Tony Redmond's Exchange Unwashed Blog http://windowsitpro.com/blog/41435/feed en Lingering entries for long-deleted servers http://windowsitpro.com/blog/lingering-entries-long-deleted-servers <div class="node-body blog-body"><p>Another post, another <a href="http://www.thefreedictionary.com/whinge" target="_blank">whinge</a> about something that really should be fixed in Exchange 2013.</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/lingering-entries-long-deleted-servers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://windowsitpro.com/blog/lingering-entries-long-deleted-servers#comments Exchange Server 2013 deleted server deleted server Exchange 2013 Exchange 2013 Managed Availability Managed Availability Monitoring Monitoring SCOM SCOM setup setup system registry system registry uninstall server uninstall server Tony Redmond&#039;s Exchange Unwashed Blog Tony Redmond&#039;s Exchange Unwashed Thu, 24 Jul 2014 12:00:00 +0000 107161 at http://windowsitpro.com The changing nature of email NDRs http://windowsitpro.com/blog/changing-nature-email-ndrs <div class="node-body blog-body"><p>We&rsquo;ve all received NDRs, or non-delivery reports, the way that email servers attempt to be friendly to users when informing them that their email has not been delivered. NDRs have been with us since the very early days of email and several Internet Task Force (IETF) Request for Comments (RFCs) have addressed the need for email servers to generate NDRs in a common format. Given the use of SMTP as the de facto email connectivity standard for many years now (does anyone still use X.400?), you&rsquo;d expect that NDRs would be a well-rounded feature of any self-respecting email server.</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/changing-nature-email-ndrs" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://windowsitpro.com/blog/changing-nature-email-ndrs#comments Exchange Server 2013 Office 365 Exchange Server 2010 delivery status notification delivery status notification DSN DSN Exchange 2013 Exchange 2013 Exchange Online Exchange Online Gmail gmail Google Google NDR NDR Non-delivery report Non-delivery report Office 365 Office 365 RFC RFC Yahoo Mail Yahoo Mail Tony Redmond&#039;s Exchange Unwashed Blog Tony Redmond&#039;s Exchange Unwashed Tue, 22 Jul 2014 12:00:00 +0000 94841 at http://windowsitpro.com Challenges await as Microsoft dumps MEC, TechEd (and other conferences) for a mega-event http://windowsitpro.com/blog/microsoft-mega-Office-event-chicago-may-2015 <div class="node-body blog-body"><p>Microsoft has announced their intention to run a unified technology event in Chicago in the first week of May, 2015. The new event will replace the previous Lync, SharePoint, Exchange (MEC), Management Summit, TechEd and Project conferences. In short, it&rsquo;s the mega-conference, a new event that combines technology updates for all of the Office servers plus <a href="http://www.2013mms.com/" target="_blank">MMS</a>, which seems like a curious add-on to the Office fold.</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-mega-Office-event-chicago-may-2015" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://windowsitpro.com/blog/microsoft-mega-Office-event-chicago-may-2015#comments Exchange Server 2013 Office 365 Outlook SharePoint 2013 Chicago Chicago Exchange 2013 Exchange 2013 Exchange 2016 Exchange 2016 Exchange Online Exchange Online Lync Lync MEC MEC MMS. Project MMS. Project Office Office Office 365 Office 365 SharePoint SharePoint technology conference technology conference Tony Redmond&#039;s Exchange Unwashed Blog Tony Redmond&#039;s Exchange Unwashed Mon, 21 Jul 2014 12:25:00 +0000 110251 at http://windowsitpro.com Protect users by suppressing Outlook's conflict resolution reports http://windowsitpro.com/blog/protect-users-suppressing-outlooks-conflict-resolution-reports <div class="node-body blog-body">Most of the time Outlook just gets on with the job of sending and receiving email. But then from time to time some odd items appear, like conflict resolution reports. </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/protect-users-suppressing-outlooks-conflict-resolution-reports" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://windowsitpro.com/blog/protect-users-suppressing-outlooks-conflict-resolution-reports#comments Exchange Server 2013 Office 365 Exchange Server 2010 cached Exchange mode cached Exchange mode conflict resolution report conflict resolution report Exchange 2010 Exchange 2010 Exchange 2013 Exchange 2013 Exchange Online Exchange Online Office 365 Office 365 Outlook 2010 Outlook 2010 Outlook 2013 Outlook 2013 synchronization synchronization Tony Redmond&#039;s Exchange Unwashed Blog Thu, 17 Jul 2014 12:00:00 +0000 110011 at http://windowsitpro.com Outlook Apps - a new approach worth considering http://windowsitpro.com/blog/outlook-apps-new-approach-worth-considering <div class="node-body blog-body"><p>A conversation with a Microsoft engineer at the Microsoft Exchange Conference caused me to wonder if Outlook apps are being overlooked by many companies as they seek to extract value from their deployments. Or indeed, to justify an upgrade to the latest generation of Microsoft Office technology.</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/outlook-apps-new-approach-worth-considering" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://windowsitpro.com/blog/outlook-apps-new-approach-worth-considering#comments Exchange Server 2013 Office 365 Outlook Android Android EWS EWS Exchange Web Services Exchange Web Services iOS iOS Outlook 2013 Outlook 2013 Outlook apps Outlook apps Outlook Web App Outlook Web App OWA OWA Windows Phone Windows Phone Tony Redmond&#039;s Exchange Unwashed Blog Tue, 15 Jul 2014 12:00:00 +0000 101611 at http://windowsitpro.com Microsoft Learning insults Exchange professionals with simply awful video http://windowsitpro.com/blog/microsoft-learning-insults-exchange-professionals-simply-awful-video <div class="node-body blog-body">After viewing their latest video, posted on July 14, that announced that the Exchange 2013 certification exams have been updated for Exchange 2013 SP1, I conclude that the people running whatever part of Microsoft Learning (MSL) that is responsible for this production have been exposed to some potent mind-altering material.</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/microsoft-learning-insults-exchange-professionals-simply-awful-video" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://windowsitpro.com/blog/microsoft-learning-insults-exchange-professionals-simply-awful-video#comments Exchange Server 2013 Exchange exam 70-341 70-342 Exchange exam 70-341 70-342 MCM MCM Microsoft Learning Microsoft Learning MSL MSL Tony Redmond&#039;s Exchange Unwashed Blog Mon, 14 Jul 2014 19:20:00 +0000 109741 at http://windowsitpro.com Inconsistent searches all too commonly seen in Exchange http://windowsitpro.com/blog/inconsistent-searches-all-too-commonly-seen-exchange <div class="node-body blog-body"><p>The topic of searching mailboxes came up during the second &ldquo;Experts Unplugged: Support Issues&rdquo; session at MEC. In a way it had been covered before at the conference because Microsoft had acknowledged that deficiencies exist in this area and that they are busy developing more precise and effective search capabilities. Apparently the new search will appear in Office 365 towards the end of 2014 and in the next major release of Exchange sometime at the end of 2015.</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/inconsistent-searches-all-too-commonly-seen-exchange" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://windowsitpro.com/blog/inconsistent-searches-all-too-commonly-seen-exchange#comments Exchange Server 2013 Office 365 Exchange 2010 Exchange 2010 Exchange 2013 Exchange 2013 Exchange Online Exchange Online inaccurate inaccurate inconsistent inconsistent Office 365 Office 365 Outlook Outlook OWA OWA Search Foundation Search Foundation searches searches Tony Redmond&#039;s Exchange Unwashed Blog Tony Redmond&#039;s Exchange Unwashed Thu, 10 Jul 2014 12:00:00 +0000 101141 at http://windowsitpro.com Codename "Oslo" is now the Delve product http://windowsitpro.com/blog/codename-oslo-now-delve-product <div class="node-body blog-body"><p>Microsoft announced today that their Office services machine learning project, codenamed &ldquo;Oslo&rdquo; when introduced to the world at the SharePoint conference, will be called &ldquo;Delve&rdquo; when released as a capability to Office 365 tenants sometime toward the end of 2014.</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/codename-oslo-now-delve-product" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://windowsitpro.com/blog/codename-oslo-now-delve-product#comments Office 365 cloud exclusive software cloud exclusive software cloud transition cloud transition Delve Delve Exchange Exchange machine learning machine learning Office 365 Office 365 Oslo Oslo SharePoint SharePoint Tony Redmond&#039;s Exchange Unwashed Blog Tony Redmond&#039;s Exchange Unwashed Wed, 09 Jul 2014 15:38:00 +0000 109341 at http://windowsitpro.com Security Design Change for Office 365 Public Folders Causes Inbound Email to NDR http://windowsitpro.com/blog/security-design-change-office-365-public-folders-causes-inbound-email-ndr <div class="node-body blog-body"><p>Last week I wrote about<a href="http://windowsitpro.com/blog/two-recent-microsoft-changes-affecting-office-365-one-reversed-one-partially" target="_blank"> two changes initiated by Microsof</a>t without the benefit of good customer communication. Here&rsquo;s another example from Office 365 that came to light recently, brought to my attention by David Petree of AppRiver.</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/security-design-change-office-365-public-folders-causes-inbound-email-ndr" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://windowsitpro.com/blog/security-design-change-office-365-public-folders-causes-inbound-email-ndr#comments Office 365 anonymous access anonymous access change management change management mail-enabled mail-enabled NDR NDR Office 365 Office 365 Public Folders Public Folders user permission user permission Tony Redmond&#039;s Exchange Unwashed Blog Tue, 08 Jul 2014 12:00:00 +0000 108891 at http://windowsitpro.com Two recent Microsoft changes affecting Office 365; one reversed, one partially http://windowsitpro.com/blog/two-recent-microsoft-changes-affecting-office-365-one-reversed-one-partially <div class="node-body blog-body"><p>The <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Unintended_consequences" target="_blank">law of unintended consequences</a> was in full flow lately when two well-intended actions provoked some interesting reactions.</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/two-recent-microsoft-changes-affecting-office-365-one-reversed-one-partially" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://windowsitpro.com/blog/two-recent-microsoft-changes-affecting-office-365-one-reversed-one-partially#comments Office 365 Administration administration dynamic DNS dynamic DNS Exchange Online Exchange Online Lync Online Lync Online mail routing mail routing No-IP No-IP Office 365 Office 365 role groups role groups SharePoint Online SharePoint Online Tony Redmond&#039;s Exchange Unwashed Blog Tony Redmond&#039;s Exchange Unwashed Thu, 03 Jul 2014 12:00:00 +0000 108801 at http://windowsitpro.com Directory flaw led to Exchange Online outage http://windowsitpro.com/blog/directory-flaw-led-exchange-online-outage <div class="node-body blog-body"><p>As we all know, <a href="http://www.pcworld.com/article/2367720/microsoft-fixes-exchange-online-outage-after-almost-9-hours.html" target="_blank">Exchange Online experienced a 7-hour outage</a> that affected North American customers on June 24. The episode followed an outage for Lync Online the previous day.</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/directory-flaw-led-exchange-online-outage" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://windowsitpro.com/blog/directory-flaw-led-exchange-online-outage#comments Exchange Server Office 365 Active Directory Active Directory Authentication authentication directory directory Exchange Online Exchange Online LDAP LDAP Office 365 Office 365 outage outage SLA SLA Tony Redmond&#039;s Exchange Unwashed Blog Tue, 01 Jul 2014 12:00:00 +0000 108671 at http://windowsitpro.com Why running Exchange on Azure is an unattractive proposition http://windowsitpro.com/blog/why-running-exchange-azure-unattractive-proposition <div class="node-body blog-body"><p>Well over a year ago, I wrote about the first reports of <a href="http://windowsitpro.com/blog/first-tests-exchange-2013-azure-point-future" target="_blank">running Exchange 2013 on Azure</a> and noted that this might represent a future deployment option.</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-running-exchange-azure-unattractive-proposition" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://windowsitpro.com/blog/why-running-exchange-azure-unattractive-proposition#comments Exchange Server 2013 Amazon EC2 Amazon EC2 Azure Azure Exchange 2013 Exchange 2013 Exchange Online Exchange Online Office 365 Office 365 Tony Redmond&#039;s Exchange Unwashed Blog Tony Redmond&#039;s Exchange Unwashed Thu, 26 Jun 2014 12:00:00 +0000 104101 at http://windowsitpro.com Keeping up to date with what's been happening with Set-MailboxDatabase http://windowsitpro.com/blog/keeping-date-whats-been-happening-set-mailboxdatabase <div class="node-body blog-body"><p>No matter how long you work with software, it&rsquo;s impossible to master every possible detail, especially when you&rsquo;re talking about a complex product like Exchange 2013. Which brings me to reveal two small, but to me, interesting changes that have occurred recently. I say &ldquo;recently&rdquo; because I am not quite sure when Microsoft made the changes, but that hardly matters in a world when frequent updates are expected.</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/keeping-date-whats-been-happening-set-mailboxdatabase" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://windowsitpro.com/blog/keeping-date-whats-been-happening-set-mailboxdatabase#comments Exchange Server 2013 Exchange Server 2010 background maintenance background maintenance DAG DAG Database Availability Group Database Availability Group EAC EAC EMS EMS Exchange 2013 Exchange 2013 Microsoft Exchange Replication service Microsoft Exchange Replication service Set-MailboxDatabase Set-MailboxDatabase Tony Redmond&#039;s Exchange Unwashed Blog Tony Redmond&#039;s Exchange Unwashed Tue, 24 Jun 2014 12:00:00 +0000 106201 at http://windowsitpro.com Is Microsoft really saying "don't virtualize" Exchange? http://windowsitpro.com/blog/microsoft-really-saying-dont-virtualize-exchange <div class="node-body blog-body"><p>Microsoft&rsquo;s embrace of simplicity in all things to do with Exchange 2013 might have the unexpected side-effect of turning customers away from virtualization. If so, it will reverse a trend that had gathered pace ever since Microsoft first saw the light of the virtual day after Hyper-V appeared.</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-really-saying-dont-virtualize-exchange" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://windowsitpro.com/blog/microsoft-really-saying-dont-virtualize-exchange#comments Exchange Server 2013 Exchange 2013 Exchange 2013 Hyper-V Hyper-V hypervisor hypervisor MEC MEC physical server physical server virtualization virtualization VMware VMware Tony Redmond&#039;s Exchange Unwashed Blog Tony Redmond&#039;s Exchange Unwashed Thu, 19 Jun 2014 12:00:00 +0000 102561 at http://windowsitpro.com Nothing to fear in MAPI over HTTP http://windowsitpro.com/blog/exchange-2013-mapi-over-http <div class="node-body blog-body"><p>Microsoft&rsquo;s decision to move away from the time-honoured RPC interprocess connection mechanism and replace it with a new approach where Outlook clients make MAPI calls over HTTP connections in <a href="http://windowsitpro.com/blog/exchange-2013-sp1-mixture-new-and-completed-fixtures" target="_blank">Exchange 2013 SP1</a> has caused a bit of fuss and bother.</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-mapi-over-http" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://windowsitpro.com/blog/exchange-2013-mapi-over-http#comments Exchange Server 2013 Office 365 EWS EWS Exchange 2013 SP1 Exchange 2013 SP1 Exchange Online Exchange Online Exchange Web Services Exchange Web Services MAPI over HTTP MAPI over HTTP Office 365 Office 365 Outlook 2013 SP1 Outlook 2013 SP1 Outlook for Mac Outlook for Mac RPC RPC WinHTTP WinHTTP Tony Redmond&#039;s Exchange Unwashed Blog Tony Redmond&#039;s Exchange Unwashed Tue, 17 Jun 2014 12:00:00 +0000 93551 at http://windowsitpro.com