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Exchange – The latest Exchange 2019 CU is now available and has some important changes

Microsoft has released the latest CU for Exchange 2019 – 2022 H1. Yes, it is no longer caller CU xx. This is one of the changes coming with this release. The release cadence is now set to every 6 months or so (matching the Windows cadence); twice a year around Mars and September. Second important …

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Exchange Online – You can now add additional time zones on your calendar when using OWA

You may already know that you can add additional time zones (up to 2) when using Outlook. Well, this option was missing if you were using Outlook Web Access (aka OWA, aka Outlook on the Web). Good news, you can now do the same when using Outlook Web Access. Adding additional time zones when using …

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Office 365 – A new global idle timeout settings is available (preview)

As you may already know, administrators were able to set an idle timeout setting for SharePoint Online (see https://blog.hametbenoit.info/2017/11/10/sharepoint-online-configure-idle-session-timeout/) and Exchange Online (see https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/powershell/module/exchange/set-organizationconfig?view=exchange-ps#:~:text=Exchange%20Server%202019-,%2DActivityBasedAuthenticationTimeoutEnabled,-The%20ActivityBasedAuthenticationTimeoutEnabled%20parameter&WT.mc_id=M365-MVP-7836) for quite some time when users use the web browser to access the services. This 2 options are independent with each other and configured by either the SharePoint or Exchange administrators …

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Exchange Online – Retirement of the Basic Authentication for POP

If you remember since 2019, Microsoft has been announcing the retirement of Basic Authentication in a way to improve security as Basic Authentication does not support multi factor authentication (MFA) (see https://t.co/9XZtsVFoQr). Well, Office 365 and Exchange Online administrators should start looking at their Message Center has the retirement is starting and Microsoft provides you …

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Exchange Online – You can now send email using one of your mailbox alias (preview)

As you historically Exchange was always using the Primary Email Address when sending email, even when the user choose to edit the From field to use one of the aliases associated with the mailbox. The only workarounds where either to use SMTP Auth connection – which most of the time is disabled for end-user mailboxes …

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Exchange – Emails stuck in the queue (solved)

UPDATE Microsoft has published the solution to fix the issue; please check the source link at the end of this post This is not a good start for Exchange administrators. If you are using Exchange on-premises, your emails may be stuck in the queue with the error Message deferred by categorizer agent This is due …

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Exchange Online – You can now configure policies to manage access to the quarantine

If you use Exchange Online, you already know it comes with a level of security and protection against malware and spam called Exchange Online Protection. Until now, you could not really control the access to the quarantine except enabling (or not) notification to end-users to let them know there is email blocked in quarantine. Well, …

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Exchange Online – A new Exchange Online PowerShell module v2 is now available in preview

For those working with Office 365 and Exchange Online, you already know that the Exchange Online PowerShell modules have been evolving and is now existing with a ‘version 2’ (see https://t.co/EdWQQr2g8U). Well, the version 2 of Exchange Online PowerShell module is being updated again (currently available in preview) to remove the need for enabling WinRM …

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Exchange Online – Upcoming changes for auto-expand archive

As you may already know, Exchange Online has a specific archive feature to automatically expand the archive limit. Well, starting November 1st, 2021 the auto-expand archive capability will no longer be able to provide unlimited storage as it used too – even if you had to go through a support request to expand the storage …

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Exchange – The latest cumulative update for Exchange 2016 and Exchange 2019 is available and introduce new prerequisites

If you are still managing on-premises Exchange environment you know you have to keep up with the cumulative update to keep your environment secure and supported. Well, the latest Exchange cumulative update for Exchange 2016 and Exchange 2019 (Exchange 2016 CU 22 and Exchange 2019 CU 11) is now available and is not the usual …

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