Category: Exchange

December 6th, 2019 by Exchange
During Microsoft Ignite 2019, we had a bunch of Microsoft employees and Exchange MVPs in the Exchange and Outlook booths on the show floor. We send them there to answer our customer’s questions....

Keep on reading: FAQs from Exchange and Outlook booths at 2019 Microsoft Ignite

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December 6th, 2019 by Exchange
One of more popular on-premises blog posts on our blog is a post called Exchange Active Directory Deployment Site. It deals with methodology for installation of new Exchange servers into live production environments, while having as little impact to existing users as possible....

Keep on reading: Significant update to "Exchange AD Deployment Site" post

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December 4th, 2019 by Exchange
A new mandatory parameter, SourcePfPrimaryMailboxGuid, is being added to the New-MigrationBatch command for public folder migrations from Exchange 2013 (or later) on-premises to Exchange Online. Why are we making this change? Before this change, we relied on the on-premises server to find the primary public folder mailbox and route the Mailbox Replication Service (MRS) to the correct server. However, there were limitations with this method as the on-premises server relied on organization mailbox...

Keep on reading: Upcoming change in the way migration batches for public folders are created

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November 25th, 2019 by Exchange
Introduction The thing that prompted publishing of this blog post is a recent on-premises customer support case. We figured it is a good case study to help illustrate the OAB (Offline Address Book) generation process and how to troubleshoot it if a need arises. The situation was that Outlook users were always getting full download of the OAB, whether downloaded manually or automatically, which was causing a lot of network traffic on the Exchange Server and was causing unwelcome performance overh...

Keep on reading: The case of constant OAB generation and full OAB downloads

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November 15th, 2019 by Exchange
I had a GREAT time at Microsoft Ignite 2019 in Orlando! I hope you were able to attend or at least catch some of the online sessions that were streamed in real-time. One of the big highlights for me this week was attending the ENow VIP dinner where I sat between Greg Taylor (Exchange Marketing Lead extraordinaire) and Jeffrey Snover (the father of PowerShell). I was very pleased to see how many people made the trek to Theater 9 to see my two sessions, "Reading SMTP Headers Like a Boss" (ple...

Keep on reading: Recap of Microsoft Ignite 2019

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November 11th, 2019 by Exchange
Back in 2015 I developed a PowerShell script Start-RobustCloudCommand.ps1 to help Exchange Admins that were moving to Exchange Online and were used to running commands against large numbers of users at once.  The script has been a success with lots of positive feedback from customers who have used it to successfully run expensive operations against very large user sets....

Keep on reading: Updated: Running PowerShell cmdlets for large numbers of users in Office 365

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November 7th, 2019 by Exchange
With the number of emails delivered daily worldwide forecast to grow 18% by 2023, the criticality of email for businesses remains as strong as ever! And the Microsoft Exchange Online Transport team loves nothing better than to continue to improve our email service and introduce new and useful email features that help make your organization safe, smart, and secure. In fact, that's what our session at Microsoft Ignite 2019 is all about!...

Keep on reading: Exchange Transport News from Microsoft Ignite 2019

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November 5th, 2019 by Exchange
Today at Microsoft Ignite in Orlando we announced several changes that we hope will help Exchange Online Administrators get their admin tasks completed more efficiently and effectively. We’re bringing joy into Admin, one command or click at a time. A New Exchange Admin Center for Exchange Online Exchange Admin Center (EAC) is the web-based management console for managing Exchange. The current EAC provides has an ‘well-worn look and feel’ (some might say retro). Some of the other admin...

Keep on reading: Exchange Admin Improvements Announced at Microsoft Ignite 2019

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October 29th, 2019 by Exchange
I'm pleased to be speaking at Microsoft Ignite in Orlando next week. This will be a fabulous conference with lots of fantastic content! BRK3145: IT burnout - the state of the industry panel (45 minute breakout) Have you been working non-stop and never taking a break? Do you go on vacation, but still find yourself working? Does your leadership expect you to be available all the time even when you are not on-call? Do you go home, answering email in between all of the family things going on ...

Keep on reading: Come see me at @MSIgnite in Orlando!

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October 28th, 2019 by Exchange
Just one week today Microsoft Ignite 2019 will be underway. That first morning Satya will be getting ready for his keynote, speakers will be worrying about their slides, attendees will already have walked 27,981* steps just to reach where they are going and 216,812* cups of coffee will have been consumed. All of those by 8am. It’s all very exciting and we’re very much looking forward to meeting and talking to all of those making the trip to Orlando. But you don’t have to make it all the wa...

Keep on reading: Ignite 2019 – 7 Days and Counting

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