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Using Exchange EWS to Obtain Exchange Online Meeting Details from Room Mailboxes

Exchange PFE Daya Patil shares with us a recent script she wrote to help obtain the meeting details...

Author: Premier Field Engineers Date: 10/11/2017

Replacing Windows Server 2016 TP5 AD FS with RTM Experience

Senior Microsoft Premier Field Engineer Frank Plawetzki guides us though his recent Windows 2016  AD...

Author: Premier Field Engineers Date: 02/17/2017

Exchange / Office 365–Some Useful PowerShell Scripts

Over on the Exchange team blog site, one of our Exchange/Office 365 PFE's, Mike O'Neill, has posted...

Author: Premier Field Engineers Date: 10/11/2016

Field Tip: Troubleshooting Outlook stuck on Connecting - Part 2

The below tip is from Senior Microsoft Premier Field Engineer Frank Plawetzki where he quickly and...

Author: Premier Field Engineers Date: 09/27/2016

PowerShell Script to Convert Shared Mailbox or User Mailbox with Delegates into Distribution Group

Exchange PFE Daya Patil shares with us a recent script she wrote to help convert a shared mailbox...

Author: Premier Field Engineers Date: 08/23/2016

Script To Get Common Recipients Between Distribution Groups

Gautham Allur Subramanya is PFE from India, and shares a PowerShell script used to report on common...

Author: Premier Field Engineers Date: 04/12/2016

Exchange 2013/2016 JBOD Storage Validation Considerations

Senior Exchange PFE Nélio Lemos takes us though some important pre-deployment considerations for...

Author: Premier Field Engineers Date: 03/15/2016

MSPFE Deploying Windows 10 Free eBook

Microsoft Premier Engineers Andre Della Monica, Russ Rimmerman, Alessandro Cesarini, and Victor...

Author: Premier Field Engineers Date: 02/29/2016

Using Site Columns to Create Searchable Metadata in SharePoint Online

Dan Harrington is a member of the Search Engineers PFE team. While assisting a colleague with a...

Author: Premier Field Engineers Date: 01/08/2016

Creating DPM Replica Manually Using Windows Explorer

Sachin Kumar is a Premier Field Engineer from India and will take us through the steps to create a...

Author: Premier Field Engineers Date: 12/09/2015

List Mobile Devices In Exchange 2013

Premier Field Engineers Abdul Rafey Mohammed and Daya Patil walk us though how to easily list...

Author: Premier Field Engineers Date: 12/07/2015

Configure Organization-Wide Free/Busy Information In An Untrusted Cross-Forest Topology

Exchange expert Frank Plawetzki recaps a recent rude reminder about the intricacies of Exchange free...

Author: Premier Field Engineers Date: 11/19/2015

How to View SharePoint Online Crawl Logs in Office 365

PFE Srinivas Varukala discusses a recent customer question where there was a request to view the...

Author: Premier Field Engineers Date: 11/17/2015

Using Exchange EWS To Obtain Voicemail Statistics

Exchange PFE Daya Patil demonstrates how versatile the Exchange Web Services API is by providing...

Author: Premier Field Engineers Date: 08/31/2015

Decommissioning Legacy Exchange Servers

PFE Pascal L'Huriec takes us through the steps to that are needed when decommissioning legacy...

Author: Premier Field Engineers Date: 08/26/2015

Exchange Server 2013 CU9 – Watch your IMAP clients

Exchange expert Frank Plawetzki bei Deutschland discusses a breaking issue with Exchange 2013 and...

Author: Premier Field Engineers Date: 08/24/2015

Using Exchange EWS To Delete Corrupt OOF

Daya Patil discusses the solution to one of her recent engagements where the OOF rule in some...

Author: Premier Field Engineers Date: 07/22/2015

MSPFE On RunAS Radio

PFE Mike O’Neill recently guested on the RunAs Radio podcast. A synopsis of his session and a link...

Author: Premier Field Engineers Date: 03/09/2015

PowerShell Script To Determine Number Of Emails Sent To Per External Domain

Exchange PFEs Daya Patil and Abdul Rafey Mohammed share one of their recent PowerShell scripts to...

Author: Premier Field Engineers Date: 03/05/2015

How To Monitor Mailbox Permission Changes On Executive Mailboxes

In this latest instalment to MSPFE, Kostas Nomikos demonstrates the flexibility of the Exchange...

Author: Premier Field Engineers Date: 03/03/2015

Using Exchange EWS To Clear Purges Folder

This instalment of EWS fun is brought to you by Daya Patil, a Premier Field Engineer who specialises...

Author: Premier Field Engineers Date: 02/02/2015

Unable To Capture Lync Client Tracing

Akshay Katti brings us the details of a recent case where he had to troubleshoot a Lync Online issue...

Author: Premier Field Engineers Date: 09/30/2014

Windows Server 2003: 50 weeks to go

It’s been a great 12 years! But there’s just 50 weeks until Windows Server 2003 Extended...

Author: Premier Field Engineers Date: 07/24/2014

Exchange Server 2013 CU5 Installation Issue

Our resident Exchange expert Frank Plawetzki bei Deutschland takes us through a recent production...

Author: Premier Field Engineers Date: 06/10/2014

Why you should avoid manual ‘server hardening’

Sachin Kumar, a Premier Field Engineer from the India team, discusses a very important topic in this...

Author: Premier Field Engineers Date: 05/29/2014

Business Intelligence with SharePoint 2013 and SQL 2012

Luis Du Solier, our Sr. PFE specialized in SharePoint for LATAM would like to share with you a very...

Author: Premier Field Engineers Date: 05/20/2014

A strange case of Admin group memberships

After a bit of a break, we are back on the MSPFE blog with a field story yet again. This time, Saji...

Author: Premier Field Engineers Date: 05/12/2014

Checklist : Upgrading to Exchange 2010 from Exchange 2007

Daya Patil, who works as a Premier Field Engineer at Microsoft India, focused on Exchange and Active...

Author: Premier Field Engineers Date: 03/20/2014

Lync 2013 Persistent Chat HADR Part Two

PFE Richard Schwendiman who specialises in Exchange and Lync, recently released some deep dive...

Author: Premier Field Engineers Date: 02/12/2014

Lync 2013 Persistent Chat HADR–Part One

PFE Richard Schwendiman who specialises in Exchange and Lync, recently released some deep dive...

Author: Premier Field Engineers Date: 02/10/2014

Freeing memory for Hyper-V VMs on Windows 8/8.1

Alexander Miloev takes us through an interesting exercise in tuning the memory for Windows client...

Author: Premier Field Engineers Date: 02/05/2014

Installing Forefront UAG Service Pack 4 Destroys Existing Configuration

Microsoft TMG and UAG ninja Gregg O’Brien walks us through how he resolved a recent critical...

Author: Premier Field Engineers Date: 01/27/2014

Boost your IT with Communications Management

Technology does not exist in a vacuum! Premier Field Engineer Konstantinos Sofianos discusses how to...

Author: Premier Field Engineers Date: 01/23/2014

Windows Performance Jump Start

Do you want to improve performance for computers that are starting slowly? Do you need to diagnose...

Author: Premier Field Engineers Date: 01/15/2014

MEA Services Webcast Series

Technology is evolving each and every day and the demand for quick accessible Readiness, is more...

Author: Premier Field Engineers Date: 01/02/2014

Windows 8.1: Common Myths Around Windows Modern Applications, Microsoft Accounts and Sideloading

The Windows Guy (PFE Milad Aslaner) is back with a new blog post around the biggest myths I see at...

Author: Premier Field Engineers Date: 12/16/2013

Tips and Tricks from the Field on the new Distributed Cache Service in SharePoint 2013

Want the “real world” scoop on the new Distributed Cache Service in SharePoint 2013?  In this...

Author: Premier Field Engineers Date: 12/11/2013

The Windows XP journey ends soon. Are you ready for April 8, 2014?

It’s only 4 months until Windows XP becomes an ex parrot. PFE superstar Milad Aslaner walks us...

Author: Premier Field Engineers Date: 12/09/2013

Distribution Group Management Across Exchange Server Versions

How to manage distribution groups across different versions of Exchange?  It’s a great...

Author: Premier Field Engineers Date: 12/05/2013

Dude! What’s flowing in my Exchange environment?

Akshay, Rafey and Lalita (a.k.a. ‘Exchange Ninjas’ ) are Premier Field Engineers from the Global...

Author: Premier Field Engineers Date: 12/03/2013

ADFS Configuration Wizard Fails with Error “The certificates with the CNG private key are not supported”

Want to allow ADFS to be installed correctly?  Our trusty Canadian PFE Gregg O’Brien shows us a...

Author: Premier Field Engineers Date: 11/29/2013

Sleepy Network Cards? In a server!? Yawn!

Mike O’Neill covers a common odd-outage-related scenario over at the Exchange Team blog -  a...

Author: Premier Field Engineers Date: 11/27/2013

How to create a url alias using IIS URL Rewrite

Want to allow someone to shortcut their way to a particular part of a website? Jonathan Yong, one of...

Author: Premier Field Engineers Date: 11/26/2013

Disabling DPI Scaling on Windows 8.1 - The Enterprise Way

A common observation post upgrade to Windows 8.1 is that certain applications look a bit ‘blurry’...

Author: Premier Field Engineers Date: 11/21/2013

System Center Configuration Manager 2012 – SCEP Policy behavior

Michael Michailidis, our PFE from Greece, shares a recent System Center Endpoint Protection scenario...

Author: Premier Field Engineers Date: 11/12/2013

Moving from command line tools to PowerShell for Active Directory

Mr. Ashley McGlone, our famous PFE (‘GoateePFE’ on Twitter!) from the US Central Region team,...

Author: Premier Field Engineers Date: 10/31/2013

Mentors in the Community

At Microsoft Services, we are not just about work. We take great pride in our efforts to reach out...

Author: Premier Field Engineers Date: 10/29/2013

Field tip: Troubleshooting Outlook stuck on “connecting to Directory”

This tip comes to you from Frank Plawetzki, who is a Senior PFE based in Germany.  He focuses...

Author: Premier Field Engineers Date: 10/28/2013

Understanding and Managing the Certificate Stores Used for Smart Card Logon

Don Baker, a Senior PFE with our US Public Sector team, jotted down a cheat sheet that’ll be useful...

Author: Premier Field Engineers Date: 10/22/2013

System Center Configuration Manager 2012 – OS Deployment Fails with Error 0x80004005

Some administrators may experience an error when trying to deploy an OS image using System Center...

Author: Premier Field Engineers Date: 10/21/2013

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