Bhargav Shukla Blog

As one of the very few people in the world to hold the prestigious dual Microsoft Certified Master certification for Microsoft Exchange and Microsoft Lync, join Bhargav Shukla as he blogs about Exchange Server, Lync Server, and other related topics.

As Director of Product Research and Innovation at KEMP Technologies (www.kemptechnologies.com), his responsibilities include anticipating market and technological changes and trends, create technical architecture and drive strategic direction of products.

Mac Mail not connecting to Exchange Server – Part 2

In Part 1 of this article, we discussed symptoms of Mac Mail unable to connect to Exchange 2016 servers through KEMP LoadMaster load balancers. We also discussed troubleshooting steps that addressed the issue of ExRCA.com unable to pass EWS tests, however, we stopped there since Mac Mail failed to connect despite ExRCA EWS tests passed.

Mac Mail not connecting to Exchange Server – Part 1

Recently, I came across a case where Mac’s built-in Mail client would not connect to Exchange through KEMP load balancer that was configured to user Layer 7 load balancing on KEMP LoadMaster. The Exchange environment was mixed Exchange 2013 and Exchange 2016 but load balancer was configured to use only Exchange 2016 servers. KEMP LoadMaster was configured to terminate SSL connection on the load balancer and the connection to the Exchange servers was encrypted as well.

Reading email headers using apps for Outlook

Not too long ago, my fellow Exchange Server MVP Paul Cunningham recently published an article “Email Fundamentals: How to Read Email Message Headers” on his blog. Just like he mentioned, it’s pretty fundamental to emails but many struggle to read the headers and interpret it properly. I am all for making things easier. I will certainly not repeat what has already been said on his blog but wanted to complement his article with some more information.

Script to download MEC 2014 Content

If you have remotely anything to do with Microsoft Exchange, you probably know that Microsoft Exchange Conference (MEC) took place in Austin not too long ago. If you were an attendee, you were provided with access to recorded content within 24-48 hours after given session. However, if you were not an attendee, you didn’t have anyway to access recorded content. Until today!

Microsoft ends AOL AIM Connectivity

UPDATE: The article was written with limited context I have from Microsoft notification in my email. What I have learned is that it wasn’t Microsoft’s decision but AOL’s to stop connecting to Microsoft’s PIC clearninghouse! Either way, the spirit of article stays the same. Special thanks to Keith Hanna for pointing out facts and add context to this information.

Book Review – Microsoft Exchange Server 2013 PowerShell Cookbook (Second Edition)

Among other books that I have reviewed in past, I had pleasure reviewing Mike’s “Microsoft Exchange 2010 PowerShell Cookbook” when it was release in 2011. So, when PACKT Publishing asked me if I would be interested in reviewing his new book “Microsoft Exchange Server 2013 PowerShell Cookbook: Second Edition”, I didn’t have to think much.

How to setup Office Web Apps Server 2013 farm

If you are deploying Lync Server 2013 and want to present Powerpoint presentations in Web Conferencing, Office Web Apps Server is a requirement. Most references I found talks about deploying a single server, however, I wanted to deploy redundant setup. In today’s post, I’m going to show you how to setup the farm.

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