Tony Redmond's Exchange Unwashed Blog http://windowsitpro.com/blog/41435/feed en Google’s Undo Send feature is better than Outlook Recall Message, but still not totally effective http://windowsitpro.com/blog/Gmail-Undo-Send-feature-still-not-totally-effective <div class="node-body blog-body"><p>For whatever reason, the news that Google had upgraded Gmail&rsquo;s experimental &ldquo;<a href="https://support.google.com/mail/answer/1284885?hl=en" target="_blank"><u><font color="#0563c1">Undo Send</font></u></a> feature from beta to become a full-blown feature available to all caused quite a fuss last week. The feature has been around since 2009, when it first revealed by Google Labs. It&rsquo;s a mystery why such a useful option took six years to make the transition.</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/Gmail-Undo-Send-feature-still-not-totally-effective" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://windowsitpro.com/blog/Gmail-Undo-Send-feature-still-not-totally-effective#comments Exchange Server 2013 Office 365 ActiveSync ActiveSync Apple iOS Apple iOS Exchange Exchange Exchange Online Exchange Online Gmail gmail Google Google IMAP IMAP mobile clients mobile clients Office 365 Office 365 Outlook Outlook Undo Send Undo Send Tony Redmond&#039;s Exchange Unwashed Blog Tony Redmond&#039;s Exchange Unwashed Thu, 02 Jul 2015 14:00:00 +0000 143011 at http://windowsitpro.com Clutter and Groups killed Office 365's People View http://windowsitpro.com/blog/Clutter-Killed-People-View-Office365 <div class="node-body blog-body"><p>The harsh reality of an aspect of software development for cloud services is evident in the way Microsoft cut the <a href="http://windowsitpro.com/office-365/new-people-view-feature-outlook-web-app-office-365" target="_blank">People View feature</a> from Outlook Web App (OWA) in Office 365. Introduced to First Release tenants in August 2014 and then generally in November 2014, Microsoft took the decision to withdraw People View from March 30, 2015. That process completed in May 2015 and no Office 365 tenant now has access to People View.</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/Clutter-Killed-People-View-Office365" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://windowsitpro.com/blog/Clutter-Killed-People-View-Office365#comments Office 365 Clutter Clutter Exchange Online Exchange Online Office 365 Office 365 Office 365 Groups Office 365 Groups Outlook Web App Outlook Web App OWA OWA People View People View Tony Redmond&#039;s Exchange Unwashed Blog Tony Redmond&#039;s Exchange Unwashed Tue, 30 Jun 2015 12:00:00 +0000 110031 at http://windowsitpro.com VMware tells Microsoft that they don't know anything about Exchange 2013 performance http://windowsitpro.com/blog/vmware-tells-microsoft-they-dont-know-anything-about-exchange-2013-performance <div class="node-body blog-body"><p>I always like it when technologists have a fight. Not a proper fight you understand, one with bare fists and the like, but a good old-fashioning mauling with words.</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/vmware-tells-microsoft-they-dont-know-anything-about-exchange-2013-performance" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://windowsitpro.com/blog/vmware-tells-microsoft-they-dont-know-anything-about-exchange-2013-performance#comments Exchange Server 2013 cpu cpu Exchange 2013 Exchange 2013 hypervisor hypervisor Jeff Mealiffe Jeff Mealiffe Microsoft Microsoft over-sizing over-sizing Performance performance role calculator role calculator Ross Smith IV Ross Smith IV server configuration server configuration virtualization virtualization VMware VMware Tony Redmond&#039;s Exchange Unwashed Blog Tony Redmond&#039;s Exchange Unwashed Thu, 25 Jun 2015 13:00:00 +0000 142761 at http://windowsitpro.com The value of First Release to Office 365 tenants http://windowsitpro.com/blog/value-first-release-office-365-tenants <div class="node-body blog-body"><p>As you probably know, Microsoft allows administrators to nominate tenants to participate in the <a href="https://support.office.com/en-US/Article/Office-365-release-programs-3b3adfa4-1777-4ff0-b606-fb8732101f47" target="_blank">&quot;First Release&quot; Office 365 program</a>. The default is to remain with &quot;Standard Release&quot;, which means that new functionality is released to your tenant when it&#39;s good and ready. Or as Microsoft puts it:</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/value-first-release-office-365-tenants" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://windowsitpro.com/blog/value-first-release-office-365-tenants#comments Office 365 Delve Delve first release first release Groups Groups Office 365 Office 365 Standard Release Standard Release Tony Redmond&#039;s Exchange Unwashed Blog Tony Redmond&#039;s Exchange Unwashed Tue, 23 Jun 2015 12:00:00 +0000 131911 at http://windowsitpro.com Using intelligent capture and analysis tools to eliminate PSTs http://windowsitpro.com/blog/using-intelligent-capture-and-analysis-tools-eliminate-psts <div class="node-body blog-body"><p>Returning to the topic of PSTs, but only because you can never have enough of these pestilent files, after I wrote about <a href="http://windowsitpro.com/blog/microsoft-declares-war-symantec-enterprise-vault" target="_blank">Microsoft&rsquo;s new Office 365 import service</a>, I had the chance to chat with some of the companies who are dedicated to tracking PSTs down.</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/using-intelligent-capture-and-analysis-tools-eliminate-psts" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://windowsitpro.com/blog/using-intelligent-capture-and-analysis-tools-eliminate-psts#comments Exchange Server 2013 Exchange Server 2016 Exchange Server 2010 Office 365 Advanced Ingestion Protocol Advanced Ingestion Protocol AIP AIP capture capture Compliance Compliance Exchange Online Exchange Online export Export import Import ingestion ingestion Office 365 Office 365 PST PST QuadroTech Flightdeck QuadroTech Flightdeck retention retention SCANPST SCANPST Symantec Enterprise Vault Symantec Enterprise Vault Tony Redmond&#039;s Exchange Unwashed Blog Tony Redmond&#039;s Exchange Unwashed Thu, 18 Jun 2015 13:00:00 +0000 140981 at http://windowsitpro.com Exchange 2013 CU9 appears alongside roll-up updates for Exchange 2007 SP3 and Exchange 2010 SP3 http://windowsitpro.com/blog/exchange-2013-cu9-appears-alongside-roll-updates-exchange-2007-sp3-and-exchange-2010-sp3 <div class="node-body blog-body"><p>It&rsquo;s a sad but true fact that all computer software loses some of its &ldquo;edginess&rdquo; as its lifecycle progresses. When Exchange 2013 CU8 appeared on March 17, I called it <a href="http://windowsitpro.com/blog/exchange-2013-cu8-appears-instant-boredom-ensues-best-possible-reason" target="_blank">a &ldquo;boring&rdquo; update</a> because it included no major new functionality. On the other hand, CU8 exhibited none of the obvious problems in areas like coexistence and hybrid connectivity that had afflicted previous updates.</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-cu9-appears-alongside-roll-updates-exchange-2007-sp3-and-exchange-2010-sp3" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://windowsitpro.com/blog/exchange-2013-cu9-appears-alongside-roll-updates-exchange-2007-sp3-and-exchange-2010-sp3#comments Exchange Server 2013 Exchange Server 2010 Exchange Server 2007 Exchange 2007 SP3 RU17 Exchange 2007 SP3 RU17 Exchange 2010 SP3 RU10 Exchange 2010 SP3 RU10 Exchange 2013 CU9 Exchange 2013 CU9 MS15-064 MS15-064 Tony Redmond&#039;s Exchange Unwashed Blog Tony Redmond&#039;s Exchange Unwashed Tue, 16 Jun 2015 19:00:00 +0000 141051 at http://windowsitpro.com Microsoft updates Exchange ActiveSync to ensure that mobile clients stay connected http://windowsitpro.com/blog/microsoft-updates-exchange-activesync-ensure-mobile-clients-stay-connected <div class="node-body blog-body"><p>The news that Microsoft is releasing a <a href="http://blogs.msdn.com/b/exchangedev/archive/2015/06/08/announcing-exchange-activesync-v16.aspx" target="_blank">new version of the Exchange ActiveSync (EAS) protocol (16) into Office 365</a> might have passed you by. It certainly didn&rsquo;t register on my radar (mostly because I don&rsquo;t read the development blogs &ndash; I mean, how many blogs can one person follow?), but fortunately one of the other Exchange MVPs shared the information.</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-updates-exchange-activesync-ensure-mobile-clients-stay-connected" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://windowsitpro.com/blog/microsoft-updates-exchange-activesync-ensure-mobile-clients-stay-connected#comments Exchange Server 2016 Office 365 Android Android Apple Apple EAS EAS Email client email client Exchange 2016 Exchange 2016 Exchange ActiveSync Exchange ActiveSync Exchange Online Exchange Online iOS iOS mobile client connections mobile client connections Office 365 Office 365 Outlook Outlook protocol protocol Tony Redmond&#039;s Exchange Unwashed Blog Tony Redmond&#039;s Exchange Unwashed Thu, 11 Jun 2015 13:00:00 +0000 140991 at http://windowsitpro.com How Exchange's new ever-expanding archive mailbox works http://windowsitpro.com/blog/how-exchanges-new-ever-expanding-archive-mailbox-works <div class="node-body blog-body"><p>Microsoft&rsquo;s announcement of their intention to enable a &ldquo;<a href="http://blogs.office.com/2015/06/03/announcing-auto-expanding-highly-scalable-archives-for-office-365-email/" target="_blank">truly bottomless archive</a>&rdquo; for Office 365 enterprise tenants might have created some curiosity as to how Microsoft intends to provide this feature. Apart from the massive increase in disk space, that is, because we all know that Office 365 wants to provide users with massive repositories.</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/how-exchanges-new-ever-expanding-archive-mailbox-works" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://windowsitpro.com/blog/how-exchanges-new-ever-expanding-archive-mailbox-works#comments Exchange Server 2016 Office 365 archive mailbox archive mailbox automatic expansion automatic expansion Exchange 2016 Exchange 2016 Exchange Online Exchange Online expanding storage expanding storage Get-Mailbox Get-Mailbox import service import service Office 365 Office 365 primary mailbox primary mailbox Public Folders Public Folders Tony Redmond&#039;s Exchange Unwashed Blog Tony Redmond&#039;s Exchange Unwashed Tue, 09 Jun 2015 13:00:00 +0000 140771 at http://windowsitpro.com Granular administrative roles appear in Office 365 http://windowsitpro.com/blog/granular-administrative-roles-appear-office-365 <div class="node-body blog-body"><p>Since its launch, Office 365 has operated on the basis that tenant administrators control everything on behalf of a customer. If your account has administrator status, you can do anything, including being able to access information across different applications. This is an acceptable situation for small companies, but it&rsquo;s a real problem for larger companies, especially those who want to move workload to the cloud from a point where administration of on-premises operations is broken down along clearly understood lines of demarcation.</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/granular-administrative-roles-appear-office-365" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://windowsitpro.com/blog/granular-administrative-roles-appear-office-365#comments Office 365 Administration Office 365 RBAC Role Based Access Control Tony Redmond&#039;s Exchange Unwashed Blog Tony Redmond&#039;s Exchange Unwashed Thu, 04 Jun 2015 12:00:00 +0000 105281 at http://windowsitpro.com Managing user mailboxes to specific quotas with retention policies http://windowsitpro.com/blog/managing-user-mailboxes-specific-quotas-retention-policies <div class="node-body blog-body"><p>A little while ago, some of the Exchange MVPs were discussing a company&rsquo;s desire to have size-based archiving rather than the age-based archiving that retention policies are designed to accomplish. As you might recall, you can define a retention policy that includes tags that use the &ldquo;Move to Archive&rdquo; action to instruct the Managed Folder Assistant (MFA) to move items that come under the scope of the policy to an archive mailbox after the retention period elapses.</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/managing-user-mailboxes-specific-quotas-retention-policies" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://windowsitpro.com/blog/managing-user-mailboxes-specific-quotas-retention-policies#comments Exchange Server 2013 Office 365 archive archive Exchange 2013 Exchange 2013 Exchange Online Exchange Online Get-MailboxStatistics Get-MailboxStatistics New-RetentionPolicy New-RetentionPolicy New-RetentionPolicyTag New-RetentionPolicyTag Office 365 Office 365 retention policy retention policy retention tag retention tag Tony Redmond&#039;s Exchange Unwashed Blog Tony Redmond&#039;s Exchange Unwashed Tue, 02 Jun 2015 12:00:00 +0000 140111 at http://windowsitpro.com ESEUTIL is now the evil utility http://windowsitpro.com/blog/eseutil-evil-utility <div class="node-body blog-body"><p>ESEUTIL has a long history with Exchange. A command-line utility that has clung magnificently to the same interface since Exchange 4.0, ESEUTIL used to be one of the go-to utilities for any administrator. But that was in the bad old days of single databases, flaky disks, and wholesale software bugs, a toxic combination that endowed ESEUTIL with almost magical powers of restoring any Exchange server to rude good health if applied with care.</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/eseutil-evil-utility" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://windowsitpro.com/blog/eseutil-evil-utility#comments Exchange Server 2013 Exchange Server 2010 Exchange Server 2007 corrupt pages corrupt pages DAG DAG defragment database defragment database ESEUTIL ESEUTIL ISINTEG ISINTEG rebuild database rebuild database single page patching single page patching white space white space Tony Redmond&#039;s Exchange Unwashed Blog Tony Redmond&#039;s Exchange Unwashed Thu, 28 May 2015 12:00:00 +0000 93901 at http://windowsitpro.com Microsoft claims 35% of Exchange installed base is now on Office 365 http://windowsitpro.com/blog/microsoft-claims-35-exchange-installed-base-now-office-365 <div class="node-body blog-body"><p>In an attempt to catch up with everything that happened at the recent Microsoft Ignite conference, I listened to the Channel 9 recording of a session called &ldquo;<a href="http://channel9.msdn.com/Events/Ignite/2015/BRK2180?wt.mc_id=player" target="_blank"><em>Extending Microsoft Office 365 Visibility, Security and Compliance: Office 365 Management&nbsp;APIs</em></a>&rdquo;, which featured the interesting claim that 35% of the Exchange installed base is now on Office 365 (see graphic). The same presentation also stated that some 1.2 million customers now use Office 365.</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-claims-35-exchange-installed-base-now-office-365" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://windowsitpro.com/blog/microsoft-claims-35-exchange-installed-base-now-office-365#comments Exchange Server 2013 Exchange Server 2010 Office 365 Exchange Online Exchange Online installed base installed base mailbox numbers mailbox numbers Office 365 Office 365 Tony Redmond&#039;s Exchange Unwashed Blog Tony Redmond&#039;s Exchange Unwashed Tue, 26 May 2015 14:00:00 +0000 112721 at http://windowsitpro.com Updates make Office 365 Groups more useful http://windowsitpro.com/blog/updates-make-office-365-groups-more-useful <div class="node-body blog-body"><p>On Tuesday, I discussed how <a href="http://windowsitpro.com/blog/New-technology-innovation-Office-365" target="_blank">changes in engineering practices are driving innovation within Office 365</a>. One of the more interesting areas is the use of Office 365 Groups to provide a single identity for access to applications and data drawn from across the service.&nbsp;Microsoft spent a lot of time discussing what they&rsquo;re up to with Office 365 Groups at the recent Ignite conference.</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/updates-make-office-365-groups-more-useful" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://windowsitpro.com/blog/updates-make-office-365-groups-more-useful#comments Office 365 SharePoint 2013 Android Android Exchange Online Exchange Online iOS iOS Microsoft Ignite Microsoft Ignite Mobile Mobile Office 365 Groups Office 365 Groups PowerShell support PowerShell support REST API REST API SharePoint Online SharePoint Online Windows Phone Windows Phone Tony Redmond&#039;s Exchange Unwashed Blog Tony Redmond&#039;s Exchange Unwashed Thu, 21 May 2015 13:00:00 +0000 138791 at http://windowsitpro.com New engineering philosophies drive innovation within Office 365 http://windowsitpro.com/blog/New-technology-innovation-Office-365 <div class="node-body blog-body"><p>Office 365 means different things to different people. Someone who moved from Exchange on-premises probably takes an email-centric view of Office 365 while those who now use it for SharePoint Online see Office 365 through a different lens. This is natural because each of us views the world from our own personal perspective.</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/New-technology-innovation-Office-365" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://windowsitpro.com/blog/New-technology-innovation-Office-365#comments Office 365 Exchange 2013 Exchange 2013 Exchange Online Exchange Online Office 365 Office 365 Office 365 Groups Office 365 Groups Office Delve Office Delve People Experiences People Experiences SharePoint Online SharePoint Online Video Portal Video Portal Yammer Yammer Tony Redmond&#039;s Exchange Unwashed Blog Tony Redmond&#039;s Exchange Unwashed Tue, 19 May 2015 13:00:00 +0000 135391 at http://windowsitpro.com Eradicating EV stubs from Exchange mailboxes isn't easy http://windowsitpro.com/blog/eradicating-ev-stubs-exchange-mailboxes-isnt-easy <div class="node-body blog-body"><p>I was astonished at the reaction I received from last week&rsquo;s post about the <a href="http://windowsitpro.com/blog/microsoft-declares-war-symantec-enterprise-vault" target="_blank">new Office 365 Import service</a> and how Microsoft had Symantec Enterprise Vault (EV) squarely in its cross-hairs in a crusade to repatriate information back from EV to Exchange. Many people contacted me to seek more details of the service (it&rsquo;s available now to Office 365 tenants) or with questions. It is clear that a lot of data has been exported from Exchange over the years. And I mean a lot!</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/eradicating-ev-stubs-exchange-mailboxes-isnt-easy" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://windowsitpro.com/blog/eradicating-ev-stubs-exchange-mailboxes-isnt-easy#comments Exchange Server 2013 Exchange Server 2016 Exchange Server 2010 Office 365 archive migration archive migration data import data import drive shipping drive shipping Enterprise Vault Enterprise Vault Exchange Online Exchange Online mailbox stubs mailbox stubs Office 365 Office 365 Symantec Symantec Tony Redmond&#039;s Exchange Unwashed Blog Tony Redmond&#039;s Exchange Unwashed Thu, 14 May 2015 14:30:00 +0000 137971 at http://windowsitpro.com