Booking Delegation Vs. Classic Delegation

Calendar delegation can be assigned in two different ways, each for a specific scenario. However, any mailbox, usually rooms, can be assigned both and this causes confusion when managing delegation of rooms or resources. What’s the difference and why? Classic Delegation Classic delegation has been around forever and used when a manager wants one or…


How to publish Anonymous Calendar Sharing URL in Exchange Online or Exchange 2013

Do your users want to share their calendar with anonymous users? Here's a tip related to sharing your calendar via a web link for anonymous users (users outside of your organization). Users can publish their calendar for anonymous viewers using OWA. Organization administrators can also publish a user's calendar. Here we will share both of…


Common mailbox / folder sharing scenarios Guided Walkthroughs now available

Exchange and Outlook have, for years, been great collaboration platforms, where our customers could share information easily with others. One of the things that came to light when a lot of our customers adopted Office 365, is that many often have trouble matching their business needs to actual features in the product (stuff they would…


The Hybrid Free Busy Troubleshooter Now Available

Hybrid Free/Busy troubleshooter As customers move their organization into the Cloud or choose to coexist, there is a need to ensure that some of the basic functionalities users have grown accustomed to, continue to work. While some of you will move all of the users in a cutover fashion which reduces complexity, others will choose…


Exchange 2010 Calendar Repair Assistant

Exchange 2010 had many new enhancements and improvements over prior versions of Exchange. One really cool feature was the introduction of the Calendar Repair Assistant (CRA). The CRA is a mailbox assistant that is configurable through the Exchange Management Shell and runs within the MS Exchange Mailbox Assistants service. Its intended purpose is to help…


Cross Org Availability using Federation Trust and Organization Relationship

Organizations often need to share availability (aka Free/Busy) information with other Exchange organizations. Depending on the version of Exchange Server you’re on, there are different ways to do this. Let’s take a look at three common scenarios and go through the exact steps required in order to achieve sharing of availability information between two on-premises…


Exchange 2010 SP1 and Exchange Online (Office 365) Calendaring FAQ

Exchange 2010 SP1 and Exchange Online (Office 365) incorporate federation to enable secure organization-to-organization free/busy and calendar sharing with other Exchange organizations. Also new is the ability for users to publish their calendar in iCal format to anyone, and for them to subscribe to internet calendars. With Exchange now providing options for how your users…


Raising diagnostic logging for Message Access might cause calendar issues with Exchange 2007 SP2

There is potential for calendar related problems when new diagnostic logging for Message Access, which is available in Exchange Server 2007 Service Pack 2 (SP2) is raised from its default setting of Lowest.  A Knowledge Base article and a fix are in the works at this time and will be available soon. Important – some…


Advisory: Potential changes to Daylight Saving Time in Iraq

Microsoft has learned of a potential change to the observance of daylight saving time (DST) in Iraq. This change may affect customers who use the Baghdad time zone. An early, unsubstantiated report says that the Ministry of Iraq has decided that the country will no longer observe DST even though they have in prior years….


Argentina DST change on 12/30/2007

The government of Argentina has announced (read more about it here, here and here) the implementation of daylight saving time (DST) in Argentina. The following are the start and end dates for the daylight saving time defined: Daylight saving time begins:  Sunday, December 30th, 2007 at 00:00 A.M local standard time. Daylight saving time ends: …