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 [...]
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:
Microsoft recently released Lync Basic 2013, a slimmer version of the Lync client that provides all the basic functionality available in the full version of Lync 2013. Some of the notable missing features in the basic client are advanced call features such as team ring, call forwarding, simultaneous ring, voice mail, call park, call delegation, [...]
I am often surprised by how few customers know about or use ActiveSync device access rules (or ABQ for short) in Exchange 2010 when everyone seems to have the requirement to some degree or another. I see a growing trend to use third party products to do what Exchange can and has been able to [...]
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 [...]
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 below:
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 [...]
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 tripped [...]
Some of Lync’s Client-side error messages don’t really explain the reason for the failure. Luckily my friend Greig Sheridan has started to compile a very handy list of these on his blog.
If you ever spend time troubleshooting Lync client side error messages, I would definitely recommend that you check it out. Here’s [...]
This handy little tool has been around for some time now but I’ve found that it does not seem to be very well known so I thought I would write up a quick post.
This performance tool tests your Internet connection to a Microsoft Online Services data center and measures the response times, bandwidth, and [...]