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  • Apr 14, 2016
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    Recycled email addresses and Outlook nicknames

    The revelations (last October) that Microsoft is quietly recycling email addresses from its Hotmail, Live, and Outlook.com domains might have come as a surprise to some. According to an email statement from Microsoft to PCWorld.com cited in the article, when an account becomes inactive, “the email account is automatically queued for deletion from our servers....More
  • Apr 12, 2016
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    Managing the dumpster - setting quotas for the Recoverable Items folder

    The “dumpster” has been a feature of Exchange since Exchange 2000 to provide a last-chance opportunity for users to recover deleted items without having to ask an administrator to restore data from a backup. The current implementation, introduced in Exchange 2010, uses a folder structure under the Recoverable Items folder rather than a special database view....More
  • Apr 7, 2016
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    Why an open archive API is needed to transfer data between cloud services 1

    Microsoft is listed as one of the “Challengers” in Gartner’s Magic Quadrant for Enterprise Information Archiving (29 October 2015), which is testimony to the hard work and effort put into building out the compliance features over the last few years since their debut in Exchange 2010....More
  • Mar 31, 2016
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    The ultimate cloud email heresy

    Email systems seem to be in a perpetual state of migration. Since 1996, the on-premises implementation of Microsoft email technology has gone through nine major changes, or roughly one every two years. No sooner are you done and dusted with one migration than the next appears on the horizon. It’s a wonder that we get any real work done at all....More
  • Mar 29, 2016
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    Comparing Office 365 releases to the measured pace of on-premises software 3

    Experienced administrators at companies that decide to move some workload from on-premises to the cloud are confronted by many challenges. I’ve covered some of those in recent posts, such as the lack of advanced training and figuring out how to cope with service outages....More
  • Mar 24, 2016
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    The path to native high availability for Exchange

    I received quite a few notes after recent posts covering how Exchange’s storage demands have evolved over the last decade and what this means for third-party vendors who sell high-end storage. Some pointed out that the storage vendors won’t mind too much if some of their market has disappeared because Exchange now favors JBOD....More
  • Mar 22, 2016
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    The curious case of the blank default retention policy in Exchange Online 2

    Recently I had occasion to check the default retention policy (called the Default MRM Policy) for my Office 365 tenant. As you do, I ran the Get-RetentionPolicy cmdlet and saw the following:...More
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