Save The Date – End of Exchange 2010 Support–T Minus 2 Years

January 2020 is going to be a very important month.  There are multiple large and important products which will exit out of their extended support lifecycle phase.  The list includes Exchange 2010. This post is a note to make sure the support lifecycle dates are factored into your project plans and appropriate action is taken. …

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Exchange 2016 CU8 Released

Exchange 2016 CU8 has been released to the Microsoft download centre!  Exchange 2016 has a different servicing strategy than Exchange 2007/2010 and utilises Cumulative Updates (CUs) rather than the Rollup Updates (RU/UR) which were used previously.    CUs are a complete installation of Exchange 2016 and can be used to install a fresh server or to…

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Exchange 2013 CU19 Released

Exchange 2013 CU19 has been released to the Microsoft download centre!  Exchange 2013 has a different servicing strategy than Exchange 2007/2010 and utilises Cumulative Updates (CUs) rather than the Rollup Updates (RU/UR) which were used previously.    CUs are a complete installation of Exchange 2013 and can be used to install a fresh server or to…

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Exchange 2010 SP3 RU19 Released

The Exchange team today announced the availability of Update Rollup 19 for Exchange Server 2010 Service Pack 3.  RU19 is the latest rollup of customer fixes available for Exchange Server 2010. The release contains fixes for customer reported issues and previously released security bulletins. This is build 14.03.0382.000 of Exchange 2010, and KB4035162 has the…

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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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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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Exchange 2016 CU7 Released

Exchange 2016 CU7 has been released to the Microsoft download centre!  Exchange 2016 has a different servicing strategy than Exchange 2007/2010 and utilises Cumulative Updates (CUs) rather than the Rollup Updates (RU/UR) which were used previously.    CUs are a complete installation of Exchange 2016 and can be used to install a fresh server or to…

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Exchange 2013 CU18 Released

Exchange 2013 CU18 has been released to the Microsoft download centre!  Exchange 2013 has a different servicing strategy than Exchange 2007/2010 and utilises Cumulative Updates (CUs) rather than the Rollup Updates (RU/UR) which were used previously.    CUs are a complete installation of Exchange 2013 and can be used to install a fresh server or to…

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