Reminder–End of Office 365 Outlook Anywhere Support October 31st 2017

The end of Outlook Anywhere support in Office 365 is almost upon us.  In a weeks time support for Outlook Anywhere (OA) will be removed in Office 365.  Note that this does not impact on-premises deployments. This change is in Office 365.  The replacement client connectivity protocol is MAPI/HTTP.  MAPI/HTTP is not a new protocol,…

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End of Outlook 2007 Support

Earlier this year we said goodbye to our friend, Exchange 2007.  Now that it is October the 10th, Outlook 2007 is also exiting out of extended support. Customers who use Office 365 will have noted that there is a change to the supported client connectivity methods.  Outlook Anywhere is being replaced with MAPI/HTTP.  Outlook 2007…

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Office 365 Pilot Group Mail Flow Issues

When initially deploying and configuring Office 365, one of the initial questions is to select the on-premises objects which will be replicated to Azure Active Directory.  It is strongly recommended that all of the required directory and user hygiene is fully completed prior to the installation of Azure AD Connect.  It is easier and simpler…

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Exchange 2016 CU7 AD Forest Function Level Requirements

In September 2016, just over a year ago from the time of writing, Exchange 2016 CU3 added support for Windows 2016.  Exchange 2016 CU3 added support for installing Exchange 2016 onto Windows Server 2016 and also to have Windows 2016 Domain Controllers (DCs) in the environment.  There is a nuance with the latter.  In order…

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How To Compare Exchange Schema Changes

In the initial versions of Exchange, there was no Active Directory.  In this land before time, Windows NT directory services was available and Primary Domain Controllers and Backup Domain Controllers ruled the roost.  Exchange 4.0 to 5.5 maintained a separate directory in Exchange over and above the Windows NT directory.  This all changed with the…

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