Managing Federated Sharing with the EAC

One of the biggest benefits that Exchange Server 2013 provides is that it enables personal information sharing among different people in different organizations. Email itself is a great example of sharing because it allows people to easily share thoughts, images, and attachments. However, using federated sharing in Exchange 2013, you can share much more than…


OAB in Exchange Server 2013

OAB History Offline Address Books, fondly referred to as OABs, are a critical component in Exchange infrastructure for a long time now. An OAB is used by Microsoft Outlook clients in Cached Exchange Mode for address book lookups when offline. OABs are also critical in reducing the workload on Exchange servers as cached mode Outlook…


iOS6 devices erroneously take ownership of meetings

One of the great benefits to running one of the world’s largest Exchange deployments is that we at Microsoft get to see all the things that our customers face on a daily basis. With the recent release of iOS6, we have noticed a marked increase in support calls due to meetings having the owner of…


Exchange 2010 datacenter switchover tool now available

Exchange 2010 includes a feature called Datacenter Activation Coordination (DAC) mode that is designed to prevent split brain at the database level during switchback procedures that are being performed after a datacenter switchover has occurred. One of the side benefits of enabling DAC mode is that it enables you to use the built-in recovery cmdlets…


The New Exchange Reaches RTM!

Today we reached an important milestone in the development of the new Exchange. Moments ago, the Exchange engineering team signed off on the Release to Manufacturing (RTM) build. This milestone means the coding and testing phase of the project is complete and we are now focused on releasing the new Exchange via multiple distribution channels…


Re-released Exchange 2010 and Exchange 2007 update rollups

Earlier today we re-released the following Rollup Updates. These updates address an issue in which digital signatures on files produced and signed by Microsoft will expire prematurely, as described in Microsoft Security Advisory 2749655. Also see Security Advisory 2749655 and timestamping on the Security, Research & Defense blog. Update Rollup 4-v2 for Exchange Server 2010…


Exchange Deployment Assistant for Exchange Server 2013 is on the way

Yes, we’ve heard your feedback and the Exchange Deployment Assistant for Exchange Server 2013 is on the way! We want to let you know that we’re working, right now, on the Exchange Server 2013 Deployment Assistant. It will be very similar to the current Exchange Server 2010 Deployment Assistant. Don’t worry, the 2010 version will…


Managing High Availability with the EAC

You may have seen the introduction to the new Exchange Administration Center (EAC). The EAC is a unified Web-based portal for both on-premises and online Exchange deployments. Managing high availability (HA) is one of the key scenarios for on-premises customers, and the EAC delivers a brand new experience of managing HA. With EAC, the HA…