The new Feature Integration Across Microsoft Office Products v1.2 has been recently made available to download.
Illustrations for cross-server features: This multi-tab file includes descriptions and architecture illustrations for features that work across Microsoft Office server products. (Exchange Server, Lync Server, SharePoint Server)
This multi-tab file includes descriptions and architecture illustrations for features that work across Microsoft Office server products, including server-to-server authentication, high-resolution user photos, unified contact store, site mailboxes, Exchange task synchronization, Lync presence in Outlook, and voicemail.
Exchange Load Generator 2013 v15.0.805.0 is now available to download.
Exchange Load Generator is a simulation tool to measure the impact of MAPI, OWA, ActiveSync, IMAP, POP and SMTP clients on Exchange servers.
Use Microsoft Exchange Load Generator 2013 (LoadGen) as a simulation tool to measure the impact of MAPI, OWA, ActiveSync, IMAP, POP and SMTP clients on Exchange 2013 servers. LoadGen allows you to test how a server running Exchange 2013 responds to e-mail loads. To simulate the delivery of these messaging requests, you run LoadGen tests on client computers. These tests send multiple messaging requests to the Exchange server, thereby causing a mail load. LoadGen is a useful tool for administrators who are sizing servers and validating a deployment plan. Specifically, LoadGen helps you determine if each of your servers can handle the load to which they are intended to carry. Another use for LoadGen is to help validate the overall solution.
This version is intended for Microsoft Exchange 2013 Servers only.
Important! LoadGen should be used only in laboratories that have no connection to the production environment. This tool should not be used in any way in a production environment or an environment that is mission critical or contains important information of any kind anywhere in the network.
The tool is provided as-is. At this time, there are no updates or patches planned for future release. No formal support is provided for the tool. Some minimal support may be provided by Microsoft but not all reported issues will be able to be addressed or resolved.
Microsoft has recently made available a nice poster that focus on the current landscape for the mobile apps and browser experience.
This poster shows a detailed layout of the app and mobile browser-based landscape for SharePoint Server, Lync, Exchange, and Office Web Apps. It covers on-premises and cloud-based network topologies for phones and tablets. For Device Management and Security, System Center Configuration Manager and Windows Intune provide more comprehensive and granular management capabilities across multiple device types.
Microsoft has recently released the October updates for the Outlook 2003/2007/2010/2013 Junk E-mail Filter.
"This update provides the Junk E-mail Filter in Microsoft Office Outlook with a more current definition of which e-mail messages should be considered junk e-mail."
The update is available for Outlook 2003, Outlook 2007, Outlook 2010 (32-bit, 64-bit) and Outlook 2013 (32-bit, 64-bit) or you can use Microsoft Update. As usual the update comes with the corresponding Knowledge Base article:
Microsoft recently released a couple of technical documentation regarding Information Protection and Control (IPC) in Office 365 and Exchange Online, using Rights Management Services (RMS).
- Microsoft Rights Management service (RMS) whitepapers
The NEW Microsoft Rights Management service (RMs) offering (microsoft.com/rms) provides the capability to create and consume protected content such as e-mail and documents of any type. Such a capability is available as a standalone subscription (for your on-premises infrastructure with the Microsoft Rights Management connector) or is part of the Office 365 Enterprise subscription, natively integrated with Exchange Online, SharePoint Online, and Microsoft Office to apply persistent protection to the content to meet the business requirements of your organization.
The Microsoft Rights Management suite is implemented as a Windows Azure service. Beyond the available RMS enlightened applications on the market, it comprises a set of Microsoft Rights Management sharing applications that work on all your common devices, a set of software development kits, and related tooling. By leveraging Windows Azure Active Directory, the cloud-hosted Microsoft Rights Management service acts as a trusted hub for secure collaboration where an organization can easily share information securely with other organizations without additional setup or configuration. The other organization(s) may be existing Microsoft Rights Management service’s customers but if not, they can use a free Microsoft Rights Management for individuals capability.
The whitepapers available as part of this download covers the various aspects of the offerings and provide in-depth information to evaluate or use the Microsoft Rights Management service and its components. For an overview of the NEW Microsoft Rights Management service offerings, see the whitepaper NEW Microsoft Rights Management service.
- Information Protection and Control (IPC) in Office 365 with Microsoft Rights Management service (RMS) whitepaper
This document is intended to help you previewing and evaluating the Microsoft Rights Management service. For that purpose it contains, as an introduction, a brief information on IPC and the Microsoft Rights Management service that helps you understand what it is, and how it differs from on-premises Active Directory Rights Management Services (AD RMS). It provides step-by-step information on how to configure and use the Microsoft Rights Management service to perform rights protection on your corporate content, as well as other details and requirements you would need to successfully evaluate the Microsoft Rights Management service in your environment.
This document is intended for system architects and IT professionals who are interested in understanding the basics of the Microsoft Rights Management service.
This paper is part of a document series on the identity and security features of Office 365. It indeed completes an initial whitepaper on IPC entitled Information Protection and Control (IPC) in Microsoft Exchange Online with AD RMS also available on the Microsoft Download Center. This first paper describes the cross-premises support for AD RMS on-premises with the Exchange Online services of the previous version of Microsoft Office 365.
- Information Protection and Control (IPC) in Microsoft Exchange Online with AD RMS whitepaper
Built on existing Microsoft documentation and knowledge base articles, this paper presents how to leverage the corporate on-premise AD RMS infrastructure in the organization’s Office 365 tenant, and more especially with Microsoft Exchange Online.
This document is intended for system architects and IT professionals who are interested in understanding the basics of cross-premise support for AD RMS on-premise and Exchange Online along with planning and deploying such a deployment model in their environment. It also provides basic instructions for setting up and configuring an AD RMS single-node cluster in a test lab environment for the cross-premise deployment with Exchange Online.
This paper is part of a series of documents on the identity and security features of Office 365, and more especially is the second guide of the series. It indeed completes a first whitepaper entitled Microsoft Office 365 Single Sign-On (SSO) with AD FS 2.0 also available on the Microsoft Download Center. This first whitepaper of the series is intended to provide a better understanding of the different single sign-on deployment options for the services in Office 365, how to enable single sign-on using corporate Active Directory credentials and AD FS 2.0 to the services in Office 365, and the different configuration elements to be aware of for such deployment.