Public Folder Source Side Validation

–Public folders are a hidden gem of Exchange Server and provided a way of co-working when today’s solutions were still a thing of the future. Even with on-premises modern public folders, you might encounter situations where you have to perform tasks maintaining and preparing for public folder migration to Exchange Online or for moving public folder mailboxes to Exchange Server 2019.

Exchange Mailbox Retention Policy Cleanup

Exchange uses rentention policies to organize retention tags, which define how Exchange MRM should keep, delete or move objects in a mailbox or archive mailbox. Sometimes you encounter strange behaviors of those tags, then you must cleanup the tags from the mailbox. This tool helps you in this effort.

Remote Work and Global Collaboration – An Interview

This interview Adnan and I talk about the challenges in the current situation with COVID-19. Companies are forced into enabling remote work at a pace they cannot control efficiently. At the same time, the fast-rising numbers of users utilizing collaboration tools put additional load on company networks that those were never planned for. IT departments are required to deliver the same high-quality standard for remote workers as for the on-premises workforce.

Interview with Adnan Rafique for iMentorCloud

Adnan Rafique is a Collaboration Architect for Microsoft Exchange and Office 365. He is a subject matter expert in this area since the days of Exchange Server 2007.

He reached out to me to record an interview on Office 365, the impact of cloud technologies to the daily operations of IT administrators, and the requirement for life-long learning.

Notes from the Field – Free and Busy without federation Gateway

If you want to share free and busy details between two exchange organizations normally, you will use the Microsoft Federation Gateway. Sometimes this is not possible like for compliance reasons or other business reasons. But there exists a way to do this, even without an Active Directory trust between two organizations.

Deactivate Offline Address Book Download

When you configure an Outlook profile to use Cached Mode the client software uses a special address book to resolve email addresses and other information. This address book is named Offline Address Book (OAB) and is built and provided by the Exchange Organisation hosting the mailbox. The client downloads OAB changes when Outlook starts and a checks for further OAB changes in intervals.

Sketchnotes – aOS Aachen

Auf dem aOS Aachen September 2018 Event hat Luise Freese die Vorträge in ihren bekannten Sketchnotes festgehalten. Hier sind ihr Sktechnotes zu meinen beiden Sessions.

Remove a custom domain from Office 365

A custom domain can only be registered once across all available Office 365 instances (Global, Germany, and China). In order for a registered domain to be used in a new tenant, the registered domain must be removed from the old tenant.