Atualizações e novos recursos no BPOS-Standard – Janeiro de 2011


Nesse mês de Janeiro, novos recursos e funcionalidades foram anunciadas pelo time de Serviços Online da Microsoft. Dentre elas, estão melhorias no BlackBerry Hosted Services, novos cmdlets, novas versões do client do live meeting e outros. Basicamente, esses recursos irão afetar a administração do Exchange Online.

Eis o post do Blog do Time de Serviços Online, que descreve esses novos recursos:

Service Update: January 2011 Release Availability, Features Announced

We are pleased to introduce the January 2011 Service Update for BPOS-Standard, which includes new features and enhancements to improve the service experience for both administrators and users. Many of these service enhancements are the result of customer and partner feedback and will be deployed into production data centers for all regions by the end of January, 2011.

The following features and capabilities are included in this Service Update:

Microsoft Online Services Blackberry Administration Console Enhancements
Two enhancements have been introduced to the Microsoft Online Services Blackberry Administration Console (MOSBAC). These enhancements are relevant for customers who subscribe to the Microsoft Online Services multi-tenant Hosted Blackberry service.

User Search
Hosted Blackberry administrators can now search for users in the Microsoft Online Services Blackberry Administration Console. The new search function is similar to the user search function in the Microsoft Online Administration Center (MOAC).

Management of Users with Different UPN and SMTP Address
Customers can now use the Microsoft Online Services Blackberry Administration Console to manage users whose UPN is different from their STMP address.

Administration Console Localization
The Microsoft Online Services Blackberry Administration Console has been localized into the following 19 languages: Brazilian Portuguese, Chinese Simplified, Chinese Traditional, Czech, Danish, Dutch, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Hungarian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Norwegian (Bokmal), Polish, Romanian, Spanish, Swedish

PowerShell Self-Service Administration for Forwarding Rules and POP Access
New commandlets have been added to Microsoft Online Services PowerShell capabilities to allow administrators to modify email forwarding rules and grant or remove POP email connectivity for users. Additionally, a link to Microsoft Online PowerShell documentation has been added to the Microsoft Online Administration Center. The new commandlets are:

  • Set-MSOnlineAlternateRecipient

  • Clear-MSOnlineAlternateRecipient

  • Enable-MSOnlinePOPAccess

  • Disable-MSOnlinePOPAccess

Updated Versions of Live Meeting Client and Outlook Add-In
The Office Live Meeting November Client and Add-in is now available. It includes several administrative and back-end updates including improvements to reading of uploaded PPT files, and German localization. Also includes option to encourage “Exit and End” session behavior. Please refer to this Live Meeting General Discussion forum post for details.

Messaging Records Management
To provide the best service experience for Exchange Online users, Microsoft utilizes Messaging Records Management (MRM) to manage mailbox item counts in critical path folders in Outlook.
Microsoft recommends the following maximum item counts for critical path folders:

  • Inbox: 20,000 items
  • Sent items: 20,000 items
  • Deleted items: 20,000 items
  • Calendar: 5,000 items
  • Contacts: 5,000 items

MRM helps your users manage the number of items in critical path folders and improves the performance of their mailbox as well as the performance of Exchange for others in your organization. Read this FAQ for information about MRM, how it is applied to users’ mailboxes. The FAQ also includes Powershell commands for determining item counts in your users’ mailboxes. You can also contact Microsoft Online Services Technical Support for a list of high item count mailboxes in your organization.

Service Update Timeline
Deployment of this Service Update into production data centers has started, with deployment to all regions anticipated to be complete by the end of January 2011.
The deployment schedule is subject to change. Updates to the deployment schedule will be announced via this Team Blog.

Additionally, deployment of the Service Update may cause some service interruption. Please refer to the RSS feed for your region (Americas, Europe, Asia-Pacific) for information about possible service interruption due to the deployment of the Update to production data centers.



Carlos Monteiro.


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