Public Folders

Must-knows for migrating Public Folders to Exchange 2013

Public Folders have long been the neglected, unloved Exchange Server feature many IT professionals wish would go away. They’ve stayed around for longer than many have expected because they work well from an end user’s perspective. If an organization is moving to Exchange Server 2013, some back-end issues, such as Public Folder replication, become history.…

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A first look at Modern Authentication for Outlook

The Modern Authentication feature improves client security with single sign-on and multifactor authentication options. Microsoft is changing the way Outlook users connect to Exchange Servers, moving away from traditional methods, such as Windows authentication or storing a plain-text username and password, and moving toward the cloud. Modern Authentication is a new feature that can benefit…

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Essential prep for the Exchange 2013 MCSE exam

Stressing out about taking your MCSE exams for Exchange 2013? More attendees at Microsoft’s last TechEd Europe event asked about Exchange 2013 migration than migrations to Exchange Online. Although the demise of on-premises Exchange Server is regularly touted, many organizations want to perform the next upgrade now that Exchange 2010 is out of support. With…

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Control Exchange Online access for a more secure organization

Exchange Online’s conditional access features gives organizations tighter control over how they keep end users’ devices and information safe. Many organizations use Exchange Server’s built-in ability to restrict device access via ActiveSync. This ability provides a baseline level of protection to ensure that only approved devices are allowed to connect to the organization while providing…

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Access Exchange 2013 public folders in a hybrid setup

Organizations that have a hybrid setup with on-premises Exchange 2013 often need a way for users to access Public Folders with mailboxes in the cloud. The Public Folders feature has been a part of Exchange for many years. And although Microsoft and IT admins might prefer they didn’t exist, they are useful and end users…