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Windows Server 2012 R2 update enables ADFS to use alternative login ID, possibly removing the need to have an internet-routable UPN

[Update 04/14/2014] Here's the KB article describing the update I reference in this article: Recently, Microsoft released an update to Windows Server 2012 R2 which - next to a bunch of bug fixes - also includes new features to some of the Operating System's components. Amongst these new features there's one that I found particularly interesting, more specifically the update to the AD FS 3.0 component which enables customers to use a different attribute to … [More]

ITPROceed as alternative to the missing TechDays in Belgium this year?

Typically, this time of the year Microsoft would organize its TechDays: a multi-day technical conference with tracks for both IT Pro’s and developers. This year, however, there’s no TechDays. This leaves a gap in the Belgian “conference market”. To … [More]


Why MEC is the place to be for Exchange admins/consultants/enthusiasts!

In less than a month, the 2014 edition of the Microsoft Exchange Conference will kick off in Austin, Texas. For those who haven’t decided if they will be going yet, here’s some reasons why you should. The Value of Conferences Being someone who frequently attends conferences, I *think* I’m in a … [More]


What’s new in Exchange Server 2013 SP1 (CU4)?

Along With Exchange Server 2010 SP3 Update Rollup 5 and Exchange Server 2007 SP3 Update Rollup 13, Microsoft released Cumulative Update 4 for Exchange Server 2013  - also known as Service Pack 1 - just moments ago. Although much more detail will follow in the days to come, below is already a short … [More]


Exchange Virtual Directory HTML Report

Update 02/13/2014. By popular demand: added a "Lost modified on:" field which display the date on which one of the settings on the virtual directory was last modified. ____________________________ Update 02/12/2014. Added some new features to the script. If you add -ADPropertiesOnly when … [More]

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Rewriting URLs with KEMP LoadMaster

Earlier this month, I wrote an article on how you could use a KEMP LoadMaster to publish multiple workloads onto the internet using only a single IP address using a feature called content-switching. Based on the principle of content switching, KEMP LoadMasters also allow you to modify traffic … [More]


The limitations of calendar federation in a hybrid deployment

Recently, Loryan Strant (Office 365 MVP) and myself joined forces to create an article for the Microsoft MVP blog regarding some of the limitations of calendar federation in a hybrid Exchange deployment. In this article we discuss how running a hybrid deployment might affect calendar sharing with … [More]


You get an error “the connection to the server <servername> could not be completed” when trying to start a hybrid mailbox move in Exchange 2013.

As part of running through the “New Migration Batch”-wizard, the remote endpoint (the on-premises Exchange server) is tested for its availability. After running this step, the following error is displayed: By itself, this error message does not reveal much information as to what might be … [More]

Free/Busy in a hybrid environment fail and Test-Federationtrust returns error “Failed to validate delegation token”

Following an issue with Free/Busy in Exchange online, earlier this week, I was troubleshooting the exchange of Free/Busy information in some of my hybrid deployments as Free/Busy information was still not working. After having checked some (obvious things) like the Organization Relationships and … [More]


Exchange Online Archive (EOA): a view from the trenches – part 2

A bit later than expected, here's finally the successor to the first article about Exchange Online Archiving which I wrote a while ago. Exchange Online Archives and Outlook How does Outlook connect to the online archive? Essentially, it’s the same process as with an on-premises archive. The client … [More]


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