Modern public folder deployment best practices

Introduction Since the release of Microsoft Exchange Server 2013, we have heard questions regarding the sizing and deployment of modern public folders. It is important to plan migrations for public folders so the client experience with their use is good. In this blog post, we will discuss some of best practices and recommendations regarding modern…


New Exchange Online migration options

We are in the process of rolling out a new migration experience that will greatly simplify your journey to Office 365 and Exchange Online. This new experience will help any customer running at least one Exchange 2010, 2013 and/or 2016 server on-premises to migrate to the cloud seamlessly. When you initiate the migration, we evaluate…


How to Enable Kerberos Authentication for Accessing Exchange in a Resource Forest

Consider a hypothetical scenario where Contoso merges with World Wide Importers, and the two combine each others resources. World Wide Importers has Exchange 2016 deployed, so it’s decided that users from Contoso will link their accounts to mailboxes in worldwideimporters.com as a resource forest. Each company’s corporate identity will remain intact, so they will maintain…


Exchange Server Role Requirements Calculator Update

v7.8 of the calculator introduces support for Exchange 2016! Yes, that’s right, you don’t need a separate calculator, v7.8 and later supports Exchange 2013 or Exchange 2016 deployments. Moving forward, the calculator is branded as the Exchange Server Role Requirements Calculator. When you open the calculator you will find a new drop-down option in the…

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Exchange Server 2013 Service Pack 1 Coming in Early 2014

Today on the Office blog we announced that service pack 1 for the 2013 set of products including Office, SharePoint and Exchange will be released early next year. We know our Exchange customers have been looking for confirmation of the release but also have a desire for an early look at what’s coming with Exchange…


Announcing the Microsoft Solutions Advisory Board

Microsoft Office Content Publishing is now producing guidance on cross-product solutions involving Exchange Server 2013, SharePoint 2013, Lync Server 2013, Office 365, and Windows Azure. Our goal is to help our customers solve bigger business problems than could be solved through any of these products individually. We have some ideas regarding what solutions to get…


Released: The new Exchange Server Deployment Assistant

We’ve listened to your feedback for improving the on-premises and hybrid Exchange Server deployment experience, and we’re happy to announce the release of the new, consolidated Deployment Assistant! The Exchange Server Deployment Assistant now combines all the on-premises and hybrid deployment scenarios from both the Exchange 2013 Deployment Assistant and the Exchange 2010 Deployment Assistant…


Exchange Server 2013 Deployment Assistant Updated!

We’re happy to announce the latest updates to the Exchange Server 2013 Deployment Assistant! We’ve updated the Deployment Assistant to include the following new scenarios: Upgrading from a mixed Exchange 2007/Exchange 2010 deployment to Exchange 2013 Configuring an Exchange 2013-based hybrid deployment for Exchange 2010 organizations These new scenarios provide step-by-step guidance about how to…


Life in a Post TMG World – Is It As Scary As You Think?

Let’s start this post about Exchange with a common question: Now that Microsoft has stopped selling TMG, should I rip it out and find something else to publish Exchange with? I have occasionally tried to answer this question with an analogy. Let’s try it. My car (let’s call it Threat Management Gateway, or TMG for…


Updated: Exchange Server 2013 Deployment Assistant

We’re happy to announce updates to the Exchange Server 2013 Deployment Assistant! We’ve updated the Deployment Assistant to include the following new scenarios: Upgrading from Exchange 2007 to Exchange 2013 Upgrading from Exchange 2010 to Exchange 2013 Configuring an Exchange 2013-based hybrid deployment for Exchange 2007 organizations These new scenarios provide step-by-step guidance about how…