Migrating Hybrid Public Folders to Office 365

Update: Shameless plug: I’ve written more extensively about public folder migrations from both the 2007/2010 and 2013/2016 perspectives in the book, “Office 365 Administration: Inside Out,” available at http://aka.ms/thebookonit. So, tonight I started the last phase of one of my longest-running projects since joining Microsoft–an Exchange Online migration for a school district that I began…


MS11-025 required on Exchange Server versions released before October 2018

In the security advisories released on 10/09/2018, CVE-2010-3190 was updated to apply to Exchange Server. This bulletin now applies to all versions and cumulative updates for Exchange Server released prior to October 2018. The Exchange team is aware that the installation program for Exchange Server is applying an unpatched version of a Visual Studio released…


Don’t be afraid of DNS Scavenging. Just be patient.

DNS Scavenging is a great answer to a problem that has been nagging everyone since RFC 2136 came out way back in 1997.  Despite many clever methods of ensuring that clients and DHCP servers that perform dynamic updates clean up after themselves sometimes DNS can get messy.  Remember that old test server that you built…

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Agent Management Pack – Making a SCOM Admin’s life a little easier

  Current Version: 7.0.0.62  10/31/2018 Download link:  https://gallery.technet.microsoft.com/SCOM-Agent-Management-b96680d5   This is a Management Pack that eases the administrative burdens in SCOM.  It allows you to have a lot of handy discovered properties, and includes tasks that allow you to delegate administrative actions to your users.  It also serves as a good example MP on how…

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Exchange Server 2019 Now Available

We’re pleased to announce the final build of Exchange Server 2019 is now available and can be downloaded from the Volume Licensing Service Center. Exchange Server 2019 is designed to deliver security, performance and improved administration and management capabilities; attributes our largest on-premises customers expect from Exchange. If you haven’t yet seen the session delivered…


Council Spotlight: Would you want personal messages?

First of all, please read this post from Peter Laker: Help us shape the future of your community!   We’re continuing our discussion with the community about the migration process and the new platform. We started this conversation last week: Council Spotlight: What if we manually migrated the articles? There are many different topics to…


Released: October 2018 Quarterly Exchange Updates

The latest cumulative update for Exchange Server 2016 is now available on the download center. There is no release for Exchange Server 2013 or Exchange Server 2010 as these products are both in the extended support phase of lifecycle. The cumulative update released today includes fixes to customer reported issues, all previously reported security/quality issues…


Change from AD FS authentication to Pass-Through Authentication with Seamless SSO

Update: We now have some public documentation available for this as well, so be sure to check there, too! https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/active-directory/fundamentals/active-directory-deployment-plans Imagine this scenario: You’ve been running Active Directory Federation Services (AD FS) since before it was cool, and you’re tired of maintaining that highly available infrastructure (at least 4 servers) and the whole federation thing…


Council Spotlight: What if we manually migrated the articles?

First of all, please read this post from Peter Laker: Help us shape the future of your community!   In it, he talks about how we, the TechNet Wiki Community Council, met with the Docs team to talk about a new future for the Wiki Ninjas! And as we plan what that future may look…


Disabling Basic authentication in Exchange Online – Public Preview Now Available

Several months ago we added a feature to the Microsoft 365 Roadmap which generated a lot of interest. The feature was named Disable Basic Authentication in Exchange Online using Authentication Policies and as the roadmap items stated – it provided the capability for an Admin to define protocols which should allow Basic Authentication. Why was…