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.
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 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.
Microsoft made some minor updates on the schematics that illustrate eDiscovery Flow Across SharePoint, Exchange, Lync, and File Shares.
Microsoft has just released the technical document Multi-Tenant Scalability Guidance for Exchange Server 2013.
This document provides scalability and deployment guidance for multi-tenant deployment based on Microsoft Exchange Server 2013.
This document contains high-level guidance for properly scaling and deploying a multi-tenant Microsoft Exchange Server 2013 solution. It includes details of testing performed in Microsoft labs to validate the scalability of the product and suggests methods that can be used during the design and deployment process to mitigate potential risks associated with such solutions.
Please save some space on the wall for the Exchange Server 2013 Architecture Poster.
The Exchange Online Migration Performance Guide is a technical document that helps administrators understand the issues that affect a migration to Office 365 and presents best practices for improving migration performance. This guide includes performance results for migrating mailboxes and mailbox data to Office 365 using different migration methods, based on real-world migrations.
There are many paths to migrate Personal Information Management (PIM) data from an on-premises email organization into Microsoft Exchange Online in Microsoft Office 365. When planning a migration to Exchange Online, a common question is about how to improve the performance of data migration. This document will help IT administrators understand migration performance facts and present best practices to improve migration efficiency.
This document doesn’t cover details about how to migrate data.
This document doesn’t provide performance-issue troubleshooting steps.
This document remains high level for external and on-premises matters but goes deeper for Microsoft products and services.
This document assumes that there are no functional issues and that the migration to Office 365 is working correctly.
This is a must read: Best Practices for Virtualizing Exchange Server 2010 with Windows Server® 2008 R2 Hyper V™.
The purpose of this paper is to provide guidance and best practices for deploying Microsoft® Exchange Server 2010 in a virtualized environment with Windows Server® 2008 R2 Hyper V™ technology. This paper has been carefully composed to be relevant to organizations of any size.
Many organizations today rely on some degree of virtualization. Whether it is a few virtual machines running on a single physical computer or a whole server farm across multiple root servers, virtualization optimizes investment in hardware and network infrastructure by: • Increasing the utilization of underused hardware. • Improving server availability. • Reducing IT costs. The purpose of this paper is to provide guidance and best practices for deploying Microsoft® Exchange Server 2010 in a virtualized environment with Windows Server® 2008 R2 Hyper V™ technology. This paper has been carefully composed to be relevant to organizations of any size.
I’ve blogged a couple of times, in the past, about some useful scripts available at the Script Center Repository. Now, Microsoft has come up with a new idea, a site that aggregates not only scripts, but also other neat tools and technical resources. Welcome to the Microsoft TechNet Gallery!
If you browse the Exchange section, you can find, at the time of writing of this post, 283 results. Here’s a list of the most popular:
Microsoft recently published updated information about Exchange 2010 Unified Messaging PBX Configuration Note for Cisco Call Manager 5.1 and Cisco Unified Communications Manager 6.x.
This PBX configuration note contains information about deploying Exchange 2010 Unified Messaging RTM and Service Pack 1 (SP1) with Cisco Call Manager 5.1 and Cisco Unified Communications Manager 6.x using a direct SIP connection. The PBX configuration note contains configuration settings that are specific to Cisco Call Manager 5.1 and Cisco Unified Communications Manager 6.x.
This download contains the PBX configuration note for Microsoft Exchange 2010 Unified Messaging with Cisco Call Manager and Cisco Unified Communications Manager:
- PBX Vendor: Cisco
- PBX model: Call Manager 5.1
- PBX software: 188.8.131.5221-12
- Protocol: Direct SIP Connection
- PBX Vendor: Cisco
- PBX model: Unified Communications Manager 6.x
- PBX software: 6.x.x.xxxx
- Protocol: Direct SIP Connection