Office 2016 Preview - Available for Download

Office 2016 Preview - Available for Download

31 May 2015
All new Microsoft Office 2016 is now available for download and evaluation. The prevew installation requires internet connectivity however it downloads the product pretty fast. Office 2016 Preview Direct Download Please be aware, this is only a preview version. If you have many add-ins works with application such as outlook, be aware that you would only have one outlook instance (app) running at a given time. The installation does not…
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Meet Exchange Server 2016 - Microsoft Ignite 2015

Meet Exchange Server 2016 - Microsoft Ignite 2015

11 May 2015
I recently posted couple of articles discussing the Exchagne Server 2016 features and changes (Exchange Server 2016 Architecture, farewell to CAS role & Coming Soon - A first look at Exchange Server 2016 & On-Premises Version is to Stay). Take a look at the video, and explore more details on the new On-Premise version Exchange, Exchange Server 2016.   -Praveen
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Exchange Server 2016 Architecture, farewell to CAS role

Exchange Server 2016 Architecture, farewell to CAS role

06 May 2015
The Exchange Server 2016 built on the similar architecture as in Exchange Server 2013, with one major change by removing the Client Access Server role. MS has removed Client Access Server role and introduced client access services to the Mailbox role. As a result, the Mailbox server role contains, 1. The logic to route protocol requests to the correct destination endpoint 2. Hosts all of the components and/or protocols that…
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Coming Soon - A first look at Exchange Server 2016 & On-Premises Version is to Stay.

Coming Soon - A first look at Exchange Server 2016 & On-Premises Version is to Stay.

20 April 2015
According to the information available from Microsoft Exchange Team, the on-premises release is planned to ship in the second half of this year (2015). As always, they convey the message that there are new features, enhancements, and refinements that add up to goodness on the way for end users, IT, and your organization as a whole. From the blog, some of the highlights of the new versions are, - A…
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How to Edit Hosts files of many computers through Powershell Scripts

How to Edit Hosts files of many computers through Powershell Scripts

25 March 2015
We, Microsoft Exchange Admins, usually or frequently edit hosts file to verify some changes prior to the production. The below script will enable you to modify (adding or removing host entries) the hosts file from a remote computer. The script will also record the machine names against the host entries are changed. There are two scripts, first one to add the entries to the hosts file, and the second one…
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DisconnectedAndResynchronizing Mailbox Database Copy Status – During Failover

DisconnectedAndResynchronizing Mailbox Database Copy Status – During Failover

04 March 2015
Couple of times in the past, I observed this behavior that the database copy status turns to DisconnectedAndResynchronizing from DisconnectedAndHealthy after removing the activation restriction. This situation arise because, the copy try to replay the recent logs from other nodes. If your database copy could not find any copy to copy the pending logs, the status would stay the same for longer period. Solution: If you wish to have 2…
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Give people photos in Outlook, SharePoint and Lync

Give people photos in Outlook, SharePoint and Lync

26 January 2015
Couple of weeks back, I was in preparation for a small script which would help me in import the user thumbnail into Active Directory. Fortunately, I received an email showcasing about one such free product from Exclaimer “Exclaimer Outlook Photos”. This software is Simply Superb, and I confidently can say that you never need to look for any other tool to manage your outlook photos. Exclaimer Outlook Photos lets you…
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PowerShell Script to Report Symantec Enterprise Vault Backup Mode Status

PowerShell Script to Report Symantec Enterprise Vault Backup Mode Status

18 December 2014
In my previous post, I have shared a script to Monitor Enterprise Vault Partition Growth / Size. If you are using that, it will be easy for you to understand this script as well. As you are aware, many of us run the pre and post backup script to make the EV servers ready for backup mode and release it. These scripts are normally scheduled or ran by the backup…
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