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Security Updates for Exchange, Where’s Mesh for Teams & Did you miss something when you migrated? Practical Podcast S3 Ep.9

In this week's show, Paul and Steve discuss the new Apple Silicon version of Teams: It was here, now it isn't - why? Exchange Server receives security updates; with Facebook getting a bashing for their Metaverse contributions, will Mesh for Microsoft Teams ever see the light of day; and Exchange Online changes that might affect software you use. Plus - Sean McAvinue and Jason Jacobo join us to help answer the question - what did you leave behind in your migration?

August 26, 2022
Microsoft Announces the Future for Exchange Server 18 Comments
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Microsoft Announces the Future for Exchange Server

On June 2, Microsoft made a bunch of announcements covering the future for Exchange Server. A new version will come in 2025 that will follow Microsoft's modern lifecycle policy (i..e., no end of support dates). The downside is that customers must install updates and remain current, and must be covered by Software Assurance. For those who really want to stay with on-premises, this is a good day. And the Microsoft Exchange Conference (MEC) is coming back (hooray!) albeit in a virtual format (boo!).

June 2, 2022

Automate Exchange Hybrid Server in Azure

Running an Exchange hybrid server in Azure is easy; the challenge is cost - the savior is automation. This article covers how to automate your Exchange Hybrid server in Azure and significantly reduce the cost of running your hybrid server in Azure with basic start/stop solutions, progressing to maintenance scripts to ensure the server is kept up to date regularly. It also explores how the maintenance scripts can be expanded to cover scheduled reporting or other tasks.

April 29, 2022

Microsoft Revamps Exchange On-Premises Servicing Model

Microsoft released Exchange Server 2019 CU12 and Exchange Server 2016 CU23 on April 20. They also made some important announcements, including a new half-yearly servicing cadence for Exchange 2019, availability of free Exchange 2019 keys for hybrid servers, support for Windows Server 2022, and the beginning of the ability to remove the last on-premises Exchange server.

April 20, 2022

Building Exchange 2019 Lab Environments

Exchange Server on-premises organizations need somewhere to test scenarios for updating, testing configurations, and running occasional “what-if” testing. This article provides guidance on notable alternatives for delivering suitable Exchange 2019 lab environments - without breaking the bank.

March 30, 2022

Use Azure Front Door to Leverage Microsoft’s Global Network for Exchange

With Azure Front Door, you can reduce the strain on Exchange through caching, content compression, and by filtering out malicious bots before traffic even hits the on-premises network. In this article, we demonstrate how you can use Front Door to reduce your Exchange Server load, increase OWA Client performance and provide Microsoft managed certificates.

March 1, 2022