Category: Exchange

May 22nd, 2020 by Exchange
Out of Office replies can sometimes be a bit of a mystery to people; how do they work? What do you do if they don’t work? In this blog post, we will discuss the bits and pieces of Out of Office and some of the main reasons why an Out of Office (aka. OOF) reply might not get delivered to users. Note that while we are writing this from the viewpoint of an Exchange Online configuration, many of same things can be applied to on-premises configuration also. By the way – did you ever wonder why ?...

Keep on reading: Understanding and troubleshooting Out of Office (OOF) replies

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May 20th, 2020 by Exchange
In this blog post we will cover a very common scenario faced by customers who have moved all of their mailboxes from on-premises to the cloud. How do you create mailboxes directly in the cloud? The task might seem simple, but in support we see a fair amount of confusion around it. And there are certainly opportunities to do wrong things here!...

Keep on reading: On provisioning mailboxes in Exchange Online when in Hybrid

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May 19th, 2020 by Exchange
You might (or might not) be aware that the TechNet Gallery site is going to be retired soon (currently planned for June 2020). Over the years, we (on this blog) have published many different script samples and post related files there. We would then link to the Gallery page to download the actual script or file referred to in a blog post. Now that the site is going to go away, we have done the work of going back through all of our contributions to the Gallery site and – if those contributions ...

Keep on reading: TechNet Gallery retirement and Exchange Team contributions

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May 15th, 2020 by Exchange
Did you hear of room lists? What is a room list? A room list is a collection of room mailboxes. Room lists are specially marked distribution groups that you can also use the same way you use ‘regular’ distribution groups. You can only create room lists using the Exchange Management Shell. This article goes over how to create a room list in Exchange. We highly recommend defining room lists to mirror your building layouts, so that the room finder works best. We wanted to talk about this becaus...

Keep on reading: How to configure the new Room Finder in Outlook

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May 12th, 2020 by Exchange
Azure AD Application Proxy allows you easily and securely publish internal web applications to the Internet without modifying your firewalls. It adds another remote access tool to your arsenal. Read my free article, "USING AZURE ACTIVE DIRECTORY APPLICATION PROXY TO PUBLISH INTERNAL APPS" on the ENow ESE Blog. I've successfully used this strategy to publish Outlook on the web (OWA) for Exchange Hybrid Modern Auth customers. Let me know how I can help you!Did you find this information useful?...

Keep on reading: Article - Using Azure AD Application Proxy to Publish Internal Apps

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May 7th, 2020 by Exchange
When a reply all mail storm happens in your organization, it can disrupt business continuity and in some cases even throttle the rest of your organization’s email for a period of time. At Microsoft Ignite 2019 we announced the Reply All Storm Protection feature to help reduce the impact that reply all storms can have on large organizations. Today we’re pleased to announce that the feature is now rolling out in Office 365 worldwide....

Keep on reading: Reply All Storm Protection in Exchange Online

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April 30th, 2020 by Exchange
Ever since we announced our intention to disable Basic Authentication in Exchange Online we said we that we would add Modern Auth (OAuth 2.0) support for the IMAP, POP and SMTP AUTH protocols. Today, we’re excited to announce the availability of OAuth 2.0 authentication for IMAP and SMTP AUTH protocols to Exchange Online mailboxes. Application developers who have built apps that send, read or otherwise process email using these protocols will be able to implement secure, modern authenticatio...

Keep on reading: Announcing OAuth 2.0 support for IMAP and SMTP AUTH protocols in Exchange Online

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April 10th, 2020 by Exchange
When there's a possibility or the likelihood of litigation, admins can place mailboxes on litigation hold or in-place hold. When you place content locations on hold, content is held until you remove the hold from the content location or until you delete the hold. eDiscovery is used to produce immutable copies of data for legal counsel or the courts. Legal hold can also be used as an alternative to using third-party journaling solutions since all emails are retained and cannot be deleted b...

Keep on reading: Licensing Details for Litigation Hold in Office 365

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April 10th, 2020 by Exchange
When there's a possibility or the likelihood of litigation, admins can place mailboxes on litigation hold or in-place hold. When you place content locations on hold, content is held until you remove the hold from the content location or until you delete the hold. eDiscovery is used to produce immutable copies of data for legal counsel or the courts. Legal hold can also be used as an alternative to using third-party journaling solutions since all emails are retained and cannot be deleted b...

Keep on reading: Licensing Details for Litigation Hold in Office 365

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April 9th, 2020 by Exchange
The SMTP AUTH protocol is used to submit millions of emails every day. The majority of the clients connecting to Exchange Online like this are devices such as multi-function printers or some piece of software that send automated emails. Email clients such as Outlook rarely use this protocol anymore and instead make use of other protocols secured with Modern Authentication (OAuth)....

Keep on reading: Securing Authenticated SMTP in Exchange Online

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