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    Thumbs up Office 365 Exchange Online now 50GB Mailbox per user!

    I just thought I would post this up for those of you who may have not seen the recent update, but on the 29th August Microsoft announced that they will be doubling the mailbox storage limit to 50GB!

    You don't need to do anything to take advantage of this new mailbox size. Your mailbox size will automatically be increased. The increase starts rolling out to customers today and continues through November.

    This increase to a 50 GB mailbox per user benefits Exchange Online and Office 365 service plans, including: Exchange Online Plan 1, Office 365 Small Business, Midsize Business, Enterprise E1, Government G1, and Education A1. If you have one of our premium service plans (Exchange Online Plan 2, Office 365 Enterprise E3 and E4, Government G3 and G4, Education A3 and A4), you already enjoy unlimited email storage through your personal archive, but now your default primary mailbox size is increasing to 50 GB. Kiosk user mailboxes are doubling in size, too-from 1 GB to 2 GB.

    In addition to doubling the storage in your users' primary mailbox, we've increased the size of other mailboxes to help you work even more productively. Shared mailboxes and Resources mailboxes are both increasing to 10 GB (more than doubling), so you'll have plenty of room to store everything you need for your projects and collaborations. The size of Site mailboxes remains unchanged.
    For further information see: Office 365 technology - Exchange Online mailbox sizes are doubling

    So, what will you do with you the increased storage limits? :-)

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    James.
    Last edited by EduTech; 3rd September 2013 at 06:56 PM.

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    the cloud wars are on...I love competition.

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    Why in a school would you run a mail server now?

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    Quote Originally Posted by nicholab View Post
    Why in a school would you run a mail server now?
    Gee, how about: Security, Control, unexpected downtime.

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    Well I am using Google apps and have had far less downtime than our own exchange I always found exchange to need a constant nursemaid.
    Last edited by nicholab; 4th September 2013 at 07:59 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Peter_W View Post
    Gee, how about: Security, Control, unexpected downtime.
    How often are these cloud services down?

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    How often are these cloud services down?
    X2

    control? You have full powershell
    security? MS takes care of patching

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    Quote Originally Posted by nicholab View Post
    Why in a school would you run a mail server now?
    Unified Comms

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    Quote Originally Posted by nicholab View Post
    Why in a school would you run a mail server now?
    When you are unable to get redundant / reliable internet connections and given probably 90% of email is internal if not more it makes sense to have it in-house. (yes we were bitten by a cloud email from the LA was ~3 years of chaos and removed it for in-house exchange and problems all went away and exchange is a good tool and looks after itself usually)

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    Quote Originally Posted by nicholab View Post
    Why in a school would you run a mail server now?
    maintaining your skill set? Keeping yourself in a job!

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    Quote Originally Posted by techie08 View Post
    maintaining your skill set? Keeping yourself in a job!
    A bit self-defeating if the rest of the sector is using cloud services.

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    Just a shame their 2013 webmail update is so awful!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by techie08 View Post
    maintaining your skill set? Keeping yourself in a job!
    The "cloud" does not mean you lose your job, not usually. I used to hear that a lot a few years ago.

    "Cloud" services don't run themselves. Granted, whoever provides the services keeps the lights on, the power running, the patches patched and the air con cool, but ultimately you'll still need to keep your skills in managing these services* up to date. You can't just "set and forget". Not for very long at least.

    *You just might need different skills of course...

    If I'd had the chance to ditch my (super capable but ultimately time consuming) Exchange org in favour of letting someone else do the hard work so that I could focus on other more important things I'd have been all over it!

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    Quote Originally Posted by zag View Post
    Just a shame their 2013 webmail update is so awful!!
    Quote Originally Posted by nicholab View Post
    Why in a school would you run a mail server now?
    Change Management, basically Microsoft forcing Office 365 users to upgrade when they might not want to.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jamesbmarshall View Post

    If I'd had the chance to ditch my (super capable but ultimately time consuming) Exchange org in favour of letting someone else do the hard work so that I could focus on other more important things I'd have been all over it!
    I must have been missing something with the Exchange boxes I have run in the past as I have never ever found them time-consuming or problematic. I must be missing something with them but I've never had any issues!

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