Michael B. Smith

Michael B. Smith is an independent consultant and a Microsoft Exchange Server MVP. He's been using Exchange since version 5.0 and working with messaging applications since 1981. He has a blog at theessentialexchange.com.

Articles by Michael B. Smith
Exchange Server Deployment Options
Many alternatives are available for implementing Exchange in your environment, including traditional deployment, virtualization, cloud-based solutions, and a combination of these approaches. To find the best solution for your organization, you need to consider the benefits and caveats of each option.
Migrating from Exchange Server 2003 to Exchange Server 2010: A Small Organization Perspective 7
Use these steps, easily scalable to larger deployments, as a guide so that you're fully prepared for the upgrade to Exchange 2010.
SafeHTML: Friend or Foe?
Learn about this OWA feature's advantages and disadvantages.
Introduction to DNS Configuration for Exchange Admins 5
Every Exchange administrator should know some DNS basics. This includes understanding how DNS should be configured for Exchange and how to verify that DNS has been configured properly for your domains.
Exchange Server Database Integrity
Learn how Exchange keeps tabs on database integrity, and see how you can use Eseutil and Isinteg to rectify any problems.
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