Test it yourselves: Exchange Server 2016 Preview is now available!

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!"

Using the Microsoft Connectivity Analyzer Tool

Recently Microsoft released an updated version of the Microsoft Exchange Remote Connectivity Analyzer rebranding it as the Microsoft Remote Connectivity Analyzer as it now also can test Lync connections, next to Exchange and Office365. Another addition is the Microsoft Connectivity Analyzer Tool, a local variant of the online tool for Exchange connections. This is a … Continue reading "Using the Microsoft Connectivity Analyzer Tool"

Windows Phone 8 in pictures – Samsung ATIV S hands-on

During an Windows 8 event (Dutch) organized by the company I work for (OGD ICT Diensten, Dutch) there was also a small exhibit hall. I was responsible for Office 365 and Exchange and even demonstrated the Exchange 2013 Preview, especially the new OWA on an iPad. That’s awesome BTW . But Samsung also had a … Continue reading "Windows Phone 8 in pictures – Samsung ATIV S hands-on"

So, what about ActiveSync in Exchange 2013?

Over the years Exchange ActiveSync (EAS) has grown into the standard in mobile mail, calendar and contact synchronization. Even groupware products other than Exchange have implemented this protocol to ensure synchronization with iOS, Android and Windows Mobile/Phone devices. It has been adopted to almost any mobile device, even BlackBerry has succumbed with (yet to be … Continue reading "So, what about ActiveSync in Exchange 2013?"

Exchange Server 2013 Preview – Installing Exchange [Video]

In my previous posts, I’ve demonstrated how to prepare Active Directory for Exchange 2013 Preview Release and how to install all the prerequisites on Windows 2012 for both the Exchange 2013 Client Access and Mailbox role. This video in turn will demonstrate how to install Exchange 2013 Preview on a Windows 2012 Preview server. Via … Continue reading "Exchange Server 2013 Preview – Installing Exchange [Video]"

Yes, there is ActiveSync in Windows 8!

*** updated: Also read the followup blog post: More about Windows 8 CP and ActiveSync I think it was already present in the Developer Preview, but it is definitely present in the Consumer Preview. Chris Brownie has blogged about it and has some screenshots. Go ahead and read his blog! As can be seen in … Continue reading "Yes, there is ActiveSync in Windows 8!"

Installing Exchange 2010 Beta: Quick Preparation

Just a few quick tips for those who want a quick result when preparing and installing for Exchange 2010 Beta. The past few days I've installed this beta too many times not to be wondering how to speed things up. So I wound up with two batch files. No unattend file (yet?) though. I already … Continue reading "Installing Exchange 2010 Beta: Quick Preparation"

Windows Server Core IP Configuration, Part 3

I've showed you some common commands for IPv4 networking in Part 1 and Part 2 of this series. Now that you know the commands to change your network settings I feel it's time to perform some tweaks to make your commands just a tiny bit shorter. As an added bonus you might be able to … Continue reading "Windows Server Core IP Configuration, Part 3"