Exchange Online

Exchange Online – Retirement of Exchange Online PowerShell v1

If you are managing Exchange Online environment, chances are you are also using Exchange Online PowerShell. As you may be aware, since 2020, there is 2 different Exchange Online PowerShell modules: v1, so called Exchange Online PowerShell v2, so called Exchange Online PowerShell v2 Well, Exchange Online PowerShell module v1 is going to be retired …

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Exchange Online – You can now set the time increment of your calendar

When using Outlook or Outlook Web Access (aka OWA, aka Outlook on the Web), you can now define the time increment on your calendar. To do so, set your calendar view to Day. Then right click on the calendar time bar and select Time scale to define the time increment   You can also do …

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Exchange Online – Use OAuth to authenticate when using IMAP, POP or SMTP protocol

As you are probably aware Microsoft has been removing basic authentication capabilities in Office 365 services, which includes connectivity using ‘legacy’ protocols like IMAP, POP or SMTP. While this removal is for the greater of good – basic authentication is not a secure way to authenticate as it can be easily hack and does not …

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Exchange Online – Every Meeting Online is now applying to third-party providers

You may already know that Exchange Online provides a configuration settings to set all meeting as online meeting (see https://t.co/I9is86e3gh). Well, as this settings only applied to Teams meeting you may not have set it as you may have been using a third party online meeting provider such as Zoom or WebEx. Good news as …

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Exchange Online – You can now add additional time zones on your calendar when using OWA

You may already know that you can add additional time zones (up to 2) when using Outlook. Well, this option was missing if you were using Outlook Web Access (aka OWA, aka Outlook on the Web). Good news, you can now do the same when using Outlook Web Access. Adding additional time zones when using …

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Office 365 – A new global idle timeout settings is available (preview)

As you may already know, administrators were able to set an idle timeout setting for SharePoint Online (see https://blog.hametbenoit.info/2017/11/10/sharepoint-online-configure-idle-session-timeout/) and Exchange Online (see https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/powershell/module/exchange/set-organizationconfig?view=exchange-ps#:~:text=Exchange%20Server%202019-,%2DActivityBasedAuthenticationTimeoutEnabled,-The%20ActivityBasedAuthenticationTimeoutEnabled%20parameter&WT.mc_id=M365-MVP-7836) for quite some time when users use the web browser to access the services. This 2 options are independent with each other and configured by either the SharePoint or Exchange administrators …

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Exchange Online – Retirement of the Basic Authentication for POP

If you remember since 2019, Microsoft has been announcing the retirement of Basic Authentication in a way to improve security as Basic Authentication does not support multi factor authentication (MFA) (see https://t.co/9XZtsVFoQr). Well, Office 365 and Exchange Online administrators should start looking at their Message Center has the retirement is starting and Microsoft provides you …

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Exchange Online – You can now send email using one of your mailbox alias (preview)

As you historically Exchange was always using the Primary Email Address when sending email, even when the user choose to edit the From field to use one of the aliases associated with the mailbox. The only workarounds where either to use SMTP Auth connection – which most of the time is disabled for end-user mailboxes …

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Exchange Online – You can now configure policies to manage access to the quarantine

If you use Exchange Online, you already know it comes with a level of security and protection against malware and spam called Exchange Online Protection. Until now, you could not really control the access to the quarantine except enabling (or not) notification to end-users to let them know there is email blocked in quarantine. Well, …

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Exchange Online – A new Exchange Online PowerShell module v2 is now available in preview

For those working with Office 365 and Exchange Online, you already know that the Exchange Online PowerShell modules have been evolving and is now existing with a ‘version 2’ (see https://t.co/EdWQQr2g8U). Well, the version 2 of Exchange Online PowerShell module is being updated again (currently available in preview) to remove the need for enabling WinRM …

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