Office 365 Hybrid Configuration Wizard no longer runs with unsupported versions of Exchange

It has always been the case that the only supported patch level for Exchange on-premises – whether Exchange 2010, 2013, 2016 or soon 2019 – is n-1. Meaning that although your Exchange organisation doesn’t need to be bang up-to-date to be supported in a hybrid relationship with Exchange Online, you have to remain effectively within … More Office 365 Hybrid Configuration Wizard no longer runs with unsupported versions of Exchange

New Outlook Feature: See all meeting responses when not the organiser

When I opened up Outlook this morning I was prompted with a message saying that I had a new feature in Outlook, the ability to see who I am meeting with by viewing all responses to meeting requests. I did some quick testing of this to see whether it was just internal meetings/recipients. Sure enough, … More New Outlook Feature: See all meeting responses when not the organiser

Quick Tip: Managing Focused Inbox in Exchange Online

Good news! Focused Inbox is now live in Exchange Online! Bad news, it is enabled by default for new mailboxes, even for migrated users, which could see a massive change in behaviour that you/your users aren’t expecting! Thankfully, if you are using the latest version of the Exchange Online PowerShell Module you can manage these … More Quick Tip: Managing Focused Inbox in Exchange Online

How to send a custom email to a group of recipients using PowerShell and Office 365

I was recently working with a client who needed to send out an email from Office 365 that was built from various fields in a CSV file to recipients also held in the CSV. A good example would be a class list where you have the students’ details, along with their course name and grade … More How to send a custom email to a group of recipients using PowerShell and Office 365

Manually setting Free/Busy endpoint for Exchange Hybrid

In a couple of scenarios recently I have come across clients where they have TMG/UAG/ISA in front of their Exchange Hybrid deployment and cannot allow traffic through to their Exchange infrastructure that isn’t pre-authenticated at the reverse proxy. This became a stumbling block most notably for Free/Busy with Exchange Hybrid – which uses Autodiscover to … More Manually setting Free/Busy endpoint for Exchange Hybrid

New “Automatic Reply” settings in Outlook on the Web

Microsoft have just announced some new features coming to Automatic Replies in Outlook on the Web to make managing calendaring during leave much easier. Firstly, you can use your Automatic Replies settings to automatically block out your calendar for the duration of your break/time away, saving you from having to go to your calendar to … More New “Automatic Reply” settings in Outlook on the Web