Category: Exchange Server

Server Posterpedia

Microsoft Server Posterpedia Windows 8.1 App just updated

Some days ago Microsoft released some of the new architecture poster for Windows Server 2012 R2 Hyper-V. Today Microsoft released an update in the Windows App Store for their Server Posterpedia App including the new Hyper-V 2012 R2 posters and some design changes.

Server Posterpedia is an interactive app that uses technical posters as a reference for understanding Microsoft technologies. This app includes all the reference posters from different Microsoft Server Technologies such as Windows Server 2012 Hyper-V, Exchange or Windows Azure. The great thing about this App, you can not only checkout the different posters and zoom in, if you click on a specific topic for you get directly linked to the right TechNet article. This can help find some TechNet references really easy and fast.

You can get the Server Posterpedia App in the Windows Store. and you can get some more information about this awesome App on my blog: Microsoft Server Posterpedia Windows 8 App or on serverposterpedia.com.



Microsoft Server Posterpedia Windows 8 App

I know for a lot of people this is not something new, but in the courses I presented in the past weeks I always mentioned this great Windows 8 App called Server Posterpedia.

Server PosterPedia

Server Posterpedia is an interactive app that uses technical posters as a reference for  understanding Microsoft technologies. This app includes all the reference posters from different Microsoft Server Technologies such as Windows Server 2012 Hyper-V, Exchange or Windows Azure. The great thing about this App, you can not only checkout the different posters and zoom in, if you click on a specific topic for you get directly linked to the right TechNet article. This can help find some TechNet references really easy and fast.
You can get Server Posterpedia for free in the Windows Store: Server Posterpedia


Microsoft Cloud for SMB

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Last year I did a little research project about Microsoft’s public cloud and how it cloud affect Small and Medium sized businesses. So I created a paper which should help Microsoft partners to decide how they can improve their services and solutions by using the Microsoft public cloud. I the paper I focused on Microsoft Office 365 and Windows Intune. This should be for the partner which do infrastructure solutions like Active Directory, Exchange and PC Management.

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You can download this paper from my Windows Live SkyDrive.
The paper includes a lot of text copied from Microsoft documents and websites, and research I did by myself. All the sources should be marked, but if you find anything which is not marked please feel free to contact me.



Microsoft Exchange

Create a DNS Entry for Exchange Autodiscover

This is a short blog post how you can create the DNS records and entry for Microsoft Exchange Autodiscover in the Genotec Hosting Control Panel. This works also with other DNS providers as well.

  1. First login to the HCC (Hosting Control Center).
  2. Navigate to domain names and choose your domain
  3. (OPTIONAL) If you not already have, create a new A record for your mail server (for example mail.the-it-crowd.ch)
    A Record
  4. (OPTIONAL) If you do not already create an MX record for your domain, create an MX record
    MX record
  5. Create a CNAMEDNS entry for your Exchange autodiscover domain. Normally this is pointing to your mail server. You could also use the already existing mail.the-it-crowd.ch A record. But I would recommend you to create this CNAME.
    CNAME
  6. Create the Autodiscover SRV record
    TYP: SRV HOST: _autodiscover._tcp.the-it-crowd.ch. DATA:
    0 0 443 autodiscover.the-it-crowd.ch.
    SRV

You can find more information about Microsoft Exchange on Microsoft Docs.

I hope this blog post gives you an overview of how you create a DNS entry for your Microsoft Exchange Autodiscover setup. If you have any questions, please leave a comment. If you are running Office 365 and Exchange online check the following blog post about Office 365 – Verify your domain hosted at Genotec.



Office 365 and Windows Phone Mango – an awesome team

WindowsPhone7Office365Now I am still working with Office 365. I am still try to test all the features and also the support for mobile devices like the iPhone or Windows Phone 7. As a Windows Phone 7 developer I could get the beta for the next update of Windows Phone 7 called Mango. Now Mango will support Office 365. You can simply add your Office 365 account on your phone and this will connect you to Exchange Online and SharePoint Online.

What is missing in first beta of the Windows Phone 7 Mango update is Lync, but Microsoft is working on that.



Office 365 – Can not receive mails with ownen Mail Domain

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After working with some test accounts in Microsoft Office 365 I realized I could not send mails to my own domain. In the Office 365 control panel everything looked right and the domain was active. I also added the mail addresses to the user accounts.

The error I got back was:

Final-Recipient: rfc822;[email protected] Action: failed Status: 5.4.1 Diagnostic-Code: smtp;550 5.4.1 Relay Access Denied

After creating a support ticket with the Microsoft Office 365 the support called me and checked my account. Now the problem was I already added the domain to another Office 356 account. So the Forefront had the domain added as duplicated domain.

 Office 365 Forefront

 You can check the status of your domains in Forefront by clicking on the Exchange Online Administration (Manage) like on the Overview site. Now you can click

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Now on your Exchange Online Management page click on Mail Control on the left site.

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On the right site you can click on Configure IP safelisting, perimeter message tracing, and e-mail policies.

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Now in the Domain tap you can check if you have a domain entry whichs starts with “duplicated…..”. If you have a entry like that you have to open a support ticket and the Forefront Online Team will remove the entry from your Account and you have to add the Domain again.

By the way this was the first time I used the Microsoft Support for Office 365 and it was a really good experience. Microsoft really offers a great Service here with fast and qualified support.

 



Office 365

Office 365 – Verify domain hosted at Genotec

This blog post shows you how you can verify your domain for Office 365. You can add your own domain to your Office 365 account. If your domain is hosted at Genotec, you can simply create the DNS records for your domain with the DNS editor Genotec provides in the Hosting Control Center.

Under Domain names, yourdomainname.com you can create a new TXT entry to verify your domain. For example:

Office 365 Verify Domain Name Genotec

After you have verified your Domain you have to add some other DNS Records for Exchange and Lync Online to work.

Here the DNS records for Exchange Online:

Office 365 Genotec Exchange Online Records

Office 365 Genotec Exchange Online Records

Office 365 Genotec Exchange Online Records

 

And here the DNS Records for Lync Online:

Office 365 Genotec Lync Online Records

Office 365 Genotec Lync Online Records

Remember to add the dot at the end of hostnames.

I hope this gives you an overview of how you can verify your domain for Office 365.