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  • Blog Post: Announcing Exchange Server 2016 Preview!

    We’re excited to announce that Exchange Server 2016 Preview is now available for download . At Ignite, we introduced Exchange Server 2016 and demonstrated some of its capabilities. Now you can install the bits yourself and get hands-on experience with the newest member of the Exchange family. We’re eager...
  • Blog Post: Released: June 2015 Exchange Cumulative Update and Update Rollups

    The Exchange team is announcing today the availability of our latest quarterly updates for Exchange Server 2013 as well as updates for Exchange Server 2010 Service Pack 3 and Exchange Server 2007 Service Pack 3. Cumulative Update 9 for Exchange Server 2013 and UM Language Packs are now available on the...
  • Blog Post: Exchange @ Ignite 2015

    We were joined by thousands of Exchange and Office 365 customers at Microsoft Ignite in Chicago last week. It was full of announcements, new content, and opportunities for the Exchange community to reconnect. For those who were on site we thank you for your enthusiastic participation and engaging questions...
  • Blog Post: Hello from Microsoft Ignite

    We’re excited to be kicking off Ignite this week in Chicago – doing it on Star Wars day is a nice bonus as the Exchange team is here in full force. It has been great catching up with our customers and Exchange MVPs as we prepare for this action-packed week. At Ignite we will begin sharing details about...
  • Blog Post: Exchange Server 2016 Architecture

    Exchange Server 2016 builds upon the architecture introduced in Exchange Server 2013 , with the continued focus goal of improving the architecture to serve the needs of deployments at all scales. Important : This article contains preliminary information that may be changed prior to final commercial...
  • Blog Post: New Support Policy for Repaired Exchange Databases

    The database repair process is often used as a last ditch effort to recover an Exchange database when no other means of recovery is available. The process should only be followed at the advice of Microsoft Support and after determining that all other recovery options have been exhausted. For many years...
  • Blog Post: Coming soon: A first look at Exchange Server 2016

    Less than three weeks to go until Microsoft Ignite kicks off in Chicago! Based on how many members of the sellout crowd have identified themselves as Microsoft Exchange Conference alumni, it looks like we’ll have an excellent turnout from the Exchange community. We’re excited to talk face-to-face with...
  • Blog Post: Announcing Cumulative Update 8 for Exchange Server 2013

    The Exchange team is announcing today the availability of Cumulative Update 8 for Exchange Server 2013. The Cumulative Update Package and UM Language Packs are now available on the Microsoft Download Center. Cumulative Update 8 represents the continuation of our Exchange Server 2013 servicing and builds...
  • Blog Post: Announcing Update Rollup 9 for Exchange Server 2010 Service Pack 3

    The Exchange team is announcing today the availability of Update Rollup 9 for Exchange Server 2010 Service Pack 3. Update Rollup 9 is the latest rollup of customer fixes available for Exchange Server 2010 Service Pack 3. The release contains fixes for customer reported issues and previously released...
  • Blog Post: New Time Zone updates available for Exchange Server 2007 Service Pack 3

    The Exchange team is announcing today the availability of Update Rollup 16 for Exchange Server 2007 Service Pack 3. This release adds support for Time Zone Updates released since Update Rollup 15. The release is a cumulative release and contains all fixes for customer reported issues previously reported...
  • Blog Post: Network Ports for Clients and Mail Flow in Exchange 2013

    Once upon a time in a land far, far away I wrote an article that told our action packed supportability story about the relationship of firewalls and Exchange servers. While the majority of response was positive to this purposefully lighthearted article (if you can’t enjoy your work why do it? :), there...
  • Blog Post: Want more control over Sent Items when using shared mailboxes?

    Edit 6/15/2015: We are starting to make this feature available again in Office 365. Note that the new shared mailbox sent items behavior is disabled by default and if Admins want it enabled, they can do so by using CMDlets mentioned below. Additionally, we are still on track to ship this to our on-premises...
  • Blog Post: Be the first to learn what’s next for Exchange and Office 365 at Microsoft Ignite - Full session list now available

    This morning we released the complete list of sessions offered at Microsoft Ignite , including the full list of Exchange sessions . Ignite is the premier event for the Exchange community, bringing together the people who build Exchange and those who work with it every day. If you are one of the many...
  • Blog Post: Exchange On-Premises TAP accepting nominations (again)

    It has been almost exactly two years now that we had a post about our Exchange On-Premises TAP program and how you can (and why you would want to) nominate yourself for the program. Well, the time is right again, and we would like to re-invite you to apply and we will consider you for the program. Please...
  • Blog Post: Get the inside scoop on Exchange at Microsoft Ignite

    This morning we published the first look at the Ignite session catalog providing you a better view of what to expect at Ignite . Ignite brings together the Exchange Conference with TechEd and other Microsoft technology events. By attending Ignite, you’ll have access to a broad set of content on Microsoft...
  • Blog Post: Ask The Perf Guy: New Exchange 2013 Performance Guidance Available On TechNet

    I’m happy to announce that the Exchange performance virtual team within Microsoft Support has produced some fantastic new performance guidance content for Exchange 2013 users, and it is now available on TechNet at http://aka.ms/Ex2013PerfContent . This is a compilation of resources that we’ve previously...
  • Blog Post: A better way to recover a mailbox

    Update 06/11/2015 : We have now disabled the old method of recovering a mailbox (which involved using Get-RemovedMailbox and New-Mailbox –RemovedMailbox) and we no longer support the recovery of hard deleted mailboxes. The process of recovering deleted users or mailboxes in a hybrid or cloud-only organization...
  • Blog Post: Exchange releases: December 2014

    Editor's Note : Updates added below for important information related to Exchange Server 2010 SP3 Update Rollup 8. The Exchange team is announcing today a number of releases. Today’s releases include updates for Exchange Server 2013, 2010, and 2007. The following packages are now available...
  • Blog Post: November Exchange Releases delayed until December

    We know that many of you are anxiously awaiting the release of our quarterly Exchange updates planned for November. Earlier today the Exchange Team decided to hold the release of these packages until December. We made this decision to provide more time to resolve a late breaking issue in the Installer...
  • Blog Post: Introducing Microsoft Ignite – meet us in Chicago

    This morning on The Official Microsoft Blog , we revealed more details about our unified technology event for event for enterprises in May. The event will be known as Microsoft Ignite. If you are one of the many MEC conference alumni this is the conference for you. Microsoft Ignite is for Exchange customers...
  • Blog Post: Released: Cumulative Update 6 for Exchange Server 2013

    Note: We have learned that customers using Exchange Server 2013 and Exchange Server 2007 co-existence can experience an issue causing Exchange Server 2013 CU6 databases to failover. Please refer to KB2997209 for the specific scenario impacted. The Exchange team is announcing today the availability...
  • Blog Post: Released: Update Rollup 7 for Exchange Server 2010 Service Pack 3

    The Exchange team is announcing today the availability of Update Rollup 7 for Exchange Server 2010 Service Pack 3. Update Rollup 7 is the latest rollup of customer fixes available for Exchange Server 2010 Service Pack 3. The release contains fixes for customer reported issues and previously released...
  • Blog Post: Released: Update Rollup 14 for Exchange Server 2007 Service Pack 3

    The Exchange team is announcing today the availability of Update Rollup 14 for Exchange Server 2007 Service Pack 3. This latest rollup supports recent DST updates. The rollup contains all previously released security bulletins and fixes and updates for Exchange Server 2007 Service Pack 3 as well. This...
  • Blog Post: Announced: Microsoft’s unified technology event for enterprises

    Quick note to let you know we've announced a new unified technology event for enterprises. If you've attended Microsoft Exchange Conference (MEC), SharePoint Conference, Lync Conference or Project Conference, this event is for you! Head over to Office Blogs for more. Bharat Suneja
  • Blog Post: Improved CalCheck integration with OffCAT

    In the last week there have been two big improvements related to CalCheck and OffCAT that will make life a little easier when troubleshooting ‘calendar’ issues. 1. Relevant solutions for all CalCheck issues added to the following article: 2678030 Information about the Calendar Checking Tool for Outlook...