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  • Jun 9, 2015

    How Exchange's new ever-expanding archive mailbox works

    Microsoft’s announcement of their intention to enable a “truly bottomless archive” 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....More
  • Jun 2, 2015

    Managing user mailboxes to specific quotas with retention policies

    A little while ago, some of the Exchange MVPs were discussing a company’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 “Move to Archive” 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....More
  • May 28, 2015

    ESEUTIL is now the evil utility

    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....More
  • May 26, 2015

    Microsoft claims 35% of Exchange installed base is now on Office 365 2

    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 “Extending Microsoft Office 365 Visibility, Security and Compliance: Office 365 Management APIs”, 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....More
  • May 14, 2015

    Eradicating EV stubs from Exchange mailboxes isn't easy 3

    I was astonished at the reaction I received from last week’s post about the new Office 365 Import service 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’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!...More
  • May 12, 2015

    Why we shouldn’t care that Exchange 2016 really is Exchange 2013 SP2

    The great and the good in the worlds of Exchange and SharePoint gathered together in the Signature Room on the 95th floor of Chicago’s Hancock Building on May 3 to celebrate the coming out of Exchange 2016 and SharePoint 2016. It was a nice night, full of discussion about our favorite product, and it was a fine start to the week of Ignite....More
  • May 6, 2015

    News about Data Loss Prevention for SharePoint Online revealed at Microsoft Ignite

    Data Loss Prevention (DLP) is a feature that was first introduced in Exchange (2013 and Online) and is now in SharePoint Online (but not the on-premises version). I covered the initial news on this topic last year and took the chance at the Microsoft Ignite conference to find out had the functionality predicted then been realized in production....More
  • May 5, 2015

    News from Ignite: How Exchange 2016 benefits by technology transfer from the cloud

    Following their EHLO teaser from a few weeks back, Microsoft delivered a lot more information about what on-premises customers can expect in Exchange 2016 in roadmap and architecture sessions at Microsoft Ignite in Chicago today. The product is still tracking for a release towards the end of this calendar year and I expect to see it in October if previous release patterns are followed....More
  • Apr 29, 2015

    Enhanced NDRs for Exchange Online but no news for on-premises servers

    Among the blizzard of pre-Ignite announcements, you might have spotted the news from the Office 365 team that they are rolling out "enhanced non-delivery reports (NDRs)". I know that this news will not excite many, but it is important simply because of the massive number of misaddressed messages that arrive into the service....More
  • Apr 28, 2015

    Office 365 Groups show up in Outlook 2016 Preview

    Office 365 Groups first appeared in October 2014 to deliver team collaboration workspaces created from an Exchange Online shared mailbox and calendar and a SharePoint Online document library. They have since been enhanced with the addition of a shared OneNote notebook that can be edited by any of the group members....More
  • Apr 23, 2015

    Treat the new Office 365 150 MB maximum message size with caution 1

    I hope that the excitement that I heard voiced by many when Microsoft announced that Office 365 now allows the transmission of messages of up to 150 MB has quietened down. Sure, it’s nice to be able to send the manuscript of an entire book via email (something I did the other day with some glee), but some intractable problems exist that must be overcome before the new limit is really practicable....More
  • Apr 21, 2015

    Microsoft teases about Exchange 2016 but the real detail will be at Ignite

    A new version of Exchange inevitably creates some speculation as to what big headline features will be included. As examples of headline features, Exchange 2007 introduced log shipping, Exchange 2010 gave us the Database Availability Group, and Exchange 2013 brought Managed Availability to the table. These features are important in terms of convincing customers to upgrade to the new version....More
  • Exchange Exposed
    Apr 17, 2015

    Exchange Exposed #3: Contemplating compliance

    In this episode, Paul and Tony review the latest happenings in the world of Exchange and look forward to what they think might happen at the Microsoft Ignite event in May. They are joined by Kamal Janardhan of Microsoft to talk about how the compliance features are evolving in Exchange and in the new Office 365 Compliance Center....More

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