New Remote Connectivity Analyzer Tests for Mail Flow

Exchange team has written below blog on the remote connectivity analyzer tests for mail flow testing. We’re happy to announce that we’ve added some tests to Microsoft Remote Connectivity Analyzer (RCA), to help you test your mail flow configuration. These tests are intended for customers who use the Exchange Online Protection service to perform spam…


Hybrid Mailbox moves and EMC changes

As customers are upgraded or sign up for the latest version of Office 365 for business, they may notice some changes in their recipient and organization management experience. For instance, we now allow the Organization and Hybrid Migration management experience to be initiated from the Exchange Administration Center (EAC) in Exchange Online. This allows you…


Customizing Managed Availability

Exchange Server 2013 introduces a new feature called Managed Availability, which is a built-in monitoring system with self-recovery capabilities. If you’re not familiar with Managed Availability, it’s a good idea to read these posts: Lessons from the Datacenter: Managed Availability What Did Managed Availability Just Do To This Service? As described in the above posts,…


Released: Update Rollups for Exchange 2007 & Exchange 2010 and Security Updates for Exchange 2013

Yesterday, Exchange Servicing released several updates for the Exchange product line to the Download Center: Update Rollup 11 for Exchange Server 2007 SP3 Update Rollup 7 for Exchange Server 2010 SP2 Update Rollup 2 for Exchange Server 2010 SP3 Exchange Server 2013 RTM CU1 MSRC Security bulletin MS13-061 Exchange Server 2013 RTM CU2 MSRC Security…


OWA for iPhone and OWA for iPad are now available!

Read the blog at http://blogs.technet.com/b/exchange/archive/2013/07/16/owa-for-iphone-and-owa-for-ipad-are-now-available.aspx Read my favorites blogs: Designing a backup less Exchange 2010 Architecture Step by step guide for upgrading Active Directory from Microsoft Windows 2003 to Microsoft Windows Server 2008 Microsoft Exchange 2010 CAS Array – Steps and Recommendations Appear Offline in Microsoft Office Communicator Server 2007 Microsoft Exchange 2010 Test cases…


Adventures in querying the EventHistory table

Beginning with Exchange 2007 the Exchange database has had an internal table called EventHistory.  This table has been used to track the events upon which several of the assistants are based and for other short term internal record keeping.  The way to query the table hasn’t been publicized before but it has a number of…


Released: Update Rollup 1 for Exchange Server 2010 SP3

The Exchange CXP team released Update Rollup 1 for Exchange Server 2010 SP3 to the Download Center. Note: Some of the following KB articles may not be available at the time of publishing this post. This update contains fixes for a number of customer-reported and internally found issues. For more details, including a list of…


Exchange 2013 Sizing Calculator

After a long wait, the calculator is there. The calculator recommends mailbox and CAS sizing as well as transport recommendations. You can find more details on the calculator and to download from Exchange team blog at http://blogs.technet.com/b/exchange/archive/2013/05/14/released-exchange-2013-server-role-requirements-calculator.aspx  Read my favorites blogs: Designing a backup less Exchange 2010 Architecture Step by step guide for upgrading Active Directory…

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Exchange 2010 Database Availability Groups and Disk Sector Sizes

These days, some customers are deploying Exchange databases and log files on advanced format (4K) drives.  Although these drives support a physical sector size of 4096, many vendors are emulating 512 byte sectors in order to maintain backwards compatibility with application and operating systems.  This is known as 512 byte emulation (512e).  Windows 2008 and…


Mysterious mail loop on Edge Transport server: Check your size limits!

I’m a support engineer in CSS. I was working with a customer who reported a mail loop error for a specific domain like contoso.com. This error was only observed in large emails.  Yeah that’s really mysterious until you figure out that the mail loop is due to size restriction on the Send connector.  I thought…