Posts Tagged ‘customization’

Publishing Exchange 2013 Outlook Web App with Forefront TMG 2010

October 29, 2013 Comments off

Recently I wrote an article for about publishing Exchange 2013 Outlook Web App (OWA) using Forefront TMG 2010. In spite of the fact that many organizations are migrating their e-mail services to the cloud, there are many organizations who cannot, for a variety of reasons, take advantage of cloud services for e-mail. This makes Exchange 2013 a compelling upgrade for many companies. Historically Forefront TMG 2010 and its predecessors were the go-to service for securing access to on-premises Exchange implementations. Forefront TMG 2010 supports OWA publishing with native publishing wizards, allowing you to select which version of Exchange you are publishing, with the added bonus of providing in-box forms-based authentication (FBA) templates that matched the look and feel of the Exchange version you were publishing. Since Forefront TMG 2010 has been deprecated, Microsoft has not updated Forefront TMG 2010 to include support for Exchange 2013 OWA. However, you can still publish Exchange 2013 OWA using Forefront TMG by following the instructions outlined in my post. When using this method, the Exchange 2010 FBA templates are used. This makes the user experience somewhat disjointed, with the FBA pages not matching the new, updated look and feel of OWA 2013. To remedy this, I reached out to my good friend Scott Glew at Fastvue. Scott is a terrific web developer, as evidenced by the amazing UI included with the TMG Reporter solution. In short order, Scott whipped up some customized Forefront TMG 2010 FBA templates to match the look and feel of OWA 2013 and has made them available for free. Now if you’re publishing Exchange 2013 OWA using Forefront TMG 2010, you can download these custom templates and use them to provide a consistent experience for your Exchange OWA users. Enjoy!

Publish Exchange 2013 OWA with Forefront TMG 2010

Mastering Microsoft Forefront UAG 2010 Customization

December 2, 2011 4 comments

Recently my good friends Ben (Erez) Ben-Ari and Rainier Amara announced their new book Mastering Microsoft Forefront UAG 2010 Customization, which is scheduled for release early next year. As many of you know, Ben is the author of the Microsoft Forefront UAG 2010 Administrator’s Handbook, an essential reference for anyone working with Forefront UAG 2010. The new book focuses on customization, which is one of the features that make Forefront UAG 2010 a powerful and compelling remote access solution. I have the tremendous privilege of serving as the book’s technical reviewer, and as I am getting an advanced look at Ben and Rainier’s work I can tell you this book will be a must-have for anyone working with Forefront UAG 2010. The book will be available in print and e-book formats and can be pre-ordered here.