Released: Exchange Generate Message Profile Script v2.0.

Greetings Exchange Community! Today, I am pleased to announce the release of a major update to the Exchange Generate Message Profile script. This release primarily focuses on two enhancements. The first enhancement is the script will now use multiple “threads” (currently in the form of PowerShell jobs with Runspaces under consideration for a future version)…


Certificate-Based Authentication (CBA) for Exchange Online is Generally Available

Many organizations have been using certificate based authentication for Exchange Online while the feature was in preview. Today, we are excited to announce that the feature is generally available in Office 365 Enterprise, Business, Education, and Government plans. For more details, please reference our preview post which has been modified to reflect this announcement. As…


Released: December 2016 Quarterly Exchange Updates

Today we are announcing the latest set of Cumulative Updates for Exchange Server 2016 and Exchange Server 2013. These releases include fixes to customer reported issues and updated functionality. Exchange Server 2016 Cumulative Update 4 and Exchange Server 2013 Cumulative Update 15 are available on the Microsoft Download Center. Update Rollup 22 for Exchange Server…


Help us test Exchange public folder migrations to Office 365 Groups

If you are using Public Folders (legacy or Modern) and would like to migrate some of them to Office 365 Groups, we are working on a solution for that. We are starting with the migration of Calendar folders and will move on to other types as we complete work on calendars. We would like to…


Multi-Factor Authentication in Exchange and Office 365

Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA), which includes Two-factor authentication (2FA), in Exchange Server and Office 365, is designed to protect against account and email compromise. Microsoft has evaluated recent reports of a potential bypass of 2FA. We have determined that the technique described is not a vulnerability and the potential bypass does not exist on properly configured…


Update on Windows Server 2016 and Exchange Server 2016

Update 12/13/2016: Please see the December 2016 Quarterly Exchange Updates blog post for updates on this subject. We wanted to raise your attention to an issue that some customers have reported running Exchange Server 2016 on Windows Server 2016. Crashes of the IIS (W3WP.exe) process have been reported causing instability of Exchange Server on Windows…


Configure rich document collaboration using Exchange Server 2016, Office Online Server (OOS) and SharePoint Server 2016

This post explains the configuration steps needed to get rich document collaboration working between Exchange Server 2016, SharePoint Server 2016, and Office Online Server, in your On-Premises environment. Please use this link if you’re looking for configuration steps for Exchange Server 2016 On-Premises and SharePoint Online Introduction When used together, Exchange Server 2016, SharePoint Server…


Change in behavior for delicensed Exchange Online users

Several weeks ago, we enabled a new Office 365 feature to some tenants where the removal of the Exchange License didn’t immediately mail disable the user and disconnected the mailbox. The new behavior then required to manually (via RPS – remote PowerShell) go and run through EXO RPS the Disable-Mailbox -PermanentlyDelete cmdlet to achieve the…


Active Directory Forest Functional Levels for Exchange Server 2016

Our September 2016 release blog included a statement that is causing some confusion with customers. The confusion relates to our support of Windows Server 2016 with Exchange Server 2016. The blog included a statement that read, “Domain Controllers running Windows Server 2016 are supported provided Forest Functional Level is Windows Server 2008R2 or Later.” We…


Looking back at Microsoft Ignite 2016

We had a lot of fun last week, with hundreds of sessions that covered vast variety of Microsoft services and products. If you were there – we hope that it was time well spent for you! We had many Microsoft experts in sessions and on the Expo floor to give you access and help answer…