28. March 2014 10:33
Description & Scope
Microsoft will end all support for Windows XP on 8 April 2014. Customers will need to upgrade all Windows XP workstations to Windows 8.1 or Windows 7 prior to this date.
While Office 365 will not block connections from fully patched Windows XP computers after 8 April 2014, connectivity to the service will be at risk. If customers experience a technical problem connecting to Office 365 from a Windows XP machine after 8 April 2014, Microsoft Customer Support and Service will need them to reproduce the problem on a supported operating system.
The change has High Customer Impact as shown by the following risks:
- Risk of connectivity, security, and other issues once support for Windows XP ends.
- There will be no software updates, driver updates, new security updates, non-security hotfixes, free or paid assisted support options or online technical content updates.
- Office 365 experience with Windows XP may be sub-optimal, or even unworkable. This risk will increase over time.
- Businesses that are governed by regulatory obligations like HIPPA may find that they are no longer able to satisfy compliance requirements.
- Lack of independent software vendor (ISV) and hardware manufacturer support.
28. March 2014 09:32
For years, even decades, computer security has been seen as a technical problem that requires a technical solution. In recent years, enterprises have plowed billions of dollars into technology solutions, only to find that the frequency and cost of breaches have hardly dropped at all.
Most cyber-attacks begin with spear-phishing emails, so why is this still such a viable attack method? People are still clicking.
The PhishMe infographic below touches on human vulnerability as the sole cause of recent high-profile breaches.
26. March 2014 22:13
Data Loss Prevention is one of the new features of Exchange 2013. Recently with Exchange SP1, we have made some new enhancements with Data Loss Prevention such as document fingerprinting and Policy tips in OWA. Come join us as we cover different DLP capabilities offered today and with the new releases.
April 10th 2014 9:00 AM Pacific Standard Time
26. March 2014 22:07
Connecting your learning to your life with Office 365.
Flipped classroom, virtual school, MOOC, gamification of learning – a new theory on how to transform education seems to pop up almost daily. It can be difficult to navigate the maze of ideas and to identify the most promising solutions. A great place to start is to take a serious look at the education impact of a cloud-based productivity and collaboration solution such as Office 365. Microsoft recently expanded the availability of Office 365 across the African continent, and added attractive free offers for schools and students.
Join us for this Live Course – an engaging virtual seminar created in Africa for African audiences - to understand how learners, educators and parents can benefit from the power of Office 365. Discover how to study and teach seamlessly across different online platforms and devices. Find out how Office 365 can enhance learning opportunities inside and outside the classroom, while enabling students to become proficient in the use of productivity tools that will increase their employability prospects. Teachers will benefit from learning about professional development opportunities such as online communities of practice connecting them with colleagues worldwide.
Live Event Details April 3, 2014 8.00am – 4.00pm GMT What time is this in my time zone?
26. March 2014 15:19
I remind you that support of Windows XP (and Office 2003 btw) end on April 8, 2014
This infographic will explain you “Simplify, Streamline and Automate by Migrating to Windows 8.1”
In addition you may aware of Office 365 Admin message center messages about End of Support Windows XP and Internet Explorer, do not postpone migration, do it today and get best experiences using Office 365
More at http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/endofsupport.aspx
25. March 2014 08:04
Benefit from Microsoft’s unmatched scale and experience running trusted enterprise cloud services around the globe. Leverage our deep investments in technology, operational processes, and expertise to provide a trusted platform for your cloud initiatives. With Microsoft as your ally, you can take advantage of the cloud more quickly while reducing security and compliance costs and minimizing risk to your organization.
Download Microsoft Azure Cloud Security Infographic in PDF
21. March 2014 13:29
Microsoft Office 365 for IT Professionals is specially tailored for technologists looking for real-world proof of how cloud-based Office 365 enables organizations to solve more problems from more places. Participants will gain an overview of key components of Office 365 and the deployment models.
Event ID: 1032580732
Product: Microsoft Office 365
Audience: IT Decision Maker, IT Implem_App/LOB Spec, IT Implem_Infrastructure Spec and IT Implem_IT Generalist
Register for Event
21. March 2014 09:00
The infographic below shows how IT Pros can work more effectively using Office 365 versus Google Apps —and get the competitive advantage they need to help their organization develop a winning strategy
Click here to download the infographic
19. March 2014 23:10
Now that we understand the load balancing and namespace planning principles and how clients connect in an Exchange 2013 environment that has Exchange 2007 and/or Exchange 2010 deployed, the proper certificates can be constructed and deployed as part of the upgrade process.
Of course it goes without saying that there are a few rules you should follow in crafting your certificates:
- Use as few certificates as possible.
- Use as few host names as possible.
- Utilize the Subject Alternative Name (SAN) attribute on the certificate.
- Use the Exchange Certificate Wizard within the Exchange Admin Center to request certificates.
- Deploy the same certificate across all CAS in the datacenter pair.
- Deploy Vista SP1 or later clients so that you do not have to worry about the certificate principal name value.
Wildcard certificates are an option as well. A wildcard certificate for *.contoso.com results in a certificate that will work for mail.contoso.com, legacy.contoso.com, and autodiscover.contoso.com namespaces.
To understand what host names should be included in the certificate request, three scenarios will be considered that leverage the architecture principles discussed in the prior articles.
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