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September 10th, 2018 by Exchange
In Office 365 an Exchange related object can be replicated from the on premises Active Directory to Azure Active Directory and then forward synchronized into the Exchange Online Active Directory.  In most cases the objects synchronized into the Exchange Online Active Directory represent mail enabled objects.  User accounts are unique in that they are replicated into Exchange Online regardless of their mail enabled status.  The user accounts residing in the Exchange Online Active...

Keep on reading: Office 365: Stale Information in the Offline Address Book and Individual Contact Cards

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August 31st, 2018 by Exchange
What a difference a word makes. On April 20, 2017 the Office Blog wrote an article about Office 365 system requirements changes for Office client connectivity. It references the updated System Requirements for Office, which states: “Effective October 13th, 2020, Office 365 will only allow Office client connectivity from subscription clients (Office 365 ProPlus) or Office perpetual clients within mainstream support to connect to Office 365 services. (Please refer to the Micr...

Keep on reading: Outlook 2016 support in Office 365 after Oct 13, 2020

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August 25th, 2018 by Exchange
I'm pleased to announce the 11th Annual UC Roundtable at Microsoft Ignite 2018 in Orlando! A one-of-a-kind conference deserves a one-of-a-kind opportunity to network with your peers. The purpose of the UC Roundtable is to gather Exchange, Office 365, and Skype for Business/Teams admins, MCMs, MVPs, Exchange product group members, architects, and experts for a free-flowing discussion about issues, questions, and experiences related to collaboration. If you work with these technol...

Keep on reading: Announcing the 11th Annual UC Roundtable at Microsoft Ignite!

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August 23rd, 2018 by Exchange
Unless you’ve been living under an IT rock, you’ll know that Microsoft Ignite is happening soon. September 24th to 28th to be exact, in Orlando Florida. If you didn’t buy a ticket already then I’m sorry to break to you that you are too late. It’s sold out! But it’s not all bad news; far from it. We have some great sessions planned and you’ll be able to watch them LIVE. Yes, we’re streaming many sessions at the same time as they are delivered to the attendees live. Make sure you g...

Keep on reading: Get Ready for Microsoft Ignite 2018

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August 22nd, 2018 by Exchange
In Exchange Online an Office 365 Group ( Unified Group / Modern Group ) allows for a new level of team collaboration.  Office 365 Groups are created directly in Exchange Online and Azure Active Directory.  This makes them cloud only objects.  The membership and attributes of these objects are maintained directly in Office 365. There are legitimate scenarios where on premises applications must be able to send email to the Office 365 groups.  By default an Office 365 Group doe...

Keep on reading: Office 365: A different approach to handling Office 365 group mail flow…

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July 29th, 2018 by Exchange
An Odd and Very Demanding Message Last Friday night, I received a note from “Hyman Cipolletta” using the Outlook.com account rriivoryorz@hotmail.com. The message header shows that the message originated in a North American server (Namprd12.prod.outlook.com) in the common Office 365 infrastructure shared by Exchange Online and Outlook.com. My interest was tweaked by the subject, composed of an old password and my Gmail account name. The message (Figure 1) started off: “I wonR...

Keep on reading: The BitCoin Sex Trap Email Extortion Scam

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July 26th, 2018 by Exchange
Hurrah! If you have not yet heard: Exchange Server 2019 Public preview was announced earlier, and it is the first version of Exchange that you can install on Server Core! Now, while that’s great news, if you haven’t worked on Server Core, there may be bit of a learning curve. The purpose of this post is to help you install the Exchange Server 2019 on Server Core in your lab. We are going to assume that you have: Installed an Active Directory global catalog domain controller. Exchange Server...

Keep on reading: Deploy Exchange Server 2019 on Windows Server Core

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July 25th, 2018 by Exchange
Exchange Unified Messaging was first introduced in Exchange Server 2007 and has been in every version of Exchange server since - until now. In the Exchange Server 2019 Public Preview announcement it was revealed that UM is being dropped in Exchange Server 2019. Exchange UM provides the following features and functionality: Access a full set of voicemail features from Internet-capable mobile phones, Microsoft Office Outlook (2007 and later), and Outlook on the web (OWA). Auto Attendants a...

Keep on reading: Say Bye-Bye to Exchange Unified Messaging in Exchange Server 2019

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July 24th, 2018 by Exchange
The following article is a step by step walk-through for installing Exchange Server 2019 on Windows Server 2019 Server Core. If you're looking for a super-fast and inexpensive lab server, check out my home lab server builds! As announced, Exchange 2019 can be installed either on Windows Server 2019 with a GUI or Windows Server 2019 Core. Since Server Core lacks most GUI aspects, we need to use PowerShell and Remote Server Administration Tools (RSAT) to manage and administer Server Core. He...

Keep on reading: How to install Exchange Server 2019 on Windows Server 2019 Core Step-by-Step

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July 24th, 2018 by Exchange
Today Microsoft announced the public preview for Exchange Server 2019. It is likely to reach general availability later this year. Exchange 2019 continues to deliver the security, performance, and improved administration and management capabilities that customers expect, along with additional enhancements. Exchange Server 2019 can now be installed on Windows Server 2019 Core. This greatly reduces the attack surface of Exchange Server. Search has been completely rewritten (again) to provide ...

Keep on reading: Announcing Exchange Server 2019 Public Preview

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