While many of us are still holding onto summer, it is mid-September and Fall is just around the corner. And that means a fairly important Microsoft deadline will soon be upon us. As of November 1, 2021 only Outlook 2013 Service Pack 1 (with latest fixes) and later versions will be able to connect to Microsoft 365 services.
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Welcome to part two of Addressing the Office 365 Monitoring Gaps. In part 1, Michael Van Horenbeeck discussed the differences in monitoring cloud-based systems vs traditional on-premises deployments.
This is a story about one company’s trials and tribulations of migrating to and maintaining a hybrid cloud environment; specifically Microsoft Exchange. Once upon a time Acme Industries decided to move to the cloud. The decision was based on a sales pitch from a cloud vendor that described the pretty blue skies of the cloudy world. “You'll have fewer servers on premise so it’ll be less complex and overall you'll be very happy.” The company agreed that reducing on-premise services, simplifying infrastructure and gaining the ability to reprioritize their IT staff to higher value tasks made a great deal of sense. And while they all agreed this was a wise decision, they knew it was important that they recognized that like any deployment, there were going to be new processes to learn and expectations that need to be managed. However, not everything would be moving to the cloud, there would be some accounts that would remain on-premises. Therefore, theirs would be a hybrid deployment.