Category: Exchange

June 16th, 2017 by Exchange
On July 1, 2017, Microsoft will transition the workload-specific eDiscovery features – In-Place eDiscovery and In-Place Hold in Exchange Online and the eDiscovery Center in SharePoint Online, to the Security and Compliance Center, a new, unified security and compliance console. The documentation for these features was updated a long time ago to reflect these upcoming […]

Keep on reading: eDiscovery transition in Office 365: What you need to know

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June 13th, 2017 by Exchange
Cumulative Update 6 (CU6) for Exchange Server 2016 will be released soonTM, but before that happens, I wanted to make you aware of a behavior change in item recovery that is shipping in CU6.  Hopefully this information will aid you in your planning, testing, and deployment of CU6. Item Recovery Prior to Exchange 2010, we had the Dumpster 1.0, which was essentially a view stored per folder. Items in the dumpster stayed in the folder where they were soft-deleted (shift-delete or delete from Delet...

Keep on reading: Announcing Original Folder Item Recovery

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June 13th, 2017 by Exchange
We wanted to post a quick note to call out that our friends in .NET are releasing .NET Framework 4.7 to Windows Update for client and server operating systems it supports. At this time, .NET Framework 4.7 is not supported by Exchange Server. Please resist installing it on any of your systems after its release to Windows Update. We will be sure to release additional information and update the Exchange supportability matrix when .NET Framework 4.7 becomes a supported version of .NET Framework with...

Keep on reading: .NET Framework 4.7 and Exchange Server

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June 10th, 2017 by Exchange
So here is an interesting one. We know Office 365 groups are a hybrid Exchange Online / SharePoint Online thing. When you create an Office 365 Group, it creates an MSOLGroup and a UnifiedGroup object, that you can access using Windows Powershell (Get-MsolGroup / Get-UnifiedGrou). Any email addresses that are set as Primary on the unified group, replicate up to the MSOLGroup object. Now, you can remove them from the unified group, but they will NEVER be removed the MSOLGroup object.  Try it ;-) ...

Keep on reading: Office 365 Groups and Primary SMTP Addresses

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June 6th, 2017 by Exchange
It amuses me when Google dictates security policy. Beginning with Chrome 58, the Chrome browser no longer uses the Common Name (CN) field to validate an SSL certificate. Instead, it only uses the Subject Alternative Name field. This is in violation of RFC 2828 which states, If a subjectAltName extension of type dNSName is present, that MUST be used as the identity. Otherwise, the (most specific) Common Name field in the Subject field of the certificate MUST be used. Although the u...

Keep on reading: Fix for Certificate Error in Chrome - NET::ERR_CERT_COMMON_NAME_INVALID

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June 1st, 2017 by Exchange
The writing team is thrilled to announce that the fourth edition of the Office 365 for IT Pros eBook is now available. We have been working on this book for the last three months and it is great to see everything come together. You can’t simply announce a new edition without a reason to create it. We set out with four goals: Restructure, rationalize, and improve flow. When we started out on this project, the focus was on Exchange Online. Now we cover all of Office 365. We took a hard look at ...

Keep on reading: Announcing Office 365 for IT Pros Fourth Edition

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May 30th, 2017 by Exchange
Some of you may have noticed that more migrations might be failing due to encountering ‘too many bad items’. Upon closer review, you may notice that the migration report contains entries referencing corrupted items and being unable to translate principals. I wanted to take a few minutes and provide more information to help understand what this means, why these are now occurring, and what can be done about them. Ready to geek out?...

Keep on reading: TooManyBadItemsPermanentException error when migrating to Exchange Online?

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May 24th, 2017 by Exchange
A hybrid deployment offers organizations the ability to extend the feature-rich experience and administrative control they have with their existing on-premises Microsoft Exchange organization to the cloud. A hybrid deployment provides the seamless look and feel of a single Exchange organization between an on-premises Exchange organization and Exchange Online in Microsoft Office 365. In addition, a hybrid deployment can serve as an intermediate step to moving completely to an Exchange Online...

Keep on reading: Deep Dive: How Hybrid Authentication Really Works

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May 19th, 2017 by Exchange
Until now, our on-premises customers who use  Mail Enabled Public Folders (MEPF) could not use services like Directory Based Edge Blocking (DBEB). If DBEB is enabled, any mails sent to Mail Enabled Public Folders (MEPF) will be dropped at the service network perimeter. This is because, DBEB queries Azure Active Directory (AAD) to find out if a given mail address is valid or not. Because Mail Enabled Public Folders (MEPF) are not synced to Azure Active Directory, all MEPF address are...

Keep on reading: Office 365 Directory Based Edge Blocking support for on-premises Mail Enabled Public Folders

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May 19th, 2017 by Exchange
AAD Connect version 1.1.524.0 now syncs mail-enabled Public Folders to Azure Active Directory. And there was much rejoicing. "Behold," said hybrid Exchange Server administrators around the world, "I no longer need to manually run the Public Folder synchronization scripts to populate Office 365 with our Public Folders! This great tool does it for me!" But lo, that is not the case. And there was much gnashing of teeth. It turns out that AAD Connect 1.1.524.0 only does what the rel...

Keep on reading: The Truth About Public Folder Synchronization with Azure Active Directory

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