Exchange team blog on How big is too big

Recently Exchange team has written an excellent article on Exchange processor and memory usage and how much of these resources should be used as many of the customers are willing to use extremely big hardware for Exchange. Review the article at: Ask the Perf Guy: How big is too BIG? Read my favorites blogs:…


Microsoft Exchange 2016 Initial outline

Microsoft has recently released an initial look at Exchange 2016 architecture and Exchange team has written an excellent article which provides an initial (subject to change) view of the architecture. This architecture is described at: Exchange Server 2016 Architecture  Read my favorites blogs: Assigning File Share permissions using Power Shell Disk Read Error when…


Microsoft Exchange team blog about Large message sizes in Office 365

Recently Microsoft Exchange team has written a blog about large messages in Office 365. I see many customers asking for bigger message size like 100MB and should review this blog. Office 365 now supports larger email messages—up to 150 MB  Read my favorites blogs: Assigning File Share permissions using Power Shell Disk Read Error…


Microsoft Exchange 2013 and ADRMS Integration

I recently did an Exchange 2013 deployment at one of our customers and also integrated with ADRMS so I thought to outline the high level integration steps to assist others. 1. Verify Exchange Servers in Microsoft Exchange Security Groups OU contain your Exchange servers. 2. Modify the default AD RMS ACLs settings in order to…


Released: Exchange Server 2013 Cumulative Update 3

The Exchange team has announced the availability of our most recent quarterly servicing update to Exchange Server 2013. Cumulative Update 3 for Exchange Server 2013 and updated UM Language Packs are now available on the Microsoft Download Center. Cumulative Update 3 includes fixes for customer reported issues, minor product enhancements and previously released security bulletins….


Outlook Connectivity Guided Walkthrough (Exchange On-Premises)

Outlook prompting users for credentials? Outlook users disconnected from their mailboxes? These are a couple of common issues and they can be frustrating to the user. Enter the Outlook Connectivity Guided Walkthrough (GWT). Outlook connectivity issues with Exchange server can be a very frustrating for both the user and the administrator. Unfortunately, connectivity issues aren’t…


Exchange Server: The Road Ahead

We’re approaching the one-year anniversary of the release of Exchange Server 2013. This is traditionally the time when people start asking questions like: When is Service Pack 1 coming? What’s the timeline for the next Exchange Server release? What are you cooking up for the next version of Exchange? This time around, we’re also hearing…


Beta of Microsoft Office 365 Best Practices Analyzer for Exchange Server 2013 now available

Exchange team has released a blog about Office 365 best practices analyzer for Exchange 2013 as below. We wanted to let you know that we have released a Beta version of Microsoft Office 365 Best Practices Analyzer for Exchange Server 2013. You can download the bits and read more about the release here. While this…


Released: The new Exchange Server Deployment Assistant

Exchange team has written a blog about new Exchange Server deployment assistance as below: We’ve listened to your feedback for improving the on-premises and hybrid Exchange Server deployment experience, and we’re happy to announce the release of the new, consolidated Deployment Assistant! The Exchange Server Deployment Assistant now combines all the on-premises and hybrid deployment…


Server Component States in Exchange 2013

In Exchange 2013 we introduced the concept of “Server Component States”. Server Component State provides granular control over the state of the components that make up an Exchange Server from the point of view of the environment it is running in. This is useful when you want to take an Exchange 2013 Server out of…