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
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The Microsoft Exchange Server team has rereleased the previously withdrawn Rollup Update 4 for Exchange Server 2010 SP1.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.
Preparing to Deploy Exchange 2010  2
Before installing Microsoft Exchange Server 2010, you need to be sure you're on a supported OS, and that your infrastructure and hardware meet the requirements. Also get to know your current system and the new capabilities of Exchange 2010.
Moving Exchange to the Cloud, Part 2
In determining whether to move email services online, companies must consider hosted email options, user needs, support responsibilities, application integration, and cost. Not all implementations lend themselves to cloud-based services.
Comments
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...

Eradicating EV stubs from Exchange mailboxes isn't easy
May 18, 2015

@Michel, thanks for the correction.

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