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 Follow Tony on Google+.

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.
7 Important Microsoft Exchange Server Innovations
Microsoft Exchange Server has evolved from its humble origins as a LAN-based email server into a messaging giant that spans on-premises servers as well as the cloud. Several technical advances made this growth possible and matter most to today’s Exchange admins and users.
Planning for Exchange Server 2010 Personal Archives 1
Plan ahead to successfully deploy archive mailboxes in Microsoft Exchange Server 2010 SP1.
Database Maintenance in Exchange Server 2010 SP1
Although most Microsoft Exchange Server database maintenance is ongoing, some on-demand repairs are necessary to remedy problems at both the logical and physical level.
Microsoft Works On Regaining User Confidence After Software Fiascos 3
The Microsoft Exchange Server team has rereleased the previously withdrawn Rollup Update 4 for Exchange Server 2010 SP1. The team is taking responsibility for the problem, and taking steps to ensure future update go smoothly.
Office 365 Deployment Options 1
Learn about the Microsoft Office 365 options available for small and large businesses, as well as the challenges and opportunities that the service holds for affected third-party companies.
Auditing Administrators’ Actions with Exchange 2010 3
Exchange 2010’s new ability to audit administrators’ actions lets companies maintain records of who did what and when. Here’s what you need to know to use administrator auditing as well as mailbox auditing, a complementary feature introduced in Exchange 2010 SP1.
Exchange Server 2010 SP1 Mailbox Import and Export
Exchange 2010 SP1 discards previous import/export approaches in favor of a new model based on import and export requests managed by the Microsoft Exchange Mailbox Replication Service.
Exchange 2010 MRM: How to Modify and Reduce Help Desk Calls About Retention Policies
Exchange 2010's messaging records management (MRM) system will likely become an important part of many Exchange deployments. Here's how to modify, remove, and customize retention policies as well as how to help users understand them.
Exchange 2010 SP1: More Than a Simple Upgrade 1
Almost more like a new version than a service pack, Microsoft Exchange Server 2010 SP1 improves management features such as PST data imports and RBAC role management as well as adding granular replication for DAGs and a new OWA interface for users.
Exchange 2010 MRM: Implementing New Retention Policies 3
Instead of using managed folders like its predecessor, Exchange 2010's messaging records management (MRM) system uses retention tags and policies. Here's how to design, create, and apply retention tags and policies using PowerShell.
Exchange 2010 SP1 On the Way
Service Pack 1 for Microsoft Exchange Server 2010 will enhance many of the most compelling features from the RTM release, such as RBAC, discovery searches, and personal archives, making it easier for organizations to choose to upgrade from previous versions of Exchange.
Prevent Problems with Exchange Server 2010's MailTips
MailTips is a new web service in Exchange Server 2010 that provides Outlook 2010 and OWA 2010 users with feedback about common problems before an email message is sent. This immediate feedback can help users save time and help IT save system resources.
Moving Mailboxes the Exchange 2010 Way 5
Learn how to use EMC or EMS in Microsoft Exchange Server 2010 to perform online mailbox moves, as well as the background on how moves are processed, what you need to do to schedule a move, and how to get data about moves.
Why Microsoft decided to keep deleted items in Exchange Online and why it might be the right decision
November 19, 2015

Yes. Create your own retention policy that includes a retention tag to clear out items from the Deleted Items folder and assign it to mailboxes. That's the best way because it...

A call to action: It’s time to eliminate PSTs
November 10, 2015

@ebraiter, my condolences at being restrained to a 500 MB mailbox quota. I'm sure that your IT department has excellent reasons to justify creating a compliance and security...

Exchange 2016 debuts to delight on-premises customers
November 3, 2015

It's certainly supposed to be supported. Have you filed a case with Microsoft?

FUD continues over OWA backdoor exploit
October 14, 2015

First, OWA for Devices is pretty obsolete software. As soon as Acompli was acquired by Microsoft in late 2014 (see

Doubtful security report about OWA flaw gains headlines but offers little real value
October 13, 2015

Thanks for your comments. I appreciate where you are coming from. In response.
1. I agree with you that Microsoft can do a better job of securing their...

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