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Microsoft Exchange – Major update for June 2018

As noted below, the quarterly update release for Microsoft Exchange contains some major changes as noted below:

https://redmondmag.com/articles/2018/06/22/microsoft-exchange-server-updates.aspx

https://blogs.technet.microsoft.com/exchange/2018/06/19/released-june-2018-quarterly-exchange-updates/

The Microsoft Exchange team got more talkative this week regarding a few improvements and changes, mostly on the server side.

Organizations got a bunch of Exchange Server quarterly updates this month, which added some capabilities. For instance, organizations can now run Exchange Server 2010 Service Pack 3 (SP3) on Windows Server 2016. Microsoft is also correcting an Exchange Online mailbox sizing issue that could have repercussions for some IT shops. Lastly, Microsoft added some perks for organizations when they are moving from Exchange Server to Exchange Online.

On the Exchange Online migration front, earlier this week, Microsoft made it easier to transfer some policies from Exchange Server 2010, Exchange Server 2013 or Exchange Server 2016 to Exchange Online. On Wednesday, Microsoft announced the ability to hold back Recoverable Items Folders (formerly known as “dumpsters”) during Exchange Online moves.

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