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.
Can you remove the last Exchange Server? Perhaps - but not without a few caveats. Read our take on this new capability and what it offers.
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.
On this week's show we discuss cyber security tips you can implement immediately to secure your Microsoft 365 tenant; on the roadmap we review the latest features including PowerPoint's latest new "cameo" feature, new casting and live streaming options in Teams, whiteboard sharing and more.
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.
For the first episode of 2022, Paul Robichaux and I didn't think we'd still be talking about Microsoft Exchange. But, here we are - as with the new year, new problems in Exchange On-Premises greeted Exchange admins. On the show this week we discuss Y2K22 first, and then take a deep dive into why 2022 is beginning, yet again, with Exchange On-Premises issues.
A version checking problem for malware engine signature files caused on-premises Exchange servers to fail to process inbound email. The issue appears to be due to a date validation problem caused when the checking routine couldn't deal with 2022 when the new year rolled around. Microsoft fixed the problem, but the issue poses questions about Microsoft's commitment to on-premises Exchange Server.
Microsoft has issued security updates for Exchange 2013, 2016, and 2019. The updates can only be applied to servers running up-to-date cumulative updates. Organizations running Exchange 2016 or 2019 should apply the updates as a matter of urgency because of a known vulnerability circulating in the wild.
Microsoft Ignite 2021 happens (virtually) on Nov 2-4. There are tons of sessions scheduled and in this post we consider some important Microsoft 365 topics that we hope Microsoft will cover to help technologists plan tenant development over the coming year. Above all, we're looking forward to being able to attend conferences like Ignite in person so that we can learn from experts from inside and outside Microsoft.