Tony Redmond's Exchange Unwashed Blog http://windowsitpro.com/blog/41435/feed en Wrapping up Exchange Connections 2014 http://windowsitpro.com/blog/wrapping-exchange-connections-2014 <div class="node-body blog-body">Returning from Exchange Connections after a busy week in Las Vegas. The sessions were superb and we had great speakers, including a cast of well-known Exchange MVPs who fully lived up to their reputation for independent advice. We also had some great sessions delivered by Tim McMichael and Wes Blalock from Microsoft. And of course, as is normal at a technical conference, everyone worked extremely hard and no fun at all outside the sessions was had by anyone.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/tony-redmonds-exchange-unwashed-blog">Tony Redmond&#039;s Exchange Unwashed Blog</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://windowsitpro.com/blog/wrapping-exchange-connections-2014" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://windowsitpro.com/blog/wrapping-exchange-connections-2014#comments Exchange Server 2013 Office 365 Exchange Server 2010 EAS EAS Exchange 2013 Exchange 2013 Exchange Exposed podcast Exchange Exposed podcast Exchange Online Exchange Online Get-ActiveSyncDevice Get-ActiveSyncDevice Get-Mailbox Get-Mailbox Get-MobileDevice Get-MobileDevice iOS iOS IT/Dev Connections IT/Dev Connections MVP MVP PowerShell PowerShell veeam Veeam Tony Redmond&#039;s Exchange Unwashed Blog Fri, 19 Sep 2014 13:30:00 +0000 116711 at http://windowsitpro.com Product quality and functionality gaps top-of-mind issues at Exchange Connections http://windowsitpro.com/blog/product-quality-and-functionality-gaps-top-mind-issues-exchange-connections <div class="node-body blog-body"><p>Exchange Connections rolled into Las Vegas for its annual get-together this week. I had the privilege of opening the conference and introducing some of the important issues and concerns that are addressed in sessions.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/tony-redmonds-exchange-unwashed-0">Tony Redmond&#039;s Exchange Unwashed</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://windowsitpro.com/blog/product-quality-and-functionality-gaps-top-mind-issues-exchange-connections" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://windowsitpro.com/blog/product-quality-and-functionality-gaps-top-mind-issues-exchange-connections#comments Exchange Server 2013 Office 365 Chrome Chrome Clutter Clutter Exchange 2013 Exchange 2013 Exchange Connections Exchange Connections Exchange Online Exchange Online functionality gap functionality gap Office 365 Office 365 Office Delve Office Delve People View People View product quality product quality Tony Redmond&#039;s Exchange Unwashed Blog Tony Redmond&#039;s Exchange Unwashed Wed, 17 Sep 2014 13:00:00 +0000 116521 at http://windowsitpro.com Google kills showModalDialog API in Chrome 37 and does evil to Exchange http://windowsitpro.com/blog/google-kills-showmodaldialog-api-chrome-37-and-does-evil-exchange-owa <div class="node-body blog-body"><p>Google, that well-known purveyor of the &ldquo;<a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Don't_be_evil" target="_blank">don&rsquo;t be evil</a>&rdquo; slogan, certainly cast the evil eye on Outlook Web App (OWA) and the Exchange Administration Center (EAC) when it changed version 37 of the Chrome browser (both 32-bit and 64-bit) to deprecate the <em><a href="http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ie/ms536759(v=vs.85).aspx" target="_blank">showModalDialog</a></em> method, which creates a modal dialog box that retains input focus while open.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/tony-redmonds-exchange-unwashed-0">Tony Redmond&#039;s Exchange Unwashed</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://windowsitpro.com/blog/google-kills-showmodaldialog-api-chrome-37-and-does-evil-exchange-owa" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://windowsitpro.com/blog/google-kills-showmodaldialog-api-chrome-37-and-does-evil-exchange-owa#comments Exchange Server 2013 Office 365 Exchange Server 2010 Chrome Chrome EAC EAC Exchange 2010 Exchange 2010 Exchange 2013 Exchange 2013 Exchange Administration Center Exchange Administration Center Exchange Online Exchange Online Google Google Office 365 Office 365 Outlook Web App Outlook Web App OWA OWA showmodaldialog showmodaldialog version 37 version 37 Tony Redmond&#039;s Exchange Unwashed Blog Tony Redmond&#039;s Exchange Unwashed Mon, 15 Sep 2014 13:00:00 +0000 116271 at http://windowsitpro.com Office Delve debuts to help Office 365 users find information again http://windowsitpro.com/blog/office-delve-debuts-help-office-365-users-find-information-again <div class="node-body blog-body">New technology is like a new car - it smells nice and you don't know what all the buttons do. As time goes by, the technology becomes lived in and you know its flaws and weaknesses as well as its strengths. And so it is with Office Delve, now available to the First Release group within Office 365 to liberate users from the tyranny of not knowing where their information is stored. I hope it does well, but it's early days yet...</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/tony-redmonds-exchange-unwashed-0">Tony Redmond&#039;s Exchange Unwashed</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://windowsitpro.com/blog/office-delve-debuts-help-office-365-users-find-information-again" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://windowsitpro.com/blog/office-delve-debuts-help-office-365-users-find-information-again#comments Exchange Server 2013 Office 365 Exchange 2016 CU6 Exchange 2016 CU6 first release first release Information Management Information Management Knowledge Management Knowledge Management Office 365 Office 365 Office Delve Office Delve Office Graph Office Graph Oslo Oslo Outlook Web App Outlook Web App OWA OWA Themes Themes Tony Redmond&#039;s Exchange Unwashed Blog Tony Redmond&#039;s Exchange Unwashed Thu, 11 Sep 2014 13:00:00 +0000 115881 at http://windowsitpro.com Yet another co-existence bug in Exchange 2013 CU6 causes ActiveSync failures for Exchange 2007 users http://windowsitpro.com/blog/exchange-2013-cu6-bug-causes-activesync-failures-exchange-2007 <div class="node-body blog-body"><p>Just when you thought it was safe to go back into the water because Microsoft had moved swiftly to fix the <a href="http://windowsitpro.com/blog/microsoft-fixes-hybrid-connectivity-problem-exchange-2013-cu6" target="_blank">hybrid connectivity</a> and <a href="http://windowsitpro.com/blog/exchange-2013-cu6-hybrid-and-co-existence-bugs" target="_blank">Exchange 2007 Store interoperability bugs</a> that afflicted <a href="http://windowsitpro.com/blog/exchange-2013-cumulative-update-6" target="_blank">Exchange 2013 CU6</a> since its release on August 26, news comes of yet another problem.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/tony-redmonds-exchange-unwashed-0">Tony Redmond&#039;s Exchange Unwashed</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://windowsitpro.com/blog/exchange-2013-cu6-bug-causes-activesync-failures-exchange-2007" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://windowsitpro.com/blog/exchange-2013-cu6-bug-causes-activesync-failures-exchange-2007#comments Exchange Server 2013 Exchange Server 2007 ActiveSync ActiveSync CAS CAS Client Access Server Client Access Server cumulative update cumulative update EAS EAS Exchange 2007 Exchange 2007 Exchange 2013 CU6 Exchange 2013 CU6 HTTP 500 HTTP 500 mailbox proxy failure mailbox proxy failure Tony Redmond&#039;s Exchange Unwashed Blog Tony Redmond&#039;s Exchange Unwashed Mon, 08 Sep 2014 19:03:00 +0000 115221 at http://windowsitpro.com Sad death of Exchange expert Andrew Ehrensing http://windowsitpro.com/blog/sad-death-exchange-expert-andrew-ehrensing <div class="node-body blog-body"><p style="font-size: 13px; line-height: 20px;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="font-size: 13px; line-height: 20px;"><img alt="" src="/site-files/windowsitpro.com/files/uploads/2014/08/AndrewEs_0.jpg" style="width: 295px; height: 384px;" /></p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/tony-redmonds-exchange-unwashed-0">Tony Redmond&#039;s Exchange Unwashed</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://windowsitpro.com/blog/sad-death-exchange-expert-andrew-ehrensing" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://windowsitpro.com/blog/sad-death-exchange-expert-andrew-ehrensing#comments Exchange Server 2013 Andrew Ehrensing Andrew Ehrensing Tony Redmond&#039;s Exchange Unwashed Blog Tony Redmond&#039;s Exchange Unwashed Thu, 04 Sep 2014 21:03:00 +0000 115391 at http://windowsitpro.com Why Exchange 2016 will be coming to you soon http://windowsitpro.com/blog/why-exchange-2016-will-be-coming-you-soon <div class="node-body blog-body"><p>All of the hoo-hah that occurred at the recent Microsoft Exchange Conference around the many wonderful things that will soon appear in Office 365 as described in Microsoft&rsquo;s &ldquo;<a href="http://blogs.office.com/2014/03/31/the-evolution-of-email/" target="_blank">Evolution of Emai</a>l&rdquo; post will have fallen on stony ground for some. Those of us who use Office 365 will, of course, have no opportunity to vote on the matter because we have to accept the functionality provided in the service.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/tony-redmonds-exchange-unwashed-0">Tony Redmond&#039;s Exchange Unwashed</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://windowsitpro.com/blog/why-exchange-2016-will-be-coming-you-soon" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://windowsitpro.com/blog/why-exchange-2016-will-be-coming-you-soon#comments Exchange Server 2013 Exchange 16 Exchange 16 Exchange 2013 Exchange 2013 Exchange 2016 Exchange 2016 Exchange Online Exchange Online Office 2016 Office 2016 Office 365 Office 365 on-premises software on-premises software Tony Redmond&#039;s Exchange Unwashed Blog Tony Redmond&#039;s Exchange Unwashed Tue, 02 Sep 2014 12:00:00 +0000 102451 at http://windowsitpro.com Microsoft fixes hybrid connectivity problem in Exchange 2013 CU6 http://windowsitpro.com/blog/microsoft-fixes-hybrid-connectivity-problem-exchange-2013-cu6 <div class="node-body blog-body"><p>Microsoft has published&nbsp;<a href="http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2997355/en-us" target="_blank">KB2997355&nbsp;</a>to provide a script fix for the issue that plagued Exchange 2013 administrators when they found that <a href="http://windowsitpro.com/blog/exchange-2013-cu6-hybrid-and-co-existence-bugs" target="_blank">they couldn&rsquo;t use the Exchange Administration Center (EAC) to manage Exchange Online</a> mailboxes after deploying <a href="http://windowsitpro.com/blog/exchange-2013-cumulative-update-6" target="_blank">Exchange 2013 CU6</a>.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/tony-redmonds-exchange-unwashed-0">Tony Redmond&#039;s Exchange Unwashed</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://windowsitpro.com/blog/microsoft-fixes-hybrid-connectivity-problem-exchange-2013-cu6" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://windowsitpro.com/blog/microsoft-fixes-hybrid-connectivity-problem-exchange-2013-cu6#comments Exchange Server 2013 Office 365 bug bug EAC EAC Exchange 2013 CU6 Exchange 2013 CU6 Exchange Administration Center Exchange Administration Center Exchange Online Exchange Online hybrid connectivity hybrid connectivity KB2997355 KB2997355 Office 365 Office 365 problem problem Tony Redmond&#039;s Exchange Unwashed Blog Tony Redmond&#039;s Exchange Unwashed Mon, 01 Sep 2014 22:06:00 +0000 115071 at http://windowsitpro.com Exchange 2013 CU6 hybrid and co-existence bugs cause administrators to despair http://windowsitpro.com/blog/exchange-2013-cu6-hybrid-and-co-existence-bugs <div class="node-body blog-body"><p>If you are a regular reader of this blog, you can&rsquo;t say that you haven&rsquo;t been warned to test newly released cumulative updates before you deploy them into production.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/tony-redmonds-exchange-unwashed-0">Tony Redmond&#039;s Exchange Unwashed</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://windowsitpro.com/blog/exchange-2013-cu6-hybrid-and-co-existence-bugs" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://windowsitpro.com/blog/exchange-2013-cu6-hybrid-and-co-existence-bugs#comments Exchange Server 2013 bugs bugs co-existence co-existence database dismount database dismount Exchange 2007 Exchange 2007 Exchange 2013 CU6 Exchange 2013 CU6 Exchange Online Exchange Online Failover failover flaws flaws HCW HCW Hybrid Connectivity Wizard Hybrid Connectivity Wizard Office 365 Office 365 Tony Redmond&#039;s Exchange Unwashed Blog Tony Redmond&#039;s Exchange Unwashed Sat, 30 Aug 2014 18:00:00 +0000 114951 at http://windowsitpro.com OWA bug compromises item preservation for litigation and in-place holds http://windowsitpro.com/blog/owa-bug-compromises-item-preservation-litigation-and-place-holds <div class="node-body blog-body">Microsoft has confirmed that a bug in Outlook Web App (OWA) can be exploited to compromise in-place or litigation holds. The bug means that a user can remove items from their mailbox without Exchange tracking that action and preserving copies of the items. All other clients work properly – the problem is only with OWA. However, it affects Exchange Online (Office 365) and all supported versions of Exchange 2013, including the recently released cumulative update 6 (CU6). </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/tony-redmonds-exchange-unwashed-0">Tony Redmond&#039;s Exchange Unwashed</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://windowsitpro.com/blog/owa-bug-compromises-item-preservation-litigation-and-place-holds" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://windowsitpro.com/blog/owa-bug-compromises-item-preservation-litigation-and-place-holds#comments Exchange Server 2013 Office 365 Compliance Compliance delegated access delegated access Exchange 2013 Exchange 2013 Exchange Online Exchange Online in-place hold in-place hold item preservation item preservation Legal Hold legal hold Litigation Hold litigation hold Office 365 Office 365 Outlook Web App Outlook Web App OWA OWA Tony Redmond&#039;s Exchange Unwashed Blog Tony Redmond&#039;s Exchange Unwashed Thu, 28 Aug 2014 17:23:00 +0000 114761 at http://windowsitpro.com Exchange 2013 Cumulative Update 6 begins to address public folder scalability http://windowsitpro.com/blog/exchange-2013-cumulative-update-6 <div class="node-body blog-body"><p>The release of <a href="http://blogs.technet.com/b/exchange/archive/2014/08/26/released-cumulative-update-6-for-exchange-server-2013.aspx" target="_blank">Microsoft Exchange Server 2013 Cumulative Update 6</a> (CU6 &ndash; build 995.29) comes as the summer vacation period winds down. Still, attention might still be more focused on the pressing matters of vacation, cold beer, and ice cream and not on having to upgrade email servers.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/tony-redmonds-exchange-unwashed-0">Tony Redmond&#039;s Exchange Unwashed</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://windowsitpro.com/blog/exchange-2013-cumulative-update-6" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://windowsitpro.com/blog/exchange-2013-cumulative-update-6#comments Exchange Server 2013 CU6 CU6 Exchange 2007 SP3 RU14 Exchange 2007 SP3 RU14 Exchange 2010 SP3 RU7 Exchange 2010 SP3 RU7 Exchange 2013 Cumulative Update 6 Exchange 2013 Cumulative Update 6 KB2936861 KB2936861 KB2961522 KB2961522 KB2961810 KB2961810 Public Folders Public Folders scalability Scalability servicing mode servicing model Tony Redmond&#039;s Exchange Unwashed Blog Tony Redmond&#039;s Exchange Unwashed Tue, 26 Aug 2014 21:01:00 +0000 114481 at http://windowsitpro.com TechEd Europe session selection not good news for on-premises customers or independent voices http://windowsitpro.com/blog/teched-europe-session-selection-not-good-news-for-independent-voices <div class="node-body blog-body"><p>Those of you who plan to go to <a href="http://europe.msteched.com/" target="_blank">TechEd EMEA</a> in Barcelona at the end of October might be disappointed to discover the lack of independent advice that exists at the conference regarding Exchange and associated technology. The Exchange MVPs, many of whom live in Europe, are also disappointed because Microsoft declined every MVP-led session that was proposed, most of which were submitted by speakers with strong track records of successful presentations at different events.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/tony-redmonds-exchange-unwashed-0">Tony Redmond&#039;s Exchange Unwashed</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://windowsitpro.com/blog/teched-europe-session-selection-not-good-news-for-independent-voices" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://windowsitpro.com/blog/teched-europe-session-selection-not-good-news-for-independent-voices#comments Exchange Server 2013 Office 365 Barcelona Barcelona cloud cloud Exchange 16 Exchange 16 Exchange 2013 Exchange 2013 MVP MVP Office 365 Office 365 on-premises on-premises session selection session selection TechEd TechEd Tony Redmond&#039;s Exchange Unwashed Blog Tony Redmond&#039;s Exchange Unwashed Fri, 22 Aug 2014 12:00:00 +0000 113291 at http://windowsitpro.com Another opportunity for automation in eDiscovery for SharePoint 2013 and Exchange 2013 http://windowsitpro.com/blog/another-opportunity-automation-ediscovery-sharepoint-2013-and-exchange-2013 <div class="node-body blog-body"><p>Why is it that anything that involves co-operation between Exchange 2013 and SharePoint 2013 is quite so hard to setup and fragile to manage? It&rsquo;s almost as if the two products are the result of work done by two very different development groups rather than part of one great big happy &ldquo;Office Servers&rdquo; family.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/tony-redmonds-exchange-unwashed-0">Tony Redmond&#039;s Exchange Unwashed</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://windowsitpro.com/blog/another-opportunity-automation-ediscovery-sharepoint-2013-and-exchange-2013" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://windowsitpro.com/blog/another-opportunity-automation-ediscovery-sharepoint-2013-and-exchange-2013#comments Exchange Server 2013 Office 365 SharePoint 2013 cases cases compliance searches compliance searches ediscovery eDiscovery Exchange 2013 Exchange 2013 Office 365 Office 365 Search Foundation Search Foundation SharePoint 2013 SharePoint 2013 Tony Redmond&#039;s Exchange Unwashed Blog Tony Redmond&#039;s Exchange Unwashed Thu, 21 Aug 2014 12:00:00 +0000 102941 at http://windowsitpro.com The joy of an impractical 100,000 Exchange 2013 mailbox configuration http://windowsitpro.com/blog/joy-impractical-100000-exchange-2013-mailbox-configuration <div class="node-body blog-body"><p>Last November, I wrote about <a href="http://windowsitpro.com/blog/deficient-ibm-and-hitachi-120000-mailbox-configurations" target="_blank">some configurations advanced by Hitachi and IBM that appeared to meet the storage needs of 120,000 Exchange 2013 mailboxes</a>. In a nutshell, I didn&rsquo;t think too much of the configurations because they featured Database Availability Groups (DAGs) that deployed only two copies of each mailbox database. That just doesn&rsquo;t make sense in any way if you want to run such a large Exchange deployment.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/tony-redmonds-exchange-unwashed-blog">Tony Redmond&#039;s Exchange Unwashed Blog</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://windowsitpro.com/blog/joy-impractical-100000-exchange-2013-mailbox-configuration" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://windowsitpro.com/blog/joy-impractical-100000-exchange-2013-mailbox-configuration#comments Exchange Server 2013 DAG DAG Database Availability Group Database Availability Group ERSP ERSP Exchange 2013 Exchange 2013 Exchange Reviewed Solution Program Exchange Reviewed Solution Program high availability High Availability Nimble Storage Nimble Storage Tony Redmond&#039;s Exchange Unwashed Blog Tue, 19 Aug 2014 12:00:00 +0000 109241 at http://windowsitpro.com Rapid development in Office 365 reflects current software engineering practice http://windowsitpro.com/blog/rapid-development-office-365-reflects-current-software-engineering-practice <div class="node-body blog-body"><p>The old carefully-paced world of software engineering worked well at a time when everyone accepted that it took time to design, program, test, and ship good software. It is a different matter today when any self-respecting web site is deemed static and perhaps even stagnant if it is the same from one week to the next.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/tony-redmonds-exchange-unwashed-0">Tony Redmond&#039;s Exchange Unwashed</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://windowsitpro.com/blog/rapid-development-office-365-reflects-current-software-engineering-practice" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://windowsitpro.com/blog/rapid-development-office-365-reflects-current-software-engineering-practice#comments Exchange Server 2013 Office 365 Clutter Clutter Exchange 2013 Exchange 2013 Exchange Online Exchange Online Gmail gmail Google Google Office 365 Office 365 servicing model servicing model Software engineering Software engineering Spotify Spotify Tony Redmond&#039;s Exchange Unwashed Blog Tony Redmond&#039;s Exchange Unwashed Thu, 14 Aug 2014 12:00:00 +0000 107291 at http://windowsitpro.com