Exchange
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Extended email retention for deleted items in Office 365

We’ve all been there, you search for an email or calendar invite in Outlook only to find that it isn’t there anymore. Until now deleted items were moved into the Deleted Items folder, then they would disappear after being in that folder for 30 days. With this update, the length of time items remain in the Deleted Items folder is extended to indefinitely or according to the duration set by…

Exchange
EOP

Evolving Exchange Online Protection (EOP) to protect against tomorrow’s threats

Ten million spam messages blocked every minute. That’s the average number of spam messages that are blocked by Microsoft every minute. However, every day attackers around the world find new techniques to attack your email. The threats take different forms, such as an unidentified spam campaign, an unknown malware, or a completely new virus. The ever-expanding world of such attacks keeps changing and, to better protect your email against these…

Updates
When you’re in Simple mode in the SharePoint Online admin center, the left-hand navigation shows only site collections, user profiles, and settings.

SharePoint Online simplifies admin interface plus adds new controls over user experience

The journey to simplify the Office 365 admin experience continues, this time with a focus on simplifying the SharePoint Online admin center. For those admins who don’t specialize in deep SharePoint management, our goal is to allow you to manage the service more easily while maintaining access to the most common controls. Read on to learn about recent refinements.

Updates
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New Office 365 admin tools

Today, we’re providing Office 365 admins with more ways to stay informed with Office 365 service communications. You can now receive Office 365 service communications in Microsoft System Center by importing the newly available Office 365 Management Pack. And you can integrate Office 365 service communications into your monitoring systems and tools by interfacing with the Office 365 Service Communications API.

Visio

Creating custom data graphics in Visio

Visio has a rich set of built-in graphics to represent data visually. To help you get started quickly, Visio Professional 2013 provides 4 kinds of data graphics: text, data bar, icon set and color by value. With these, you can build data graphics, create multiple data graphics with a single shape and link your data from an external data source to create compelling and up-to-date charts. You also can create…

IT
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Webcast: Web Application Proxy (WAP) and Application Request Routing (ARR)

In this video learn about the Web Application Proxy (WAP) component that ships with Windows Server 2012 R2 and Application Request Routing (ARR) and what they offer for Exchange publishing. This webcast will help you understand how to start publishing Exchange with WAP and ARR right away! Presenter: Georg Hinterhofer is a Senior Premier Field Engineer at Microsoft Austria and MCM: Exchange 2010, EMEA Exchange TechLead and a SME on…

Office 365
Office 365 Public Roadmap

Improving visibility to service updates

Those of you who have been following this blog have seen dozens of great improvements that we’ve shipped to Office 365 for business services over the last 18 months. Today we’re launching the Office 365 for business public roadmap. The Office 365 for business public roadmap provides you with a way to learn more about upcoming updates before the change comes to your service. In addition to the public roadmap,…