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 problem was that Outlook would update its server settings, even though (internal) AutoDiscover worked perfectly. Outlook seemed to retain its settings for Exchange 2007, which

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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 now? Hopefully many of you have installed previous Cumulative Updates (CU). But even if you haven’t (although I hope you’re not still stuck with CU1

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Exchange 2013 and all other Office products RTM bits are now available on TechNet!

Looks like Microsoft itself can’t wait to release the RTM bits of Exchange 2013 and it’s family members, because they are currently available on TechNet. See proof below: Like the RTM announcement this availability is quite a lot sooner than expected, or actually announced. Microsoft itself aimed at half november for TechNet subscribers. Should we think more of this? Nah, let’s just enjoy it. If anything, Microsoft had al lot extra time built-in just in case one of the product

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Outlook 2010 Standard does not support Personal Archive

This week a colleague of mine asked me whether Office 2010 Standard supports the Personal Archiving functionality of Exchange 2010. I assumed it did, but he provided me with some Microsoft information that stated otherwise. At minimum the Professional Edition is needed. I couldn’t find any other piece of collaborating evidence or just confusing information (looks like Marketing is confused between Personal Archive and Managed Folders), so I put it to the test. Downloaded Office 2010 Standard, installed Outlook 2010

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