How to Access the Exchange (2013/2016) Admin Center (ECP) with Mailbox still on older Exchange


When trying to access the Exchange Admin Center on either an Exchange 2016 or 2013 server with your Admin user account, you could potentially see an error (500 Unexpected Error) or get redirected to an older Exchange (2010 or 2013) and therefore not get access to the Administrative interface, that you were expecting. This is by design, because you mailbox is still located on the older Exchange server. The solution to Access the Exchange Admin Center (Exchange 2016 or 2013)…

Awarded Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP) 2016


Got the best e-mail I could received from Microsoft today. I have just received an e-mail from Microsoft and I am honored and proud to share that I have been re-awarded as Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP) 2016 for the ninth consecutive year. I am awarded in the category: Office Servers and Services I am truly honored to have received this award again and to be in the company of great MVP fellows all over the world. So what are…

Skype for Business Quarterly Updates June 2016 Released


Yesterday Microsoft Released the latest Cumulative Update for Skype for Business Server 2015,, as part of the quarterly update schedule for Skype for Business Server. A few weeks back, we also got some updates for the Skype for Business 2016 client as well. Skype for Business Server 2015 CU3 This update includes a range of fixes, for a full listing, read the KB article (KB3061064) and a few new features, such as: Busy on Busy Voicemail on Busy Multiple…

Exchange Quarterly Updates June 2016 Released


A few days ago Microsoft Released the latest set of updates for Exchange Server, as part of the quarterly update schedule for Exchange Server. This time we got Cumulative Updates for Exchange 2013 and Exchange 2016, currently no updates for Exchange 2007 and Exchange 2010 currently at this cycle. The updates includes a range of fixes for customer reported issues, minor product enhancements and previously released security bulletins, for a full listing, read the KB articles for each update.…

How to Encrypt Password in web.config files


This post is a small how to guide, on how to encrypt sensitive information in a web.config and in my specific case username and password for a service account used by the Azure Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA) services, such as MFA User Portal and MFA Mobile App web services. In my scenario, those services had been installed on dedicated servers and since it was decided to use service accounts for communicating with the backend MFA servers. The MFA service account are…

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