Responding to Managed Availability

I’ve written a few blog posts now that get into the deep technical details of Managed Availability. I hope you’ve liked them, and I’m not about to stop! However, I’ve gotten a lot of feedback that we also need some simpler overview articles. Fortunately, we’ve just completed documentation on TechNet with an overview of Managed…


Litigation Hold and In-Place Hold in Exchange 2013 and Exchange Online

In Exchange 2010 and Exchange Online, we introduced Litigation Hold to allow you to immutably preserve mailbox content to meet long term preservation and eDiscovery requirements. When a mailbox is placed on Litigation Hold, mailbox content is preserved indefinitely. Placing a mailbox on Litigation Hold You can place a mailbox on Litigation Hold by using…


Released: Microsoft Security Bulletin MS13-105 for Exchange

Today the Exchange team released security bulletin MS13-105. Updates are being made available for the following versions of Exchange Server: Exchange Server 2007 SP3 Exchange Server 2010 SP2 Exchange Server 2010 SP3 Exchange Server 2013 CU2 Exchange Server 2013 CU3 Customers who are not running one of these versions will need to upgrade to an…


Under The Hood: Exchange ActiveSync Mailbox Log Analysis – Part 2

The previous post for Exchange ActiveSync mailbox log analysis gave an overview of the various commands a device may send. Now we want to dig just a little bit deeper and provide a way to link items within an EAS mailbox log to the items inside the mailbox. Unless verbose logging is enabled you do…


Office 365 URL based filtering is just better and easier to sustain

One of the requirements for properly integrating with Microsoft Office 365 is to ensure that your clients and (in some instances such as hybrid Exchange) servers have access to all of the proper endpoints. To achieve this, most customers simply allow their clients internet access and there is no outbound restrictions put in place that…


Released: Exchange Server 2013 Cumulative Update 3

The Exchange team is announcing today the availability of our most recent quarterly servicing update to Exchange Server 2013. Cumulative Update 3 for Exchange Server 2013 and updated UM Language Packs are now available on the Microsoft Download Center. Cumulative Update 3 includes fixes for customer reported issues, minor product enhancements and previously released security…


Released: Update Rollup 3 For Exchange 2010 Service Pack 3

The Exchange team is announcing today the availability of Update Rollup 3 for Exchange Server 2010 Service Pack 3. Update Rollup 3 is the latest rollup of customer fixes available for Exchange Server 2010. The release contains fixes for customer reported issues and previously released security bulletins. Update Rollup 3 is not considered a security…


Exchange Server 2013 Service Pack 1 Coming in Early 2014

Today on the Office blog we announced that service pack 1 for the 2013 set of products including Office, SharePoint and Exchange will be released early next year. We know our Exchange customers have been looking for confirmation of the release but also have a desire for an early look at what’s coming with Exchange…


Outlook Connectivity Guided Walkthrough (Exchange On-Premises)

Outlook prompting users for credentials? Outlook users disconnected from their mailboxes? These are a couple of common issues and they can be frustrating to the user. Enter the Outlook Connectivity Guided Walkthrough (GWT). Outlook connectivity issues with Exchange server can be a very frustrating for both the user and the administrator. Unfortunately, connectivity issues aren’t…