Exchange development, a view from 2 years ago

Two years ago Tony Redmond spoke with Perry Clarke, the development chief for Exchange (both on-premises and cloud) to discuss the current state of Exchange and how its technology was likely to evolve. We know how the influence of the cloud has affected the way that product development occurs and how quickly things now happen. Indeed it is interesting to look back on how Exchange has evolved in the period.

Evening Club #21

As we settled a good tradition to get together nearly every 15th of each month – let’s go on.
October 15th, kl.1630-1830 is the next Club’s meeting date, and I propose to run it in my office.

Meeting topics:

  • Exchange 2016 wow!s 😀
  • Mail encryption in Office 365
  • How did you spend your summer (joke)

I guess Steinar is going to tell the story of their recent achievements with Windows Azure, I’ve heard they nearly committed the project. I will try to invite online a new member and our colleague – an Exchange Architect from Netherlands, would be nice if he can join us. And yeah, of course – bring your questions and challenges, it turned we often have utterly useful discussions all together. Welcome, pals!

Clone Exchange 2013 SMTP Receive connectors

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

Exchange 2013 CU10 Released

CU10 ready to roll! Exchange 2013 CU10 Released Exchange 2013 CU10 Released

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:

  • KB3093866 The number of search results can’t be more than 250 when you search email messages in Exchange Server 2013
  • KB3078438 Performance issues occur in an Exchange Server 2013 environment that’s running BlackBerry Enterprise Server 5
  • KB3078404 Can’t access a shared mailbox after you migrate from Exchange Server 2010 to Exchange Server 2013
  • KB3074823 No Send As audit events are logged when you use Send As permission in Exchange Server 2013
  • KB3071776 “A problem occurred” error when you access shared folders in Exchang Server 2013 mailbox by using Outlook Web App

and so forth in the KB3078678.
Download Exchange 2013 CU10 Continue reading Exchange 2013 CU10 Released

Fix: The Microsoft Exchange administrator has made a change

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