Office Mobile now for free for Android and IPhone

The world has changed, Microsoft gives us something for free and for all of us.Office Mobile

Few days ago Microsoft released an update for Office Mobile for Androids and IPhone devices. But this update makes that Office Mobile is now free for home use for all users.

You can get an application from Apple App Store or Google Play.

Now you can not only read but also edit Microsoft documents.

For Android devices you need to have at least Android 4.0, and you can install Office Mobile to your smartphones not tablets.

Someone says that Microsoft had to give Office Mobile for free because Apple gives iWorks for mobile devices for free and also Google gives QuickOffice.

Exchange 2013 SP1 transport agents issues – KB2938053

After you install Microsoft Exchange Server 2013 Service Pack 1 (SP1) or you upgrade an existing Microsoft Exchange Server 2013 installation to Exchange Server 2013 SP1, third-party or custom-developed transport agents cannot be installed correctly.

Additionally, the Microsoft Exchange Transport service (MSExchangeTransport.exe) cannot start automatically. Specifically, you cannot enable third-party products that rely on transport agents. For example, you cannot enable anti-malware software or custom-developed transport agents.

Products experiencing the issue are:

  • TrendMicro ScanMail
  • McAfee Email Security (GroupShield)
  • Symantec Mail Security for Exchange
  • AVG for Servers
  • ESET Mail Security for Exchange
  • CodeTwo Exchange Rules

This problem occurs because the global assembly cache (GAC) policy configuration files contain invalid XML code.

Microsoft published article about this issue KB2938053 where you can download script which will repair xml files



Exchange 2013 SP1 not accepting emails

After installing SP1 for Microsoft Exchange 2013, you can expect some issues.

One of them is that after applying SP1 your Exchange server will stop accepting inbound emails and connections to port 25.

If you check Event Log, in Applications Log you will find entries with ID 7012 with source MSExchangeFrontEndTransport and with information:

“The service state for frontedn transport is inconsistent. Current state – Inactive. Expected state – Active.”

Using Powershell you can check state of this component:

Get-ServerComponentState servername01 -Component FrontendTransport

But you will see that this component is Active.

Also you can test inbound external email using Microsoft Remove Connectivity Analyzer, where you can find information about connection error to TCP port 25.

To resolve this issue you need to restart Microsoft Exchange Frontend Transport service.

You can do this using Powershell:

Restart-Service MSExchangeFrontendTransport

or just restart service in Services.msc.

When you do this, your server should now accept connections to port 25, and also you shouldn’t see warnings in Application Log.



Exchange 2013 SP1 MAPI/HTTP not working

Installation of SP1 for Microsoft Exchange 2013 introduces new protocol for Outlook to Exchange connections.
You can use MAPI/HTTP instead of RPC/HTTP.

First, you need to meet some requirements:


But sometimes when you do all of those requirements, you can’t still connect to Exchange 2013 SP1 using MAPI/HTTP.

To check protocol used by Outlook to connect to Exchange Server just hold Ctrl key and clik right on Outlook icon in System Tray and select Connection Status:


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Exchange 2013 SP1 new features

Last time we metion about Service Pack 1 for Microsoft Exchange 2013.

Below we present new features and improvements included in Service Pack 1:

Exchange Admin Center Command Logging

Finally Exchange 2013 will “tell” you how to use Powershell.
Like in Exchange 2010 EMC now in Exchange 2013 SP1 EAC you can see Powershell command for operation which was made in EAC.

The feature can be found in the top-right corner of the EAC, when clicking the question mark button, select Show Command Logging



You can see up to 500 command executed in the EAC user interface.


Support for Windows Server 2012 R2

Exchange 2013 SP1 adds Windows Server 2012 R2 as a supported operating system and Active Directory environment for both domain and forest functional levels.

Better text editor in OWA

In OWA Exchange Team added rich text editing features. Now you can easly add or modify tables, more paste options, previews to linked content.

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Office 2013 SP1 available – Outlook and Lync client

After 1 year Microsoft released Service Pack 1 for Microsoft Office 2013.

File is for Office 2013 32bit and 64bit



Description of changes included in Office 2013 SP1:

Description of Microsoft Office 2013 Service Pack 1 (SP1)

Microsoft Office 2013 Service Pack 1 Changes (Excel sheet)


To download file, use below links:

Download: Service Pack 1 for Microsoft Office 2013 (KB2817430) 32-Bit Edition
Download: Service Pack 1 for Microsoft Office 2013 (KB2817430) 64-Bit Edition
Download: Microsoft Office Language Interface Pack 2013 Service Pack 1 (32- and 64-bit)

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Microsoft Exchange 2013 Service Pack 1 (KB2926248)

Exchange Team released today long awaited Service Pack 1 for Microsoft Exchange Server 2013.

This update raises Exchange 2013 version number to 15.0.847.32



Service Pack 1 for Exchange 2013 can be downloaded here:

Microsoft Exchange Server 2013 Service Pack 1 (SP1)

And list of changes can be found here:

Description of Exchange Server 2013 Service Pack 1

Installation of Service Pack 1 for Exchange 2013 will made changes in Schema and Active Directory.

To apply schema changes run:

setup.exe /PrepareSchema /IAcceptExchangeServerLicenseTerms

To apply Active Directory changes run:

setup.exe /PrepareAD /IAcceptExchangeServerLicenseTerms

Upgrade to SP1 you can start GUI installer or run:

setup.exe /m:upgrade /IAcceptExchangeServerLicenseTerms

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Exchange 2010 SP3 Update Rollup 5 (KB2917508)

Today, Exchange Team also released new rollup update for Microsoft Exchange 2010 SP3

After installtion of Rollup 5 for Exchange 2010 SP3 your Exchange version number will be raised to




Rollup 5 for Exchange 2010 SP3 can be downloaded here:

Update Rollup 5 For Exchange 2010 SP3 (KB2917508)

And description of new rollup you can find here:

Description of Update Rollup 5 for Exchange Server 2010 Service Pack 3

As always we recommend to test this rollup in a test environment first.

Exchange 2007 SP3 Update Rollup 13 (KB2917522)

On 25th February 2014 Exchange Team released new rollup update for Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 SP3.

It’s available for 32bit or 64bit systems.



Rollup 13 for Microsoft Exchange 2007 SP3 can be downloaded here:

Update Rollup 13 for Exchange Server 2007 Service Pack 3 (KB2917522)

Informations about changes you can find here:

Description of Update Rollup 13 for Exchange Server 2007 Service Pack 3

As always, we recommend to install it first in Lab.

Exchange 2010 assign rights to send to restricted distribution groups

In Microsoft Exchange we can set distribution group as restricted.
Then this distribution group will only accept messages from specified users.

We can set this settings in distribution group properties in tab Mail Flow SettingsMessage Delivery Restrictions.

In section Accept messages from select Only senders in the following list and add all users who can send messages to this group.

Messages from other users will be rejected



If we have many of distribution groups with restrictions and we need to assign send rights to this groups then we have a problem.

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