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"
Issues with Unified Contact Store in combination with Lync on-premises and Exchange Online
I've encountered an issue that popped up while I was testing a move from Exchange On-premises to Exchange Online (EXO) while Lync Server 2013 remained on-premises due to Enterprise Voice. Outlook Web Access (OWA) from Exchange Online can be integrated with on-premises Lync, this way OWA users can see presence and have limited IM functionality … Continue reading "Issues with Unified Contact Store in combination with Lync on-premises and Exchange Online"
No, Windows Phone ActiveSync is not on par with OWA for Devices
Recently I came across this Twitter exchange: @WayneHRiddle You don't need it for WP. Native app handles all of that functionality. — Ben Rudolph (@BenThePCGuy) January 17, 2015 I've heard this argument before, that the Exchange ActiveSync (EAS) implementation in Windows Phone doesn't require an OWA for Devices app (or MOWA as is the official acronym) … Continue reading "No, Windows Phone ActiveSync is not on par with OWA for Devices"
Disable Offline OWA in Exchange 2013
Although the Offline OWA functionality in Exchange 2013 is a great addition for those that cannot use Outlook (Anywhere with Cached Mode), but are frequently without internet. However, as the browser database in which Exchange OWA stores it’s information isn’t encrypted, it can be a security issue. It can be turned of via the Exchange … Continue reading "Disable Offline OWA in Exchange 2013"
I will be presenting at the NGN Exchange evening event on 25th November
On the 25th of November the Dutch usergroup NGN (Netwerk Gebruikersgroep Nederland) will organize an Exchange themed evening event and I'm one of the speakers. I'm extra excited as it will be held at the OGD ICT Diensten head office in Delft, my employer! My session will be about Exchange and mobile devices, focused on … Continue reading "I will be presenting at the NGN Exchange evening event on 25th November"
Back from TechEd NA 2013: Thoughts on Exchange and BYOD
*** Updated 9 juli 2013: See the end of this article *** Back from TechEd North America 2013 and almost recuperated from my jetlag (7 hours difference), some of the bits and pieces get their place and new thoughts are formed. Having seen the keynote (see it here) and the new features added in Windows … Continue reading "Back from TechEd NA 2013: Thoughts on Exchange and BYOD"
Exchange 2013 OWA Mailbox policy issue cause of OWA error?
Within Exchange 2013 you can have OWA (Outlook Web App) Mailbox policies, in which an Exchange Admin can determine which features within OWA are available to users. By default, there's a default policy with all options enabled, but you can have more policies and configure them at will and assign them to Mailbox-enabled users according to … Continue reading "Exchange 2013 OWA Mailbox policy issue cause of OWA error?"
What is the ‘Outlook App for Exchange’ in Exchange 2013 Preview?
After digging into Exchange 2013 Preview ActiveSync in my previous post, I was making some Exchange ActiveSync (EAS) policies and just playing around. Yeah, I have a bit of a soft spot for ActiveSync Suddenly I noticed something very interesting in the Exchange Admin Center. I’ve made a screenshot: Did you notice it? Maybe a … Continue reading "What is the ‘Outlook App for Exchange’ in Exchange 2013 Preview?"
Exchange 15 OWA Offline and Extensible?
A few hours ago Mary-Jo Foley posted a blog in which she states (among other things not mentioned here) that the next version of Exchange (codename Exchange 15) could get an offline OWA. A requirement would be IE10. Considering Windows 8 tablets, this could be quite the competitor for Microsoft's own ActiveSync (EAS, also incorporated … Continue reading "Exchange 15 OWA Offline and Extensible?"
Can’t change OWA password at first logon via Threat Management Gateway?
During the first stages of delivering services of our newly built infrastructure to end-users, we came across an annoying issue. Exchange was the first to be accessed, but specifically through Outlook Web App (OWA). As the users where migrated from eDIR and GroupWise, they would get credentials from us. As a security measure we wanted … Continue reading "Can’t change OWA password at first logon via Threat Management Gateway?"