Wednesday, January 17, 2018

by Brett

Emailing to SharePoint Online with MessageOps SharePoint Bridge

MessageOps just released a new utility (in beta) that allows you to send email to a SharePoint Online list. This capability is not built in to the product but can be achieved with  the combined use of Exchange Web Services and SharePoint Web Services running on premises. This product is a significant change from their previous SharePoint Bridge product as it required Outlook to run. This version stands alone and so allows you to setup a mailbox that is continuously monitored and when email arrives, posts the mail to SharePoint Online.

MessageOps is doing a great deal for the BPOS community. They don't have to create these tools. Most partners don't. But they are willing to fill these rather large gaps in functionality left by Microsoft - to their credit. This of course brings up the entire discussion of why Microsoft leaves these big holes for partners to fill. After all, password reset functions without administrator intervention is not exactly and edge case scenerio. There are plenty of other places to improve, but I for one am really glad that MessageOps continues to innovate and provide really useful solutions for BPOS.


Brett Hill

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