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By Usama Jawad96
Microsoft will soon begin throttling Exchange mailboxes
by Usama Jawad
Microsoft's proprietary email hosting service Exchange Online - typically utilized by Outlook - has had an upper limit for emails received by "hot recipients" for quite some time. This term encompasses users who receive over 3,600 messages in their mailbox per hour. So far, this has been a soft-limit that Microsoft has not really enforced, but starting from April, this situation will change.
Microsoft has stated that in order to optimize email flow across mailboxes and to ensure capacity across the Exchange services, it will begin enforcing its existing limit of being able to receive 3,600 messages per hour. The company says that when tenants and mailboxes go beyond this limit, services for other customers are disrupted as well, causing delays in emails being received due to network resources being utilized by "hot recipients".
The Redmond tech giant says that once it begins to throttle tenants, emails sent to full mailboxes will receive a non-delivery report. The threshold will be automatically reset every hour. According to the dedicated webpage, this limit applies to all of the following subscriptions:
Microsoft 365 Business Basic Microsoft 365 Business Standard Office Office 365 Enterprise E1 Office 365 Enterprise E3 Office 365 Enterprise E5 Office 365 Enterprise F3 As Microsoft begins to enforce this limit starting in April 2021, it has encouraged admins to keep an eye on activity across mailboxes. The firm will start with a higher threshold and keep lowering it incrementally until it reaches the official limit of 3,600 messages per hour so organizations have time to adapt to the change.
Admins will also receive new insights and reports about the process in the Exchange Admin Center, allowing them to track mailboxes going over the threshold. Microsoft does not expect a significant number of mailboxes to be affected by this change.
By Usama Jawad96
YouTube announces changes to its monetization policy
by Usama Jawad
Following the Logan Paul suicide forest controversy a couple of weeks ago, YouTube has come under fire for improperly vetting its content. While Google severed ties with the popular content creator, it was also reported that the firm would be manually scrutinizing its most popular channels for offensive content, among other things.
Now, some of these changes have come to light, courtesy of a blog post from Google.
Google notes that while 2017 was a tough year in many aspects, there was a 40% year-over-year increase in the number of content creators earning money in six figures from the site. In 2018, in an effort to ensure that "bad actors" do not harm their audience, and that worthy content creators continue to be rewarded, the firm is changing its monetization policy.
Starting from today, only those channels will earn ad money through the YouTube Partner Program (YPP) which have over 4,000 hours of watchtime in the past 12 months, and at least 1,000 subscribers. This is a considerably higher threshold than the previous one, which allowed monetization based only on the requirement that the channel has 10,000 lifetime views.
While these changes currently apply only to newcomers, they will be implemented for existing channels from February 20, 2018 as well. Channels that reach this threshold will now also be manually screened for potentially offensive before they are inducted into the YPP.
Google hopes that through these changes, it'll be able to divert money from bad actors and prevent offensive content from being monetized. The company went on to say that:
Although the new threshold may potentially affect a large number of content creators, Google says that these channels can utilize the Creator Academy, Help Center, and Creator Site to grow their audience. The firm also noted that 99% of the channels falling below this threshold were making less than $100 per year in 2017, and 90% earned less than $2.50 in the last month.
Windows 10 Mobile Insider Preview build 10586.36 rolls out to Fast and Slow rings
by Andy Weir
Yesterday, Microsoft rolled out its latest Windows 10 Insider Preview for PCs, build 11082 - the first build for those on the preview program to come from the Redstone (RS1) development branch. Today, the company is pushing out a new Mobile build - but this new release is an incremental Cumulative Update to the Threshold (TH2) branch, rather than a new Redstone-based build.
Significantly, Windows 10 Mobile build 10586.36 is rolling out today to Insiders on both the Fast and Slow rings. Microsoft's Gabe Aul said in a blog post today:
Gabe Aul said that this will be the last announcement of a Cumulative Update preview to be published on the Windows Blog. In the future, this type of update will instead be detailed via the Insider Hub app on Windows 10, although Gabe will also notify his followers of such updates via his Twitter feed.
Anticipating the need for some much-needed (and well-earned) peace and quiet over the rest of the holiday season - both for himself and his colleagues - Gabe made it clear that there will be no further Insider Preview releases, for PCs or Mobile, until the new year.
By Ian S.
Windows Technical Preview Discussion Thread
With September 30th coming up, Windows 9 (or just "Windows"), codenamed Threshold, has leaked. I think its time to start a thread specifically for the Technical Preview and leaks.
I have started a thread about Win9, unfortunately in the OP the rumor from WZor was proved to be fake, hope Neowin Admin/mod would lock that thread, tks! :)
Back in May a MS guy had posted in PCBeta a list from his FB profile that brought some interests to the MS Products mentioned in the list:
Now, he made another post in PCBeta about current status of Win9 and Win365, but since he had wished to keep low profile and asked me not to post links, so here's a screen-shot:
The Bing translation is terrible(as usual), so here's the proper translation:
(Windows) 365 my current info is 2 editions planned
Couldn't mention the names to avoid being caught.
Mainly it's like Office 365
Targeted to mid and small business, educational institutes
Windows 9 currently exists 3 activation systems
but very soon it would become 2, or even 1 (some sort of transformed system)
Internally, Windows Branch expect that before Windows 9 Preview release(I confirm Win9 Preview now exists)
There will be Windows 365 infos/preview announced.
Metro 2.0 UI is now available in new builds for testing.
Cortana for Windows now available in builds for special team to test(I am one of the team)
But general testing crews are unable to launch it
This feature is hidden for general testing
Bing/Research Team had developed this strong system since 07-08, and is now putting up full effort to improve this feature.
We also improved the Refresh/Reset-Your-PC features in Windows 9
But I am not going to talk more about API's.
I could replace system files and kernel version and launch some on-line or local games
But it seems not to be too stable, despite some improvments.
(Note: I believe he was refering to DirectX-12, as he had discussed about it quite a lot in another PCBeta thread)
Basically the current developed build is running well,
Unfortunately I am unable to provide screen-shots or build tag infos., sorry.
I hope that if people wishes to quote this post, please don't refer me as "leaker" or even "MS leaker", I am just a messenger, translating between English and Chinese sites, thanks!.
Currently MS is holding tight security on their products, I would only post the brief general plans to avoid job risks to this nice guy or my MS friends, and let other guys with better resources to provide the details.