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AmyKelly Petruzzella

AmyKelly Petruzzella is a marketing executive who focuses on Microsoft Exchange, Office 365, and Active Directory trends, challenges, and business outcomes for enterprises. Over the years, AmyKelly regularly engages with Gartner industry analysts, and she has been recognized several times for Top 50 Microsoft Marketing Excellence. She is a frequent speaker and blogger and an industry veteran who advocates for women in technology.

Microsoft Exchange Update

Basic Authentication and Exchange Online – September 2021 Update

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AmyKelly Petruzzella

Last week Microsoft announced that, effective October 1, 2022, they will begin to permanently disable Basic Auth in all tenants, regardless of usage (with the exception of SMTP Auth, which can still be re-enabled after that). Why the sudden change from their February 2021 announcement about postponing disabling Basic Auth for protocols in active use by tenant until further notice, but that they would continue to disable Basic Auth for all protocols not being used? We have the answers and the FAQs for you.

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Service Health Dashboard

Microsoft 365 Admin Center: Understanding Service Health Dashboard

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AmyKelly Petruzzella

If you are experiencing problems with an Office 365 service, the native option is to check Microsoft’s Service Health Dashboard (SHD) in your Microsoft 365 Admin Center to determine whether this is a known issue with a resolution in progress before you call support or spend valuable time troubleshooting. However, the information that is provided through the SHD is only of limited use, as it focuses primarily on the overall service health instead of tenant-specific or user-specific problems.

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Key Microsoft 365 Inter-Tenant Collaboration Options

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AmyKelly Petruzzella

Two organizations each have Microsoft 365 tenants and they want to work together on several projects – some of which run for a limited time and some of which are ongoing. How can these organizations enable their people and teams to collaborate more effectively and productively across their different tenants? Add on top of this, how can this be done in a secure and compliant manner? This article describes several key collaboration options that administrators at each organization can consider as shared goals.

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Capabilities Needed for Effective Hybrid | ENow

4 Capabilities You Need for Effective Hybrid IT

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AmyKelly Petruzzella

Almost every enterprise today is going through some type of transformation from historic compute solutions (i.e., “running IT in our data center”) to hybrid environments where workloads are distributed to specific locations, platforms, or providers based on business requirements. Even organizations seeking to be “cloud only” or “completely hyperconverged” will still have many environment types within their landscape. “IT everywhere” includes all the places we’d like to shift away from, like traditional corporate data centers, but won’t be able to due to technical debt and legacy systems.

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Benefits of Using Outlook Anywhere

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AmyKelly Petruzzella

In Microsoft Exchange Server 2013, the Outlook Anywhere feature, formerly known as RPC over HTTP, lets clients who use Microsoft Outlook 2013, Outlook 2010, or Outlook 2007 connect to their Exchange servers from outside the corporate network or over the Internet using the RPC over HTTP Windows networking component. This topic describes the Outlook Anywhere feature and lists the benefits of using Outlook Anywhere.

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Using the Hybrid Configuration Wizard

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AmyKelly Petruzzella

By establishing a hybrid deployment, you can extend the feature-rich experience and administrative control you have with your existing on-premises Exchange Server organization to the cloud. A hybrid deployment also offers support for a cloud-based archiving solution for your on-premises mailboxes with Exchange Online Archiving and may also serve as an intermediate step towards a complete migration of your on-premises mailboxes to Exchange Online.

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