Microsoft Office 365 Support and Recovery Assistant

July 30th, 2015 No comments

Microsoft announced the first public beta of the Office 365 Support and Recovery Assistant is now available.

The Office 365 Support and Recovery Assistant helps users troubleshoot and fix their account or profile related Outlook issues. The assistant performs a series of diagnostics tests to identify the root cause of issues, such as verifying users’ credentials, licenses, updates to Outlook clients, and whether Outlook servers are reachable. Depending on the test results, it can offer to automatically fix problems for users or provide instruction on recommended solutions. All the diagnostics results are saved in a log file for users to share with their Outlook admin or support engineers for further investigation. Each time you run Office 365 Support and Recovery Assistant, it automatically gets updated to its latest version, so it can troubleshoot any new Outlook problems.
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Fixing Exchange 2013 EdgeTransport “CouldNotConnect” error

June 9th, 2015 1 comment

Quite often this problem occurs to messaging administrators when deploying Exchange 2013 Edge Transport server role.
After creating a new EdgeSubscription you call for results with Start-EdgeSynchronization and get the following response:

[PS] C:\Start-EdgeSynchronization -Server mbx.domain.local -TargetServer -ForceFullSync
RunspaceId : 578a8a8c-002b-4bf4-86ff-f78c285d2944
Result : CouldNotConnect
Type : Configuration
Name : Edge
FailureDetails : The LDAP server is unavailable.
StartUTC : 4/23/2014 10:42:24 AM
EndUTC : 4/23/2014 10:42:24 AM
Added : 0
Deleted : 0
Updated : 0
Scanned : 0
TargetScanned : 0

Publishing Exchange 2013 with Citrix Netscaler

June 2nd, 2015 No comments

Here is a great guide on publishing Exchange 2013 with Citrix Netscaler.
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Microsoft Ignite Debrief with the Exchange Experts

May 20th, 2015 No comments

I found this is really interesting discussion with well-known stars –
Michael Van Horenbeeck, Tony Redmond and Jeff Guillet

• Highs & lows of Ignite as it pertains to Exchange Server
• Notable Exchange Server Announcements
• What you missed if you didn’t go, that you must know

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Meet Exchange Server 2016

May 12th, 2015 No comments

Date: May 5, 2015 from 10:45AM to 12:00PM
Arie Crown Theater,
Speakers: Karim Batthish, Kip Fern, Allen Filush, Jon Orton Exchange 2016
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Exchange Server 2016 Architecture flashes

May 6th, 2015 No comments

There is a nice brief and superficial description of new Exchange 2016 architecture changes in comparison to Exchange 2013 by Ross Smith.
And his “Exchange Server Preferred Architecture” Ignite session follows right then.

This session reviews the preferred architecture for deploying Exchange Server. These principles apply to both Exchange Server 2013 and Exchange Server 2016 due later this year. Learn how the building block architecture is intended to be designed for your organization and the principles behind the recommendations. This session covers the new server architecture in detail. This session allows you to gain deep understanding of the Exchange Server 2013 and 2016 architecture and is a “must-attend” session to begin your own design.

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Migrating Gmail to Office365 tips and tricks

May 5th, 2015 No comments

Assuming that you have GoogleApps-enabled domain and already established Office 365 tenant domain – target for the migration of user accounts and their mailboxes. Gmail to Exchange

Here are some tips and procedures for efficient migration project:
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Evening IT Club #19

May 5th, 2015 17 comments

We’ve missed last session in april due to overall business of many members, so I propose to launch a new Club session now at May 20.
Feel free to comment with opt-in/out for this date, together we can find the best suitable day for everybody.

>> Join Skype Meeting (to be updated)

Discussion Topic proposal:

  • New star: Exchange 2016
  • Public Folder – ways out with modern Exchange 2013 /me
  • EdgeTransport, do we need it? /me, Marcus
  • Howto: Outlook in client Citrix profiles /Stian

Upd: Welcome to the meeting today, Skype meeting url is now sent out to all subscribers. Exchange 2016 topic is updated after multiple requests (and I’m afraid everybody is attracted by this so much so discussion might take the most of time:)

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Microsoft Exchange 2016

April 21st, 2015 No comments

A new version of Exchange inevitably creates some speculation as to what big headline features will be included. As examples of headline features, Exchange 2007 introduced log shipping, Exchange 2010 gave us the Database Availability Group, and Exchange 2013 brought Managed Availability to the table. These features are important in terms of convincing customers to upgrade to the new version. Read more…

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Skype for Business rolls out for Office365

April 7th, 2015 No comments

On April 14, 2015, the Skype for Business client will be available for Office365 organizations via Click to Run. Now that Lync is joining the Skype family, the Skype for Business client and the Skype for Business Online experience will expose users to a new user interface, without losing the security and control of Lync. Microsoft has built a number of resources to help roll this change out to users in your organization.

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