How to Configure S/MIME in Office 365

S/MIME in Office 365 S/MIME (Secure/Multipurpose Internet Mail Extensions) is a standard for public key encryption and digital signingof MIME data. Configuring S/MIME in Office 365 is a slightly different procedure than configuring S/MIME on-premises. This blog is for people who want to move from on-premises to Exchange Online and want to continue to use…


Exchange releases: December 2014

Editor's Note: Updates added below for important information related to Exchange Server 2010 SP3 Update Rollup 8. The Exchange team is announcing today a number of releases. Today’s releases include updates for Exchange Server 2013, 2010, and 2007. The following packages are now available on the Microsoft download center. Exchange Server 2013 Cumulative Update 7…


November Exchange Releases delayed until December

We know that many of you are anxiously awaiting the release of our quarterly Exchange updates planned for November. Earlier today the Exchange Team decided to hold the release of these packages until December. We made this decision to provide more time to resolve a late breaking issue in the Installer package used with Exchange…


Introducing the IMAP Migration Troubleshooter

Situation If transitioning your organization from a non-Exchange system such as Google or Lotus Notes to Office 365, you typically need to follow the IMAP migration path. As diagnosing and remediating any issues you might run into during such a migration can be difficult for people unfamiliar with the matter, we worked with our Support…


On-Premises Legacy Public Folder Coexistence for Exchange 2013 Cumulative Update 7 and Beyond

What are we talking about today? In Exchange 2013 CU5 (yes 5, V, cinco, fem, and cinque) we started implementing changes to how Legacy Public Folder endpoint discovery will be performed by Outlook (for Windows) in the future. This work continues behind the scenes and will be completed with the release of Cumulative Update 7….


OAB Improvements in Exchange 2013 Cumulative Update 7

Note: Cumulative Update 7 (CU7) for Exchange Server 2013 will be released soonTM. Back in May, I discussed the changes we introduced in Exchange 2013 Cumulative Update 5. Specifically with CU5 and later, an OAB can only be assigned (or linked) to a single OAB generation mailbox. This architectural change addressed two deficiencies in the…

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Come get your Calculator Updates!

Today, we released updated versions of both the Exchange 2010 Server Role Requirements Calculator and the Exchange 2013 Server Role Requirements Calculator. The Exchange 2010 version is an incremental update and only includes minor bug fixes. You can view what changes have been made, or download the update directly. In addition to bug fixes, the…

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Introducing Microsoft Ignite – meet us in Chicago

This morning on The Official Microsoft Blog, we revealed more details about our unified technology event for event for enterprises in May. The event will be known as Microsoft Ignite. If you are one of the many MEC conference alumni this is the conference for you. Microsoft Ignite is for Exchange customers using Office 365…


Be aware: October 26 2014 Russian time zone changes and Exchange

We wanted to give you a heads up that depending on the version of Exchange you are running, there might be some impact to either names of time zones that are changing on October 26, or the way that actual meetings are displayed in affected time zones. Customers using our newer versions of Exchange, 2010…


Those pesky lazy indices

In Exchange 2013 there are indices within a given mailbox database.  The indices are created, maintained, and deleted by the Information Store Worker Process associated with a given database.  These indices are not to be confused with the Exchange content indexes that are built via the Search Foundation engine as they are completely different. Within…