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Explore the September 2020 Hybrid Configuration Wizard Update

Cloud Computing: Harnessing the Benefits of Exchange Online
Introduction
Cloud computing is becoming increasingly popular as organizations look to unlock the power of the digital transformation. Exchange Online is a cloud-based solution that offers the benefits of a digitally-enabled, cloud-based environment for enterprise-level email, calendar, contacts, and task management. This article will explore the benefits of Exchange Online, as well as provide an overview of the latest updates to the Hybrid Configuration Wizard.What is Exchange Online?
Exchange Online is a cloud-based email, calendar, contacts, and task management solution. It provides access to enterprise-level email, calendar, contacts, and task management capabilities, enabling organizations to reduce their IT costs and increase their productivity. Exchange Online offers the ability to securely store and manage data, as well as providing users with a secure, collaborative workspace.Benefits of Exchange Online
Exchange Online offers a wide range of benefits, including: * Reduced IT costs – Exchange Online eliminates the need for costly hardware, software, and maintenance costs, reducing overall IT costs.
* Increased productivity – Exchange Online provides access to enterprise-level email, calendar, contacts, and task management capabilities, allowing users to be more productive and efficient.
* Secure storage and management – Exchange Online offers secure storage and management of data, ensuring that data is kept secure and protected.
* Collaborative workspace – Exchange Online provides a secure, collaborative workspace, enabling users to work together on projects and tasks.

The Hybrid Configuration Wizard Update
The Hybrid Configuration Wizard (HCW) is a tool used to configure and manage hybrid deployments of Exchange, allowing organizations to take advantage of both on-premises and cloud-based solutions. The HCW was recently updated to version 6.0.0.0, which includes several new features and improvements.New Features
The HCW version 6.0.0.0 includes the following new features: * Support for Exchange Online Protection – The HCW now supports Exchange Online Protection (EOP), allowing organizations to take advantage of the EOP’s advanced security features.
* Improved performance – The HCW has been optimized to improve performance, providing a faster and smoother experience.
* Support for mobile devices – The HCW now supports mobile devices, allowing users to configure and manage their Exchange deployments from their mobile devices.
* Improved user interface – The HCW has an improved user interface, making it easier to use and navigate.

How to Use the Hybrid Configuration Wizard
The HCW is a powerful tool that can be used to configure and manage hybrid deployments of Exchange. To use the HCW, follow these steps: 1. Install the HCW on the server where Exchange will be deployed.
2. Connect to your Office 365 tenant and select the services you want to enable in the HCW.
3. Configure the hybrid settings, including the domain, mail flow, and routing.
4. Verify the configuration and make any necessary changes.
5. Run the HCW to complete the configuration.

Conclusion
Exchange Online offers a wide range of benefits, enabling organizations to reduce their IT costs and increase their productivity. The HCW is a powerful tool that can be used to configure and manage hybrid deployments of Exchange. The HCW was recently updated to version 6.0.0.0, which includes several new features and improvements. With the HCW, organizations can take advantage of the power of Exchange Online and the cloud.
References:
September 2020 Hybrid Configuration Wizard Update

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