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  • Jun 24, 2014
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    Keeping up to date with what's been happening with Set-MailboxDatabase

    No matter how long you work with software, it’s impossible to master every possible detail, especially when you’re talking about a complex product like Exchange 2013. Which brings me to reveal two small, but to me, interesting changes that have occurred recently. I say “recently” because I am not quite sure when Microsoft made the changes, but that hardly matters in a world when frequent updates are expected....More
  • Jun 19, 2014
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    Is Microsoft really saying "don't virtualize" Exchange? 4

    Microsoft’s embrace of simplicity in all things to do with Exchange 2013 might have the unexpected side-effect of turning customers away from virtualization. If so, it will reverse a trend that had gathered pace ever since Microsoft first saw the light of the virtual day after Hyper-V appeared....More
  • Jun 17, 2014
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    Nothing to fear in MAPI over HTTP 1

    Microsoft’s decision to move away from the time-honoured RPC interprocess connection mechanism and replace it with a new approach where Outlook clients make MAPI calls over HTTP connections in Exchange 2013 SP1 has caused a bit of fuss and bother....More
  • Jun 16, 2014
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    Determining Total Cost of Ownership for Your Network Items

    When it comes to software and hardware, businesses don’t always think about the total cost of ownership (TCO). In the IT world, many hidden costs are tough to peg down....More
  • Jun 12, 2014
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    OWA for Android debuts but leaves on-premises customers waiting

    The Twittersphere erupted yesterday after Microsoft made a “pre-release” version of the long-awaited Outlook Web App (OWA) for Android available in the Android store....More
  • Jun 10, 2014
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    Encrypting email in transit makes a heap of sense

    Mainstream media such as the Washington Post (which, as someone living in Ireland, is high on my daily must-read list) got quite excited about Google’s recent announcement that they will name and shame email domains who don’t encrypt inbound and outbound SMTP connections via Transport Layer Security (TLS)....More
  • Jun 5, 2014
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    How flawed firmware can really give your DAG some replication headaches 3

    The IBM service bulletin titled “Affected ServeRAID controllers inadvertently supported hard drive sector size 512e and 4k - IBM Servers” has got to be a masterpiece of how to obscure a support statement. I’m sure it is written by someone who is awfully literate in all aspects of storage but it sure does an excellent job of disguising the issues in a mass of incoherent text....More
  • May 29, 2014
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    Learning about DLP in SharePoint Online - a most unusual activity for an Exchange person

    The fact that Microsoft has posted 469 recordings on their Channel 9 site from the recent TechEd North America event is a wonderful thing. I don’t particularly care for the scale of TechEd and the chance to go back for a conference so soon after MEC (sessions from that event are also online) seemed like overkill, so I didn’t make the journey to Houston....More
  • May 27, 2014
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    Exchange 2013 CU5 - the totally unremarkable update (in a good way) 2

    Microsoft has just released Exchange 2013 CU5. It seems like this is the first version that is what you'd expect a cumulative update to be. No new features, just improving the fit and finish of the server, fixing some bugs, and polishing Exchange up slightly. What a relief to have an update that works first time and improves the quality of the product....More
  • May 20, 2014
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    Microsoft pulling back on some MEC commitments and a rather delicious rumour 2

    Listening to last week’s edition (#362) of the “Windows Weekly” (featuring Paul Thurrott and Mary-Jo Foley) broadcast, I was intrigued by the rumor that Microsoft will make a trial version of the next major version of on-premises Exchange at TechEd EMEA in Barcelona (October 28-31)....More
  • May 15, 2014
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    The case of the apparent log roll

    “Log roll” is a technique used in Exchange 2007 CCR/SCR clusters to force replication between cluster members at times when not much activity is occurring on the servers. When servers are busy, log replication happens regularly as transactions fill the 1MB logs and force Exchange to close off the active log, create new logs, and replicate. It’s a virtuous cycle....More
  • May 13, 2014
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    If Gmail had a reasonable client (like Outlook) 2

    I don’t know who Microsoft invites to attend their regular “Plugfest” events when they discuss protocols and interoperability with Microsoft products, but I hazard a guess that not many invitations wing their way to the Googleplex in Mountain View. This thought came into my mind when I considered why Gmail still struggles to break into many corporate environments....More
  • May 8, 2014
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    The irritation of mailbox database pings and event 6002

    Continuing a campaign to rid Exchange of annoying and silly details (like the error message discussed recently), my next target is event 6002, which is logged on an ongoing and continuous basis by “MS Exchange Mid-Tier Storage” (whatever that is)....More
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