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Quarterly Exchange Updates (September 2016)

Microsoft have released the latest updates to Exchange. The updates are: Exchange Server 2016 Cumulative Update 3 Exchange Server 2013 ...
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Checklist for troubleshooting Outlook connectivity in Exchange 2013 and 2016 (on-premises)

A nice article from the Exchange Team linking to many other very useful articles. https://blogs.technet.microsoft.com/exchange/2016/05/31/checklist-for-troubleshooting-outlook-connectivity-in-exchange-2013-and-2016-on-premises/ ...
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Latest Exchange Updates (March 2016)

Microsoft have released the latest updates to Exchange. The updates are: Exchange Server 2016 Cumulative Update 1 Exchange Server 2013 ...
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Fixing the Pipeline

Some comments to support Module 3 of course M10961 # The following command will not work as Get-ADComputer returns ADComputer ...
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Migrate Users between Office 365 Tenants

Microsoft have written a fairly comprehensive guide to the migration of accounts between Office 365 complete with sample PowerShell code ...
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Add Customised Help

By going to Company Profile and filling in a help desk card (under Custom Help Desk) you can provide a ...
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Using Discovery Search Mailboxes

Discovery Search Mailboxes are arguably less used in Exchange 2013 (and Exchange online) than they were in Exchange 2010. This ...
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Exchange 2013 now supported on Azure

Deployment on Microsoft Azure virtual machines is supported if all storage volumes used for Exchange databases and database transaction logs ...
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Increased maximum email size (150MB)

Until now, the maximum email size in Office 365 was 25 MB. If users wanted to 'send' larger document they ...
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Latest Exchange Updates (March 2015)

Microsoft have released the latest updates to Exchange. The updates are: Exchange Server 2013 Cumulative Update 8 Exchange Server 2010 ...
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Office 365 Internet Bandwidth usage

Using Office 365 will increase your organisation’s Internet traffic, so it is important to evaluate and assess the network impact ...
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Disable Group Creation

In September 2014, Office 365 announced the “first phase of Groups in Office 365”. Although Groups already existed, this heralded ...
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Migrate between Office 365 Environments

How to migrate mailboxes from one Office 365 tenant to another Hopefully this will be a situation that most users ...
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Using an Azure VM as a DAG Witness Server

In Exchange 2013, it became possible to have a multi-site DAG configured in an active-active model by using a third ...
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Enhanced SPAM Protection for EOP

Exchange Online Protection (EOP) has recently been extended to provide improved SPAM protection. The new functionality includes DMARC (Domain-based Messaging ...
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Latest Exchange Updates (December 2014)

Microsoft have released the latest updates to Exchange. The updates are: Exchange Server 2013 Cumulative Update 7 UM Language Packs ...
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Office Telemetry Reporting

Office 2013 has functionality (Office Telemetry) that allows for reporting of how Office is used in your environment, and if ...
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Update-StoreMailboxState

Exchange has the useful ability to re-connect mailboxes that have become disconnected. This allows administrators to recover mail data after ...
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Bulk Mail Protection in EOP

Anyone using Office365 or using Exchange Online Protection (EOP) are about to see a change in how bulk mail is ...
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Creating PowerShell Custom Objects

Whilst rarely needed when running PowerShell commands in the console, creating custom objects can be a useful technique when writing ...
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Office 365 and Lync External Contacts

Setting up an Office365 account is a very straightforward process. Very quickly you can be up and running with Online ...
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Exchange 2010 SP3 Rollup 7

Update Rollup 7 for Microsoft Exchange Server 2010 Service Pack 3 (SP3) has been released. This update rollup resolves various ...
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MCSA: Office 365 now a path to Exchange MCSE

Currently if you wish to pursue an MCSE in Exchange 2013 (or SharePoint or Lync) you required an MSCA in ...
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Exchange 2013 Preferred Architecture

During the recent Microsoft Exchange Conference (MEC), Microsoft released their latest iteration of the Preferred Architecture (PA) for Exchange. The ...
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Exchange Server 2013 Exams Updated for Service Pack 1

Exchange Server 2013 exams – specifically 70-341 and 70-342 – have now been updated for Service Pack 1. Exchange Server ...
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Managed Availability

With the advent of Exchange 2013, we see a move away from the traditional monitoring techniques that were used with ...
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Exchange Server Deployment Assistant

This online utility asks you questions and generates a custom list of tasks for you to prepare your organisation and ...
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Exchange Server 2010 SP1 VHD

This download comes as a pre-configured VHD. This download enables you evaluate Microsoft Exchange Server 2010 SP1 for 180 days ...
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Generate Exchange Environment Reports using Powershell

As an Exchange administrator, there’s times when it’s useful to have a visual, straightforward and concise document that gives you ...
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Mailbox / Role Requirement Calculator for Exchange

Microsoft have produced some Excel spreadsheets which can be used to help plan the server requirements for Exchange. Different versions ...
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PST Capture

Microsoft Exchange PST Capture allows you to search for PST files on computers in your organisation and then import those ...
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Performance and Threshold Counters for Exchange Server 2010

For administrators who do not use System Center Operations Manager to monitor their Exchange 2010 environment, a thorough understanding of ...
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Autosignature Disclaimers

The transport rules that are available to Exchange Server 2010 allow you to do many things including adding a disclaimer ...
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RBAC Demo Code

This is the code I use in class to demo creating custom RBAC objects. New-ManagementScope -name "VIP Users" –RecipientRestrictionFilter {memberofgroup ...
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Exchange 2010 – Certificates for Client Access

How Certificates are Used Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) and Transport Layer Security (TLS) are methods for securing communications between servers ...
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Datacenter Switchover – Updating DNS

As part of a Datacenter switchover, the DNS record of the CAS array in the failed site should be updated ...
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Updating Email addresses programmatically

Recently I was asked the question: 'Can you remove a mailbox from email address policies to stop the reply address ...
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Using a Hash Table to format data

When you use Format-Table you can choose which columns you wish to view. Get-WMIObject Win32_LogicalDisk -Filter "DriveType=3" | Format-Table DeviceID, ...
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Delivery Class Throttling

Delivery Class Throttling is an automatic process that was introduced with Exchange 2010 SP1. It is designed to address the ...
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Open File Dialog Box

Often when working with PowerShell you will want to specify a file to read data from it. Whilst the file ...
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Using AutoDiscover in a Multi-forest Environment

In a simple, one Forest Exchange deployment, Autodiscover will work for internal users without needing to be configured. In many ...
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Creating you own GUI Application

PowerShell is a wonderful tool to gather information and analyse or display it. However, it can be somewhat daunting for ...
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Changing Screen Colours

Changing screen colours can be easily done using the .NET [Console] object with commands similar to below: [Console]::ForegroundColor = "yellow" ...
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