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Prevent cloud outages with EUE monitoring

Posted by Jean-Francois Piot on Tue, Sep 29, 2015

The business world is quickly embracing the concept of cloud computing.
A recent study forecasts that “spending on cloud computing infrastructure and platforms is expected to grow at a 30 percent compound annual growth rate from 2013 through 2018, compared with 5 percent growth for the overall enterprise IT.” This is in part because of the cost savings it brings.
For instance, why shell out big bucks for an in-house IT department when you can simply rely on the technicians at the remote server location at half the cost?

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Tags: Cloud, Office365, Cloudification, APM, Monitoring cloud, Government, Cloud Outages, EUE

Product Tips: How To identify Power User on Exchange Online

Posted by Olivier Raynaut on Wed, Sep 23, 2015

Some users are dropping content into the site willy-nilly. For others, it takes days or weeks to find how to access to anything. The structure is all wrong, making it impossible to find anything. In short, the so-called power user in Office 365, or even on Exchange online, might easily become an IT administrator’s or manager’s worst nightmare.

In a perfect word, a true power user has a near-admin level of access rights, allowing him or her to manage access, add new lists and libraries, and reorganize content. However, the most common mistake made by site admins is misunderstanding permission inheritance and privilege (the concept that rights granted to an object higher up in a hierarchy also apply to the objects below it).

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Tags: Cloud, Office365, Exchange Online, Product tips, Monitoring cloud, Storage

Product Tips: How To Manage Deprecated Mailbox in one click?

Posted by Meryll Moreau on Tue, Sep 15, 2015

Creating mailboxes for new employees or shared mailboxes can quickly become a storage problem; as messages pour in and start to pile up, huge quantities of data storage space are consumed. These deprecated mailboxes also can pose security threats, such as containing emails with malicious code that don’t even need people to be executed. If you are running on a limited number of Office 365 licenses, deprecated mailboxes could take up spots which you could be giving to new employees to maximize your company’s productivity.

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Tags: Cloud, Office365, Exchange Online, Product tips, Monitoring cloud, Deprecated Mailbox, Storage

Friday Podcast - Managing a Hybrid Microsoft Infrastructure

Posted by Juliette Ollagnier on Fri, Feb 20, 2015

Now that you've moved some of your applications to the Cloud, people count on you to deliver Microsoft Hybrid & Office 365 services — and keep them running for optimal working productivity. But limited visibility and no having a unified set of tools to manage and support them, creates big challenges that stand between you and your objectives.

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Tags: hybrid cloud, Exchange reporting, Exchange monitoring, Monitoring cloud