Activating or Renewing a Subscription License for Forefront Protection 2010 for Exchange Server

This is a follow up to Forefront Protection 2010 for Exchange Server Roadmap. In that post, I referred to a blog post on the Server and Cloud blog, Important Changes to Forefront Product Roadmaps, which explained that future releases of FPE are being discontinued. (It’s important to note subscriptions to FPE will be supported through…


Exchange Online Service Description

The Office 365 team recently completed Office 365 Preview Service Descriptions that you can access on TechNet. Most pertinent to this blog is the Exchange Online service description. This isn’t help documentation, but rather these are documents that describe the features and plans available to Office 365 customers. A few of the features highlighted are…


Exchange 2013 On-Premises and Exchange Online Hybrid Compatibility

We’ve had some questions come through to the Exchange Server and Office 365 teams regarding which versions of Exchange Online can be configured to work in a hybrid environment (where you have some mailboxes online and some in the cloud) with Exchange Server on premises. For example, does Exchange Server 2013 on premises work with the currently available version of Exchange…


Virus Buster Engine is being retired

I thought this article, The Virus Buster engine used in Forefront Protection, Forefront Server and Antigen is being retired, was worth calling out.  September 30th 2012 will be the last day Forefront Server and Antigen products will receive updates for the Virus Buster engine. The engine is being retired.


Exchange Server 2013 – Hybrid

With the launch of Exchange Server 2013 come some new hybrid-deployment features. (When I say “hybrid” I mean hosting a portion of your mailboxes in the cloud and a portion on premises.) I’ve been reading the preview documentation, Exchange Server 2013 Preview Hybrid Deployments, and it has some interesting tidbits. Here are a few: Reduction…


Exchange Server 2013 Resources

Since the Microsoft Exchange Conference I’ve seen several good articles and so on covering Exchange 2013. Here are a few: Exchange Server 2013 Moves Toward Simplicity – Blog post discussing the new UI and new features: For the architecture, the big news is that the number of server roles has been reduced from five to…


Microsoft Exchange Conference Day One

I got a chance to go to MEC this week. I’m happy to be here, because I get a chance to learn more about Microsoft Exchange and I get to visit Florida for the first time. Yesterday I listened to both keynote talks and went to a few breakout sessions. This conference is good for…


Forefront Protection 2010 for Exchange Server Roadmap

Recently on the Server and Cloud blog they released new post that’s of interest, Important Changes to Forefront Product Roadmaps, if you use any of the Forefront email-protection products. The following are a few excerpts with my commentary added: …the next release of Forefront Online Protection for Exchange, which has long been part of the Office 365 solution,…


Updated FOPE Support Service Description

We just updated the Forefront Online Protection for Exchange Support Service Description. A reference guide that describes the support included in a subscription of stand-alone FOPE.  


Slide Presentation: An Inside View of Microsoft Exchange 2010 SP2

I thought Jeff Mealiffe did a nice job on this Exchange Server presentation that he gave at TechEd: An Inside View of Microsoft Exchange 2010 SP2 was recently posted on Channel 9. He covers the following: OWA mini for mobile browsers Hybrid Configuration Wizard – a lot of interest among customers in having a segment of…