In case you missed my session at TechEd Australia last week the session recording and slide deck is available on Channel 9 or by clicking here: http://cgoo.se/18TNT8Y I’m currently working a series of posts about Public Folder migration to Exchange Online. I touched on it during the session, but will be publishing more details...
##Update 30 Aug 2013## The MS13-061 security update has been re-released for Exchange Server 2013, the download links below have been updated. ##Update 15 Aug 2013## The MS13-061 security update for Exchange Server 2013 has been pulled as it seems to cause an issue with the Content Index for mailbox databases. If you have...
Perhaps you are planning your on-premises upgrade to Exchange 2013 or you’ve just introduced the first Exchange 2013 server into your existing Exchange 2010 environment. Welcome to coexistence! Hopefully by now you already know that the Exchange Admin Center (EAC) is the web-based management console in Microsoft Exchange Server 2013 and it replaces the...
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...
Microsoft Application Request Routing (ARR) is a proxy-based routing module for IIS that forwards HTTP requests to content servers based on HTTP headers, server variables, and load balance algorithms. After my recent posts on reverse proxy servers and Exchange Server I received a few emails about using ARR as a reverse proxy for Exchange...
In March this year I wrote a post entitled “Exchange Server and the Reverse Proxy”. I had many similar conversations with peers and customers about the topic, and at the time my intention was twofold: Question the ‘old school’ notion that Exchange services published to the internet are only secure if a reverse proxy...
Ross Smith IV announced the release of Exchange Server 2013 RTM Cumulative Update 2 (CU2) on the Exchange Team blog earlier today. In addition to bug fixes, Exchange 2013 RTM CU2 introduces enhancements in the following areas: Per-server database support – increased from 50 to 100 databases OWA Redirection – adds single sign-on when...
If you often use the Remote Connectivity Analyzer tool (https://www.testexchangeconnectivity.com/) you may have noticed the “Message Analyzer” tab that was added recently. I noticed it a while back but never gave it much thought until I have troubleshooting  a mail flow problem for a customer today so I thought I would write up this...
The Exchange Team recently released some great guidance on how to size Exchange 2013 deployments. I think this is a really comprehensive post and as expected, the guidance is in favour of multi-role deployments. There is no “calculator” spread sheet out yet, however we should see one released soon. Read the full post here...
Following the release of Exchange 2010 SP3 in February, the Exchange Team have announced the release of Exchange Server 2013 Cumulative Update 1 (CU1). CU1 does include some new features, including *some* access Public Folder content through Outlook Web App but I think it is fair to say that legacy coexistence is the reason...