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Sorry, we'are having server problems, so we can't add Office 365 SharePoint right now. Please try again later.

When configuring Outlook 2016 for Mac with Office 365 account I got this strange looking error.
"Sorry, we'are having server problems, so we can't add Office 365 SharePoint right now. Please try again later."

User was trying to add another Office 365 Mailbox in same Outlook profile. Same thing worked fine on other Mac machine and Windows machine, also the same account could be configured in default Mail App on Mac.

Issue: Mac User Profile
Resolution: Create new Mac User Profile with Admin rights

Created the new Mac profile with admin rights and logged into Mac with new profile. Configured both the Office 365 Mailbox in same Outlook profile and it worked just fine.

Note: The error message has nothing to do with SharePoint, its just confusing message. There is no other solution available @ this point of time from Microsoft.

-Gulab Prasad

Text messaging in Exchange Server 2013

Configure SMS Text Message Notification for various situation like Calendar notifications, Voice mail notifications, Email notifications if your user's Mailbox hosted in Exchange Server 2013.

By default Test Messaging feature is enabled on the server.

Here is the command to enable or disable text messaging:

Get-OwaVirtualDirectory | Set-OwaVirtualDirectory –TextMessagingEnabled $true
Get-OwaVirtualDirectory | Set-OwaVirtualDirectory –TextMessagingEnabled $false

Note: This feature is only available in 3 countries at this time. US, Canada and Romania. Hope Microsoft will add lot more countries in the list soon.

Login to your Outlook Web App and click on settings and click on options.

Click on Phone under options, click on Text Messaging and click on turn on notifications.

After you click on turn on notifications you will get popup windows to select Country and Operator.
Click on Next and here enter your Mobile Number ###-###-####

Once you click on next an text message will be sent to you from you operator which will have the 6 digit pass code.
Note: This text message will be chargeable to you

Click on Finish and now your Mobile Phone is ready to receive Calendar notifications, Voice mail notifications, Email notifications.

Gulab Prasad

Exchange Server 2016 Cumulative Update 3 Released

Cumulative Update 3 for Exchange Server 2016 resolves issues that were found in Exchange Server 2016 since the software was released. This update roll-up is highly recommended for all Exchange Server 2016 customers. You can download Exchange Server 2016 CU3 from here...
Few BIG changes/support/features:

  • Windows Server 2016 Support
  • .Net 4.6.2 Support
  • High Availability Improvements
  • Refreshed People Experience in Outlook on the web
For detailed information on new features and supports refer to below article

-Gulab Prasad

Outlook for Mac and public folder access

Microsoft released a fix for public folder access by Outlook for Mac for Exchange On Premises and Office 365.

Exchange Server 2013 introduced modern public folders and also shift in the way clients access the public folders. Ever since, the Outlook for Mac client had limited or no support for public folders.

This article provides an update on how Outlook 2016 for Mac clients can access public folders in various topologies.


-Gulab Prasad