

So what’s great about Office Mobile for Android phones?

A true Office experience

Office Mobile is the official companion to Microsoft Office. Word, Excel and PowerPoint documents look great on your phone, thanks to support for charts, animations, SmartArt Graphics, and shapes. When you make edits or add comments to a document, the formatting and layout remain intact. When you return to your PC or Mac, your document looks like it should.

Easy access

Office Mobile is designed for people on the go.  We made it easy to access your Word, Excel, and PowerPoint documents in the cloud on SkyDrive or SkyDrive Pro.  When you’re on your phone, you’ll see the list of documents you recently opened on your computer in the Recent Documents panel–no searching needed. And of course, you can view and edit documents you receive in email.

Designed for the phone

Office Mobile has been optimized for the small screen of your phone so you can get things done efficiently.  When reviewing Word documents, the Resume Reading feature takes you to the exact point in the document where you left off on your PC so you don’t waste time searching. The new Slide Navigator lets you browse through PowerPoint presentations fast while Speaker Notes help you practice on the run.

Sharing built-in

Edit documents and share them right from your phone. You can review comments in Word and Excel documents on your phone and add your own.  When you’re done, you can save the file back to SkyDrive or SkyDrive Pro or just send it as an email attachment.

Go ahead and download Office Mobile from the Google Play store.

If you want to try Office Mobile for Android phones, but don’t have an Office 365 subscription, you can sign up for a free 30 day Office 365 trial at http://www.office.com/. And of course, if you’re already using a Windows Phone, then Office Mobile is already installed on your phone.

Want to learn more? You can find more details in the Office 365 Tech blog.

–Julia White

 

Now Available – Microsoft Dynamics NAV and Microsoft Dynamics GP on Windows Azure! – Microsoft Dynamics ERP “The Edge” Blog – Your Dynamic Business – Microsoft Dynamics Community

Written by: Paul White, Senior Director, Microsoft Dynamics ERP

I’m excited to announce that Microsoft Dynamics GP 2013 and Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2013 are now available from partners in the cloud hosted on Windows Azure! This means that starting today Microsoft Dynamics GP and NAV customers can take advantage of easy to use, quick to implement business solutions from Microsoft with the added benefit of knowing their solution is hosted on secure, enterprise-class cloud infrastructure from a trusted provider.

Over the past several months we’ve been working closely with our first “go-live” customers and partners, as well as with the Windows Azure team, to develop guidance and tooling to ensure a great experience deploying on Azure. That work is now complete, and as you can read in this post from Kenneth Kryger Gram at our partner Abakion, the response has been overwhelmingly positive. Our initial go-live customers include Graphical Production Facilities (Denmark), Nilfisk Advance (South Korea and India), and J.T. Leavesley Trust (UK).

From a technical perspective, what we’ve enabled is the ability for Microsoft Dynamics Certified Partners to deploy Microsoft Dynamics NAV and GP solutions in the cloud on Windows Azure Infrastructure Services. This means your solution can now be hosted in a secure, private cloud on a Windows Azure Virtual Machine. End users can access the solution using Web or desktop clients, either from the office or on the go using mobile devices.

It’s important to note that there’s no change in our partner model here, meaning that Microsoft Dynamics GP and NAV continue to be available only through our partners, and not direct from Microsoft. This is because we remain deeply committed to the industry and regional expertise our partners bring to every customer engagement, and to giving our customers the broadest possible range of choices in terms of partner selection, pricing and licensing, deployment options, hosting providers and more.

We’re also committed to helping our customers realize the full value of what we like to call a business solution from Microsoft – a comprehensive business management solution that extends beyond traditional ERP to include productivity tools, services, devices, and now with hosting on Windows Azure, enterprise-class cloud infrastructure. Thanks for your interest and support!