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Back in 2011 I posted about the Microsoft Online Services Internet Connection Performance Test which was a tool that helped measure response times, bandwidth, and overall connection quality in preparation for consuming Microsoft Online services. The tool disappeared without warning after a while and was never replaced. A few months ago now it seems...
In part 1 we briefly looked at the architectural changes made to modern public folders in Exchange 2013 as well as some of the things to you may want to consider as you prepare to migrate you public folders to Exchange Online. In this post we will step through the actual migration process in...
I’ve been meaning to get this series published for some time now. I can’t believe it is almost 2 months since TechEd Australia 2013! During my session, I briefly covered modern public folders and how to migrate them to Exchange Online. My aim is to build on that session with a couple of posts...
Mario Tevanian (Microsoft) and I will be presenting a “Exchange 2013 Hybrid Deployments” session at TechEd Australia 2013 (3-6 September, Gold Coast) The session will provide an overview of the complete range of migration options that are available when migrating to Exchange Online and discuss the new Exchange 2013 hybrid configuration wizard. Did you...
As we are all aware, the next wave of Office 365 is currently in preview and will be available soon. One of the expected (and long awaited) new features is the ability to administer Lync Online via PowerShell, this is something that is lacking in the current release. I was recently working with a...
Ever wondered what version of Exchange your tenant is provisioned on? Michael Van Horenbeeck has written quick post on how to determine this. I think this will be really handy in the near future so I wanted to share it. You can check the version by issuing the following cmd via powershell: Get-OrganizationConfig |...
Earlier today Exchange 2013 reached RTM status. This is a very exciting announcement and means that coding and testing is now complete. General availability is planned for the first quarter of 2013. In addition to Exchange, the new Office, SharePoint, and Lync have also reached RTM. For more information on the announcement, click here....
I came across an interesting issue when using the Exchange Hybrid Configuration Wizard in a multi-namespace environment recently. Autodiscover was configured and working correctly for Outlook and EAS clients but the wizard would not complete successfully and would generate the following error: “Federation information could not be received from the external organization…” as seen...
If you have a Exchange Hybrid deployment configured and attempt to create a new remote move request you may receive an ”Exception has been thrown by the target of invocation” error similar to the one below. Here are a few things you can check in order to help troubleshoot this error: Have you enabled...
I came across this error recently while running the Hybrid Configuration Wizard on Exchange 2010 SP2. It caught me out a little and as it turns out the fix is quite simple. It seems the wizard does not recognise certificates that begin with anything other than “CN=”. In my particular case I was being...