Saturday, December 07, 2013

Exchange Server Happenings Last week!

It's been a week time now since I wrote my last post as I was on Vacation and once I am back online I started to review the happenings over last week in the Industry and found quite significant new articles, Posts and new releases as well as new Issues were found and documented and most of you would have already aware on these and for readers who did not have the opportunity to get things checked last week and missed one or two vital updates this post will be help as I am listing the ones which are important in terms of Exchange Server  in a single window and starting to write my posts again beginning with this one.

Let's begin with Tony Redmond posts on his WindowsITPro Exchange unwashed blog

Get your questions clarified from the Expert and also Tony will note down your Questions which are really essential and take it up to Microsoft Perry Clarke CVP Exchange during his interview on December 13 and get most our questions answered and over the future of Exchange.

What question would you ask Microsoft's Exchange development supremo?

Tony updates about the new Monitoring changes introduced with O365 and also discuss on other new potential issue with the release of new CU3 for Exchange 2013 and much more in this post

How nice: Microsoft is now monitoring my Office 365 email

If you completely read the above post you will come to know about the new EAS URL issue caused by the new Exchange Server 2013 CU3 installation which is a new issue again makes us bit worried as we thought CU3 will be a better build than it's predecessors, Also you can recreate the URL post upgrade and get things fixed soon.

Check this below EXPTA Blog over this issue cause and fix explained by our MVP Jeff Guillet

Exchange 2013 CU3 upgrade removes the ActiveSync virtual directory ExternalURL  

One more post from Tony on an other potential issue about the OWA experience with IE8 and Mozilla Firefox 2.4 on XP machines post CU3 installation and On premise and O365 environment though the office date for XP end is in April 2014, these things make the scenario worse and urges the Organizations to upgrade the PCs from XP to higher versions soon. These things are explained good in the below post.

Exchange 2013 CU3 causes headaches for OWA on Windows XP

One New TechNet blog post from Rhoderick Milne [MSFT] on his 250 Hello blog over the mistakes to avoid when we install the Exchange Server 2013 from CLI explained clearly with live demo.

Check here: 6 Mistakes To Avoid With Exchange 2013 CU Command Line Installations

Also take a look at the below Vital articles released last week along with the above ones

Released: Exchange 2013 Server Role Requirements Calculator Update

Office 365 URL based filtering is just better and easier to sustain

Security updates for Exchange next week

Three Microsoft collaboration tools all Exchange admins should know

Additional bytes

Exchange Server Supportability Matrix

Windows PowerShell Failover Clustering

Microsoft To Add Data Encryption in Response to Gov. Snooping

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