This year's Microsoft Ignite Conference takes place on November 4 - 8 at the Orange County Convention Center (OCCC), Orlando, Florida.
Choose from over 1,000 Breakout and Theater Sessions to learn about new technologies and methods, or talk directly to Microsoft professionals and MVPs about your technical challenges. Select the sessions and hands-on experiences that are most interesting for you based on the Microsoft Learning Paths to suit your job role.
You will find me directly in the Modern Workplace & Modern Life in the exhibition area. Just stop by to learn more about the possibilities of modern and secure collaboration using Microsoft Teams, Mobile Productivity, and more.
Feel free to contact me via email to arrange an appointment at Ignite 2019: firstname.lastname@example.org.
See you in Orlando!
You are interested in OneDrive and OneDrive for Business?
You want to know how you can integrate the OneDrive technology into your IT infrastructure securely?
Here is the list of OneDrive related sessions at Microsoft Ignite 2017
See you at Microsoft Ignite!
It's going to be an interesting week next week at Microsoft Ignite in Orlando, FL.
There will be a lot announcements about Microsoft Technologies to come.
The conference is the best opportunity to learn about new technologies and to extend your IT professional network.
If you want to talk about OneDrive for Business, Exchange On-Premises and Exchange Online solutions, or how you can move to cloud service contact me by email or Twitter to schedule a meeting.
See you in Orlando.
Wouldn't it be nice if you could stay in Microsoft Teams even when working with your emails? Microsoft Teams is getting even more mature by providing an App for integrating Outlook into the Microsoft Teams client.
At least it seems that this is the case. or was it?
Last week a new App, still in preview, showed up in the Teams Admin Center (TAC) of some demo tenants. I filtered the list of available apps using Outlook as a search term.
When selecting the app, the details showed that the app was still in preview (v0.41).
As long as the app is enabled within Teams, you can add the app to a Teams Setup Policy and make it available for users.
Your users can then access the Outlook App using the Teams app bar.
You can simply click on Outlook in the app bar and, voilá, you have your Outlook inbox in Microsoft Teams. Due to the architecture of Microsoft Teams, you have access to your Outlook on the Web version of your inbox.
Enjoy Microsoft Teams and Microsoft Outlook. - And remember today's date.
Exchange Server 2019 is the most recent release of the successful email messaging solution, introduced by Microsoft in 1996. Since the early days of the product supported a single primary email address only. The primary email address is used as the sender address when a user composes a new email message and sends the message. A mailbox can have multiple email addresses to receive messages for, but only one so-called reply-address.
But the limitation is not valid anymore.
A recent build of the Exchange Server 2019 Cumulative Update 1 released to VLSC contains a new feature called Multi-Reply Addresses.
This new feature is very helpful in scenarios where a single user sends email messages for multiple companies. Think of a business owner who is responsible for two or more companies. In the past, it was required to configure a mailbox account per primary email address used as a reply address. Such a configuration resulted not only on multiple inboxes but in multiple calendars and contact folders as well.
The new Multi-Reply Addresses feature of Exchange Server 2019 provides a much better solution. Moreover, it is a CEO-safe solution.
After enabling the multi-reply feature in your Exchange Organization the new functionality is available in Exchange Admin Center and Exchange Management Shell.
When you edit the email address properties using the Edit User Mailbox dialogue of an existing mailbox you can add additional reply addresses.
The following screenshot illustrates the steps.
When you close the Edit User Mailbox dialogue the additonal reply addresses and the status are displayed in the recipient list view and the detail pane.
The following screenhot shows how the reply addresses are displayed in the list view and how the status is displyed in the detail pane.
You can verify the updated proxyAddresses Active Directory attibute using ADSIEdit or the Attribute Viewer of the ADUC MMC.
When you compose a new email message using Outlook on the Web, the From selector is displayed automatically. You can select one of the configured reply email addresses as the sender address.
You can configure separate email signatures for each available reply address.
A user can select Options - Mail - Email signature to open the Email signature form. The form provides a new option to set a different email siganture for each reply address.
This is a really exciting new feature.
You can enable the new multi-reply function using the following new Exchange Cmdlet:
# Enable Multi-Reply functionality in Exchange Server 2019
# Disable Multi-Reply functionality in Exchange Server 2019
Disable-SmtpMultiReply -CleanupPrimarySmtp -Force
When disabling the Multi-Reply feature a all but one primary SMTP address is converted to a legacy proxy smtp address.
You need to be assigned permissions before you can run this cmdlet. It is required to be assigned to the Elevated Exchange Organization Management role.
I do not know if the new feature had been exposed accidentally, but the on-premises version of the Exchange Server 2019 benefits from this new feature. This is a true differentiator to the cloud-based service of Exchange Online.
Enjoy Exchange Server 2019!
Microsoft 365 Groups are the backbone of various Microsoft 365 workloads. As you might know, each group utilizes a SharePoint site collection, and an Exchange shared mailbox.
When you create a new Microsoft 365 group, SharePoint Online must store the associated site collection somewhere. SharePoint Online uses predefined paths to determine the storage location. These paths are called: Managed Paths.
SharePoint Online uses two different pre-configured managed paths:
With /sites as the default setting for the Microsoft 365 tenant.
Whenever you create, e.g., a new team in Microsoft Teams, the associated site collection is stored in https://TENANTNAME.sharepoint.com/sites/TEAMNAME. As a SharePoint administrator, you see the site collection paths in the list of active sites in the SharePoint Admin Center.
But what can you do, if you want to store the associated site collections in the /teams managed path?
The SharePoint Admin Center provides you with an option to change the managed path for sites, created by users.
Open the SharePoint Admin Center, navigate to Settings -> Site Creation.
Change the setting for Create team sites under to /teams/.
The description of this setting is misleading. This setting affects not only SharePoint team site creation initiated by users on the SharePoint start page or OneDrive, but site collections created by Microsoft 365 Groups as well.
You do not need to enable the checkbox to let users create sites from the SharePoint start page and OneDrive. This setting is only required, when you want to enable self-service site creation of modern SharePoint sites for users. The modern SharePoint sites are based on Microsoft 365 Groups.
After changing the path, SharePoint Online creates new associated site collections for Microsoft 365 Groups in /teams/.
Enjoy SharePoint Online.
The Microsoft 365 Collaboration BootCamp takes place on 21th & 21st August 2021.
The event addresses collaboration and best practices for using Microsoft Teams, SharePoint, Lists, Groups, and Microsoft Security & Governance.
I am honored to speak about one of my favorite Topics: Microsoft Teams and On-Premises Mailboxes - Troubleshooting 101
Join my session on Saturday 21st August at 12:00 pm (GMT/UTC)