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…


Certificate-Based Authentication (CBA) for Exchange Online is Generally Available

Many organizations have been using certificate based authentication for Exchange Online while the feature was in preview. Today, we are excited to announce that the feature is generally available in Office 365 Enterprise, Business, Education, and Government plans. For more details, please reference our preview post which has been modified to reflect this announcement. As…


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…


Change in behavior for delicensed Exchange Online users

Several weeks ago, we enabled a new Office 365 feature to some tenants where the removal of the Exchange License didn’t immediately mail disable the user and disconnected the mailbox. The new behavior then required to manually (via RPS – remote PowerShell) go and run through EXO RPS the Disable-Mailbox -PermanentlyDelete cmdlet to achieve the…


The Hybrid Mesh

During the recent Microsoft Ignite conference I heard questions related to hybrid and partner free/busy relationships quite often, so I wanted to write about it. This scenario applies to companies with one or more external free busy relationships configured. For instance, you could have two or more companies on-premises sharing free/busy between each other. Then…


Managing Focused Inbox in Office 365 and Outlook

Editor’s note 1/20/2017: Update on rollout for commercial Office 365 customers: We are continuing our rollout of Focused Inbox. Here is an updated availability timeline by platform. Platform Required build Users in First Release Users in Standard Release iOS Already available Already available Already available Android Already available Already available Already available Mac1 15.26+ Began…


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…


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…


Introducing the Mailbox Recovery Troubleshooter

Troubleshooter There are times when the deletion of a user account or a mailbox needs to be undone. It could be that you accidentally deleted the wrong user or maybe you are not really sure what happened to a mailbox, but want to attempt a recovery. Regardless of the reason, we have created a troubleshooter…


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…