Category: Exchange

November 12th, 2018 by Exchange
We are happy to announce Organization Configuration Transfer (OCT) - V2, which includes updates to OCT-Phase 1 that was launched earlier this year. OCT-V2 further reduces the manual work that admins are required to do once the hybrid setup is complete. OCT-V2 is now available as part of the Hybrid Configuration Wizard (HCW). What does OCT-V2 include? OCT-V2 not only copies the organization policy objects from on-premises to Exchange Online (EXO), but also updates the values in EXO with the value...

Keep on reading: Released: Hybrid Organization Configuration Transfer V2

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October 30th, 2018 by Exchange
In an earlier post, we announced we were increasing the maximum number of public folders that could be migrated from Exchange Server 2010 to Exchange Online to 250K. We also highlighted in that post that the migration of public folders on Exchange Server 2013 and 2016 were limited to 100K....

Keep on reading: Announcing support to migrate up to 250K public folders from Exchange On-Premises to Exchange Online

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October 25th, 2018 by Exchange
Microsoft Ignite 2018 ended a few weeks ago, and what a great event it was. It was great to see so many of our customers, partners and friends there – thank you for coming to our sessions, thank you for coming to the booth, thank you for hanging out with us whenever the opportunity arose and thank you for giving us great feedback on what we’re doing. We’re still recovering but we heard you and are focused on doing a better job because of it....

Keep on reading: Microsoft Ignite 2018 – The Recap

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October 22nd, 2018 by Exchange
We’re pleased to announce the final build of Exchange Server 2019 is now available and can be downloaded from the Volume Licensing Service Center. Exchange Server 2019 is designed to deliver security, performance and improved administration and management capabilities; attributes our largest on-premises customers expect from Exchange. If you haven’t yet seen the session delivered at Microsoft Ignite 2018 we suggest you watch the video and download the slides here. During that session we tal...

Keep on reading: Exchange Server 2019 Now Available

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October 19th, 2018 by Exchange
Up to now, Administrators did not have control over which users would see public folders in their Outlook clients. If public folders were created within the organization or if an Exchange Online organization is configured to access on-premises public folders, all clients would make a connection to and show the “Public folders” object in Outlook. From there, one could control access to individual public folders (controlled through folder permissions). However, it was difficult to have only...

Keep on reading: Announcing Support for Controlled Connections to Public Folders in Outlook

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October 17th, 2018 by Exchange
Several months ago we added a feature to the Microsoft 365 Roadmap which generated a lot of interest. The feature was named Disable Basic Authentication in Exchange Online using Authentication Policies and as the roadmap items stated - it provided the capability for an Admin to define protocols which should allow Basic Authentication....

Keep on reading: Disabling Basic authentication in Exchange Online – Public Preview Now Available

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October 16th, 2018 by Exchange
The latest cumulative update for Exchange Server 2016 is now available on the download center. There is no release for Exchange Server 2013 or Exchange Server 2010 as these products are both in the extended support phase of lifecycle. The cumulative update released today includes fixes to customer reported issues, all previously reported security/quality issues and updated functionality. Updated Pre-requisite requirements .NET Framework 4.7.2 Support .NET Framework 4.7.2 is now supported with Ex...

Keep on reading: Released: October 2018 Quarterly Exchange Updates

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October 10th, 2018 by Exchange
A few years ago several colleagues and I decided to write an Exchange Server 2016 book, but scheduling and bandwidth issues caused us to delay it until Exchange Server 2019. However, we soon realized we were simply too busy to commit the amount of time needed to properly see the book to its completion. As a result, I was left with a few chapters destined to die a slow death in a folder on my desktop. As an alternative to that grim scenario, I’ve decided to publish them on my personal...

Keep on reading: Exchange Server Backup, Restore, and Disaster Recovery

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October 9th, 2018 by Exchange
In the security advisories released on 10/09/2018, CVE-2010-3190 was updated to apply to Exchange Server. This bulletin now applies to all versions and cumulative updates for Exchange Server released prior to October 2018. The Exchange team is aware that the installation program for Exchange Server is applying an unpatched version of a Visual Studio released binary which was updated in the package to address CVE-2010-3190. The Exchange team encourages customers to apply the KB2565063 update desc...

Keep on reading: MS11-025 required on Exchange Server versions released before October 2018

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October 2nd, 2018 by Exchange
When I was at Microsoft Ignite last week, several customers asked me how to block external access to the Exchange Admin Center. These customers have already completed all their mailbox migrations to Exchange Online and understand they'll need to keep that last Exchange server on-prem as a management server to manage mailboxes, groups, contacts, etc. But now that everyone in their organization has been migrated to Exchange Online, there's no need to allow external access to the hybrid servers f...

Keep on reading: How to block external access to the Exchange Admin Center

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