Data immutability and Office 365 tenant lifecycle

One of the more common questions about Office 365 has been – what happens to my data after my organization’s Office 365 subscription ends? The most common answer circulated in the community refers to a grace period of 30 days, during which you can still retrieve your data. The answer’s not wrong, but here’s some…


Released: December 2015 Quarterly Exchange Updates

The Exchange team is announcing the availability of our latest quarterly update for Exchange Server 2013 as well as updates for Exchange Server 2010 Service Pack 3 and Exchange Server 2007 Service Pack 3. Cumulative Update 11 for Exchange Server 2013 and UM Language Packs are now available on the Microsoft Download Center. Cumulative Update…


Exchange Management Shell and Mailbox Anchoring

Update: behavior described in this blog post has changed in later Cumulative Update; please see Remote PowerShell Proxying Behavior in Exchange 2013 CU12 and Exchange 2016. Coming to the next CUs for Exchange 2013 and Exchange 2016 there are some changes to how the Exchange Management Shell (EMS) connects to Exchange. In previous versions, we…


Common mailbox recovery scenarios for hybrid environments

Within the support organization at Microsoft we definitely see cases where customers are trying to recover deleted mailboxes. Typically, by the time a customer has contacted us they have tried everything they know as well as suggestions found online to recover the mailbox. It is often a completely avoidable and honest mistake that led to…


Outlook 2016: What Exchange admins need to know

At the end of September, we released Office 2016, which includes a new version of the Outlook desktop client. Hopefully you’ve seen already seen some of what’s new in Outlook 2016 for end users – if not, here’s a quick overview. Today we want to take a closer look at some changes in Outlook 2016…


Exchange Active Directory Deployment Site

When installing a brand new Exchange server, there are several things that you should consider. One of them is that things will go smoother if you deploy a new currently supported version of Exchange server into a live production environment by leveraging an Active Directory (AD) deployment site design option. Whenever a new Exchange server…


Modern Attachments for Exchange 2016 Hybrid Customers

There is a new option that has been made available for our Office 365 customers that allows you to take advantage of integrating the OneDrive for Business attachment experience directly from your OWA and Outlook 2016 clients. The main point of this feature is to allow you to insert a link and properly permission a…


Running PowerShell cmdlets for large numbers of users in Office 365

When PowerShell was introduced back in Exchange 2007 it was a boon too all us Exchange administrators. It allowed us as admins to manage large numbers of objects quickly and seamlessly. We have come to rely on it for updating users, groups, and other sets of objects. With Office 365 things have changed a bit….


Client Connectivity in an Exchange 2016 Coexistence Environment with Mixed Exchange Versions

Our goal with this article is to articulate the various connectivity scenarios you may encounter in your Exchange 2016 designs. To that end, this article will begin with a walk through of a deployment that consists of Exchange 2013 and Exchange 2010 in a multi-site architecture and show how the connectivity changes with the introduction…

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Client Connectivity in an Exchange 2016 Coexistence Environment with Exchange 2013

Our goal with this article is to articulate the various connectivity scenarios you may encounter in your Exchange 2016 designs. To that end, this article will begin with a walk through of a deployment that consists of Exchange 2013 in a multi-site architecture and show how the connectivity changes with the introduction of Exchange 2016….

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