Tony Redmond's Exchange Unwashed Blog http://windowsitpro.com/blog/41435/feed en 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 Update causes Outlook 2013 to fail to open archive mailboxes http://windowsitpro.com/blog/update-causes-outlook-2013-fail-open-archive-mailboxes <div class="node-body blog-body"><p>I don&rsquo;t tend to pay much attention to my archive mailbox. It sits there in the list of resources opened by Outlook but I never really feel the need to go and check that the Managed Folder Assistant (MFA) is moving items to the archive in accordance with my retention policy. It just happens, and like most users, I just let it happen and forget all about the items that accumulate in those archive folders.</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/update-causes-outlook-2013-fail-open-archive-mailboxes" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://windowsitpro.com/blog/update-causes-outlook-2013-fail-open-archive-mailboxes#comments Exchange Server 2013 Office 365 archive mailbox archive mailbox Exchange 2013 Exchange 2013 Exchange Online Exchange Online fail to open resources fail to open resources Office 365 Office 365 online archive online archive Outlook 2013 Outlook 2013 Tony Redmond&#039;s Exchange Unwashed Blog Tony Redmond&#039;s Exchange Unwashed Wed, 13 Aug 2014 07:46:00 +0000 112471 at http://windowsitpro.com 2TB seems like such a good size for a mailbox database http://windowsitpro.com/blog/2tb-seems-such-good-size-mailbox-database <div class="node-body blog-body"><p>I am sometimes asked about how large an Exchange mailbox database should be allowed to grow. In an era of ever-swelling mailboxes, it&rsquo;s a good question. After all, if you&rsquo;re going to indulge users with 100GB mailbox quotas, you have to figure out where those mailboxes will be stored.</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/2tb-seems-such-good-size-mailbox-database" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://windowsitpro.com/blog/2tb-seems-such-good-size-mailbox-database#comments Exchange Server 2013 backups backups Exchange 2013 Exchange 2013 failovers failovers mailbox database mailbox database Managed Availability Managed Availability maximum size maximum size replication replication single page patching single page patching standalone database standalone database Tony Redmond&#039;s Exchange Unwashed Blog Tue, 12 Aug 2014 11:00:00 +0000 105041 at http://windowsitpro.com Why an Office 365 update caused the Exchange 2013 HCW to crash http://windowsitpro.com/blog/why-office-365-update-caused-exchange-2013-hcw-crash <div class="node-body blog-body"><p>The publication of <a href="http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2988229" target="_blank">KB2988229</a> on July 30 and <a href="http://blogs.technet.com/b/exchange/archive/2014/07/30/important-update-available-for-exchange-server-2013-hybrid-deployments.aspx" target="_blank">an accompanying EHLO post</a> provided formal acknowledgement that a problem exists with the Exchange 2013 Hybrid Configuration Wizard (in all supported versions of the product).</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-office-365-update-caused-exchange-2013-hcw-crash" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://windowsitpro.com/blog/why-office-365-update-caused-exchange-2013-hcw-crash#comments Exchange Server 2013 Office 365 bug bug Exchange 2013 Exchange 2013 Exchange Online Exchange Online HCW HCW Hybrid Configuration Wizard Hybrid Configuration Wizard Office 365 Office 365 problem problem tenant tenant Tony Redmond&#039;s Exchange Unwashed Blog Tony Redmond&#039;s Exchange Unwashed Thu, 07 Aug 2014 08:58:00 +0000 111941 at http://windowsitpro.com Exchange 2007 approaching the end of the line - slowly http://windowsitpro.com/blog/exchange-2007-approaching-end-line-slowly <div class="node-body blog-body"><p>Alongside the release of <a href="http://windowsitpro.com/blog/exchange-2013-cu5-totally-unremarkable-update" target="_blank">Exchange 2013 CU5</a> on May 27, Microsoft also issued roll-up update 6 (RU6) for Exchange 2010 SP3. The new update contains no security fixes and should therefore be relatively straightforward to put into production, subject to the normal caveat of test before 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/exchange-2007-approaching-end-line-slowly" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://windowsitpro.com/blog/exchange-2007-approaching-end-line-slowly#comments Exchange Server 2007 Exchange 2007 Exchange 2007 Exchange 2013 Exchange 2013 Exchange Online Exchange Online migration migration Office 365 Office 365 security updates security updates support lifecycle support lifecycle Tony Redmond&#039;s Exchange Unwashed Blog Tue, 05 Aug 2014 13:00:00 +0000 105201 at http://windowsitpro.com Office 365 by the numbers - an ever-increasing trajectory http://windowsitpro.com/blog/office-365-numbers-ever-increasing-trajectory <div class="node-body blog-body"><p>Last November, <a href="http://windowsitpro.com/blog/comparing-office-365-numbers-total-exchange-installed-base" target="_blank">I attempted to figure out how many Office 365 paid subscribers</a> Microsoft had signed up on the basis of their reported $1.5 billion annual run-rate (at the time). I concluded that some 15.625 million paid subscriptions were in place on the basis of an average $8/month fee.</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/office-365-numbers-ever-increasing-trajectory" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://windowsitpro.com/blog/office-365-numbers-ever-increasing-trajectory#comments Exchange Server 2013 Office 365 Exchange 2013 Exchange 2013 Exchange Online Exchange Online growth trajectory growth trajectory installed base installed base John Case John Case MEC MEC number seats number seats Office 365 Office 365 Perry Clarke Perry Clarke Radicati Group Radicati Group Vivek Sharma Vivek Sharma WPC WPC Tony Redmond&#039;s Exchange Unwashed Blog Tony Redmond&#039;s Exchange Unwashed Thu, 31 Jul 2014 13:00:00 +0000 111081 at http://windowsitpro.com Yammer - a technology still looking for a solution? http://windowsitpro.com/blog/yammer-technology-still-looking-solution <div class="node-body blog-body"><p>The news that <a href="http://www.zdnet.com/microsoft-moves-yammer-under-office-365-co-founder-david-sacks-is-out-7000031984" target="_blank">Yammer co-founder David Sacks is leaving Microsoft</a> comes as no surprise. It is the nature of the beast that those who create a technology usually leave soon after that technology is bought and absorbed by a larger company. After all, they have lost control of their creation and have been richly compensated for that fact. Moving on to a new challenge is a natural reaction.</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/yammer-technology-still-looking-solution" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://windowsitpro.com/blog/yammer-technology-still-looking-solution#comments Exchange Server 2013 Office 365 collaboration collaboration David Sacks David Sacks Email email Exchange Exchange Kristan Andaker Kristan Andaker Office 365 Office 365 SharePoint SharePoint Yammer Yammer Tony Redmond&#039;s Exchange Unwashed Blog Tony Redmond&#039;s Exchange Unwashed Tue, 29 Jul 2014 12:00:00 +0000 110711 at http://windowsitpro.com 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