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 SP3 Update Rollup 9
  • Exchange Server 2007 SP3 Update Rollup 16

Exchange 2013 Cumulative Update 8 includes the following updates to Public Folders:

  • Migrated hierarchies can now contain up to 500,000 folders.
  • New hierarchies can now contain up to 1,000,000 folders.
  • Calendar and Contact Public Folder favorites added in Outlook are now accessible in OWA

In addition to these changes, Activesync Users who are migrated from on premise Exchange to Office 365 will no longer have to manually update their EAS profile.  See here for more details.

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 of the various services. To help with this, Microsoft have some capacity planning tools available.

These tools include:

  • The OneDrive for Business Client Network Bandwidth Calculator. Link
  • The Exchange Client Network Bandwidth Calculator. Link
  • The Lync 2010 and 2013 Bandwidth Calculator. Link

More details about the planning can be found here.