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
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.
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The Microsoft Exchange Server team has rereleased the previously withdrawn Rollup Update 4 for Exchange Server 2010 SP1.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.
Comments
Comparing Office 365 releases to the measured pace of on-premises software
March 29, 2016

I guess the response might be something like "we are upgrading stuff in the back end so we have to keep the clients upgraded too, hence the changes to the streamed version. On...

The curious case of the blank default retention policy in Exchange Online
March 23, 2016

That's a reasonable and logical suggestion. Good idea!

Office 365 Admin Center switches to jazzy new interface
March 19, 2016

Response from Anne Michels, Microsoft product manager (posted non Yammer):

Hi Tony,
First of all, thanks for reading my blog posts and for already thoroughly...

Interesting connectors make cloud data sources available to Office 365 Groups
March 17, 2016

Update: A bug discovered in the connector code has been fixed by Microsoft. Unfortunately, the side effect is that you need to recreate any connectors that you have...

Exchange 4.0 cleared to fly 20 years ago today
March 17, 2016

I can guarantee you that I will not be seen wearing a bow tie at any anniversary bash. The last time was thanks to Photoshop...

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