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Microsoft Defender for Office 365 Recommended Configuration Analyzer (ORCA) 2.8.0 released

Microsoft Defender for Office 365 Recommended Configuration Analyzer (ORCA) 2.8.0 released

Andres Bohren
Hi All, Yesterday a new Version of the “Microsoft Defender for Office 365 Recommended Configuration Analyzer” (ORCA) PowerShell Module has been released. PowerShell Gallery ORCA 2.8.0 According to GitHub Milestones the latest Update seems to fix six issues I am using the new PSResourceGet here instead of the PowerShellGet commands. Show installed Versions and what’s available in PowerShell Gallery Get-InstalledPSResource ORCA -Scope AllUsers Find-PSResource ORCA Uninstall the old Module and install the newest Version.
Microsoft Defender for Office 365 Recommended Configuration Analyzer (ORCA) 2.7.1 released

Microsoft Defender for Office 365 Recommended Configuration Analyzer (ORCA) 2.7.1 released

Andres Bohren
Hi All, Yesterday a new Version of the “Microsoft Defender for Office 365 Recommended Configuration Analyzer” (ORCA) PowerShell Module has been released. PowerShell Gallery ORCA 2.7.1 According to GitHub Milestones the latest Update seems to fix a Standard Preset I am using the new PSResourceGet here instead of the PowerShellGet commands. Show installed Versions and what’s available in PowerShell Gallery Get-InstalledPSResource ORCA -Scope AllUsers Find-PSResource ORCA Uninstall the old Module and install the newest Version.
Microsoft Defender for Office 365 Recommended Configuration Analyzer (ORCA) 2.6 released

Microsoft Defender for Office 365 Recommended Configuration Analyzer (ORCA) 2.6 released

Andres Bohren
Hi All, Yesterday a new Version of the “Microsoft Defender for Office 365 Recommended Configuration Analyzer” (ORCA) PowerShell Module has been released. PowerShell Gallery ORCA 2.6 I am using the new PSResourceGet here instead of the PowerShellGet commands. Show installed Versions and what’s available in PowerShell Gallery Get-InstalledPSResource ORCA -Scope AllUsers Find-PSResource ORCA Uninstall the old Module and install the newest Version. Uninstall-PSResource ORCA -Scope AllUsers Install-PSResource ORCA -Scope AllUsers Get-InstalledPSResource ORCA -Scope AllUsers You can run Get-OrcaReport without first connect to ExchangeOnline and Security and Compliance.
November 2023 Exchange Server Security Updates

November 2023 Exchange Server Security Updates

Andres Bohren
Hi All, It’s again Patchday and Microsoft has released Security Updates for Exchange 2016 and 2019. Exchange Team Blog Released: November 2023 Exchange Server Security Updates Updates: Security Update For Exchange Server 2019 CU12 SU11 (KB5032146) Security Update For Exchange Server 2019 CU13 SU4 (KB5032146) Security Update For Exchange Server 2016 CU23 SU11 (KB5032147) I’ve downloaded the - MonitorExchangeAuthCertificate And checked the Exchange Auth Certificate .\MonitorExchangeAuthCertificate.ps1 Run the Setup after downloading
Update on the new Outlook for Windows

Update on the new Outlook for Windows

Andres Bohren
Hi All, It’s already a few months since i wrote an Blog Article about New Outlook for Windows - Public Preview. I have recently watched the Youtube video “Update on the new Outlook for Windows” They shared the Timeline of the “New Outlook / One Outlook” You can now provide Feedback. This will give them some valuable Informations on what Functions are missing and inputs for priorization of these Features.
Automate Exchange Certificate renewal with Let's Encrypt

Automate Exchange Certificate renewal with Let's Encrypt

Andres Bohren
Hi All, My old TLS Certificate from GoDaddy has expired a few Days ago. I have already used “Let’s Encrypt” Certificates for Exchange in some Test Environements. Today i want you to show how to set up initionally and then use a Script to renew the Certificate on a regular basis. Initial Setup First of all you need a Client that can handle the “Let’s Encrypt” Certificate Request. There are plenty of alternatives out there.
ExchangeOnlineManagement 3.4.0 released as GA

ExchangeOnlineManagement 3.4.0 released as GA

Andres Bohren
Hi All, Yesterday a new PowerShell Module for Exchange Online has been released. PowerShell Gallery ExchangeOnlineManagement 3.4.0 Release Notes: Bug fixes in Connect-ExchangeOnline, Get-EXORecipientPermission and Get-EXOMailboxFolderPermission. Support to use Constrained Language Mode (CLM) using SigningCertificate parameter. Check installed Module and what’s available from the PowerShell Gallery Get-InstalledModule ExchangeOnlineManagement Find-Module ExchangeOnlineManagement Uninstall the old Module and install the new one Uninstall-Module ExchangeOnlineManagement -Force Install-Module ExchangeOnlineManagement Get-InstalledModule ExchangeOnlineManagement Some basic testing Connect-ExchangeOnline Get-Mailbox -Identity a.
October 2023 Exchange Server Security Updates

October 2023 Exchange Server Security Updates

Andres Bohren
Hi All, It’s again Patchday and Microsoft has released Security Updates for Exchange 2016 and 2019. Exchange Team Blog Released: October 2023 Exchange Server Security Updates Updates: Security Update For Exchange Server 2019 CU12 SU10 (KB5030877) Security Update For Exchange Server 2019 CU13 SU3 (KB5030877) Security Update For Exchange Server 2016 CU23 SU10 (KB5030877) The Token Cache will be fixed with the OS Updates for IIS. Today, Windows team has released the IIS fix for root cause of this vulnerability, in the form of fix for CVE-2023-36434.
ExchangeOnlineManagement 3.3.0 released as GA

ExchangeOnlineManagement 3.3.0 released as GA

Andres Bohren
Hi All, Just a few days ago, Microsoft has released a new Preview Version of the ExchangeOnlineManagement PowerShell Module. PowerShell Gallery ExchangeOnlineManagement 3.3.0 Release notes for v3.3.0: Support to skip loading cmdlet help files with Connect-ExchangeOnline. Global variable EXO_LastExecutionStatus can now be used to check the status of the last cmdlet that was executed. Bug fixes in Connect-ExchangeOnline and Connect-IPPSSession. Support of user controls enablement by policy for features that are onboarded to Viva feature access management.
Azure AD Connect cloud sync

Azure AD Connect cloud sync

Andres Bohren
Hi All, I am using Azure AD Connect since it was named DirSync. As i am setting up my new Exchange Hybrid Lab - i had the opportunity to try “Azure AD cloud sync”. MS Learn What is Azure AD Connect cloud sync? In the Link abvoe you can find a Table of Features that Azure AD cloud sync is not capable of. Connect to LDAP directories Support for device objects Support for Pass-Through Authentication Filter on objects’ attribute values Allow advanced customization for attribute flows Support for device writeback > Customers should use Cloud Kerberos trust for this moving forward Support for group writeback Support for merging user attributes from multiple domains Azure AD Domain Services support Unlimited number of objects per AD domain Large groups with up to 250,000 members Exchange hybrid writeback Long time, one of the biggest issue was that Azure AD cloud sync did not support the “Exchange hybrid writeback”.