CodeTwo Backup for Exchange and CodeTwo Backup for Office 365 have been updated to version 1.4!

CodeTwo backup softwareWith the latest version 1.4 we have prepared a bundle of new functionalities and fixes to our backup software which deals with easily customizable granular and incremental local backup operations of mailboxes on on-premises Exchange and Office 365 platforms.

In the newest versions of CodeTwo Backup for Exchange and CodeTwo Backup for Office 365 we have focused on further UI developments, users will discover the following improvements:

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CodeTwo Exchange Migration and CodeTwo Office 365 Migration – introducing Jobs and new UI – Versions 2.0 out now!

CodeTwo migration softwareWith the newest versions 2.0 of CodeTwo migration software we have much more to expect as both products have undergone major improvements. Now we can experience better management of performed migrations which are now displayed as Jobs and it is all set in a new UI. CodeTwo Exchange Migration and CodeTwo Office 365 Migration will prove more invaluable than before in performing your migrations from Exchange 2007 to Exchange 2016 or from on-premises Exchange servers to Office 365 organizations.

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Updates for CodeTwo Public Folders, CodeTwo Outlook Sync and CodeTwo Sync for iCloud – Outlook 2016 support

We have released updates to our three prominent programs for Outlook synchronization. CodeTwo Public Folders and CodeTwo Outlook Sync have been upgraded to the new versions that fully support Outlook 2016 from now on and bring in some fixes and programmatic changes. CodeTwo Sync for iCloud has also been prepared to support Outlook 2016, but in order to gain full support it still needs Apple iCloud for Windows to be updated and work with Outlook 2016.

Public FoldersCodeTwo Public Folders enables to share Outlook items and Windows files among computers and mobile devices. The latest 5.4.4 version supports Outlook 2016, however, Syncing Master cannot be installed on a computer with Outlook 2016. Apart from multiple programmatic improvements, the newest version introduces some cosmetic changes in error messages.

Outlook SyncCodeTwo Outlook Sync that synchronizes Outlook items between two computers, has been upgraded to the version 1.0.17, and thanks to programmatic changes it supports now Outlook 2016. There has also been slight changes to program’s displayed messages.

CodeTwo Sync for iCloudCodeTwo Sync for iCloud, our dedicated software responsible for synchronizing Outlook items with iCloud folders, has been updated to the version 1.3.4. After fixing the program’s installer, it recognizes Outlook 2016, however, the program won’t fully support it unless Apple iCloud for Windows supports Outlook 2016. We are still awaiting Apple to update its software.

For a full list of changes please visit a dedicated version history page for CodeTwo Public Folders, CodeTwo Outlook Sync and CodeTwo Sync for iCloud.

Updates are free of charge for all license holders for CodeTwo Outlook Sync and CodeTwo Sync for iCloud. For CodeTwo Public Folders it is free only if the first digit of the owned version number matches the first digit number of the current version of the program.

In case you need our support feel free to contact us – we are available 24 hours from Monday to Friday.

UPDATE (Dec 10 2015): We are happy to announce that Apple has just released a new version of iCloud for Windows which supports Outlook 2016, this enables full compatibility of CodeTwo Sync for iCloud with Outlook 2016!

UPDATE (Jun 10, 2016): We are happy to let you know that now CodeTwo Public Folders has been updated to version 5.5.0 which allows the Syncing Master to be installed on Outlook 2016 machine as well. This means that CodeTwo Public Folders is now fully compatible with Outlook 2016.

25 (+1) Exchange Server experts to follow

You probably know a few of them from Ignite or IT/DevConnections. Two or three others tend to pop up in popular LinkedIn and Facebook groups. Articles by several more come up when you type an Exchange-related query in Google. And the rest – maybe you’ve never even heard of them…

Whatever the case, I present to you, 25 (+1) Exchange Server experts worth following (in semi-random order).

25+1 Microsoft Exchange Experts

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CodeTwo Backup update 1.3 – New enhanced UI!

Our CodeTwo solutions for performing backups, restore jobs and keeping mailbox data on local drives, have just been upgraded to the version 1.3. CodeTwo Backup for Office 365 and CodeTwo Backup for Exchange gained new UI features which boosted up the programs’ functionalities and eased administrator’s work with a few improvements.

New alert windows

CodeTwo developers added two alert windows to the program’s dashboard. Good news and Bad news windows inform you about key events included in the on-going backup or restore jobs. Now you can also keep yourself updated with good and bad news notifications automatically sent by the program to a specified email address. Moreover, some of the minor improvements to Backups time-filter and restore options will make now your admin’s tasks easier.

Notification options window

To see a full list of changes, please visit the version history sites for CodeTwo Backup for Office 365 and CodeTwo Backup for Exchange. The newest version is free of charge for all license owners.

Migrate legacy (2003 or 2007) Exchange to Exchange 2016

Update: this post was updated on October 24, 2017.

Migrate legacy Exchange to Exchange 2016

Microsoft has stirred up a quite load of enthusiasm by the recent appearance of Exchange 2016. As the new version raised inquiries among IT professionals for new solutions, Microsoft in fact did not soothe this yearning for any cutting-edge technologies. You get a bundle of improvements, out of which the removal of the Client Access Role and replacing MAPI with EWS seem to be one of the most relevant developments (read more about it). What’s more, if you had any high hopes for any breakthroughs in terms of version coexistence with legacy, Exchange 2003 or 2007, then you know now that with this version Microsoft has clearly stated its engineering policy and is rather far from that.

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CodeTwo Sync for iCloud 1.3.3 update release

CodeTCodeTwo Sync for iCloud 1.3.3 updatewo Sync for iCloud synchronizes Outlook calendars, contacts and tasks with iCloud folders, its new version has just been released!

The recent 1.3.3 update overhauls the issue of constant replication of meeting requests that were received from external contacts in synchronized calendars. Moreover, it solves the problem of using of temporary license key which may have caused the software to display wrong number of days until the trial expiration date.

All CodeTwo Sync for iCloud users are recommended to download and install the newest update. It is free of charge for all license owners. In order to download the latest release, please follow the link provided.

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Conversational Office 365 Migrations by J. Peter Bruzzese – download free PDF

If you are a Microsoft Exchange administrator, there’s a 99% chance you’ve at least once already asked yourself the eternal question: should I move to Office 365 or stay with Exchange on-premises?

Because Office 365 is all the rage lately, looking for the answer on IT forums and expert blogs has probably turned up a lot of opinions in favor of The Cloud. This, of course, is to be expected, given that Microsoft has been putting an enormous effort into promoting their online mail platform. But there is a downside to Redmond’s publicity push. Namely, it’s becoming increasingly difficult for users to tell the facts from the marketing jargon.

Conversational Office 365 Migrations by J. Peter Bruzzese

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