Within Office 365 you can use Audit Logging to monitor specific actions admins and users take. It’s comparable with Auditing within Exchange, but for most of all actions available in your Office 365 tenant. However, you need to do a search to find those actions perhaps long after the fact. That might be adequate for … Continue reading "Creating an Activity alert in Office 365"
As some might know (although I and others have to repeat this regularly…), if you enable directory synchronization from your on-premises Active Directory (AD) and you migrate all you Exchange mailboxes to Exchange Online you still require an Exchange server to manage mail(box) objects. It is the only supported solution, even though some use third … Continue reading "Can I place my Exchange hybrid management server in Azure and use Azure Domain Services?"
Some of you may have wondered why I was somewhat quiet. The reason was that during the last year (and a half?) I was writing a book with MVP Damian Scoles. That book is now available as an PDF and Apple iBook! The physical paperback is now also available in our shop and includes a … Continue reading "Practical PowerShell Exchange Server 2016 aka Writing a book"
Just a quick reminder that Exchange Server 2007 will have no support after April 11th 2017. Although every install will continue without any issue after this date, it is a risk continuing the use of this product. Security fixes won't come available, but also little things like timezone/daylight savings changes aren't updated which could have … Continue reading "Exchange Server 2007 (almost) EOL!"
The Exchange Team blog reminded us today that in about a year the extended support for Exchange Server 2007 will end. This means no more updates of any kind, not even security updates. Feature updates already stopped 4 years earlier when Mainstream support ended. The product will continue to run, but how longer it’s being … Continue reading "The end is nigh for Exchange 2007: support nearing end and some other reasons to upgrade"
Today Exchange Server 2016 for on-premises installations became available! Some important links: Exchange Team Blog: Exchange Server 2016: Forged in the cloud. Now available on-premises. Direct download (without a valid license key this is an 180 day evaluation) Exchange 2016 Unified Message Language Packs Technical Documentation Release Notes Product guide (feature glance) Before you rush with installing … Continue reading "Exchange Server 2016 is available! Now what?"
There's been a lot of media attention regarding Windows 10 and privacy concerns. Unfortunately not all reports contain correct facts while others suggest some of the implemented technology is unique for Windows 10. There's a lot of bad reporting (do some of them even fact check?) or even malicious FUD (Fear, Uncertainty and Doubt) out … Continue reading "In light of Windows 10: Comparing Service and Privacy agreements"
I'm happy to report that I will be speaking in two upcoming events: the two day event GWAVACon 2015 in Berlin (Germany) on the 22nd and 23rd of September and the one-day Unified Communications Day event in Birmingham (UK) on the 28th September. On GWAVACon my sessions will be the English versions of: What’s new in Exchange 2016 Exchange Architecture … Continue reading "I'll be speaking at GWAVACon 2015 and the UC Day"
Today the Microsoft Exchange Product Team released the public Preview of Exchange Server 2016! See the announcement on the EHLO blog. Now everybody can install, investigate and test the latest iteration of Exchange Server, which is part of the Wave 16 of all Office applications (such as Office 2016, Skype for Business, SharePoint 2016 etc.). Some … Continue reading "Test it yourselves: Exchange Server 2016 Preview is now available!"
One of the things I get asked about quite a lot, is how you can set specific permissions in Exchange Server and Exchange Online. Most cases the Management Console (in 2010) or the Exchange Admin Center (EAC, Exchange 2013 & 2016 and Online) provide most basic permissions like Full Access, Send As and Send On … Continue reading "Cheat Sheet: Setting Exchange Mailbox User Permissions via PowerShell"