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Exchange Online Unified Messaging being replaced with Cloud Voicemail starting March 2019, final retirement February 2020

In July 2018 we learnt that Exchange Server 2019 no longer contained the Unified Messaging (Voicemail and Auto-attendant) role. It figured that it was only a matter of time before Microsoft retired the service in Office 365. That time has now been announced. Microsoft is retiring Unified Messaging (UM) in Exchange Online and replacing it with Cloud Voicemail and Cloud Auto Attendant services. If...

Exchange UM Toll Fraud Risk, Don’t Weaken Your PIN Settings

Exchange Unified Messaging is the voicemail platform common to most Lync/Skype for Business installs but also supports PBX systems. We’ve recently seen a new toll fraud attack targeting Exchange UM’s to relay calls and either bypass call charges or run up charges on premium rate numbers. The attack relies on guessing or otherwise compromising users PINs. The attacker then calls the compromised...

Exchucutil.ps1 Error “The UM server wasn’t able to read the Communications Server pool objects”

I hit this error the other day updating Exchange 2010 Unified Messaging settings when adding a second Lync 2010 Enterprise Pool. I couldn’t work it out because both Lync and Exchange UM were already deployed and working, and my permissions were lined up. [PS] C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Microsoft Exchange Server 2010>& “C:\Program Files\Microsoft\Exchange...

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