Join Scott M Burrell for an in-depth discussion in this video What you should know, part of Exchange 2016: Coexistence, Hybrid Scenarios, Migration, and Federation.
- [Instructor] This course on Exchange coexistence is one installment in a six-part series on Exchange Server 2016. And while there are no prerequisites to any of these courses, they do build on one another to provide a comprehensive picture of what Exchange Server 2016 is capable of. There are a few things that you should know to help you get the most out of this course. I will reference topics from the courses on client access services, transport, and the infrastructure elements of Exchange 2016.
But in addition to that, keep in mind the environment where Exchange exists. Exchange Server is built on Microsoft's Active Directory. A working knowledge of user management, group policies, and DNS in an Active Directory environment will help you to create the labs to follow along and continue your own learning. Also, the cloud services of Microsoft Azure provide some of the tools that we will be using in this course. You don't need to be an expert in Azure, but some experience or awareness will be helpful.
This course will discuss three very different coexistence environments, and a separate lab environment was created for each one. The chapter on hybrid environments in Office 365 used a domain controller, an Exchange Server, and a workstation in addition to an Azure Active Directory tenant. The chapter of federation gateways shows two separate domains with their own domain controller and an Exchange Server. And the chapters on version coexistence and migration to Exchange 2016 will show a routing and remote access server as well as a domain with a domain controller and two different Exchange Servers.
These are simple environments that can be created on a single Hyper-V host, and while they may not represent a larger enterprise network, it's enough to practice and learn these features. Finally, the contained nature of most test labs puts limits on some of the features that you'll be able to explore in this course. In production environments, Microsoft Azure will be able to pull public DNS records to find your Exchange Servers. In a contained lab environment, that may not be possible, and you'll see how this limitation may prevent you from completing some tasks in a test environment, but they won't stop you from learning how they work, and it shouldn't stop you from diving in to see what these coexistence options can offer you and your organization.
With that, let's jump right in.
- Preparing for hybrid configuration
- Deploying a hybrid configuration
- Troubleshooting Exchange Online
- Troubleshooting Office 365 clients
- Configuring the gateway
- Managing sharing policies
- Troubleshooting cross-forest availability
- Troubleshooting mail flow
- Migrating from earlier versions