Nexus365 and TLS – update to TLS1.2!

Microsoft are planning to discontinue support for the older 1.0 and 1.1 versions of Transport Layer Security (TLS) in Microsoft Office 365 from the end of October 2018. TLS is the successor to the (now deprecated) Secure Sockets Layer  protocol which … Continue reading

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Outlook 2016 slow when connecting to Nexus Exchange

We’ve had reports from some Nexus users that Outlook 2016 can appear to hang while trying to make a connection to our Exchange servers. The reported delay is between thirty and forty seconds, after which the connection is established and … Continue reading

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OnTheHub renewals…

When the University first signed up for the OnTheHub service plenty of University members went there to obtain free or discounted software. When asked to register, they used their official email address – after all, why wouldn’t you? Some time … Continue reading

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Nexus365

The Nexus team are trying things out. My mailbox is now just a tad larger than it was yesterday. Isn’t this number a lovely sight? 🙂

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BlackBerry decline continues

The Nexus Blackberry Enterprise server is licensed for 378 BlackBerry devices. And, back in 2010, we needed every last one of those licences. Today things are very different. After a lengthy process contacting users and removing those who had given … Continue reading

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Nexus’ BlackBerry Enterprise Server

Early last week an email was sent to all Nexus BlackBerry users whose devices had not made contact for at least three months. The responses (or non-delivery reports!) from those people have allowed a further clean-up of inactive users. Following this work … Continue reading

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Office 365, viral tenancies, and side effects

All of the University’s domain names have to be added to Office 365 in order to use them with the service. This process has been hampered both by the sheer number of domains in use here and Microsoft’s decision to … Continue reading

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RDP: “The connection has been lost.”

This message was appearing a little too often for my liking: In many cases this problem is caused by a feature known as Auto-Tuning. This is supposed to continually adjust TCP/IP receive window size based on the network conditions at any given moment. … Continue reading

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RIP Smartscreen

Microsoft have included spam-filtering in Exchange for many years, under the SmartScreen name. But from 1st November that will change: there’ll be no more updates and the feature won’t be included in new versions of Exchange Server. Updates for SmartScreen client-side spam-filtering … Continue reading

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The New York Times on email chains

This is some excellent advice on the subject of “When I’m Mistakenly Put on an Email Chain Should I Hit ‘Reply All’ Asking to Be Removed?” https://twitter.com/bydanielvictor/status/771698039908

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