Category: Exchange

June 18th, 2019 by Exchange
Today we are announcing the availability of quarterly servicing cumulative updates for Exchange Server 2013, 2016 and 2019.  These updates include fixes for customer reported issues as well as all previously released security updates.  In our ongoing effort to evaluate Exchange permissions, the updates released today include an Active Directory permission change which will lower Exchange Server permissions.  Additional details and recommended customer actions follow....

Keep on reading: Released: June 2019 Quarterly Exchange Updates

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June 17th, 2019 by Exchange
When an Exchange Administrator creates additional Virtual Directories for Outlook on the Web or Exchange Control Panel, we have found that a few Managed Availability probes fail on Exchange Server 2013 or above.  This occurs because the monitoring probes use the Server's FQDN to access the RPC or MAPI/HTTP frontend virtual directory (e.g. https://ex01.contoso.local/rpc/..., https://ex01.contoso.local/mapi/...).  Unfortunately when the probes resolve the local machine's FQDN, there is a...

Keep on reading: Monitoring Exchange using Multiple OWA/ECP Virtual Directories

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June 5th, 2019 by Exchange
Today we’re excited to announce the release of the Application Access Policy feature for Exchange Online PowerShell. This feature allows Exchange Online administrators to scope application permissions for Microsoft Graph to allow access to specified mailboxes in their Office 365 tenant. ...

Keep on reading: Scoping Microsoft Graph application permissions to specific Exchange Online mailboxes

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June 3rd, 2019 by Exchange
I'd like to introduce Office365APIEditor for developers who create applications to work with Exchange Online or Office 365. Office365APIEditor is a sample tool that sends requests to various Office 365 related REST APIs. In this blog post, I'll show how to install the tool and how to use the two major functions. For an overview, please watch this video as well. Install You can download the installer from GitHub’s releases page. There will be an installer version (Setup.msi) and a ZIP version (...

Keep on reading: Introducing Office365APIEditor

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May 28th, 2019 by Exchange
We’re very happy to announce that the Exchange Online PowerShell module is now available in Azure Cloud Shell!...

Keep on reading: Azure Cloud Shell Now Supports Exchange Online

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May 24th, 2019 by Exchange
The Exchange team is pleased to announce that the Exchange 2019 Sizing Calculator has completed development.  We have heard the community since the release of Exchange Server 2019 and have spent the past few months making usability improvements to the calculator, adding specific investments for Exchange Server 2019 and validating the guidance output by the calculator.  You’ll notice new things have been added and some items that no longer made sense have been removed.  Read on...

Keep on reading: Announcing The Exchange Server 2019 Sizing Calculator

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May 22nd, 2019 by Exchange
We have moved this blog to Microsoft Tech Community. The EHLO announcement on the new blog was already posted. Our new blog home page is here. The new RSS feed URL is here. We are now working on redirects for posts on TechNet blog as well as various short URLs before we turn this site off. We do not expect to post to the TechNet blog anymore (this is likely the last post). See you in Tech Community! The Exchange Team Blog Team

Keep on reading: Our blog has moved to Tech Community!

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May 14th, 2019 by Exchange
Please join me and fellow MVP Jaap Wesselius for a free webinar where we discuss the Top 5 Exchange Hybrid Considerations. This webinar is hosted by my friends at Enow Software. The challenge in managing an Exchange / Hybrid environment really lies in all the complexities. Jaap and I will cover the "Top 5 Exchange Hybrid" considerations, laying out all your options and the best plan given various organizational needs and goals. Whether your organization is thinking about running a...

Keep on reading: Join us for a Free Webinar: Top 5 Hybrid Considerations, May 16 @ 10:00 AM PDT

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May 10th, 2019 by Exchange
As mentioned back in March – we are moving! Starting today, we are starting our ‘freeze’ period where we do not expect to create any new posts on this blog. We’ll start again once we have moved to our new home. To give you an idea of what’s going to happen: We will take a snapshot of current blog state; posts, comments, graphics, etc. We are going to import this to Tech Community blogs production environment and do some optimization We will then work on enabling blog post URL redirect...

Keep on reading: The time has come: our blog is moving

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May 2nd, 2019 by Exchange
5/16/2019 Update -- The latest version of the HCW (version 16.0.3054.9 ) no longer syncs the OAuth2ClientProfileEnabled property, which caused the issue. Thanks to the Exchange product group for fixing this so quickly. Recent versions of the Office 365 Hybrid Configuration Wizard (HCW) offer a feature called Organization Configuration Transfer, which is documented here. Organization Configuration Transfer (OCT) copies the organization policy objects from on-premises to Exchange Online (EX...

Keep on reading: HCW Organization Configuration Transfer breaks Outlook connectivity to Office 365

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