Recovering Public Folder information in Exchange 2013, Part 2

In the last related blog post we discussed recovering public folders and its contents from dumpster when they are deleted and various recovery steps using the Outlook client and Exchange Management Shell. In this blog we will be moving further and discussing some more advanced recovery scenarios. Recovering a deleted public folder mailbox Secondary Hierarchy…


Directory Based Edge Blocking for Exchange Online Protection

We have received consistent feedback from our customers that the ability to reject messages for invalid recipients at the service network perimeter is important. We are aggressively working to design a solution that will make Directory Based Edge Blocking (DBEB) available within Exchange Online Protection (EOP).  This functionality is targeted to be added to the…


Announcing the Microsoft Solutions Advisory Board

Microsoft Office Content Publishing is now producing guidance on cross-product solutions involving Exchange Server 2013, SharePoint 2013, Lync Server 2013, Office 365, and Windows Azure. Our goal is to help our customers solve bigger business problems than could be solved through any of these products individually. We have some ideas regarding what solutions to get…


Do you have a sleepy NIC?

I continue to run into this issue over and over in the field so I wanted people to be aware of this possible problem. In a Database Availability Group (DAG), if your databases are randomly mounting or flipping from one server to another, for no apparent reason (including across datacenters) you may be suffering from…


Supporting Windows Mail 8.1 in your organization

Windows 8.1 and Windows RT include a built-in email app named Windows Mail. Mail includes support for IMAP and Exchange ActiveSync (EAS) accounts. This article includes some key technical details of Windows Mail in Windows 8.1. (See Supporting Windows 8 Mail in your organization for Windows 8.0.) Use the information to help you support the…


Part 4: IIS ARR as a Reverse Proxy and Load balancing solution for O365 Exchange Online in a Hybrid Configuration

Based on the feedback I received it looks like our readers enjoyed the previous set of articles (Part 1, Part 2, and Part 3) that were published about IIS ARR and because of that, the pirates Arrr!!! back with another article on how to use IIS ARR for O365 Exchange Online Hybrid configurations. We have…


Part 4: IIS ARR as a Reverse Proxy and Load balancing solution for O365 Exchange Online in a Hybrid Configuration

Based on the feedback I received it looks like our readers enjoyed the previous set of articles (Part 1, Part 2, and Part 3) that were published about IIS ARR and because of that, the pirates Arrr!!! back with another article on how to use IIS ARR for O365 Exchange Online Hybrid configurations. We have…


Easily compare Office 365 features across different plans

Office 365 Service Descriptions provide comprehensive details about features and functionality available in different Office 365 subscription plans. Now there’s a quick way to compare features in different plans. The Office 365 service descriptions Excel web part allows you to select a service or on-premises scenario, select the specific Office 365 service (e.g. Exchange Online,…


Analyzing Exchange Transaction Log Generation Statistics

Download Overview When designing a site resilient Exchange Server solution, one of the required planning tasks is to determine how many transaction logs are generated on an hourly basis. This helps figure out how much bandwidth will be required when replicating database copies between sites, and what the effects will be of adding additional database…


Under The Hood: Exchange ActiveSync Mailbox Log Analysis

Note: Part 2 of this series can be found here. One of best troubleshooting tools for Exchange ActiveSync (EAS) is mailbox logging. This logging allows us to see the incoming request sent by the device and the outgoing response from the Exchange server. Exchange ActiveSync Mailbox Logging provides the steps for enabling ActiveSync mailbox logging…