Office 365–SMTP Connectors

In the “old” days of on premise Exchange servers we would always have to set up email relay connectors in order to allow the Exchange server to accept and forward (relay) email from devices on the LAN.  You know the…

Non-profit? On SBS? Can’t go to O365? Here’s what to do! (Part 5 – Exchange)

In the earlier posts of this series (Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4) I discussed using the Server 202 R2 Essentials Experience Role as a way to approximate (emulate) the functionality that many came to know and love…

Non-profit? On SBS? Can’t go to O365? Here’s what to do! (Part 4 – Exchange)

In the last three posts (Part 1, Part 2, Part 3) in this series I have focused on bringing up the Windows Server Essentials Experience role on a Server 2012 R2 machine, the idea being that Essentials provides many of the…

Non-profit? On SBS? Can’t go to O365? Here’s what to do! (Part 1)

OK, so you are a non-profit running on SBS (whatever version) and the time has come for you to replace systems.  As you probably already know, Microsoft stopped offering SBS a few years ago.  What do you do to replace…

Exchange almost gone KABOOM?

There is an old Bugs Bunny cartoon where Marvin the Martian is working with his illudium Q-36 Explosive Space Modulator and it doesn’t work.  “Where’s the kaboom? There was supposed to be an earth-shattering kaboom!”, says Marvin when nothing happens. …

Uncle Rob’s Office 365 Migration Primer – Part 2

This is the second part of my discussion about methods of migrating from on-premise Exchange to Office 365. In the first part of the discussion I identified some key things you need to know about Exchange and Outlook and I…

Uncle Rob’s Office 365 Migration Primer – Part 1

I had a meeting last week with a non-profit and during our discussions I heard many of the same things that I have heard in the past which indicate a total lack of understanding on the part of the end-user…

Office 365 – Uncle Rob Explains Exchange Migration Options

I’m going to go out on a limb, here, and try to cut through some of the “fog” that surrounds email migrations to Office 365.  While there are all sorts of scenarios based on individual situations, there are really only…

Office365 and Microsoft Cloud “CAL” Rights–what a great benefit!

One very cool benefit of many Office365 subscription levels is the “CAL’” rights that are conferred via the O365 subscription towards on premise services.  What I mean by this is that O365, for example, confers SharePoint and Exchange CAL’s that…