How to upgrade or install Exchange 2013 SP1

Exchange 2013 SP1 is available since few days (cf this news to see the news features). So now it is time to see how to install it. Even if the installation/upgrade is not complexe before you start to install Exchange 2013 SP1, you should do a backup (baremetal backup or a snapshoot of your VM). Most of time servers are multiroles but if you have mono roles (only CAS or Mailbox) you must update your Mailbox Continue reading How to upgrade or install Exchange 2013 SP1

Exchange 2013 SP1 : DLP Policy and Mailtips in Outlook Web App

One of the new features of Microsoft Exchange SP1 is the support of mailtips in OWA (Outlook Web App). In this article I will show you how to work with DLP Policy and mailtips to prevent your user to send emails outside your organization with Passport number or Credit card number inside their emails. First, if you don’t know what is DLP you should watch this short video done by Microsoft Team :   So Continue reading Exchange 2013 SP1 : DLP Policy and Mailtips in Outlook Web App

Upgrade Microsoft Exchange Server 2013 to 2013 SP1

A lot of people ask me question regarding the process to upgrade Microsoft Exchange server 2013 to 2013 SP1. There is nothing special to pass this update. Before we see how to begin this migration you need to know : The first step os to prepare your AciveDirectory and AD schema : setup.exe /PrepareSchema /IAcceptExchangeServerLicenseTerms setup.exe /PrepareAD /IAcceptExchangeServerLicenseTerms Then you upgrade your server throught the PowerShell or the GUI. if you decide to go with Continue reading Upgrade Microsoft Exchange Server 2013 to 2013 SP1

Microsoft Exchange 2013 SP1 is OUT

no announcement yet but you can find the Exchange 2013 SP1 here : http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=41994 Inside you can find in this service pack: Exchange Admin Center Cmdlet Logging When you sign as Administrator in the ECP you will find the entry point for the PowerShell log view in the drop down list besides the help question mark under “Show Command Logging.” This feature is not available for non-admins. The cmdlet list will display up to 500 entries. Continue reading Microsoft Exchange 2013 SP1 is OUT

Exchange 2010 : Cannot add a second DAG member

Hi, today I will talk about this error : Microsoft.Exchange.Cluster.Replay.DagTaskOperationFailedException: A server-side database availability group administrative operation failed. Error: The operation failed. CreateCluster errors may result from incorrectly configured static addresses. Error: An error occurred while attempting a cluster operation. Error: Cluster API ‘”AddClusterNode() (MaxPercentage=100) failed with 0x5b4. Error: This operation returned because the timeout period expired”‘ failed. —> Microsoft.Exchange.Cluster.Replay.AmClusterApiException: An Active Manager operation failed. Error An error occurred while attempting a cluster operation. Error: Continue reading Exchange 2010 : Cannot add a second DAG member

System Center 2012 SP1 is Available

Oh yes it is! After 6 months of BETA, System center 2012 is now available for everybody. A lot of great news like an impressive support of ESX 5 in SCVMM or the App Controler portal in charge to replace the Self Service Portal from SCVMM 2012. The SP1 support Windows Server 2012, Linux and Unix OS and Windows Azure plateform.  

New Remote connectivity Analyzer

Hi, all of you know this tool to test your Exchange or Lync plateform from outside your company. So this tool has receive a huge improvement and a new URL : testconnectivity.microsoft.com This tools is a merge between the Exchange and Lync remote connectivity tool (since June 2011). This version was able to do the test on Office 365 too but this version include two new test : New Hybrid configuration Free/busy test for Office 365 Continue reading New Remote connectivity Analyzer

SharePoint 2013 Upgrade Overview

Upgrade is safer than before The upgrade from SharePoint 2007 to 2010 was not easy and could become very complex if you get a lot of custom apps and customizations. Microsoft try to offer better availability of data during the migration and offer different solution to get a safer migration: Removal in place version to version migration Adding site collection health check to verify if you site collection will be migrate correctly to SharePoint 2013 Continue reading SharePoint 2013 Upgrade Overview