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The New Microsoft 365

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Nathan O'Bryan MCSM
Microsoft introduced a new product, or at least a new SKU, at Inspire (the new name for the Microsoft partner conference) called Microsoft 365. This new product is a combination of two existing products, and the first "cloud" version of Windows 10.  In this blog post, I'm going to look at Microsoft 365. What it is, what it costs, how you'll use it, and if you want it at all.

What is "Microsoft 365"?

First, it's a terrible name. I get confused as I look back though what I have written in this blog post, so I don’t think it’ll be a surprise to find that this name confuses customers.

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2017 Office 365 Outages Recap: Ducks vs Horses - Office 365 Monitoring

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Paul Robichaux

Reddit, a popular online discussion site, has a running joke: people are often asked whether they would rather fight a horse-sized duck or 100 duck-sized horses. This question has surprising relevance to Office 365, because while Microsoft customers often worry about the threat of a widespread large outage (the horse-sized duck), they’re actually getting beat up by a larger number of smaller, less damaging but still annoying outages (the herd of duck-sized horses). There are a couple of deeper issues here that warrant a closer look to understand what the real risk is, and what you can do about it.

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Managing Mailbox Plans for Exchange Online

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Nathan O'Bryan MCSM

When you create a new mailbox in Exchange Online, that mailbox comes with specific settings, features, and protocols enabled. As an Office 365 administrator, you have the ability to go back and modify these settings later if - for instance - you don't want users to have their default mailbox size limit set at 100 GB, or if you want a specific retention policy applied to that mailbox.

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