Kieran McCorry

Kieran
McCorry

Kieran McCorry is a distinguished technologist in the HP Services Advanced Technology Group, a Microsoft MVP, and a Microsoft Certified Architect. He works with the planning, design, and implementation of messaging infrastructures. He's the author of four books on Microsoft Exchange Server.

Articles
Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 SP1: An Overview
If you’ve been waiting for the first service pack before you deploy, now’s the time. New functionality includes a new method of replication and improvements to unified messaging, Outlook Web Access, public folder management, and many other features.
Simplify Performance Analysis with ExPTA 1
ExPTA, a free Microsoft tool, lets you instantly compare your Exchange server's performance with Microsoft’s best practices and spot potential performance problems.
Fine-Tune Active Directory Connector Synchronization
The author explains how to fine-tune the ADC to improve synchronization in your environment.
Dealing with Databases 2
Do you dread having to manage your Exchange databases? Follow these recommendations and leave the worry behind.
Get Inside Active Directory Connector Synchronization
Learn about the ADC's hidden mechanisms so that you'll be better able to properly implement an ADC-based synchronization environment.
Active Directory Connector Redux
Take a close look at a few ill-documented or barely publicized aspects of the ADC that nevertheless have significant importance for Exchange administrators.
Getting Started with ExMon 1
Monitor the performance of individual Outlook client connections with the Exchange server in near real time and possibly identify heavy resource usage.
Regulatory Compliance
Companies large and small are seeking ways to make their messaging systems comply with recent legislation. Kieran reviews the primary messaging-related provisions and translates them into practical advice.
Intelligent Email Routing 2
Learn how to route incoming email to free up network resources and improve delivery.
Optimizing Outbound Email Flow

Optimizing the routing of outbound email to the Internet through the nearest SMTP connector is a fairly simple process. Doing so consumes less bandwidth on internal WAN links, and email reaches the Internet quickly while traversing less of the internal network. To achieve such a configuration, group servers together into geographical routing groups, each of which contains a dedicated SMTP connector. These dedicated local SMTP connectors have a low cost associated with them, compared with the aggregate costs for SMTP connectors in other routing groups.

Exchange 2003 ArchiveSink 2
You can use the free ArchiveSink tool to get some granular control over message archiving.
Get a Grip on Exchange Data Management 2
Successfully managing Exchange Server data can be a challenge. Before you can develop a management plan, you need to know what you’re dealing with.
Data Management Challenge: How Did We Get Here?
Four factors have historically contributed to the increasing challenges of managing Exchange data.
Putting Exchange Data Management in Context
Exchange data management operates as one part of a larger service management plan.
Exchange 2003 Advanced Journaling
Exchange 2003's envelope journaling is a sophisticated journaling method for organizations that are serious about journaling. Learn how to enable it and how to make it work in a multiserver environment.
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