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Exchange Online – You can now set the time increment of your calendar

When using Outlook or Outlook Web Access (aka OWA, aka Outlook on the Web), you can now define the time increment on your calendar. To do so, set your calendar view to Day. Then right click on the calendar time bar and select Time scale to define the time increment   You can also do …

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Exchange Online – Use OAuth to authenticate when using IMAP, POP or SMTP protocol

As you are probably aware Microsoft has been removing basic authentication capabilities in Office 365 services, which includes connectivity using ‘legacy’ protocols like IMAP, POP or SMTP. While this removal is for the greater of good – basic authentication is not a secure way to authenticate as it can be easily hack and does not …

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Exchange Online – Every Meeting Online is now applying to third-party providers

You may already know that Exchange Online provides a configuration settings to set all meeting as online meeting (see https://t.co/I9is86e3gh). Well, as this settings only applied to Teams meeting you may not have set it as you may have been using a third party online meeting provider such as Zoom or WebEx. Good news as …

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Exchange – This is the time again and this month there are quite few things you need to know

This is patch Tuesday again and Exchange server do not make exception. But this month there are quite few things to be aware: A new security update and hotfix packaging is now available. You can now download a self-extracting EXE file which will self elevate itself when running. This new packaging should help resolving the …

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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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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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