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Updates for all versions of Exchange Servers are now available on the Microsoft Download Center. First ever update for Exchange Server 2016, Cumulative Update 12 Exchange Server 2013 and Exchange Server 2007 and Exchange Server 2010 Update Rollups are available for the customers to download and patch. More Details and Download Links, Cumulative Update 1 for Exchange Server 2016 - Download CU1 ver 2016  Exchange Server 2013 Cumulative Update 12 - Download CU12 ver 2013 Exchange Server 2010 Service Pack 3 Update Rollup 13 - Download RU13 ver 2010 Update Rollup 19 for Exchange Server 2007 Service Pack 3 (KB3141352) - Download RU16 Ver 2007 As always remember to test these updates to validate the compatibility with existing environment and the integrations if any. -Praveen  
A quick note on Exchange Team Blog (EHLO Blog) has mentioned that Exchange on-premises servers will run into some known issues if .NET Framework 4.6.1 is installed. Considering the impact, MS Exchange team has advised to delay the installation of .NET Framework 4.6.1 which is currently available through Windows Update. It is worth thinking why MS has allowed it on Windows Update, without the confirmation from Exchange On-Prem team testing. We will yet to hear more updates on this, however it is highly recommended not to install the 4.6.1 update now. Some of the reference articles for you to go through. Exchange says no to .NET Framework 4.6.1 On .NET Framework 4.6.1 and Exchange compatibility -Praveen
Microsoft Exchange team has released Update Rollup 11 for Exchange Server 2010 SP3 & Cumulative Update 10 for Exchange Server 2013. As usual these updates are addressing number of customer reported issues. These updates are also should be considered as milestone updates for Exchange 2010 and Exchange 2013 respectively. Download Cumulative Update 10 for Exchange Server 2013 (KB3078678) now. Download Update Rollup 11 for Exchange Server 2010 SP3 (KB3078674) Why these updates are important? These updates are important for the customers with existing deployments who plan to upgrade the infrastructure to the Exchange Server 2016, which is expected to be released by end of this year. Update Rollup 11 for Exchange Server 2010 SP3 & Cumulative Update 10 for Exchange Server 2013 are the important pre-requisites for Exchange Server 2016 co-existence. No earlier versions of Exchange would support the co-existence with Exchange server 2016. For more information, please go through…
Microsoft released the updated version of Remote Server Administration Tools (RSAT) for Windows 10, which is currently available to download from Download Center. Remote Server Administration Tools for Windows 10 Remote Server Administration Tools for Windows 10 includes Server Manager, Microsoft Management Console (MMC) snap-ins, consoles, Windows PowerShell cmdlets and providers, and command-line tools for managing roles and features that run on Windows Server Technical Preview. -Praveen  
As communnicated by MS, the preview version of Exchange Server 2016 is now available for download. Get your hands dirty with the new version of Exchange and share the experiences. Download Microsoft Exchange Server 2016 - Preview The fillowing articles are shared earlier in view of new features n Exchange Server 2016, go through then if you have not done so earlier. Exchange Server 2016 Architecture, farewell to CAS role http://www.exchangedictionary.com/news/a-first-look-at-exchange-server-2016 Interested in reading more before download, please refer Announcing Exchange Server 2016 Preview! -Praveen  
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 give any flexibility in selecting applications (custom installation option), rather it proceeded with the full installation mode. It took close to 20 minutes to complete the installation. The overall look has changes bit and few functionality have been testes in outlook such as attachment history, theme etc. Read more here - Office 2016 Public Preview now available The uninstallation process do not show any progress bar, so the only way is to wait until the uninstallation process to complete. Enjoy…
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
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 process, render and store the data. It might remind some of us the architecture in Exchange Server 2003, but with a FE role. However, we still need to wait and see the actual product and its capabilities. As per the introductory note, it is underlining that MS is not compromising the backend infrastructure client connectivity security. Even by removing the CAS role, no clients would connect directly to the back-end endpoints on the Mailbox server; instead, clients connect client access…
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 new approach to document collaboration that makes it easy to send links and collaborate without versioning issues of attachments - Faster and more intelligent search, to help users quickly find what they need in their mailboxes and calendars - Significant improvements to eDiscovery search performance and reliability - Better extensibility, including new REST-based APIs for Mail, Calendar, and Contacts that simplify web and mobile development It is also unveiled that, some of these features are already birthed in the cloud, office…
Microsoft Exchange team is announcing the availability of Update Rollup and Cumulative Updates for Exchange Server 2007 SP3, Exchange Server 2010 SP3 and Exchange Server 2013. Each of the following links will lead you to the respective pages for more detail and download. Exchange Server 2007 SP3 More Info Link:- Update Rollup 14 for Exchange Server 2007 Service Pack 3 Download Link - Update Rollup 14 for Exchange Server 2007 Service Pack 3 (KB2936861) Exchange Server 2010 SP3 More Info Link:- Update Rollup 7 for Exchange Server 2010 Service Pack 3 Download Link:- Update Rollup 7 For Exchange 2010 SP3 (KB2961522) Exchange Server 2013 More Info Link:- Cumulative Update 6 for Exchange Server 2013 Brief Info:- Released: Cumulative Update 6 for Exchange Server 2013 Download Link:- Cumulative Update 6 for Exchange Server 2013 (KB2961810)   Share you experience, which will be helpful in planning and executing the updates. Update from…
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