Virtualizing & Managing Exchange with Microsoft Cloud Platform

You need to deliver a consistent and great user experience from anywhere, no matter the device. And you need to transform IT to deliver the business services that enable value. To help you meet these goals, Microsoft offers the Cloud Operating System, a unified platform built for modern business. Take advantage of new innovations in … Continue reading “Virtualizing & Managing Exchange with Microsoft Cloud Platform”

Product Review – Lepide Exchange Recovery Manager

In this product review we will have a look at the functioning and features of the Lepide Exchange Recovery Manager – an Exchange Server disaster recovery, backup restoration, and Exchange/Office 365 migration solution created by Lepide Software. Lepide is into the business of making data recovery software since 2004 and has come up with quite … Continue reading “Product Review – Lepide Exchange Recovery Manager”

My Microsoft® MVP Award! for the 5th time…

Just want to share the very happy news I got from Microsoft today.. I have been Re-awarded as Microsoft MVP (Microsoft Most Valuable Professional) – Exchange Server for the 5th time continuously Dear Manu Philip, Congratulations! We are pleased to present you with the 2014 Microsoft® MVP Award! This award is given to exceptional technical … Continue reading “My Microsoft® MVP Award! for the 5th time…”

Product Review – Stellar Phoenix Mailbox Exchange Recovery v5.0

  I would like to share a useful software I used some days back. As a Microsoft MVP – Exchange Server, I have received the product for a full featured evaluation version and thanks for the manufactures for such a wonderful product. I found a wonderful review 9.5 out of 10 and thought of using … Continue reading “Product Review – Stellar Phoenix Mailbox Exchange Recovery v5.0”

Create Hierarchical Address Books in Office 365

The hierarchical address book (HAB) The hierarchical address book (HAB) is a feature in Microsoft Exchange Server 2013, Exchange Online (Office 365) and Microsoft Outlook that enables end users to browse for recipients in their Exchange organization using an organizational hierarchy. In most Exchange deployments, users are limited to the default global address list (GAL) and … Continue reading “Create Hierarchical Address Books in Office 365”

RPC virtual Directory Basic Authentication keeps getting disabled

I met an interesting issue today during the troubleshooting of an RPC/HTTP connectivity issue on a Windows 2008R2/Exchange 2013 environment. Observation: The observation was RPC virtual Directory Basic Authentication keeps getting disabled in about 5 minutes even when we enable it manually.  The intermittent observation has noticed during the testing of the RPC/HTTP via http://exrca.com/. It … Continue reading “RPC virtual Directory Basic Authentication keeps getting disabled”

Common mailbox / folder sharing scenarios Guided Walkthroughs

Microsoft has published certain Guided Walkthroughs helpful for us when working with Exchange, Outlook, Office 365 (o365) etc. to set up mailbox, calendar etc. Very helpful in learning and troubleshooting instances: Following are the guided walkthroughs available: Sharing calendar and contacts in Office 365 Setting up a mailbox that multiple users can access and use … Continue reading “Common mailbox / folder sharing scenarios Guided Walkthroughs”

Exchange 2003 to 2010 Migration Roll back

Now as days one of the major migration project handled by exchange administrators are Moving mailboxes from Exchange 2003 to Exchange 2010. When doing this, we should have a proper roll back plan, when we required to move back the mailboxes migrated to Exchange 2010 back to 2003. Recently one of the customer has requested me to include … Continue reading “Exchange 2003 to 2010 Migration Roll back”

Exchange 2013 with Outlook 2013-Force OAB Generation

In all previous Exchange releases, OAB generation was bound to a specific Exchange server. The disadvantage with this approach was that only one server was configured for OAB generation, and it was a single point of failure. In Exchange 2013, the OAB is generated by each Exchange 2013 Mailbox server(s) that hosts a special type of … Continue reading “Exchange 2013 with Outlook 2013-Force OAB Generation”