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…


Migration to Modern Public Folders – Notes from the Field

In this blog post I wanted to go through the documented TechNet process for migrating legacy public folders to Exchange 2013/2016, expanded with real world guidance gained from field support. I have been involved in a number of legacy public folder data migrations to Exchange 2013/2016 and I wanted to pass along some of the…


Help us test large scale Exchange public folder migrations to Exchange Online

We are on a roll! Following our recent migration program announcement, we wanted to see if there are customers who would like to help us validate migration of larger scale public folders from Exchange on-premises to Exchange Online (EXO). Here are two parameters that define what we are looking for at this time: Public folders…


Deprecating support for SmartScreen in Outlook and Exchange

What are we announcing? On November 1, 2016, Microsoft will stop generating updates for the SmartScreen spam filters in Exchange Server 2016 and earlier (2013, 2010, 2007), Outlook 2016 for Windows and earlier (2013, 2010, 2007) and Outlook 2011 for Mac. The SmartScreen spam filter will be removed from future versions of Exchange Server and…


Released: March 2016 Quarterly Exchange Updates

The Exchange team is happy to announce our spring quarterly updates for Exchange Server are now available on the Microsoft Download Center. Exchange Server 2016 receives its first Cumulative Update, and Exchange Server 2013 Cumulative Update 12 is also released. Exchange Server 2007 and Exchange Server 2010 Update Rollups provide an updated OWA S/MIME control…


Office 365 Hybrid Configuration wizard for Exchange 2010

The Office 365 Hybrid Configuration wizard has been updated to support Exchange 2010. This new wizard comes with the following advantages: An updated user experience that simplifies the hybrid configuration process The error handling experience allows for simple remediation of issues, meaning you can actually read and understand the error Fixes for HCW can happen…


Released: December 2015 Quarterly Exchange Updates

The Exchange team is announcing the availability of our latest quarterly update for Exchange Server 2013 as well as updates for Exchange Server 2010 Service Pack 3 and Exchange Server 2007 Service Pack 3. Cumulative Update 11 for Exchange Server 2013 and UM Language Packs are now available on the Microsoft Download Center. Cumulative Update…


Exchange Active Directory Deployment Site

When installing a brand new Exchange server, there are several things that you should consider. One of them is that things will go smoother if you deploy a new currently supported version of Exchange server into a live production environment by leveraging an Active Directory (AD) deployment site design option. Whenever a new Exchange server…


Client Connectivity in an Exchange 2016 Coexistence Environment with Mixed Exchange Versions

Our goal with this article is to articulate the various connectivity scenarios you may encounter in your Exchange 2016 designs. To that end, this article will begin with a walk through of a deployment that consists of Exchange 2013 and Exchange 2010 in a multi-site architecture and show how the connectivity changes with the introduction…

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Client Connectivity in an Exchange 2016 Coexistence Environment with Exchange 2010

Our goal with this article is to articulate the various client connectivity scenarios you may encounter in your Exchange 2016 designs. To that end, this article will begin with a walk through of a deployment that consists of Exchange 2010 in a multi-site architecture and show how the connectivity changes with the introduction of Exchange…

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