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Released: Update Rollup 7 for Exchange Server 2010 Service Pack 3

The Exchange team is announcing today the availability of Update Rollup 7 for Exchange Server 2010 Service Pack 3. Update Rollup 7 is the latest rollup of customer fixes available for Exchange Server 2010 Service Pack 3. The release contains fixes for customer reported issues and previously released security bulletins. Update Rollup 7 is not considered a security release as it contains no new previously unreleased security bulletins. A complete list of issues resolved in Exchange Server 2010 Service Pack 3 Update Rollup 7 may be found in KB2961522.

Customers running any Service Pack 3 Update Rollup for Exchange Server 2010 can move to Update Rollup 7 directly.

Download: Update Rollup 7 For Exchange 2010 SP3

Released: Update Rollup 14 for Exchange Server 2007 Service Pack 3

The Exchange team is announcing today the availability of Update Rollup 14 for Exchange Server 2007 Service Pack 3. This latest rollup supports recent DST updates. The rollup contains all previously released security bulletins and fixes and updates for Exchange Server 2007 Service Pack 3 as well. This is not a security release, but customers are encouraged to deploy these updates to their environment once proper validation has been completed.

More information on this rollup is available in KB2936861.

Download : Update Rollup 14 for Exchange Server 2007

Litigation Hold vs In Place Hold

In the previous versions of Exchange (Exchange 2010) and Exchange online (Office 365) previous service version , the term litigation hold is introduced

Litigation Hold , is to allow you to immutably preserve mailbox content to meet long term preservation and eDiscovery requirements. When a mailbox is placed on Litigation Hold, mailbox content is preserved indefinitely.

In the new version of Exchange (Exchange 2013) and Exchange online (Office 365) existing service version , a new term has been released which is In Place Hold

In Place Hold, is called query-based and time-based In-Place Hold for the mailbox

After the release of Exchange 2013 and the new Exchange Online, there were some documentation that mentioned that Litigation Hold was being deprecated , this is not true and both terms are available 

Both types are available for use and you should use the hold feature that best meets your needs.  Here are some scenarios to help you choose between the two holds.



Source : TechNet Blogs


How to do In-place eDiscovery in new O365?

In this post we will also  describe how we can do eDiscovery in new Office 365

1- Log on to with O365 Administrator credentials

2- At the tabs at the top hit on Admin and select Exchange


3- In Exchange admin center select Permissions > admin roles

                        Double click Discovery Management
Under Roles Click on Add and Select Mailbox Import Export
Under Member, Add yourself as a Member and Click Save. 



4- Now click on compliance management and select in-place eDiscovery & hold


5- Now you can start creating search request as below


6- Select the mailboxes you want to search


7- In the next screen if options are greyed out as below it means you do not have proper permissions. Revisit the step for adding permissions. If proper permissions have been added sign out and sign in back



8- In the filed provide the text you want to search. You can use Boolean expression like OR and AND to make robust query

9- Once you have specified the search attributes hit on Next

10- You can do a in place hold of the search items.(Note, this option will be greyed out if you have selected all mailboxes during the mailbox selection process) and hit on finish


11- You can estimate the result search or you can export the results to PST , below we will show how to export the result as PST


12- After pressing the export button , you will find some application running on your local laptop


13- Fill in the the location of the PST and then press on Start



14- Fill in your your Office 365 admin user and press on OK


15- Press close and browse to the location of the exported files , you should see 3 files (TEXT – Excel – PST ) as below



This PST contain the result of the search

How to Wipe your mobile device from OWA

Did you ever think about what will happen to your critical data if your active sync mobile has been stolen , What will happen to your e-mail data ?

Now from Exchange 2010, Exchange 2013 and Office 365 you can wipe your device remotely through OWA,

below we will show you how to do that from Office 365 OWA

1- Open the option from the OWA




2- Press on phone on the options page


3- Just mark the device you want to wipe and press on wipe as below


4- Confirm the wipe operation by pressing on Yes as below


5- You will find that the wipe operation is pending waiting for the mobile to connect 


Once the device is connected it will be wipe

Same steps for Exchange 2013 and Exchange 2010 

IdFix DirSync Error Remediation Tool

IdFix is used to perform discovery and remediation of identity objects and their attributes in an on-premises Active Directory environment in preparation for migration to Office 365. IdFix is intended for the Active Directory administrators responsible for DirSync with the Office 365 service.

The purpose of IdFix is to reduce the time involved in remediating the Active Directory errors reported by the DirSync appliance. Our focus is on enabling the customer to accomplish the task in a simple expedient fashion without relying upon subject matter experts.

New Features: IdFix now supports both Multi-Tenant and Dedicated rule sets. Multi-select has been enabled in the datagrid for faster editing and the ISO 3166-1 checks for c and co have been deprecated

The Microsoft Office 365 IdFix tool provides the customer with the ability to identify and remediate object errors in their Active Directory in preparation for deployment to Office 365. They will then be able to successfully synchronize users, contacts, and groups from the on-premises Active Directory into the Microsoft Office 365 environment.

Important: This code and any associated information is provided “AS IS” without warranty of any kind, either expressed or implied, including but not limited to the implied warranties of merchantability and/or fitness for a particular purpose. The entire risk of use, inability to use, or results from the use of this code remain with the user.

Download URL : IdFix DirSync Error Remediation Tool

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