Monthly IT Newsletter – October 2016

Microsoft Exchange:

· Advisory: Hold off deploying Exchange 2016 CU3 on WS2016 for nowclip_image001

· Exchange Server 2016 Migration – Reviewing Additional Informationclip_image001[1]

· Active Directory Forest Functional Levels for Exchange Server 2016clip_image001[2]

· What you need to consider with multiple Office 365 tenants (Part 1)clip_image001[3]

· Exchange Online Security and Compliance 101 (Part 1)clip_image001[4]

· Issues Reported with Exchange Server 2013 CU14 and Exchange Server 2016 CU3clip_image001[5]

· Exchange Management Shell Pipeline Not Executed Because a Pipeline Is Already Executing

· How to remove the Exchange 2013 Mailbox role and Exchange from your Windows Server

· Can Exchange Web Services be Accessed by Bypassing Multi-Factor Authentication?

· Migration to Modern Public Folders – Notes from the Field

· The Hybrid Mesh

· Using PowerShell to Configure Journaling Rules

Skype for Business:

· Skype for Business announces new Mac client and new mobile sharing experiences – Office Blogsclip_image001[6]

· Lync 2013 / SfB 2015 Client Update – November 2016clip_image001[7]

· Skype for Business November 2016 User Interface Changesclip_image001[8]

· First Look at the New Skype Room System: Observationsclip_image001[9]

· Skype for Business Mac Client Details, FAQ and Downloadclip_image001[10]

· TechNet Get-CSUSerSessionGUIclip_image001[11]

· Demystifying Skype for Business with SQL AlwaysOnclip_image001[12]

· Microsoft Skype Operations Framework (SOF) Network Assessment Optionsclip_image001[13]

· Easily Install Prerequisites and Tools for Lync Server 2013 and Skype for Business Server 2015clip_image001[14]

· Lync 2013 / SfB 2015 Client Security Update – October 2016

· Microsoft Teams User Tip #1: How Does Microsoft Teams & Skype for Business Integrate & Relate to Each Other?

· Polycom CX300 R2 Desktop Phone for Skype for Business – Quick Start Guide

· Skype for Business Network Assessment (Requirement for Office 365)

· SkypeValidator Next Gen

· Troubleshooting individual calls in Skype for Business Online

· Quick Tip: Polycom VVX, Pin Auth, Login Names

· Known issues – Skype for Business on Mac

· MsIgnite BRK3059 – Deploy Cloud Connector Edition with Microsoft Office 365

Active Directory:

· Active Directory Federation Services in Windows Server 2016clip_image001[15]

· Updating your Azure AD Application Proxy Connectorsclip_image001[16]

· New Azure AD Connect version ( Releasedclip_image001[17]

· How to export user error data from Azure AD Connect with CSExportclip_image001[18]

· New enhancements to the #AzureAD PowerShell 2.0 preview. Manage dynamic groups and more!clip_image001[19]

· Windows Server 2016–Active Directory–Part1

· AD FS in Windows Server 2016

· KMS Activation for Windows Server 2016

· KnowledgeBase: Active Directory Domain Services Configuration Wizard shows ‘Windows Server Technical Preview’ functional levels

· #AzureAD Domain Services is now GA! Lift and shift to the cloud just got WAY easier!

Office 365:

· Office 365 news roundupclip_image001[20]

· Introducing Microsoft Teamsclip_image001[21]

· Breaking down EMS Conditional Access: Part 1clip_image001[22]

· What’s new in Office 365 administration—October updateclip_image001[23]

· Introducing our new scheduling experience for Outlook for iOSclip_image001[24]

· Sync Error Reports in #AzureAD Connect Health are now in Public Preview!clip_image001[25]

· Microsoft’s IFTTT-like Flow is now out of beta

· Exchange / Office 365–Some Useful PowerShell Scripts

· Change in behavior for delicensed Exchange Online users

· Microsoft launches Teams, takes on Slack on its home turf

Microsoft Azure:

· Azure networking VNET architecture best practice update (post #MSIgnite 2016)clip_image001[26]

· Azure SQL Database: Now supporting up to 10 years of Backup Retention (Public Preview)clip_image001[27]

· Install Azure Stack in a nested Windows Server 2016 VMclip_image001[28]

· General availability: Azure cool blob storage in additional regions

· How to assign and remove user Office365 licenses using the AzureADPreview Powershell Module

· How to get more than 2 Gbps to a virtual network via ExpressRoute

· #Azure Notable updates w44

· Azure Multi-Factor Authentication features per license and implementation

· Connect to Azure SQL Database by Using Azure AD Authentication

Windows Client, Windows Server and Windows Phone:

· 10 reasons you’ll love Windows Server 2016clip_image001[29]

· Another big step in Hybrid Cloud – Windows Server 2016 general availabilityclip_image001[30]

· Announcing Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 14959 for Mobile and PCclip_image001[31]

· Setup and Boot Event Collection in Windows Server 2016

· Best Practice Analyzer for Hyper-V

· How to enable PIN complexity on Windows 10

· Avoiding Windows service accounts with static passwords using GMSAs

· Windows 10 “Creator’s Update” will be coming for free this spring

· Windows 10 Mobile Insider Preview build 14959: What’s been fixed, and what hasn’t

· Failover Clustering Sets for Start Ordering

· Implementing Microsoft Remote Access Server / VPN Server End to End Solution: Configuring VPN Server 2016 and Integration with RADIUS – Part 2

Microsoft Office:

· Current Cumulative Updates for Office – Q4 2016clip_image001[32]

· Office for Mac adds Touch Bar supportclip_image001[33]

· Guide to inbox managementclip_image001[34]

· Engage virtually using Office 2016 and Windows 10clip_image001[35]

· Announcing the preview of the Office 365 adoption content pack in Power BIclip_image001[36]

· How To: Activating and Configuring Microsoft Teams in the Office 365 Admin Center

· OneNote October roundup

SharePoint & Office Web App Server:

· SharePoint welcomes PowerApps and Microsoft Flow

· Information about the renaming of SharePoint Online sites from * to *


· Free ebook: Data Science with Microsoft SQL Server 2016

· Top 5 Announcements at PASS Summit 2016

· SQL Server as a Machine Learning Model Management System

· ODBC Driver 13.0 for SQL Server – Linux is now released

System Center:

· Update Rollup 1 for System Center 2016 Operations Manager is now availableclip_image001[37]

· Upgrading To SCOM 2016 GA – 02 – Let’s Upgrade!clip_image001[38]

· SCOM 2012x/2016 Console Crash Hotfix Availableclip_image001[39]

· Upgrading To SCOM 2016 RTM – 01 – Preparation Is Key!!!clip_image001[40]

· Managing the software-defined datacenter with System Center 2016

· System Center Data Protection Manager 2016 Deployment

· Create new management packs with the Visual Studio Authoring Extension

· System Center 2016 Operations Manager – MP Updates and Recommendations (Management Pack Assessment)

· System Center 2016 Operations Manager – Data Driven Alert Management (Tune Management Packs)


· You cannot view the free/busy information of users in a mixed Exchange Server 2010 environmentclip_image001[41]

· “Too many proxy addresses” error when you try to add or remove email addresses from an Exchange Online recipientclip_image001[42]

· No Free/Busy info after mailbox moves from Exchange 2010 to Exchange 2013 or Exchange 2016clip_image001[43]

· Retention policy no longer works after a mailbox is moved from the on-premises environment to Exchange Onlineclip_image001[44]

· Outlook Skype for Business “Contacts” folder doesn’t sync with Skype for Business contacts

· Customer issues between ExUM and Azure Voicemail

· CPU usage exceeds 100% in Task Manager and Performance Monitor if Intel Turbo Boost is active

· Windows Server 2008 R2 domain controller crashes when two threads use the same LDAP connection

· SSLv3 will be disabled when you upgrade to Cumulative Update 13 for Exchange Server 2013

· October 11, 2016, update for Microsoft Office

· On-premises users are unable to see MailTips of Exchange Online users in Outlook 2010

Downloads & Recent Releases:

· Skype for Business on Macclip_image001[45]

· Updated Remote Server Administration Tools (RSAT) for Windows 10 Releasedclip_image001[46]

· Optimizing network performance for Microsoft Office 365clip_image001[47]

· What’s new in Microsoft Office 2016clip_image001[48]

· Microsoft Office for Mac 2011 14.6.9 Update

· Update for Skype for Business 2016 (KB3127939) 32-Bit Edition

· Update for Skype for Business 2015 (KB3127934) 32-Bit Edition

· System Center 2016 What’s New Whitepaper

· System Center 2016 Service Manager Authoring Tool

· Security Update for Microsoft Office Online Server (KB3127897)

· Managing Skype Room Systems and Surface Hub devices

Scripts & PowerShell:

· Speed up remote PowerShell connection to Exchangeclip_image001[49]

· How to create a composite PowerShell DSC resourceclip_image001[50]

· Working with PowerShell DSC configuration data

· Powershell: New-ADPasswordReminder

· How to determine installed PowerShell version

· How to check the version of Skype for Business 2016 by PowerShell

· PowerShell regex crash course – Part 3 of 5