An Update on Office 365 Requiring TLS 1.2

Hello Exchange Server followers! In December 2017 it was announced Office 365 planned to discontinue support for TLS 1.0 and TLS 1.1 connections on March 1st, 2018, and after that time only TLS 1.2 connections would be allowed when interacting with Office 365. Many of you have been asking for additional detail on what this…


Demystifying Hybrid Free/Busy: what are the moving parts?

Hybrid Free/Busy is one of those things that many people do not fully understand. If everything works well, the complexity is hidden from view and people working in various parts of organization can seamlessly work together. But if things go wrong… you will appreciate deeper understanding of what makes it work. This is why we…


Now your enterprise mobility management solution can be used to simply set up and configure Outlook for iOS and Android for Exchange on-premises

Today, we are announcing the availability of new functionality in Outlook for iOS and Android that simplifies the Exchange on-premises email account set up with Microsoft Intune and other enterprise mobility management (EMM) solutions.   Now administrators can simply push the account set up details via mobile device management (MDM) to deliver the user and server…


Exchange Server TLS guidance, part 1: Getting Ready for TLS 1.2

Overview As the realm of security in technology continues to evolve over time, every so often we say hello to newer and more competent versions of technologies while saying goodbye to their older siblings. By the time you are reading this article you may have learned Office 365 intends to stop accepting inbound network connections…


The case of Reply Log Manager not letting lagged copy lag

In a previous blog post Ross Smith IV had explained what the Replay Lag Manager is and what it does. It’s a great feature that’s somewhat underappreciated. We’ve seen a few support cases that seemed to have been opened out of the misunderstanding of what the Replay Lag Manager is doing. I wanted to cover…


Released: December 2017 Quarterly Exchange Updates

Update: Microsoft has identified a condition where Free/Busy lookups from On-Premises to O365 in a hybrid configuration may fail. Please see KB4058297 for additional information and mechanisms to resolve this condition. The December quarterly release updates for Exchange Server are now available on the download center (links below). In addition to the planned cumulative updates…


Announcing Hybrid Modern Authentication for Exchange On-Premises

We’re very happy to announce support for Hybrid Modern Authentication (HMA) with the next set of cumulative updates (CU) for Exchange 2013 and Exchange 2016, that’s CU8 for Exchange Server 2016, and CU19 for Exchange Server 2013. What is HMA? HMA (not HAM, which Word keeps trying to correct it to for me) provides users…


Understanding modern public folder quotas

As a part of our ‘demystifying modern public folders’ series we have so far discussed the modern public folder deployment best practices and available logging for monitoring public folder connections. In this blog post, we are going to discuss public folder quotas. Let’s get to it! Public folder mailboxes and quotas Mailbox quotas are not…


Why is my Address Rewriting not working as expected?

Address Rewriting is a feature of the Transport Agent that runs on the Edge Server role. It enables the modification of addresses for both senders and recipients on messages that enter and leave your Exchange organization. First introduced in Exchange 2007, customers are using Address rewriting to present a consistent appearance of E-mail Address for…