Microsoft Teams and Office Group Are Not Synced

Imagine a scenario that
You create Microsoft Team, which does the magic of offering full collaboration in no time (I super love it). Microsoft Team is based on Office 365 Group so it does get an email address like this

The beauty of this Group is that you can start sending the emails directly to this group and you can leverage Outlook App to start conversation with the members who are part of the Group. Yes I said GROUP and I didn’t say Team though I created Microsoft Team.

Yes this is what I’m trying to explain, Microsoft Team does not show the conversation which is done using the Group which was created by Team. To start the conversation you need to create a new Chanel, and then either use App or Desktop client or send email directly to that Channel to appear in the Conversation in that particular Team,,,, i know is sounds complicated 🙂 – Is there fix .. not now may I’m sure very soon. 

 

Read my previous blog post why this can (Microsoft Teams) be a No Go in a large enterprise
http://www.exchangeitpro.com/2017/05/09/microsoft-teams-hello-microsoft-take-it-to-next-level/

 

Microsoft Teams – Hello Microsoft Take It To Next Level

Microsoft Teams – Hello Microsoft Take It To Next Level

I will keep this post short and to the point because if you want know more about Microsoft Team you can search about it. I’m writing my experience about Microsoft Team which very minor issues but how it can go to the next level which is related to a BIGGER ISSUE and A PROBLEM.

 

So what about minor ones?

If you notice this is a taskbar in MacBook and you can there is email notification for outlook but all the way on the right corner there is Microsoft Team’s and it does not show me any notification whenever there is updated related to a chat or calendar invite or anything. It does not show any notification.

The OTHER minor issues it that, now you can see all your Office Group in the Outlook App on your mobile device (I’m using iOS) but all the management/administration feature such as Add/Remove the member I still can’t do that from the Outlook App and still dependent on Groups App, wish it were managed by the same Outlook App.

 

The MAJOR Issue

It may not be a major issue for so many of you but I can say this will not work in any large enterprise organization because it will be stuck to security and it may not be compliant. Here is the thing. If are using Microsoft Team in your tenant and you Tenant for example has primary domain name as techiesonly.com , the channels in the team are mail enable and if you look at their smtp alias they are not the same as your tenant. I’m sure you know what I’m saying here. You channel conversation is routed via email using a different email route and email alias somewhere in the cloud and then coming back to your conversation history. Though your Microsoft Team is built on Office Group (a exchange mailbox) but your conversation are somewhere in the cloud and There is no information available on the that is a question. I’m sure Microsoft will address that and fix it soon.

 

 

 

My Talk At Microsoft Cloud (Azure & Office 365) | NYC User Group

This month I will be speaking at MS Cloud NYC User Group in NYC. Join me if you interested in learning about digital workplace and new tools for collaboration in Office 365. For more details checkout one of the following links

 

 

Meetup- https://www.meetup.com/msftcloud/events/238180442/

Eventbrite – https://www.eventbrite.com/e/free-exploring-groups-in-office-365-tickets-32589961452

Last months event – http://www.nyexug.com/upcoming-meetings/february-14-2017-meeting/

 

 

 

 

 

 

It is time to upgrade – End of life Exchange 2007

Exchange 2007 End of Life Roadmap

Do you know that April 11 2017 is the date when Exchange 2007 will no longer be supported by Microsoft.

If you haven’t already begun your migration from Exchange 2007 to Exchange 2016 or Office 365 now’s the time to start your planning.

What does End of Life mean?

Exchange Server, like almost all Microsoft products, has a support lifecycle during which we provide new features, bug fixes, security fixes, and so on. This lifecycle typically lasts for 10 years from the date of the product’s initial release, and the end of this lifecycle is known as the product’s End of Life. When Exchange 2007 reaches its End of Life on April 11, 2017, Microsoft will no longer provide:

  • Technical support for problems that may occur;
  • Bug fixes for issues that are discovered and that may impact the stability and usability of the server;
  • Security fixes for vulnerabilities that are discovered and that may make the server vulnerable to security breaches;
  • Time zone updates.

Your installation of Exchange 2007 will continue to run after this date. However, because of the changes listed above, we strongly recommend that you migrate from Exchange 2007 as soon as possible.

Benefits of upgrading to Exchange 2016

Simpler and Better Server Architecture – Single Server Role
Better Collaboration
Saving files to OneDrive for Business
Uploading a file to OneDrive for Business.
Most Recently Used lists populated with both local and online files.
Office 365 hybrid
Messaging policy and compliance
In-place Archiving, retention, and eDiscovery
Improved performance and scalability
Auditing
Antimalware protection
Integration with SharePoint and Skype for Business

What are upgrade options?
#1-You can migrate to Office 365
#2- If you don’t want to migrate to cloud then you can upgrade to either Exchange 2010, Exchange 2013 or Exchange 2016.

I still have more questions, where do I get more details?
Follow this url – https://support.office.com/en-us/article/Exchange-2007-End-of-Life-Roadmap-c3024358-326b-404e-9fe6-b618e54d977d

 

 

Microsoft Tech Summit 2016-2017 is right here

 

 

 

 

 

 

Are you ready for another exciting event with fresh content?
MS Tech Summit is  a TWO DAY  free technical event.

Am I attending – Yes I’m attending the D.C. event
Why Am I attending – If you remember Microsoft iGnite had very first event like this in D.C. 4-5 years ago and then later it became the only event (combined TechEd, MEC etc) for IT Pro and Dev.

Are there any Microsoft Exchange Related Topics? Yes there are a number interesting labs

 

Why Attend? still not sure

Well it has
Keynote from Julia White
Ask the experts
Technical Session

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Over  all this event has everything for everyone who is practicing either SharePoint, Exchange, Office 365, Lync or Skype for Business.  I’m expecting this event to have fresh content developed from last years’s iGnite and Now.  See there!

https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/techsummit/washington-dc.aspx

 

Software Review: Kernel for Exchange Server Software

Kernel for Exchange Server recovery tool helps Exchange administrators to reduce the time and stress involved in the restoration of corrupt EDB files. The tool employs highly advanced algorithms to perform accurate Exchange mailbox recovery, without changing the folder structure and hierarchy of mailboxes. This tool has a user-friendly interface that helps users in performing effortless EDB recovery and migration.

Kernel for Exchange Server promises to reinstate all the mailbox data including emails, deleted items, attachments, calendar, notes, journals, tasks, appointments, drafts and other items along with their meta data. It offers recovery from EDB files that have become inaccessible due to all types of Exchange Server errors and issues – Jet engine errors, corrupt headers, dirty shutdowns. It will be interesting to know more about the features and working of the tool.

Significant features of Kernel for Exchange Server Tool

  • Offers EDB repair, EDB to PST conversion, and migration to Live Exchange server/Office 365
  • Equipped with a search facility by which users can easily locate EDB files
  • Converts inaccessible EDB files to PST files; also offers facility to split the produced PST files after a specified size
  • Recovers entire Exchange mailbox data without any modification to their structure and hierarchy
  • Recovers and migrates multiple mailboxes in a single cycle
  • Recovers UNICODE characters of languages like Chinese, Japanese and French
  • Preserves data integrity and recovers email meta data & item properties
  • Live Preview facility to verify the details of recovered mailbox items
  • Saves mailbox items in PST, MSG, EML, TXT, HTML and RTF formats
  • Mailbox filtration by date range and item type (with the option to include/exclude filtered items)
  • Generates process analysis report after the completion of the recovery and migration
  • Supports Exchange Server versions 5.0, 5.5, 2000, 2003, 2007, 2010, 2013, 2016

Performing EDB recovery using Kernel for Exchange Server

For evaluation of the tool, user can download the free version from the website directly. However, here we present the analysis using the licensed version. The important steps of using this tool are:

Step 1: Upon launching this EDB recovery tool, its main screen appears. In the ‘Select Source Exchange Database’ dialogue box, the user can select the corrupt EDB/STM files using the ‘Browse’ button. Select the required EDB and click ‘Next’ button to proceed.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Note: User can use the ‘Search’ option to trace the files from a drive or volume, if its exact location is unknown. On using this option, the tool will enlist all the EDBs with their paths.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Step 2: In the next step, user can opt the ‘Standard Scan’ mode (this is the recommended mode). If the intensity of the corruption is low, the tool will produce results instantaneously. However, if the files are severely corrupted, user can use the ‘Advanced Scan’ mode.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Step 3:  After the scanning, the tool produces recovery results in a hierarchical manner in the left pane of the interface as shown in the image below. User can select any of the enlisted files and view their details in the preview pane on the right side of the interface. This helps user in verifying the recovered data before saving it.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Step 4: Save individual items: For individual item restoration, user can select the required items and save them using the right-click menu.  User just has to browse for the destination and mention format (MSG, PST, EML, RTF, TXT or HTML) to save the files.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Step 5: Save in PST

To save required files in PST, user needs to click ‘Save to PST’. Now, the ‘Select Mailboxes’ dialogue box appears. User can proceed with the following steps:

Step 5.1

In the ‘Select Mailboxes’ dialogue box, user can select the mailboxes and their specific folders for recovery. Then click ‘Next’.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Step 5.2: Now the user must browse and select the PST file saving destination. The ‘PST Options’ section allows user to create Unicode PST and also to split PST file after a specified size. User can even define file filtration rules and click ‘Next’ to proceed with the procedure.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Step 5.3: The tool will display a successful file restoration message upon the completion of the procedure.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Step 6: Save to Live Exchange Server/Office 365

To save required files in PST, user needs to click ‘Save to Live Exchange/Office 365’. Now, the ‘Save to Live Exchange/Office 365’ dialogue box appears. User can proceed with the following steps:

Step 6.1

In the ‘Save to Live Exchange/Office 365’ dialogue box, user can enter the Live Exchange Server domain credentials i.e. Domain name, user name and password; then click ‘Next’.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Note: To save required files in Office 365, user needs to choose the ‘Office 365’ option. Here, user can enter the Office 365 credentials i.e. user name and password; then click ‘Next’.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Step 6.2: After entering the required credentials, the tool asks user to map the source mailboxes to the target mailboxes. This can be done manually (by click ‘Mapping’) or using a CSV file (by clicking ‘CSV Export’). After mapping the source mailboxes with the target mailboxes, click ‘Next’.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Step 6.3: Now, filter the files on the basis of Item type and date range and click ‘Next’ to complete the file restoration process.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Step 6.4: The tool will display a confirmation message after successfully saving the mailbox data.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Final words

In conclusion we can say that Kernel for Exchange Recovery tool has the capability to resolve almost all EDB related issues, and recover mailboxes in any situation. It can also migrate mailboxes from EDB to Exchange/Office 365 without much effort. The round the clock technical assistance provided by Kernel support team through email, live chat and phone, is extremely helpful too.

Note: this post content provided by Lepide and is published ‘as-is’