Exchange 2013 Cumulative Update 6

Exchange 2013 Cumulative Update 6 is out! The Exchange Team has released the latest CU for Exchange 2013, which is CU6. Deployments running any previous release of Exchange 2013 can move directly to CU6. Same goes for companies deploying Exchange 2013 for the first time, they can skip previous releases and start their deployment with [...]

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Exchange 2010 SP3 Update Rollup 7

Update Rollup 7 for Exchange Server 2010 Service Pack 3 is out. The Exchange Team has released UR7 for 2010 SP3. This update rollup is highly recommended for all Exchange Server 2010 SP3 deployments. For a list of changes that are included in this update rollup, see KB2961522. This update rollup does not apply to [...]

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Change DirSync Sync Interval

How do we change the DirSync sync interval from the default value to the one we want? Many a times you want to have a DirSync run for a change to take effect straight away from an on-premise to Office 365 or you may find that the default interval of 3 hours is not good [...]

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Cannot Install Windows Azure AD Module For PowerShell On Windows 8 & 2012

Installing the Windows Azure AD module for managing Office 365 goes fine when the workstation is Windows 7. But, you will be in for a surprise if you try to install the module on Windows 8 or 2012. You need the Microsoft Sign In Assistant 7.0 installed before trying to install the powershell module. But [...]

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Exchange 2013 CU5

Microsoft has released cumulative update 5 for Exchange 2013. As usual, the CUs are full builds. Hence, you don’t have to install 2013 SP1 (which is also CU4) first. This update also needs an AD schema update and hence a proper plan should be in place for medium to large organizations where the AD schema [...]

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Invalid Token Error While Importing RSA Software Token To BlackBerry

I came across a strange issue while setting up RSA software tokens for blackberry handhelds - Invalid Token error while trying to import. The user has his mailbox in Office 365 (hybrid deployment) and makes use of the Blackberry cloud services for Office 365. While setting up the RSA software token, I was able to [...]

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Update Exchange Help In Shell

In previous versions of Exchange, there was always a difference between the help info on TechNet and the one displayed in the local shell window. This has been changed from Exchange 2013 CU2+ The local cmdlet help was only updated with new CUs and service packs. But from 2013 CU2+ onwards, an administrator can update [...]

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Testing Office 365 Hybrid Deployment For Free

Ever wondered how to setup an Office 365 hybrid deployment for free – maybe to learn or as a proof of concept exercise? If the answer is yes, you can do it for free (pretty much) with trials from Azure, Office 365 and third party certificate providers. You will need to register your domain with [...]

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Office 365 Object Limits

A question that comes up in forums very often is about the object limits in Office 365. The limitations are different based on where you are with your deployment. Following are the points to note. If you only have the default something.onmicrosoft.com domain in Office 365 portal, you can sync a maximum of 50,000 objects. [...]

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DirSync (WAAD) Access Denied In Configuration Wizard

How to solve access denied error while configuring DirSync with the wizard? I ran into the following issue while setting up DirSync (WAAD) tool. I installed the latest DirSync tool and when running the configuration wizard, it asked for an Office365 and an on-premise admin account credentials and accepted both of them. The wizard got [...]

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