Released: February 2019 Quarterly Exchange Updates

Today we are announcing the availability of quarterly servicing updates, cumulative and update rollups, for all supported versions of Exchange Server. Exchange Server 2010, 2013, 2016 and 2019 all receive an update package. These updates include important fixes to address vulnerabilities being discussed in blogs and other social media outlets. While it is not the…


15 years!

Believe it or not – as of today, this blog has been around for 15 years! That’s right… the very First post was published on February 9, 2004, with How the M: Drive came about hot on its heels. Not too shabby for something people said would never work! On this blog, we have something…


Retiring Unified Messaging in Exchange Online

Microsoft is retiring Unified Messaging (UM) in Exchange Online and replacing it with Cloud Voicemail and Auto Attendant services.  This impacts voicemail processing and Auto Attendant in Exchange Online for all customers using these workloads. The following servers connecting to Exchange UM Online will be transitioned by Microsoft to Cloud Voicemail on or before February…


The Microsoft Hybrid Agent Public Preview

The moment you’ve all been waiting for has arrived! We are pleased to announce the Microsoft Hybrid Agent for Exchange Server is now available for preview! We talked in some depth about the Hybrid Agent back at Ignite 2018 in Orlando, if you want a refresher on what we covered there you can see that…


Giving you more control over public folder migration requests

In our continued efforts to improve the reliability, speed and administration experience of public folder migration, we are very glad to announce the availability of Remove-PublicFolderMailboxMigrationRequest cmdlet for the use of Exchange Online tenant administrators. The cmdlet will help tenant administrator remove individual public folder mailbox migration request, which is very helpful in scenarios where…


Exchange Server 2010 End of Support is (Still) Coming

In April 2018 we blogged about the coming End of Support date for Exchange Server 2010. It’s time for another reminder, but today’s post is extra special. Why? One year from today Exchange Server 2010 will no longer be supported. What does ‘end of support’ mean? Exchange Server, like almost all Microsoft products, has a…


Released: Hybrid Organization Configuration Transfer V2

We are happy to announce Organization Configuration Transfer (OCT) – V2, which includes updates to OCT-Phase 1 that was launched earlier this year. OCT-V2 further reduces the manual work that admins are required to do once the hybrid setup is complete. OCT-V2 is now available as part of the Hybrid Configuration Wizard (HCW). What does…


Announcing support to migrate up to 250K public folders from Exchange On-Premises to Exchange Online

In an earlier post, we announced we were increasing the maximum number of public folders that could be migrated from Exchange Server 2010 to Exchange Online to 250K. We also highlighted in that post that the migration of public folders on Exchange Server 2013 and 2016 were limited to 100K. We’ve been working hard to…


Microsoft Ignite 2018 – The Recap

Microsoft Ignite 2018 ended a few weeks ago, and what a great event it was. It was great to see so many of our customers, partners and friends there – thank you for coming to our sessions, thank you for coming to the booth, thank you for hanging out with us whenever the opportunity arose…


Exchange Server 2019 Now Available

We’re pleased to announce the final build of Exchange Server 2019 is now available and can be downloaded from the Volume Licensing Service Center. Exchange Server 2019 is designed to deliver security, performance and improved administration and management capabilities; attributes our largest on-premises customers expect from Exchange. If you haven’t yet seen the session delivered…