Released: Exchange Server Role Requirements Calculator 8.4

Today, we released an updated version of the Exchange Server Role Requirements Calculator. This release focuses on bug fixes with the DAG auto-calculation functionality that was introduced in 8.3, as well as, support for ReplayLagMaxDelay. In addition to allowing you to configure the ReplayLagMaxDelay value (default is 24 hours), the calculator has also been updated…

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Microsoft Graph Preview for Exchange 2016 customers

We are interested in working with Exchange 2016 customers or partners to help us validate Exchange hybrid scenarios using Microsoft Graph. This will be a self-paced development project where your developers will scope and get technical help to unblock Graph API issues from the product team. In order to participate, you will need to join…


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…


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…


Update on Windows Server 2016 and Exchange Server 2016

Update 12/13/2016: Please see the December 2016 Quarterly Exchange Updates blog post for updates on this subject. We wanted to raise your attention to an issue that some customers have reported running Exchange Server 2016 on Windows Server 2016. Crashes of the IIS (W3WP.exe) process have been reported causing instability of Exchange Server on Windows…


Configure rich document collaboration using Exchange Server 2016, Office Online Server (OOS) and SharePoint Server 2016

This post explains the configuration steps needed to get rich document collaboration working between Exchange Server 2016, SharePoint Server 2016, and Office Online Server, in your On-Premises environment. Please use this link if you’re looking for configuration steps for Exchange Server 2016 On-Premises and SharePoint Online Introduction When used together, Exchange Server 2016, SharePoint Server…


Active Directory Forest Functional Levels for Exchange Server 2016

Our September 2016 release blog included a statement that is causing some confusion with customers. The confusion relates to our support of Windows Server 2016 with Exchange Server 2016. The blog included a statement that read, “Domain Controllers running Windows Server 2016 are supported provided Forest Functional Level is Windows Server 2008R2 or Later.” We…


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…


Tip: a few useful PowerShell scripts for Exchange and Office 365 Admins

Recently there has been some helpful activity over on the Microsoft Script Center for Exchange and Office 365 administrators. Here are 3 scripts that we wanted to call out, as well as a bit of an overview of what they do: Install Exchange 2016 Pre-requisites.ps1 – makes it easier to install Exchange 2016 prerequisites O365_Installs_Connections.ps1…


Looking back at Microsoft Ignite 2016

We had a lot of fun last week, with hundreds of sessions that covered vast variety of Microsoft services and products. If you were there – we hope that it was time well spent for you! We had many Microsoft experts in sessions and on the Expo floor to give you access and help answer…