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Your Weekly Exchange and Office 365 Digest - 10.23.15

In case you were caught up in the spectacle surrounding "Back to the Future" day this week, here's what you may have missed in the Exchange and Office 365 world:

Should you upgrade your hybrid Exchange configuration to Exchange 2016 or not?

With Microsoft's recent release of Exchange 2016 to the public, you may be left wondering whether upgrading is the best course of action for your organization. In this post, Michael Van Horenbeeck walks through key considerations to make before upgrading to help you make a more informed decision. 

Read more here.

Enabling BitLocker on Exchange Servers

Microsoft’s Preferred Architecture for Exchange Server 2013 and Exchange Server 2016 recommends enabling BitLocker. However, to many, this is a foreign technology. 

In this post, Ross Smith IV provides an overview of BitLocker, deployment options, tips for setting up your environment and more. Read more here.

Podcast Episode 5: Hybrid Exchange with Michael Van Horenbeeck

In this podcast, MVPs Paul Cunningham and Michael Van Horenbeeck talk hybrid Exchange deployments with Office 365 and dive into what's new with hybrid in Exchange Server 2016. Read more here.

The next big thing: joining ENow as CTO

In this post, Paul Robichaux announces his move to ENow as CTO, explains what his new role will entail and much more. Read more here.

The Microsoft Exchange Replication Service Does Not Appear to Be Running

After experiencing a major outage in Exchange 2010, Jaap Wesselius explains why the replication service doesn’t seem to be working and how to correct the issue. Read more here

Web Management Service will not start and causes Exchange update to fail

In this post, Andrew Higginbotham explains how he troubleshooted a situation where the web management service wouldn’t start, which caused the Exchange 2013 CU10 update to fail. Read more here.

Exchange’s underappreciated single-page patching capability

Exchange's single-page patching capability is an invisible yet effective feature. In this post, Tony Redmond explains why this feature is so valuable for detecting corrupted database pages and retrieving replacement data. Read more here.