Lots of exciting announcements are being made today about Exchange Server on the EHLO Blog.
- Free Exchange 2019 hybrid keys are being made available. This, along with the public availability of Exchange Server 2019 bits, means that customers can deploy Exchange 2019 hybrid management servers for free!
- A new Exchange Management Tools update is being announced. This will allow customers who have completed their migration to Microsoft 365 Exchange Online an option to turn off (not remove!) their last Exchange Server. There are several large caveats to this -- The solution is PowerShell only, it does not support RBAC, and there is no auditing available. I'm working on a blog article that does a walkthrough and explains all the details.
- The Hybrid Configuration Wizard is making several improvements, including MFA support.
- Microsoft is changing the updates delivery model for Exchange Server to bi-annually, rather than (roughly) every quarter. This will allow customers more time for testing and deployment between releases.
- Exchange Server 2019 is adding Windows Server 2022 support. Exchange 2019 CU12 and above can be installed on Windows Server 2019 or Windows Server 2022.
- With the latest CUs, Exchange Server 2013/2016/2019 now supports Windows Server 2022 Active Directory environments. Exchange customers no longer need to put off upgrading their Domain Controllers.
- New Microsoft Bounty Program for Exchange Server. A security vulnerability bounty program for Microsoft Exchange Server is being launched to help keep Exchange Server secure for all customers.