Free community event in Maarssen (NL) this Thursday evening

What? A free community event in a first collaboration between Dutch and Belgian Exchange, Skype and Office 365 experts. There will be two sessions, but before and after sessions you are free to talk with any of them about Exchange, Skype for Business/Teams and Office 365. When? This Thursday evening starting at 18:00. Where? Maarssen … Continue reading "Free community event in Maarssen (NL) this Thursday evening"

Office 365 to enforce TLS 1.2 per October 15, 2020

Update 21 July 2020 Microsoft has set a new date for the deprecation of TLS1.0 and 1.1, after a previous postponement due to the pandemic. You can find it in the Microsoft 365 Message Center message MC218794, which also references this Docs article. From October 15, 2020 onward, Microsoft will gradually enforce TLS1.2 on Office … Continue reading "Office 365 to enforce TLS 1.2 per October 15, 2020"

I'll be speaking at E-Communications & Collaboration Day 2017 (BE-COM.eu) on May 3rd 2017

In a few weeks, I’ll be travelling to Novotel Leuven in my neighboring country Belgium for the E-Communications & Collaboration Day 2017, a full-day (May 3rd 2017) of expert presentations and content about Office 365, Exchange, Skype for Business and related technologies. During this day, I will be presenting “Securing Exchange Online”: In this session, … Continue reading "I'll be speaking at E-Communications & Collaboration Day 2017 (BE-COM.eu) on May 3rd 2017"

Can I place my Exchange hybrid management server in Azure and use Azure Domain Services?

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?"

Practical PowerShell Exchange Server 2016 aka Writing a book

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"

Exchange Server 2007 (almost) EOL!

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 end is nigh for Exchange 2007: support nearing end and some other reasons to upgrade

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"

Exchange Server 2016 is available! Now what?

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?"

In light of Windows 10: Comparing Service and Privacy agreements

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"