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.
Exchange 2016 CU3 is the first version to support Windows 2016 as a deployment platform. At least, it was. Microsoft has discovered a problem lurking deep in the bowels of Windows 2016 that causes Exchange 2016 CU3 to crash when deployed in a database availability group (DAG). IIS is tagged as the problem child, but it’s really not.
A busy week with lots of new things to discuss in the world of Office 365. The Outlook for iOS client has a new scheduling assistant, Microsoft launched Teams, its hoped-for Slack-killer, Quest returns to full life, and Skype for Business is going to improve voice calls.
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.
Join us for another episode of Current Status, where co-hosts Theresa Miller and Phoummala Schmitt talk Exchange 2016 with Gareth Gudger.
Exchange 013016 has been out now for awhile, following a two-month technical preview. As with every new product version, there’s always something shiny and new to discuss. The new features and all the greatness it can bring to your messaging environment will be discussed and analyzed like a Monday night football game. However, when you […]