Guide: How to do the change management for Office 365 clients?

Daily i come across good number of customers/IT pros where they want to know more about the change management for Office 365 clients, so i am posting the related info here. As you aware the client applications that are included with Office 365 are released regularly with updates that provide new features and functionality together…

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Private preview: Now access the Managed Access to Microsoft Graph Data

Now you can access the Managed Access to Microsoft Graph Data – Yes, you heard it correct. So you can use, Managed Access to Microsoft Graph Data is designed to give administrators new controls over the Office 365 data they provide to application developers who forge insights with that data. It include scenarios for Enterprises…

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Exchange Server –March 2018 quarterly updates released

The March quarterly release updates for Exchange Server are now available on the download center. We documented the detailed info @ EHLO blog – https://blogs.technet.microsoft.com/exchange/2018/03/20/released-march-2018-quarterly-exchange-updates/ Hope this helps.


Download: Managing Click-to-Run deployments using Microsoft Office 2016 Deployment tool

The Office 2016 Deployment Tool allows the administrator to customize and manage Office 2016 Click-to-Run deployments. This tool will help administrators to manage installations sources, product/language combinations, and deployment configuration options for Office Click-to-Run. Some administrators will need more control beyond the default Click-to-Run installation behavior in order to work best in their environments. In…

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Download Exchange Server 2016 CU 7, Exchange Server 2013 CU 18

On September 19, 2017 we released the Cumulative update 7 for Microsoft Exchange Server 2016 and Cumulative update 18 for Microsoft Exchange Server 2013 as well. Exchange Server 2016 CU 7:Several nonsecurity issues are fixed in this cumulative update or a later cumulative update for Exchange Server 2016.  So the Exchange Server 2016 CU 7…

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Scripting: Send email using Powershell and System.Net.Mail API

You can send email using System.Net.Mail API & PowerShell scripting. It’s easy, faster!! Lets try… Why Powershell? PowerShell is the automation platform and scripting language for Windows and Windows Server that allows you to simplify the management of your systems. Unlike other text-based shells, PowerShell harnesses the power of the .NET Framework, providing rich objects…

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Download : Microsoft Exchange Server 2016 Cumulative Update 3

As you aware that Microsoft Exchange 2016 now adheres to a scheduled delivery model. In this model, cumulative updates are released quarterly. Now you can download the Cumulative Update 3 for Exchange Server 2016. It resolves issues that were found/reported to us in Exchange Server 2016. So this update rollup is highly recommended for all…

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Office IT Pro: Deployment scripts for Office 2016

To help IT pros with Office client deployments using PowerShell to streamline the process we created a community project.  It contains all of the scripts on our GitHub repository in five categories: – Preparation – Information – Deployment – Management – Updates Also please visit the related Wiki, which contains useful information designed to provide…


DNS Issue: Cannot join domain–Windows Server 2008 R2 Server

Recently I tried joining my Windows Server 2008 R2 with the targeted domain controller (as part of new Exchange install), but it thrown the following error: In order to move ahead, I tried the following step to move ahead… Try temporarily setting the IP address of domain controller as your first DNS server or Preferred…

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Client Shutdown in MAPI (Outlook 2010 fast shutdown)

I am sharing this as couple of my customers were enquiring is there any changes or effects of Client Shutdown in MAPI (Outlook 2010 fast shutdown).  MAPI clients can shut down the same way as before, or if needed, they can use fast shutdown. In Outlook 2010, MAPI subsystem provides the IMAPIClientShutdown : IUnknown interface….


Zune Software: Installation failed with error code 0x80070643

Recently I tried to install Zune Software in my PC, encountered installation failed with the error code: 0x80070643 and message “Setup must stop because the required package ‘Zune"’ didn’t install. Done research and found the following Microsoft support knowledge base article – states that “A required component cannot be installed when you try to install…

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Bitness : How to identify Outlook 2010 installation is a 32-bit or 64-bit?

When Outlook 2010 is installed, it sets the new registry key named Bitness, which indicates whether the Outlook 2010 installation is a 32-bit or 64-bit version. This can be useful to administrators who want to audit computers to determine the installed versions of Outlook 2010 in their organizations. Registry path: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Office\14.0\Outlook Registry key: Bitness Value:…

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AD article: Managing multiple Active Directory schemas

Each Active Directory forest has its own schema, which defines the objects and attributes that the directory service uses to store data. When organizations have multiple Active Directory forests, IT administrators have to manage multiple Active Directory schemas; ensuring consistency between schemas is vital when managing multiple forests. In the April issue of TechNet Magazine,…