Cloud-Powered Exchange: Benefits, Updates and Best Practices
As organizations increasingly adopt cloud-based services, Exchange has become one of the most popular cloud-based solutions. Exchange Online is a powerful, cost-effective way to enable collaboration, communication, and productivity across an organization. It is also highly secure, reliable, and always up-to-date with the latest features and security updates.
Benefits of Exchange Online
Exchange Online provides organizations with a robust set of features, including the ability to sync multiple email accounts, access calendars and contacts, set up shared mailboxes, and manage contacts from a single, central location. It also offers end-to-end encryption, integrated spam protection, and advanced threat protection.
Exchange also provides powerful analytics and reporting tools to help organizations gain insights into their users’ activities and usage patterns. This can be used to identify potential security threats and improve security measures, as well as to monitor user productivity and optimize IT infrastructure.
The cloud-based nature of Exchange also makes it easier to deploy, manage, and maintain. Organizations can save time and money by not having to maintain their own on-premises Exchange infrastructure. Additionally, scalability is effortless, as organizations can quickly and easily add new users and services.
March 2020 Quarterly Exchange Updates
Microsoft recently released the March 2020 Quarterly Exchange Updates, which include a number of new features and enhancements. These updates are designed to improve user productivity, simplify administration, and enhance security.
One of the main highlights of the updates is the ability to add custom rules to email messages. This will allow organizations to apply rules to messages in order to automate tasks such as filing messages into folders or forwarding messages to other users. Additionally, the updates include support for the Delivery Opt-Out feature, which allows users to opt-out of receiving emails from specific senders.
The updates also include a new feature called “on-demand archive recovery”, which allows administrators to restore deleted or corrupted archived emails quickly and easily. This feature is especially useful for organizations that have a large amount of archived email data.
Best Practices for Exchange Online
Organizations should take steps to ensure that their Exchange Online environment is secure and running optimally. This includes establishing strong password policies, implementing two-factor authentication, and regularly patching and updating the software.
Organizations should also monitor their Exchange environment on a regular basis. This includes monitoring user activity, server performance, and security events. Monitoring can help organizations identify potential security threats and take proactive steps to address them.
Finally, organizations should consider using a third-party managed service provider (MSP) to manage and maintain their Exchange environment. MSPs can provide expert advice and assistance in managing and maintaining Exchange, as well as providing the latest security updates and patches.
Exchange Online is a powerful, cost-effective way to enable collaboration, communication, and productivity across an organization. The March 2020 Quarterly Exchange Updates include a number of new features and enhancements that can help organizations maximize their Exchange environment. Organizations should also take steps to ensure their Exchange Online environment is secure and running optimally.
Released: March 2020 Quarterly Exchange Updates