Managing Focused Inbox in Office 365 and Outlook

Editor’s note 6/5/2017:  Updated list of supported clients. Focused Inbox—focus on the emails that matter most For many, the inbox is the command center for their day. It’s the way to keep track of what is going on and what needs to get done. Outlook’s Focused Inbox makes this process easier by helping you focus…


Booking Delegation Vs. Classic Delegation

Calendar delegation can be assigned in two different ways, each for a specific scenario. However, any mailbox, usually rooms, can be assigned both and this causes confusion when managing delegation of rooms or resources. What’s the difference and why? Classic Delegation Classic delegation has been around forever and used when a manager wants one or…


Configuring Multiple OWA/ECP Virtual Directories on the Exchange 2013 Client Access Server Role

We have previously published guidance for setting up multiple OWA and ECP virtual directories for Exchange Server 2007 and 2010, and now it is the turn of Exchange Server 2013. The eagle eyed amongst you may spot some copy and paste from previous blogs on the subject, and well frankly, you’d be correct. The reasons…


OWA Forms Based Auth Logoff Changes in Exchange 2013 Cumulative Update 9 – And Good News for TMG Customers

Update – 1/19/16: Since publishing this blog we made a decision to leave the behavior as documented for CU8. The default logoff behavior will continue to follow the CU8 flow described below for the foreseeable future, both in Exchange 2013 and Exchange 2016. The rest of this document stands as originally written, but the new…


Client Connectivity in an Exchange 2013 Coexistence Environment

This article is part 3 in a series that discusses namespace planning, load balancing principles, client connectivity, and certificate planning. Over the last several months, we have routinely fielded questions on how various clients connect to the infrastructure once Exchange 2013 is deployed. Our goal with this article is to articulate the various connectivity scenarios…

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Common mailbox / folder sharing scenarios Guided Walkthroughs now available

Exchange and Outlook have, for years, been great collaboration platforms, where our customers could share information easily with others. One of the things that came to light when a lot of our customers adopted Office 365, is that many often have trouble matching their business needs to actual features in the product (stuff they would…


Life in a Post TMG World – Is It As Scary As You Think?

Let’s start this post about Exchange with a common question: Now that Microsoft has stopped selling TMG, should I rip it out and find something else to publish Exchange with? I have occasionally tried to answer this question with an analogy. Let’s try it. My car (let’s call it Threat Management Gateway, or TMG for…


OWA for iPhone and OWA for iPad are now available!

Today, we are excited to announce the availability of OWA for iPhone and OWA for iPad, which provides even more value to organizations on any Office 365 subscription that includes Exchange Online. OWA for iPhone and OWA for iPad are mobile apps that offer the same email, calendar, and contact functionality you get in Outlook…


Offline access in Outlook Web App 2013

What is it? Offline access in Outlook Web App for Exchange 2013 lets users use Outlook Web App even when not connected to a network. Offline access is newly available in Outlook Web App on the following web browsers.: Internet Explorer 10 Safari 5 or greater (supported on Mac desktops only) Chrome For more information…


The New OWA Rocks Tablets and Phones!

Last week, we shared information about The New Exchange. Today we’re delighted to share some of the exciting new developments in Outlook Web App (OWA). The primary purpose of OWA is to give Exchange users access to their mailboxes from anywhere through the same Outlook UI and functionality they already know and love. In this…