Tony Redmond's Exchange Unwashed Blog http://windowsitpro.com/blog/41435/feed en Father of PowerShell promoted to Microsoft Technical Fellow http://windowsitpro.com/blog/father-powershell-promoted-microsoft-technical-fellow <div class="node-body blog-body"><p>The news that <a href="http://www.jsnover.com/index.html#Oct11_jps_1" target="_blank"><u>Jeffrey Snover</u></a> has been promoted to Technical Fellow, the top of Microsoft&rsquo;s technical career path, is very welcome. Apart from being a really nice guy with a sometimes doubtful taste in ties, Jeffrey goes out of his way to answer questions on Twitter <a href="https://twitter.com/jsnover" target="_blank"><u>(@Jsnover</u></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/father-powershell-promoted-microsoft-technical-fellow" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://windowsitpro.com/blog/father-powershell-promoted-microsoft-technical-fellow#comments Exchange Server 2013 Office 365 Automation automation Exchange 2007 Exchange 2007 Jeffrey Snover Jeffrey Snover Monad Monad Office 365 Office 365 PowerShell PowerShell Technical Fellow Technical Fellow Tony Redmond&#039;s Exchange Unwashed Blog Tony Redmond&#039;s Exchange Unwashed Thu, 03 Sep 2015 12:00:00 +0000 147971 at http://windowsitpro.com Basic features in Exchange Online undermine case for third-party backups http://windowsitpro.com/blog/basic-features-exchange-online-undermine-case-third-party-backups <div class="node-body blog-body"><p>We all know about the reports issued by companies that seek to create the need for their product. Various deficiencies are identified that just happen to be filled by the product in question and all is well in the world for those fortunate and erudite customers who seize the opportunity to purchase and deploy the product. This happens all the time with software as marketeers appear to be particularly taken with reports.</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/basic-features-exchange-online-undermine-case-third-party-backups" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://windowsitpro.com/blog/basic-features-exchange-online-undermine-case-third-party-backups#comments Office 365 DAG DAG deleted mailboxes deleted mailboxes Exchange Online Exchange Online high availability High Availability Native Data Protection Native Data Protection Office 365 Office 365 online backup online backup single item recovery single item recovery Spanning Spanning Tony Redmond&#039;s Exchange Unwashed Blog Tony Redmond&#039;s Exchange Unwashed Tue, 01 Sep 2015 12:00:00 +0000 146511 at http://windowsitpro.com ESEUTIL - even more evil for DAGs http://windowsitpro.com/blog/eseutil-even-more-evil-dags <div class="node-body blog-body"><p>All of the comments I included in my post &ldquo;<a href="http://windowsitpro.com/blog/eseutil-evil-utility" target="_blank">ESEUTIL &ndash; the evil utility</a>&rdquo; apply to both standalone servers and those who are members of a Database Availability Group (DAG). I bet you wouldn&rsquo;t be surprised if I told you that there&rsquo;s even more to consider when you contemplate running ESEUTIL against a database that has copies within a DAG.</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-even-more-evil-dags" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://windowsitpro.com/blog/eseutil-even-more-evil-dags#comments Exchange Server 2013 Exchange Server 2010 Active Manager Active Manager DAG DAG Database Availability Group Database Availability Group database copies database copies database signature database signature ESEUTIL ESEUTIL Tony Redmond&#039;s Exchange Unwashed Blog Tony Redmond&#039;s Exchange Unwashed Thu, 27 Aug 2015 12:00:00 +0000 93911 at http://windowsitpro.com SharePoint’s interesting hybrid cloud search service http://windowsitpro.com/blog/sharepoint-s-interesting-hybrid-cloud-search-service <div class="node-body blog-body"><p>Microsoft announced the availability of <a href="https://blogs.office.com/2015/08/24/announcing-availability-of-sharepoint-server-2016-it-preview-and-cloud-hybrid-search/" target="_blank"><u>SharePoint 2016 Preview</u></a> yesterday. As expected, This Office server is a tad behind its counterparts in the race to the Office 16 Wave launch expected in October and is on course for a Q2 2016 release. You can&rsquo;t update this preview version to RTM, so it&rsquo;s very much a kick-the-tires to see what it does kind of release, which is perfectly fine.</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/sharepoint-s-interesting-hybrid-cloud-search-service" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://windowsitpro.com/blog/sharepoint-s-interesting-hybrid-cloud-search-service#comments Office 365 SharePoint 2013 AADconnect AADconnect cloud hybrid search cloud hybrid search Delve Delve Office 365 Office 365 Office Graph Office Graph SharePoint 2013 Enterprise SharePoint 2013 Enterprise SharePoint 2016 Preview SharePoint 2016 Preview SharePoint Online SharePoint Online Tony Redmond&#039;s Exchange Unwashed Blog Tony Redmond&#039;s Exchange Unwashed Tue, 25 Aug 2015 12:00:00 +0000 147241 at http://windowsitpro.com Removing on-hold items from Exchange and SharePoint: unsupported but doable http://windowsitpro.com/blog/removing-hold-items-exchange-and-sharepoint-unsupported-doable <div class="node-body blog-body"><p>The usual reason for placing a mailbox on hold is to retain its contents for some legal or regulatory purpose. However, the situation might arise when it is necessary to remove some items from a mailbox that is on hold. For instance, someone might successfully sue your company to demand the removal of all information pertaining to them or some particular activity. If ordered to permanently remove the material, there is little you can do but comply.</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/removing-hold-items-exchange-and-sharepoint-unsupported-doable" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://windowsitpro.com/blog/removing-hold-items-exchange-and-sharepoint-unsupported-doable#comments Exchange Server 2013 Exchange Server 2016 Exchange Server 2010 Office 365 Compliance Compliance Compliance Center Compliance Center ediscovery eDiscovery Exchange 2013 Exchange 2013 Exchange 2016 Exchange 2016 Exchange Online Exchange Online Legal Hold legal hold Litigation Hold litigation hold Office 365 Office 365 On-hold On-hold retention hold retention hold Tony Redmond&#039;s Exchange Unwashed Blog Tony Redmond&#039;s Exchange Unwashed Thu, 20 Aug 2015 12:00:00 +0000 146481 at http://windowsitpro.com Windows 10 Build 10525, PowerShell, and Office 365 http://windowsitpro.com/blog/windows-10-build-10525-powershell-office-365 <div class="node-body blog-body"><p>I&rsquo;ve been a happy member of the Windows 10 Insider program since the program started and have been quite content to install new builds onto my PCs as Microsoft releases them to the &ldquo;Fast Ring&rdquo;. With the notable exceptions of some issues with builds close to RTM that have now been resolved, everything has gone much better than I anticipated.</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/windows-10-build-10525-powershell-office-365" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://windowsitpro.com/blog/windows-10-build-10525-powershell-office-365#comments Office 365 Build 10525 Build 10525 Exchange Online Exchange Online fail fail Office 365 Office 365 PowerShell PowerShell remote session remote session RTM RTM Windows 10 Windows 10 Tony Redmond&#039;s Exchange Unwashed Blog Tony Redmond&#039;s Exchange Unwashed Wed, 19 Aug 2015 15:30:00 +0000 146961 at http://windowsitpro.com New report slams Office 365 compliance features unfairly http://windowsitpro.com/blog/-report-unfairly-slams-office-365-compliance-features <div class="node-body blog-body"><p>Compliance is a pretty big deal for many companies, especially those who operate in regulated industries. Almost every jurisdiction mandates that companies preserve certain records related to their business dealings. Given the widespread use of Exchange and SharePoint for communications, it should come as no surprise that Microsoft has invested heavily in building compliance features to support their use in business operations.</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/-report-unfairly-slams-office-365-compliance-features" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://windowsitpro.com/blog/-report-unfairly-slams-office-365-compliance-features#comments Exchange Server 2013 Exchange Server 2016 Exchange Server 2010 Office 365 SharePoint 2013 archiving archiving Compliance Compliance ediscovery eDiscovery Exchange Online Exchange Online Office 365 Office 365 Osterman Research Osterman Research policies policies Policy Policy preservation preservation retention retention search search SharePoint Online SharePoint Online Tony Redmond&#039;s Exchange Unwashed Blog Tony Redmond&#039;s Exchange Unwashed Tue, 18 Aug 2015 13:30:00 +0000 146081 at http://windowsitpro.com Frenetic pace of change continues in Office 365 http://windowsitpro.com/blog/frenetic-pace-change-continues-office-365 <div class="node-body blog-body"><p>Much as I like Microsoft technology, I sometimes wonder what particular brand of Kool-Aid is distributed to their spokespeople. What, for example, moved them to believe that hyping up the fact that over the past year, Microsoft &ldquo;<a href="https://blogs.office.com/2015/08/12/managing-office-365-updates/" target="_blank"><u>released over 450 updates to Office 365</u></a>&rdquo; would be an inspiring message to the customers who have to cope with such a &nbsp;volume of change?</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/frenetic-pace-change-continues-office-365" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://windowsitpro.com/blog/frenetic-pace-change-continues-office-365#comments Office 365 Clutter Clutter Delve Delve end user end user first release first release Offfice 365 Offfice 365 Office 365 Groups Office 365 Groups roadmap roadmap update cadence update cadence volume of change volume of change Tony Redmond&#039;s Exchange Unwashed Blog Tony Redmond&#039;s Exchange Unwashed Thu, 13 Aug 2015 12:00:00 +0000 146421 at http://windowsitpro.com Office 365 numbers growing but report identifies some bad user habits in SharePoint and OneDrive http://windowsitpro.com/blog/swelling-office-365-numbers-continue <div class="node-body blog-body"><p>As someone who frequently writes about Office 365, I receive many communications from PR representatives of various companies who would like to advance the name of their company and increase awareness of their activities. Many of those communications relate to Office 365 and what the company is doing to help manage/control/assist/facilitate the transition to the cloud. It&rsquo;s part of the publicity game and sometimes interesting information is provided.</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/swelling-office-365-numbers-continue" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://windowsitpro.com/blog/swelling-office-365-numbers-continue#comments Office 365 cloud cloud Numbers Numbers Office 365 Office 365 OneDrive for Business OneDrive for Business security problems security problems SharePoint Online SharePoint Online Skyhigh Networks Skyhigh Networks subscribers subscribers users users Tony Redmond&#039;s Exchange Unwashed Blog Tony Redmond&#039;s Exchange Unwashed Tue, 11 Aug 2015 14:00:00 +0000 146031 at http://windowsitpro.com Tony's surprising session choices for IT/DEV Connections 2015 http://windowsitpro.com/blog/tonys-surprising-session-choices-itdev-connections-2015 <div class="node-body blog-body"><p>It&rsquo;s amazing how time goes by quite so quickly. Another <a href="http://devconnections.com/" target="_blank">IT/DEV Connections</a> is on the horizon (September 14-17 at the Aria Hotel in Las Vegas). <a href="http://www.itunity.com/users/scot-hillier" target="_blank">Scot Hiller </a>and I have built what we think is a pretty good set of sessions for the enterprise collaboration track. Scot is a SharePoint kind of guy but that&rsquo;s OK.</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/tonys-surprising-session-choices-itdev-connections-2015" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://windowsitpro.com/blog/tonys-surprising-session-choices-itdev-connections-2015#comments Office 365 SharePoint Administration ediscovery eDiscovery enterprise collaboration enterprise collaboration IT/Dev Connections 2015 IT/Dev Connections 2015 oauth OAUTH Office 365 Office 365 Office 365 Groups Office 365 Groups portals portals REST APIs REST APIs SharePoint SharePoint Tony Redmond&#039;s Exchange Unwashed Blog Tony Redmond&#039;s Exchange Unwashed Fri, 07 Aug 2015 00:00:00 +0000 146071 at http://windowsitpro.com The unnecessary renaming of Outlook Web App http://windowsitpro.com/blog/unnecessary-renaming-outlook-web-app <div class="node-body blog-body"><p>The news that Microsoft is introducing a set of changes into their web client for Exchange Online was expected. After all, many of the changes described in <a href="https://blogs.office.com/2015/08/04/new-features-coming-to-outlook-on-the-web/" target="_blank"><u>yesterday&rsquo;s Office blog post</u></a> are already available in <a href="http://windowsitpro.com/blog/exchange-2016-preview-now-available" target="_blank"><u>Exchange 2016 Preview</u></a>, which must have set a new benchmark in terms of on-premises software receiving new features ahead of the cloud.</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/unnecessary-renaming-outlook-web-app" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://windowsitpro.com/blog/unnecessary-renaming-outlook-web-app#comments Exchange Server 2016 Office 365 Exchange 2016 Exchange 2016 Exchange Online Exchange Online Office 365 Office 365 OOTW OOTW Outlook on the Web Outlook on the Web Outlook Web App Outlook Web App OWA OWA Tony Redmond&#039;s Exchange Unwashed Blog Tony Redmond&#039;s Exchange Unwashed Wed, 05 Aug 2015 12:00:00 +0000 146021 at http://windowsitpro.com Power BI's odd integration with Office 365 Groups http://windowsitpro.com/blog/power-bi-odd-integration-office-365-groups <div class="node-body blog-body"><p>Power BI is a cloud-based analytics application that can be bought as part of an Office 365 plan or added to for specific users. It allows users to analyze datasets drawn from different sources (the most basic of which is a CSV-format spreadsheet) and generate views of the data in visual and report formats.</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/power-bi-odd-integration-office-365-groups" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://windowsitpro.com/blog/power-bi-odd-integration-office-365-groups#comments Office 365 Office 365 Office 365 Office 365 Groups Office 365 Groups OWA mailbox policy OWA mailbox policy Power BI Power BI unauthorized creation unauthorized creation Tony Redmond&#039;s Exchange Unwashed Blog Tony Redmond&#039;s Exchange Unwashed Tue, 04 Aug 2015 12:00:00 +0000 145251 at http://windowsitpro.com Exchange transport pipeline not quite so much of a chokepoint as before http://windowsitpro.com/blog/Exchange-transport-pipeline-not-chokepoint <div class="node-body blog-body"><p>When <a href="http://windowsitpro.com/blog/exchange-2013-cu9-appears-alongside-roll-updates-exchange-2007-sp3-and-exchange-2010-sp3" target="_blank"><u>Exchange 2013 CU9</u></a> appeared in June 2016, I thought that there were no surprises lurking in the new code.</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-transport-pipeline-not-chokepoint" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://windowsitpro.com/blog/Exchange-transport-pipeline-not-chokepoint#comments Exchange Server 2013 Office 365 Agent Agent Exchange 2013 CU9 Exchange 2013 CU9 Health mailboxes Health mailboxes synthetic transactions synthetic transactions transport pipeline transport pipeline Tony Redmond&#039;s Exchange Unwashed Blog Tony Redmond&#039;s Exchange Unwashed Thu, 30 Jul 2015 12:00:00 +0000 145241 at http://windowsitpro.com Why I can't get my head around the Send App http://windowsitpro.com/blog/microsoft-garage-send-app <div class="node-body blog-body"><p>I confess to being totally underwhelmed at the prospect of being able to use &ldquo;<a href="https://blogs.office.com/2015/07/22/introducing-send-designed-for-in-and-out-email/"><u>Send</u></a>&rdquo;, the new email application from the Microsoft Garage that is &ldquo;<em>built specifically for those brief, snappy communications</em>.&rdquo; Apparently it&rsquo;s not good enough to have Outlook on mobile devices when you just want to send a line or so to update a single user about some news. Old-fashioned SMS won&rsquo;t do either, nor will WhatsApp or even an IM application.</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-garage-send-app" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://windowsitpro.com/blog/microsoft-garage-send-app#comments Office 365 Android Android EWS EWS Exchange Online Exchange Online Exchange Web Services Exchange Web Services IM IM iOS iOS Microsoft Garage Microsoft Garage Office 365 Office 365 Send App Send App SMS SMS WhatsApp WhatsApp Windows Phone Windows Phone Tony Redmond&#039;s Exchange Unwashed Blog Tony Redmond&#039;s Exchange Unwashed Tue, 28 Jul 2015 12:00:00 +0000 145221 at http://windowsitpro.com Exchange 2016 (preview) now available for testing http://windowsitpro.com/blog/exchange-2016-preview-now-available <div class="node-body blog-body"><p>Microsoft has made a <a href="http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=48210" target="_blank"><u>preview version of Exchange 2016 available for download</u></a>. The code is on track for final release later on this year as part of the Wave 16 set of Office server applications, probably in the late October timeframe, which would match the release cadence for the last few versions.</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-2016-preview-now-available" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://windowsitpro.com/blog/exchange-2016-preview-now-available#comments Exchange Server 2016 Beta Beta Exchange 2010 SP3 RU10 Exchange 2010 SP3 RU10 Exchange 2013 CU9 Exchange 2013 CU9 Exchange 2016 preview Exchange 2016 preview test test unsupported unsupported Tony Redmond&#039;s Exchange Unwashed Blog Tony Redmond&#039;s Exchange Unwashed Wed, 22 Jul 2015 18:00:00 +0000 144931 at http://windowsitpro.com