Microsoft has new tools to migrate public folders (the “cockroaches of Exchange”) to Office 365 Groups. Sounds good. The good news is that the tools work, even if they need a lot of manual oversight. ISVs offer tools to do the same job with more automation. The choice is yours!
Surprisingly, Microsoft has never included a central method to manage user autosignatures within the cloud or on-premises versions of Exchange. Which means that you must let users manage their signatures, build your own tools, or deploy a commercial solution.
The quarterly cumulative updates for Exchange Server quietly appeared with little fuss this week. Meanwhile, in cloud land, Office 365 continues the crusade to eradicate distribution lists with new bulk conversions to Office 365 Groups.
Microsoft now supports the migration of modern public folders to Exchange Online. ISV solutions allow you to migrate public folders to other places, like Office 365 Groups and shared mailboxes, which seems like a lot more interesting.
Microsoft has fixed the IIS crash that caused problems for Windows 2016 DAG members in Exchange 2016 CU4. Exchange 2013 also gets its quarterly overhaul of fixes in CU15.
With all the focus and attention paid to Office 365, you’d be forgiven for assuming that not much happens in the world of on-premises software. Microsoft will support Exchange 2016 until 2025 and has to maintain the software through patches and updates until then. Exchange 2013 isn’t forgotten either. New cumulative updates are available for the two servers. Cue excitement all round.
Couldn’t make it to the recent Microsoft Exchange Conference (MEC) 2014 in Austin, TX? Here are some highlights, from Office 365 updates to OWA for Android.
Interested in Exchange Server 2013? Check out our look the new, improved features as well as the misses and gotchas.
Installing Exchange Server 2013 isn’t too different from previous versions, but beware of some gotchas. Learn more in our guide to installing Exchange 2013.
Exchange 2013 is loaded with useful new features, from OWA enhancements to new security options. Read on for more reasons why you may want to deploy the latest version of Microsoft’s ubiquitous email server software.