Tony Redmond

Tony
Redmond

Tony Redmond is a senior contributing editor for Windows IT Pro and the author of Microsoft Exchange Server 2010 Inside Out (Microsoft Press) and Microsoft Exchange Server 2013 Inside Out: Mailbox and High Availability (Microsoft Press). He blogs about Exchange and related topics at Tony Redmond's Exchange Unwashed and also at thoughtsofanidlemind.wordpress.com. Follow Tony on Google+.

Articles
Using Office 365 Groups with Outlook 2016
Office 365 Groups are viewed in different ways. Some think of them as a replacement for traditional distribution groups. Others view them as an easy way to set up collaborative workspaces or small teams. Both are correct, but the more important way of thinking about Office 365 Groups is as a way for group members to gain access to multiple Office 365 applications using a single identity. It's an interesting vision that allows Microsoft to emphasize integration across Office 365. The major deficiency up to now has been that these groups are only available through a web browser. Mobile clients are on the way, but because Outlook is so important to many workers, the fact that Outlook 2016 supports Office 365 Groups is perhaps even more important. Here's how it works.
Exploring Office 365 Groups
A new collaboration method has debuted in Office 365 in an attempt to make it easier for users to share information. Office 365 Groups combine different aspects of Exchange and SharePoint to deliver a single place to store conversations, calendar, and files for a group.
People View Feature in OWA for Office 365
New People View Feature in Outlook Web App for Office 365
This new feature identifies and highlights the most important unread email in the Inbox, helping users process large mailboxes more efficiently.
To understand loose truncation, you need to understand the replication process.
Loose Truncation in Exchange Server 2013 SP1
By enabling loose truncation, you can ensure that the disks holding the transaction logs waiting to be replayed into database copies won't run out of space.
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Exchange's Evolving Mobile Email Device Strategy 3
Learn about Microsoft's strategy for developing email clients for mobile devices.
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Exchange Server 2013 Data Loss Prevention
Exchange Server 2013's Data Loss Prevention (DLP) technology will be valuable to companies that have invested heavily in Microsoft technology and have deployed or plan to deploy Exchange 2013.
Exchange Server 2013 Transitions from RPC to HTTP
Microsoft Exchange Server 2013's transition to MAPI over HTTP has started. Find out what MAPI over HTTP is, and why it's needed.
Mailbox Auditing in Exchange Server 2010 2
In Exchange Server 2010 SP1 and later, you can audit individual mailboxes. Here are the PowerShell commands you'll need to know.
Office 365: Prepare Yourself to be Upgraded 2
We live in interesting times, or so we’re told. This is true right now for Office 365, which is about to go through the biggest software upheaval that has occurred in its short life to date when the Office 15 versions
Office 365: Time to Make the Switch? 3
Considering the move to Office 365? Take a look at the top 10 pros -- and cons -- before you decide.
Exchange Server 2013 Preview
Microsoft will release Exchange Server 2013 as part of its Wave 15 release of Office application servers in early 2013. Exchange 2013 represents three years of output and includes numerous changes, improvements, and tweaks.
Search & Destroy Email Content with Exchange 2010
Need to rid your Exchange mailboxes of unwanted messages, fast? A few cmdlets are all you need.
Corrupted Items and Mailbox Moves in Exchange 2010 5
Are your mailbox moves constantly disrupted by an excess of "bad" items? Find out how you can adjust Mailbox Replication Service (MRS) settings to mitigate this issue.
Using Shared Mailboxes with Office 365 2
The version of the Exchange Control Panel (ECP) that is provided for Office 365 tenants doesn't support the creation of shared mailboxes. Luckily, you can easily use the Exchange Management Shell (EMS) for this purpose.
Exchange 2010 SP2: The Value of Custom Attributes 2
Use these new multivalued custom attributes as the basis for dynamic distribution groups, and save valuable administration time.
Comments
Clutter and Groups killed Office 365's People View
July 2, 2015

There's no doubt that many will agree with your view that cloud services need to provide predictable functionality that customers can build their IT delivery around....

VMware tells Microsoft that they don't know anything about Exchange 2013 performance
June 25, 2015

You're absolutely correct that Microsoft and the other large cloud players have access to hardware at prices that few other companies enjoy. However, I think it's fair to say...

Exchange 2013 CU9 appears alongside roll-up updates for Exchange 2007 SP3 and Exchange 2010 SP3
June 24, 2015

Did you run /PrepareAD before you upgraded to CU9? The new cmdlets require this to happen. CU9 won't do the AD preparation explicitly itself because no other schema updates...

Updates make Office 365 Groups more useful
June 3, 2015

You are not the only one who is waiting for the ability for an external user to play a full part in group activity...

Microsoft claims 35% of Exchange installed base is now on Office 365
May 27, 2015

Numbers can be counted in different ways. As I said on Twitter last night, the only reliable data source that we have is the financial information that Microsoft must report...

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