Exchange Server 2016 is available for download today!
Here is a quick video from the MS Exchange Team:
and their welcoming post with key new and improved features highlighted.
Outlook on the web
⤷ (formerly OWA Outlook Web App
⤷ (formerly OWA Outlook Web Access
⤷ (formerly EWC Exchange Web Connect)
You must be kidding us, Microsoft.
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It’s a Microsoft’s best practice to run every Exchange server role on 2 servers at least. So when you deploy a new HubTransport, or HubTransport+Mailbox server – you face a task to duplicate SMTP receive connectors for printers, devices and other services like MSSQL, monitoring and reporting, etc. Medium to large organizations can use several such connectors with dozens of IP addresses and ranges, so copying it manually from server to server is an ungrateful burden.
Here is a nice and sharp method to clone such connectors with all its configuration en masse. God bless Powershell
UPDATE: A full PS1 script is available for download in the TechNet Scripts Gallery.
Just a few Exchange Management Shell one-liners, that you can copy and run in your environment: Continue reading Clone Exchange 2013 SMTP Receive connectors
There is a really marvelous article from Tony Redmond: How Exchange 2016 benefits by technology transfer from the cloud. It’s definitely worth to chew this over.
Here is a quite useful set of whitepapers and guides from Vmware available for download:
CU10 ready to roll!
As always – one can use these binaries to update their virtual lab installation, a production server, or install a new one. One of the most important points if this CU – is building compatibility to Exchange 2016 future releases.
Most draw-attention fixes and updates:
Tired to see “The Microsoft Exchange administrator has made a change that requires you quit and restart Outlook.”? And the administrator is You?
“Your mailbox has been temporarily moved on Microsoft Exchange Server. A temporary mailbox exists, but might not have all of your previous data.”
－Here is a quick and sound fix for it: Continue reading Fix: The Microsoft Exchange administrator has made a change
I found this guide for upgrading Microsoft Lync Server 2010 environment to Skype Server 2015 – very accurate and pretty explanatory for everyone who faces such a task in his job.
In-Place upgrade from Lync 2013 to Skype for Business 2015
Continue reading Swing Migration from Lync 2010 to Skype for Business 2015
Hope you all had great vacations! Look what MS pushed out recently:
and curvy “Skype for Business Call Quality Methodology” Continue reading Skype for Business Server 2015 Protocol Chart
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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