Exchange AutoDiscover Configuration Service
An additional method to the Exchange AutoDiscover Service has been enabled (DNS SRV record). This service assists with automatic configuration of Outlook based on a user's GatorLink email address for clients without access to UFAD. A campus-networked, domain-joined, Windows client's configuration method, Service Connection Point (SCP), will not change. Non-domain-joined clients using Outlook 2007 SP1 (released 12/07) and newer and Outlook for Mac 2011 will be able to have a similar automatic configuration as domain-joined clients. Once activated, non-domain-joined clients will receive a notification in Outlook requesting automatic configuration. (See figure below).
Users may check "Don't ask me about this website again" and select the Allow button. For non-domain-joined clients, you can suppress the notification by adding a registry entry (Outlook 2010, 2007) while logged on as the user; useful if you are often building such systems.
Example - Suppressing AutoDiscover notification for Outlook 2010: reg add HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Office\14.0\Outlook\AutoDiscover\RedirectServers /v "mail.ufl.edu" /t REG_SZ
Outlook for Mac 2011 has not supported the SCP AutoDiscover method, but will now be configurable by the DNS SRV record lookup method.
Microsoft Lync Migration
Microsoft Lync replaced Microsoft Office Communicator (OCS) as the unified communications tool working with Microsoft Exchange, SharePoint, and Office applications. Lync provides many of the features as set forth with OCS. Please contact your departmental IT support personnel if you have any questions not covered in the Lync documentation.
UF Exchange Transition to Exchange 2010
Exchange 2010 has replaced Exchange 2007. Although the URL change happenned behind the scenes for most users, some may have had to make the change manually. Clients who manually changed the server address to legacy.mail.ufl.edu during the transition may have to change it back to mail.ufl.edu.
E-mail clients that are known to need the manual change include but are not limited to:
Apple Mail, Entourage, some clients using Active Sync (Palm Pre, older iPhones, Droid)
Academic Health Center Disabled Mailboxes
Exchange users from the Academic Health Center (AHC) receiving an error message indicating their mailbox has been disable, need to contact their Departmental IT coordinator to resolve the problem.
UF Exchange and IMAP Access Changes
UF Exchange stopped providing IMAP access to UF Exchange mailboxes via the mail.ufl.edu name. IMAP Exchange users should update their mail clients to utilize imap.mail.ufl.edu as the IMAP server name. The change became effective September, 2011.