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January in review: the top Exchange tips and features

At the top of every month, we take a look at the most popular Exchange Server content with our readers from the previous month and share it with you.

To kick off 2014, our readers were most interested in ADFS’s role for Office 365 identity management, troubleshooting common problems in Outlook and weighing the pros and cons of Office Web Apps Server 2013.

What content was most helpful for you and your organization last month? Was it something we didn’t include in our list? Let us know in the comments below or on Twitter @ExchangeTT.

ADFS vs. Password Sync for Office 365 identity management
As you consider what’s the best option for managing Office 365 identities, consider the pros and cons of two popular choices: ADFS and the Password Sync feature. Depending on your enterprise’s needs, one of these could improve how your enterprise manages identities.

How to manage Office 365 identities with an ADFS server
Exchange admins have multiple options for managing identities in Office 365, and one popular option is an Active Directory Federation Services server. This tip walks admins through the ADFS server installment process as well as the considerations and caveats of its installation.

Troubleshoot Outlook problems with five tips
As well as Outlook can work for admins and end users alike, frustrating problems will inevitably come up. These tips tackle five common problems that can happen and how to fix them, including fixes for failed connectivity and repeated password prompts. 

Do you need Office Web Apps Server 2013?
If your organization is looking at upgrading to Exchange 2013, consider using OWA Server 2013. It can be a good option if you install multiple Office 2013 Server products, but WebReady document viewing is still included and provides similar functionality in smaller organizations.

Sharing calendars in Exchange 2013
End users have options for how they share calendars in Exchange 2013, but the simplest way is enabling the standards-compliant, built-in feature for sharing calendars. This tip takes admins through each step to make this happen. 

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