Now that Microsoft has purchased the Sunrise Calendar app, it's probably a good idea to take a closer look to that app and see what we are or will be dealing with before everyone panics (again). The Acompli Outlook app for iOS and Android (from now on referenced as just the Outlook app) has received … Continue reading "A quick look at the Sunrise Calendar app"
Optimizing the Outlook AutoDiscover process by skipping the root domain query
Updated 8/15/2014: see the bottom of this article for additional information on changed AutoDiscover behavior of Outlook 2013. Consider the following scenario: An Active Directory (AD) domain named equal to the SMTP Suffx, so the mailaddress email@example.com in the contoso.com AD domain. No on-premises Exchange, this means that there is no Service Connection Point (SCP) in … Continue reading "Optimizing the Outlook AutoDiscover process by skipping the root domain query"
Be careful with Outlook customizations! Use AutoDiscover!
During a migration from Exchange 2007 to 2013, we moved several mailboxes as pilot users. Coexistence was fully configured and on my test machine everything worked fine. However, the pilot users had trouble connecting with Exchange 2013 after their mailbox was successfully moved to Exchange 2013 servers. OWA and ActiveSync worked without any hitch. The … Continue reading "Be careful with Outlook customizations! Use AutoDiscover!"
Exchange 2013 SP1 is out! And now?
Yesterday the Exchange Team finally released Exchange 2013 Service Pack 1 (SP1). And even as promised within early 2014! Nothing like a major release to get those blog writing blocks lifted . Download SP1 here and see their blog here. Be sure to check out the release notes and the What’s New page. So, what … Continue reading "Exchange 2013 SP1 is out! And now?"
Managing mailbox storage use in Exchange 2010, Part 1
It's something most organizations encounter at some point: A mail server with no more space left or user's can't get a higher quota due to limited storage resources. Even with a basic policy regarding mailbox quota's, running out of resources is still something that can happen if the server was not sized properly or upgraded … Continue reading "Managing mailbox storage use in Exchange 2010, Part 1"
Forgot your Exchange OWA URL?
Even if you have a computer with Outlook 2010, sometimes you want or need to do stuff in Outlook Web App (OWA). For instance, remote wipe your lost ActiveSync smartphone. But what if you do not remember the URL and the servicedesk is closed etc. etc.? Well, if you have Outlook 2010, you can look … Continue reading "Forgot your Exchange OWA URL?"
Exchange 2010 Mailtips not working with Outlook Anywhere users?
Today I fixed an issue where Outlook 2010 clients via Outlook Anywhere didn't get Mailtips, but OWA, internal and users connecting via VPN did get them. Mailtips are using the EWS IIS virtual Directory. As ISA 2006 was used (and it does not have Exchange 2010 wizard as I recall), I checked whether EWS was … Continue reading "Exchange 2010 Mailtips not working with Outlook Anywhere users?"