Get Ready for Microsoft Ignite 2018

Unless you’ve been living under an IT rock, you’ll know that Microsoft Ignite is happening soon. September 24th to 28th to be exact, in Orlando Florida. If you didn’t buy a ticket already then I’m sorry to break to you that you are too late. It’s sold out! But it’s not all bad news; far…


Exchange Server TLS guidance Part 3: Turning Off TLS 1.0/1.1

Overview In part 3 of our Exchange Server TLS Guidance series, we introduce how to turn off TLS 1.0 and 1.1 in your Exchange Server deployment. Turning off TLS 1.0 and 1.1 can be a highly disruptive event if not planned and executed properly. The Exchange team believes that it is time for the ecosystem…


OffCAT’s replacement – Microsoft Support and Recovery Assistant (SaRA)

After over five years of providing configuration information and solutions to known issues, the OffCAT team is planning to remove OffCAT from the Microsoft Download Center on May 31, 2018. The good news is that core OffCAT features have been consolidated with the Microsoft Support and Recovery Assistant for Office 365 (SaRA) tool at https://diagnostics.outlook.com/….


Exchange Server TLS guidance Part 2: Enabling TLS 1.2 and Identifying Clients Not Using It

Overview In part 2 of our Exchange Server TLS Guidance series we focus on enabling and confirming TLS 1.2 can be used by your Exchange Servers for incoming and outgoing connections, as well as identifying any incoming connection which is not utilizing TLS 1.2. The ability to identify these incoming connections will vary by Windows…


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

Update: With the Office 365 deadline to have TLS 1.2 enabled being moved from March 2018 to October 2018 we have changed the timing of subsequent post releases; please see below! Overview As the realm of security in technology continues to evolve over time, every so often we say hello to newer and more competent…


Exchange Log Collector Script

A while ago I created the “CollectLogsScript” (see my old A better way to collect logs from your Exchange servers blog post) which I have since rebranded to “ExchangeLogCollector”. Seeing that this has proven popular, I have continued to make some major improvements to the script over the years. The script was recently moved over…


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…


Exchange Server 2019

We wanted to post a quick note on our blog to mention to all that at Microsoft Ignite 2017 we have announced that we will be releasing Exchange Server 2019 as an on-premises release to our customers. We are looking forward to sharing more details about this release with you in calendar year (CY) 2018….