Clean-mailboxdatabase and Exchange 2013

Clean-MailboxDatabase command has  been decommissioned for Exchange 2013 and replaced with Update-StoreMailboxState http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/jj860462(v=exchg.150).aspx Update-StoreMailboxState require the GUID of a mailbox to execute so it usually easier to run in combination with Get-MailboxStatistics like the example below Get-MailboxStatistics -Database MDB02 | ForEach { Update-StoreMailboxState -Database $_.Database -Identity $_.MailboxGuid -Confirm:$false } Use the Update-StoreMailboxState cmdlet to synchronize the…

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Backup and Restore Instructions for the DirSync Database

The Windows Azure Active Directory Sync tool (DirSync) is used to provision user accounts from Windows Active Directory on-premises to Azure Active Directory in the cloud. DirSync will synchronize changes to user accounts made on-premises to the cloud so that cloud users have access to directory information and can sign-in. This document describes how to…


Issues with Exchange 2013 Cumulative Update 6 (CU6)

Exchange 2013 CU6 databases unexpectedly fail over in a co-existence environment with Exchange 2007: This is an issue that has come up after the release of Exchange 2013 CU6. The details of this issue are available in KB:2997209 – “Exchange Server 2013 databases unexpectedly fail over in a co-existence environment with Exchange Server 2007” A…


Released: Cumulative Update 6 for Exchange Server 2013,Update Rollup 7 for Exchange Server 2010 Service Pack 3, and Released: Update Rollup 14 for Exchange Server 2007 Service Pack 3

  The Exchange team announced Exchange Server 2013 Cumulative Update 6. CU6 represents the continuation of our Exchange 2013 servicing and builds upon Exchange 2013 CU5. A complete list of customer reported issues resolved in Exchange 2013 CU6 can be found in KB 2961810. Customers running any previous release of Exchange 2013 can move directly…


Largest collection of FREE Microsoft eBooks ever

FREE Microsoft eBooks! Who doesn’t love FREE Microsoft eBooks? Enjoy 🙂 http://blogs.msdn.com/b/mssmallbiz/archive/2014/07/07/largest-collection-of-free-microsoft-ebooks-ever-including-windows-8-1-windows-8-windows-7-office-2013-office-365-office-2010-sharepoint-2013-dynamics-crm-powershell-exchange-server-lync-2013-system-center-azure-cloud-sql.aspx

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Exchange 2013 Maintenance mode

  Now that Exchange 2013 service pack 1 is released, I believe it’s a good time to revisit this subject. Why do I need Exchange 2013 Maintenance mode? This is to ensure that your end users won’t be effected when performing any type of software/hardware maintenance on your exchange servers or when you are working…

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Released: Update Rollup 5 for Exchange 2010 Service Pack 3 and Update Rollup 13 for Exchange 2007 Service Pack 3

Update Rollup 5 for Exchange Server 2010 Service Pack 3 Update Rollup 13 for Exchange Server 2007 Service Pack 3 Exchange Server 2010 Service Pack 3 Update Rollup 5 resolves customer reported issues and includes previously released security bulletins for Exchange Server 2010 Service Pack 3. A complete list of the issues resolved in this…

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Released: Exchange Server 2013 Service Pack 1

Exchange Server 2013 Service Pack 1 (SP1) is now available for download! Please make sure to read the release notes before installing SP1. The final build number for Exchange Server 2013 SP1 is 15.00.0847.032. More details here http://blogs.technet.com/b/exchange/archive/2014/02/25/exchange-server-2013-service-pack-1-available.aspx 

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Transforming work, transforming Office

And, we will continue with our on-premises releases of both SharePoint Server and Exchange Server on our traditional 2-3 year release cadence.  We’ll also continue supporting hybrid deployments spanning both cloud and on prem technologies. http://blogs.office.com/2014/02/17/transforming-work-transforming-office/

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