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  • Oct 30, 2014
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    Office Delve, Exchange mailboxes and even perhaps public folders

    From the perspective of a platform to enable collaboration, public folders are crude and unwieldy. Unsurprisingly, because public folders have received relatively little development since their introduction in Exchange 4.0 in 1996, they really don’t deliver a very good collaboration experience. You put stuff into folders to share it with others; they access the items and maybe update them, and that’s about it....More
  • Oct 23, 2014
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    The fallacy of the workstation File Share Witness

    The hoary old theory that you can use a Windows 7/8 workstation to act as the witness server for an Exchange Database Availability Group (DAG) has been doing the rounds. Granted, it is a theory and no one that I know has yet succumbed to the desire to attempt to implement such a configuration. But as a public service, let me say for once and for all that the idea is unsupported, ill-advised, unpredictable, and just plain silly....More
  • Oct 20, 2014
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    Appointments reappear in OWA calendar as one Chrome bug is fixed

    Users of Outlook Web App (OWA) who like to use the Chrome browser have run into choppy waters recently. As it turns out, three distinct problems are in play. The first is Google’s deprecation of the showModalDialog method in Chrome version 38 that stops OWA (and the Exchange Administration Center) displaying modal dialogs to input data when objects are edited. The same problem afflicts Microsoft CRM....More
  • Oct 16, 2014
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    Why Exchange Online now preserves BCC and DL information in message headers

    If you browse the Office 365 roadmap, you might come across “Preserving DL membership and BCC for Exchange In-place hold” as one of the features listed as now rolling out and wonder what this means....More
  • Oct 14, 2014
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    Microsoft turns off the last public folder in their internal Exchange deployment

    News has emerged from Microsoft that they managed to shut off the last on-premises public folder in September 2014, some 18 years after the original deployment. Apparently the public folders have been replaced by a mixture of SharePoint, OneDrive (for Business presumably), and site mailboxes....More
  • Oct 10, 2014
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    Exchange: the gateway drug to the cloud 7

    In an unsurprising comment, at least to me, Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella said at the recent Gartner conference that: “Office 365 is the new Exchange and one will cannibalize the other. The key is to ensure that current Exchange customers can transition on their own terms.”...More
  • Oct 9, 2014
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    Google Chrome and Office Servers - the continuing saga

    Following along from the showModalDialog fiasco affecting Outlook Web App (OWA) and the Exchange Administration Center (EAC) in Exchange 2013, Exchange 2010, and Office 365 as well as Microsoft CRM, another example of how Google Chrome doesn’t quite play nice with Microsoft Office applications is in the inability of the 64-bit version of the browser to handle Lync meeting URLs correctly....More
  • Oct 6, 2014
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    A personal view of the HP split

    The news that HP plans to split itself into two separate companies, broadly speaking one to cover the enterprise space (servers, software, and services) and one focusing on devices (PCs and printers), comes as no real surprise. Actually, it’s only a surprise that this development has taken quite so long because the stress lines between the different HP business units have existed for a long time....More

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