- How database availability groups have improved in Exchange 2013
- Exchange admins, is it time to retire your VPN?
- Microsoft Exchange 2013 Architecture explained
- Making the Outlook 2013 interface less white and bright
- Exchange 2013 CU1 Expected to Arrive on April 2
- Exchange 2013 RTM CU1 Status
- Mysterious mail loop on Edge Transport server: Check your size limits!
- Sync Squabble Between Microsoft and Google Confusing Users
- A Brief History of Spam – The Evolution of Anti-Spam Technologies
- New-MoveRequest fails with “Database .. doesn’t exist”
- Migrating Outlook pst-data to Outlook.com
- Sync Slider for delegated Exchange mailboxes
- Improvements to Outlook Web App in Exchange 2013 (Part 3)
- Configuring an Exchange Hybrid Deployment Migrating to Office 365 (Exchange Online) (Part 11)
- Video - Configuring Exchange 2013 Anti-Spam Part 1
- Misconfigured Subnets Appear in Exchange Server 2013 DAG Network
- Exchange 2013: Stuck messages in OWA’s Drafts folder and DNS
- What's to Be Done with PSTs: Capture, Migrate, Eliminate?
- Microsoft replaces OCAT with OffCAT (Office Configuration Analysis Tool)
- Preserving mailboxes when employees leave
- Managing Exchange ActiveSync Device Access
29 de março de 2013
22 de março de 2013
- PowerShell Script to Forward Email for a Bulk Set of Users
- Webinar: Sharing calendars in Outlook
- Managing Database Switchovers for Exchange Server 2013 Database Availability Groups
- Released: Office Configuration Analyzer Tool (OffCAT)
- Preserve mailbox data for eDiscovery using inactive mailboxes in Exchange Online
- Migrating a standalone Office 365 tenant to Exchange 2010 (Part 5)
- Deploying Exchange Server 2013 (Part 1)
- Sorting contacts by Company; (none) listed twice
- Search Folder support in OWA 2013
- Exchange 2010 SP2 RU6 “can’t delete messages” KB released
- Exchange 2010 Discovery Searches: What about users who leave?
- 101 Exchange Web Services code examples
- New Ignite Webcast – The New Office 365 Pilot
- March 2013 Technical Rollup: Unified Communications
Publicado por Rui J.M. Silva @ 19:29
17 de março de 2013
A edição de Março 2013 da TechNet Magazine já está disponível para leitura online.
Artigos em Destaque:
- Cloud Computing: Cloud operations and security
By Vic (J.R.) Winkler
Recognizing and aggregating patterns is key to efficient and secure cloud operations.
- Windows Server 2012: Master Windows Deployment Services
By Johan Arwidmark
Using WDS, especially in concert with other deployment tools, gives you a powerful and flexible solution.
- SharePoint 2010: Establish the proper environment
By Steve Wright, and Corey Erkes
The manner in which you set up your development and testing environments and processes can greatly impact your applications.
- IT Architecture: The new face of IT
By Paul Yu
A cloud-based framework running on a network of virtual servers is the new look of the modern IT infrastructure.
- IT Management: Leadership, deconstructed
By Ryan Haveson
Being an effective leader is learned skill, but you can apply some simple techniques to build and drive a powerful team.
- Virtualization: VDI made easy
By Kristin Griffin, and Freek Berson
There are new options for deploying and managing your VDI environment with Windows Server 2012 RDS.
- Lync Server 2013: Link in with Microsoft Lync
By Brien M. Posey
Lync Server is a powerful communications platform, but there are several things you can do to improve its performance.
- IT Management: IT - The core, the core, the core
By Romi Mahajan
It has been said before, but it’s truer than ever: IT is the core of business activity as a driver, a facilitator and a solution.
- Utility Spotlight: Keep Internet Explorer 10 at bay
By Lance Whitney
With the Internet Explorer 10 Blocker Toolkit, you can keep Internet Explorer 10 from appearing in the list of important updates for Windows 7.
- Windows Confidential: Feature-colored glasses
By Raymond Chen
If you can’t explain your feature without using buzzwords, then don’t expect anybody to understand you.
- Toolbox: New products for IT professionals
By Greg Steen
This month’s tools are all about monitoring, whether monitoring the uptime of your Web site or monitoring enterprise-wide systems and applications.
- Windows PowerShell: Looks a lot like a workflow
By Don Jones
Each month this year, Don Jones will present an installment in a 12-part tutorial on Windows PowerShell Workflow. We encourage you to read through the series in order, beginning with the January 2013 column.
- SQL Q&A: Undo the damage
By Paul S. Randal
Take a look inside query plan selection, excessively slow backups and the process of repairing a replication database.
- Geek of All Trades: Fault-tolerant Hyper-V storage
By Greg Shields
You can actually use the Windows Server 2012 Scale-Out File Server and Server Message Block to create a level of fault-tolerant storage.
Publicado por Rui J.M. Silva @ 09:57
15 de março de 2013
- 10 new cool tools for Exchange admins
- TechDays Belgium 2013: Office 365 Do’s and Don’t’s
- PowerShell Quick Script: Finding the Exchange Schema Version
- Get virtually unlimited attachments and get up-to-date with Outlook.com
- Details of the Hotmail / Outlook.com outage on March 12th
- New Ignite Webcast – Exchange Deployment and Coexistence
- A Brief History of Spam-The Early Years
- Why are Lync Server 2013 Prerequisites Installed on My Exchange 2013 Server?
- Announcing Microsoft Connectivity Analyzer (MCA) 1.0 and Microsoft Remote Connectivity Analyzer (RCA) 2.1
- Enable OWA Light In Exchange 2013
- Configuring an Exchange Hybrid Deployment Migrating to Office 365 (Exchange Online) (Part 10)
- Improvements to Outlook Web App in Exchange 2013 (Part 2)
- Delivering Exchange emails to a pst-file in Outlook 2013
- Let Outlook read your emails out loud
- Dual Time Zone & DST Calendar Display Bug
- Exchange 2013: Using crimson events to track transaction log truncation within a DAG
- SQL, OFS, Exchange file system, WinFS, and other murky dealings
- EDA, PinPoint DNS, and a chat about Exchange 2013
- Why Exchange Online hates journal mailboxes
Publicado por Rui J.M. Silva @ 19:25
14 de março de 2013
Acaba de ser disponibilizado para download a última versão do documento Exchange Server 2003 to Exchange Server 2010 Active Directory Schema Changes Reference, March 2013.
This download includes the Exchange Server Active Directory Schema Reference, which provides information about the changes that Microsoft Exchange Server makes to the Active Directory schema when it is installed. The Exchange Server Active Directory Schema Changes Reference includes changes made by Exchange Server 2010 SP3, Exchange Server 2010 SP2, Exchange Server 2010 SP1, Exchange Server 2010, Exchange Server 2007 SP3, Exchange Server 2007 SP2, Exchange Server 2007 SP1, Exchange Server 2007, and Exchange Server 2003.
13 de março de 2013
Está disponível uma nova actualização para o filtro Junk E-mail do Outlook 2003/2007/2010/2013.
"Esta atualização fornece ao Filtro de Correio Eletrónico Publicitário Não Solicitado do Microsoft Office Outlook uma definição mais atual das mensagens de correio eletrónico que deverão ser consideradas correio eletrónico publicitário não solicitado."
O download está disponível para as versões Outlook 2003, Outlook 2007, Outlook 2010 (32-bit, 64-bit) e Outlook 2013 (32-bit, 64-bit) ou através do Microsoft Update. Como é habitual, está acompanhado pelo respectivo artigo da Knowledge Base:
12 de março de 2013
Achieving Immutability with Exchange Online and Exchange Server 2013 é o mais recente white paper técnico disponível para download no website da Microsoft.
The Principle of Immutability
For many organizations, regulatory compliance, internal governance requirements, or litigation risk require the preservation of email and associated data in a discoverable form. All data in the system must be discoverable, and none of it can be destroyed or altered. The industry-standard term for this is “immutability.”
Traditional methods of achieving immutability have typically worked by moving email messages to a separate, read-only storage location. While such systems serve the purpose of preserving mailbox items for discovery, they often affect the user experience in significant ways by removing preserved items from the customary daily workflow. For IT professionals, this approach to immutability requires the deployment and ongoing maintenance of a separate server and storage infrastructure. Discovery itself is performed with tools external to the mail system, with associated deployment and maintenance costs.
With Exchange Server and Exchange Online, Microsoft enables organizations to immutably preserve mailbox items for eDiscovery using an in-place strategy.
With Exchange Server and Exchange Online, Microsoft enables organizations to immutably preserve mailbox items for discovery using an in-place strategy, keeping those items within the Exchange infrastructure. The technology used to achieve immutability with Exchange is different than sending items to a separate, read-only archive. The Exchange approach achieves the same or better results—preserving all inbox data in a way that is tamper-proof and discoverable—while at the same time conserving more of the relevant data, reducing IT complexity, and delivering a seamless user experience.
A ferramenta Microsoft Office Configuration Analyzer Tool (OffCAT) 1.0 foi recentemente disponibilizada para download.
O OffCAT 1.0 suporta análise de configuração aos seguintes programas do Microsoft Office (2003, 2007, 2010 e 2013):
- Microsoft Access
- Microsoft Excel
- Microsoft Outlook
- Microsoft PowerPoint
- Microsoft Word
The Office Configuration Analyzer Tool 1.0 (OffCAT ) provides a quick and easy method to analyze several Microsoft Office programs for common configurations that may cause problems. This can be very useful for busy Help Desk personnel when end-users call for help with Office programs or when you want to proactively identify possible issues.
The Microsoft Office Configuration Analyzer Tool (OffCAT) is a program that provides a detailed report of your installed Office programs. This report includes many parameters about your Office program configuration and highlights known problems found when OffCAT scans your computer. For any problems that are listed in the report, you are provided with a link to a public-facing article (usually a Microsoft Knowledge Base article) on the issue so you can read about possible fixes for the problem. If you are a Help Desk professional, you can also save the report to file so that the report can be viewed in the Office Configuration Analyzer Tool on another client where the tool is installed. The Office Configuration Analyzer Tool 1.0 also includes a command-line version that can be used to collect an OffCAT scan without user intervention.
11 de março de 2013
Já abriu o registo para o maior evento técnico organizado pela Microsoft.
- TechEd Europe 2013: Madrid, Spain, 25-28 Junho
- TechEd North America 2013: New Orleans, LA, 3-6 Junho
Learn about the future of Microsoft’s products, solutions and services directly from the leaders with news, announcements, and demos.
Connect with Microsoft and industry thought leaders, and fellow attendees that share your technology interests and business challenges.
Explore in Hands-on Labs and Technical Learning Centers designed to give you practical experience with the latest tools and technologies.
Plan the features and architecture to support your product and business goals and to prepare your skills for the future
Attend technical sessions delivered by Microsoft engineers and industry experts
Para quem se registar até ao dia 22 de Março, pode beneficiar do desconto Early Bird Pricing.
E para quem precisar de convencer o chefe a aprovar a viagem, desta vez a Microsoft tratou de dar uma ajuda!
9 de março de 2013
- Now Available: Exchange Server 2013 Deployment Assistant
- Updated: Exchange Server 2010 Deployment Assistant for Exchange 2010 SP3 and Office 365
- Announcing the new Office 365 Deployment Center
- Microsoft Deployment Tool for Exchange 2013 Available
- Apple Spam Filter Destroying Legitimate Email
- A Brief History of Spam – Why Do We Call It Spam?
- How to allow a regular user to manage recipients in Exchange Server 2013 and other stuff…
- Managing Admin Roles restrictions in Exchange Server 2013
- How to check the Admin Roles assigned to an user
- Using Exchange Management Shell to manage Admin Roles in Exchange Server 2013
- Exchange Environment Report script (#DoExTip)
- Using Out-GridView (#DoExTip)
- Regular Expressions and Named Groups
- Manually Configuring Email Addresses for Exchange Server 2013 Recipients using PowerShell
- Removing attachments of a specific type with EWS and Powershell
- Migrating a standalone Office 365 tenant to Exchange 2010 (Part 4)
- Missing features when replying in Outlook 2013
- Creating/Managing groups for Outlook.com accounts
- Exchange Unwashed Digest February 2013
- Can Windows servers consume untreated Internet traffic safely?
- Some side-effects of the Exchange 2013 cumulative update strategy
- The loss of the Message Tracking Log Explorer and the denuded Exchange 2013 Toolbox
- The Exchange Reports Codeplex Project
- Checking for Open Relay in Exchange 2007/2010
- Finding the Exchange Server 2013 Management Tools
Publicado por Rui J.M. Silva @ 12:28
7 de março de 2013
A ferramenta Microsoft Exchange Server Jetstress 2013 Tool (v15.0.651.0) já está disponível para download.
Simulate Exchange disk I/O load on a server to verify the performance and stability of your disk subsystem before putting your server into a production environment.
Use Jetstress to verify the performance and stability of a disk subsystem prior to putting an Exchange server into production. Jetstress helps verify disk performance by simulating Exchange disk Input/Output (I/O) load. Specifically, Jetstress simulates the Exchange database and log file loads produced by a specific number of users. You use Performance Monitor, Event Viewer, and ESEUTIL in conjunction with Jetstress to verify that your disk subsystem meets or exceeds the performance criteria you establish. After a successful completion of the Jetstress Disk Performance and Stress Tests in a non-production environment, you will have ensured that your Exchange disk subsystem is adequately sized (in terms of performance criteria you establish) for the user count and user profiles you have established. It is highly recommended that the Jetstress user read through the tool documentation before using the tool.
4 de março de 2013
Ora aqui está um documento que deve interessar muito aos hosters de Exchange, mas também a todos aqueles que estão a construir clouds privadas: Multi-Tenancy and Hosting Guidance for Exchange Server 2013.
This document provides information and offers advice and direction to help ensure the Exchange multi-tenant environment that you build can be supported by Microsoft.
A multi-tenant Exchange deployment is defined in this document as one where the system has been configured to host multiple and discrete organizations or business units (the tenants) that ordinarily do not share e-mail, data, users, global address lists, or any of the other commonly used objects in Exchange.
This document does not provide step-by-step instructions about how to configure multi-tenancy with Exchange 2013. It provides information and offers advice and direction to help ensure the Exchange environment that you build can be supported by Microsoft.
Foi recentemente disponibilizado para download a ferramenta Microsoft Exchange PST Capture 2.0 (version 15.00.0641.000). De acordo com um post da equipa de Exchange da Microsoft, Time to go PST hunting with the new PST Capture 2.0, aqui fica uma lista das novidades:
- Support for Microsoft Exchange Server 2013
- Updated profile generation code to use Outlook Anywhere (RPC over HTTP).
- Fixed Exchange Online import failure issue when PST Capture is not installed on an Exchange server.
- Removed User Interface limit of 1,000 users when performing an import to Exchange Online.
- General performance improvements
Microsoft Exchange PST Capture 2.0 is used to discover and import .pst files into Exchange Server or Exchange Online
PST Capture 2.0 is used to discover and import Outlook Personal Folder (.pst) File Format files into Exchange Server and Exchange Online. PST Capture helps an organization that wishes to gain more control over their email data repositories by placing them into Exchange. By optionally installing PST Capture Agents on target machines, administrators can determine where .pst files are located and who their file owner is via the PST Capture Console. Administrators can import .pst files via Import Lists to Exchange Server or Exchange Online. Data can be directly imported into the primary mailbox or associated archive mailbox.
1 de março de 2013
- Office 365: Convert User Mailbox to Shared Mailbox
- The new Office 365 general availability
- A Brief History of Spam – Initial Reactions Were Mixed
- Is Quarantine Smarter than Block for ActiveSync Device Access Rules?
- Announcing the new Exchange Online
- Improvements to Outlook Web App in Exchange 2013 (Part 1)
- Installing an Exchange 2010 Test Environment on Windows Azure (Part 2)
- Outlook.com/Hotmail messages take a long time to be received
- Not able to add a delegate mailbox for Exchange
- “Can’t delete email” problem emerges for Exchange 2010 SP2 RU6 and Exchange 2010 SP3
- Exchange 2010 Datacenter switchover tool
- Disabling Outlook Anywhere & Avoiding Unnecessary Authentication Prompts for Certain Mailboxes
- Is MEC 2014 a Hint at the Future of Microsoft Exchange Server?
Publicado por Rui J.M. Silva @ 19:37