• Step by step installation of Exchange 2016(Part1)

    Step by step installation of Exchange 2016 I’ve used Windows Server 2012 R2 servers for both Exchange and Domain Controllers here. Assuming, no prior versions of Exchange have been installed into the lab, and Exchange 2016 will be deployed from scratch. We will be deploying Exchange 2016 using the graphical interface here. There are only

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  • Office365 Message Encryption – Explained

    Email encryption is an added layer of security to protect being read by non-intended recipients. Even though office 365 is doing secured transmission using TLS (Transport Layer Security) OME is to build more secured mail transactions. Earlier office 365 version which is FOPE/Wave14 encryption needed  separate Microsoft hosted Encryption license and tokens were issued by

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  • Cloud Connector Edition: AudioCodes vs Sonus CloudLink

    As discussed earlier, CCE allows enterprises to leverage their on-premises PSTN connectivity to use with Office 365. In short Skype for Business Cloud Connector Edition is a set of packaged Virtual Machines (VMs) that implement on-premises PSTN connectivity with Cloud PBX. This would be an apt solution for any organization who doesn’t have Lync server

  • Skype for Business Server Services Explained

    You may know the saying: “Give a man a fish and you feed him for today. Teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime.” Well, that is my intention with this series: To help you isolate the SFB issues based on the services delivering the respective features in UC world. In

  • The connection to Active Directory Federation Services 2.0 server failed

    Problem: You getting following error when running Set-MsolADFSContext command for ADFS configuration.   “PS C:\Windows\system32> Set-MsolADFSContext -Computer adfs.cloudexchangers.com Set-MsolADFSContext : The connection to adfs.publicdomain.com Active Directory Federation Services 2.0 server failed due to invalid credentials” You can see following event ID, It clearly tells that the authentication fails because of SPN is different and this has

  • Exchange 2016 UM integration with Skype for Business 2016 Servers

      Fig: Unified Messaging Call flow (Exchange 2016 & Skype For Business Integration) Though we can use unified messaging role for multiple features related to enterprise voice, most organizations make use of it for voice mail and call routing. UM role helps in putting the voice messages and email messages into a common mailbox that can

  • Central Management Store explained

    What is Central Management Store (CMS)? Central Management Store (CMS) is a repository to store management data in the form of topology, configurations and policies.  The access to the repository is provided through and limited to a Microsoft Lync Server Dynamic Link Library (DLL) called Microsoft.Rtc.Management.Core.dll. The DLL also enforces validations and scope resolutions etc.

  • Prepare Schema, Prepare Forest & Prepare Domain Explained

    Prepare Schema, Prepare Forest & Prepare Domain Explained. Prior to installation of Lync, Active directory need to be prepared for accepting this new application. There are three major pre-deployment process, which are performed in the active directory level. Preparing the Schema Will load four LDF files that can be found on the Installation Folder to

  • Ediscovery | Export PST Error

    Ediscovery Query succeeded, However whenever you try to export it as PST you may encounter below error: Application download did not succeed. Check your network connection, or contact system administrator or network service provider. Click on details for more details, You may see: Activation of https://localhost/ecp/15.0.1178.4/exporttool/EXC002.LOCAL/microsoft.exchange.ediscovery.exporttool.application?name=KIngson1&ews=https%3A%2F%2Flocalhost%2Fews%2FExchange.asmx resulted in exception. Following failure messages were detected: +

  • Office365 DLP to block Credit Card

    We can choose DLP for credit card using the existing template, However it doesn’t block only the credit card pattern, It can only identify if the email contains “Credit Card” & the credit card number (Example: Please find my credit card number #1231315354564654. I have recently got some requirement where customer wanted to block only

  • Quick walk through Exchange 2016 Services

    Most of the time people like me from support background will be more interested to know the task performed by each of the Exchange services. Believe me, this had always helped us in finding out the right services to troubleshoot any given issue. As you all may know, with exchange 2016 we have just two roles

  • Microsoft Opens Canadian Cloud for Business

    TORONTO, May 10th 2016 – Microsoft Canada announced today that the Microsoft Cloud is now officially open to power even more Canadian businesses. With this announcement, Microsoft Azure is generally available from local datacentre regions located in Toronto and Quebec City, and Office 365 is now offering data residency for Canadian business customers. In addition,

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