Introducing the new migration experience from Google G Suite

Several weeks ago we added a new Microsoft 365 Roadmap item announcing our intent to add ability to migrate Google G Suite calendars and contacts to the ability to migrate mail to Office 365 using our native migration tools.  We’re excited to say that this functionality has started rolling out!  You can expect to see…


Microsoft Hybrid Agent Preview Update

As you are aware, we released the Microsoft Hybrid Agent for Exchange Server as a preview on Feb. 5th, 2019. The blog post for that release is located here. We have been busy working on a few improvements for the Hybrid Agent over that past two months and wanted to let you know of some…


Exchange Online – Modern Authentication and Conditional Access Updates

We’re constantly improving the security of Office 365 products and services. Modern Authentication and Conditional Access are two of the best ways of ensuring that your clients can take advantage of authentication features like multi-factor authentication (MFA), third-party SAML identity providers, and are implementing automated access control decisions for accessing your cloud apps based on…


Exchange Team blog is moving to a new home soon!

EHLO! As we hinted in our 15 year blogoversary post, this blog will be moving to a new home soon. Here is what you can expect: Our new home will be Microsoft Tech Community, Blogs section (there will be “Exchange” in the list once all is said and done, with its own unique URL) We…


Announcing the updated Exchange Deployment Assistant site

Today we’re announcing a new site for the Exchange Deployment Assistant – https://assistants.microsoft.com! Like the rest of the Exchange documentation, the Deployment Assistant has lived on TechNet since it was created. With the move towards the docs.microsoft.com platform, we needed to make a similar migration for the Deployment Assistant. With the move to the new…


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

Update 4/9/2019: to read about additional features released in the Hybrid Agent, please go here. 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…