Monday, September 15, 2014 - 1:30pm

A fix for Exchange 2010 Outlook Web App is suggested in I have not tested...

Friday, September 12, 2014 - 2:47pm

There's a couple of technical issues that have to be solved before Delve finds its way to on-premises customers. First, the algorithms have to be tweaked and refined so that they work well for...

Tuesday, September 9, 2014 - 10:27pm

Entering the twilight zone is OK if you are prepared. Testing before deployment gives you that preparation... I think!

Wednesday, September 3, 2014 - 12:18pm

Office (and Exchange) has traditionally shipped new versions around October. Given the current state of the cycle, I think it would be reasonable to expect something to appear around that time in...

Tuesday, September 2, 2014 - 5:14am

I think you're right. The first patch is to make sure that Exchange 2007 and 2013 play nice together and you don't have Exchange 2013 databases going offline for no good reason. The second is to...

Friday, August 22, 2014 - 11:24am

You can take it that the MVPs have made the point to the Exchange PG that Chicago has to be different. If they reproduce another TechEd, then the unique spirit created at MEC due to the...

Wednesday, August 13, 2014 - 3:03pm

Sorry about the extra zero. That's the nature of trying to report stuff as it develops. Information has been appearing on a drip feed today but I now know that Microsoft has some escalation...

Wednesday, August 13, 2014 - 1:08pm

I disagree. It is true that applying patches without testing is a recipe for disaster simply because a patch might conflict with some aspect of your environment. Finding out that this is the case...

Tuesday, August 12, 2014 - 11:31am

You kind of get bored with 10 point Courier after a while, though...

Wednesday, August 6, 2014 - 12:07pm

Nope. Thankfully.

Monday, July 21, 2014 - 6:46pm

MEC has been completely shelved. It is no more. It has ceased to be (again). I think it's a huge pity but that's where we are... Now it's up to Microsoft to show that they can deliver the uber-...

Thursday, July 17, 2014 - 2:56am

Respectfully, I don't think the "Dummies" series of books are intended for the kind of people who need to take certification examinations. See

Wednesday, July 16, 2014 - 3:42pm

With Outlook 2013, which is what I use now, I click on the ... in the bottom bar (at the end of Mail Calendar People etc) to reveal a menu that includes "Folders" - clicking on Folders reveals all...

Monday, July 7, 2014 - 5:33pm

I think it was a 7 hour outage rather than 9 and Microsoft knows exactly what happened. All described in

Thursday, June 19, 2014 - 2:45pm

To be clear, I have no problems with a decision to virtualize an application, provided that the decision is taken with sufficient reason to back it up. And I have no problem with a deployment of...

Thursday, June 19, 2014 - 1:49pm

Hi Matt, I don't think you were unlucky. Many people in the industry were smitten by the notion that you could virtualize everything and gain lots of advantages. This was a valid assertion in some...

Wednesday, June 11, 2014 - 4:20pm

OWA for Android is now available. See for details. The important things are that you have to run a KitKat (4.4)...

Friday, June 6, 2014 - 5:15am

@PNewell, what a tale of woe you tell! It's a great story though because it underlines the need for administrators to test every aspect of their hardware before putting it into production. And...

Thursday, June 5, 2014 - 3:43pm

Jeff is absolutely right. Microsoft announced OWA for Android at MEC on March 30 and set an expectation that the release of the code was imminent. Two months later and it still hasn't appeared. I...

Tuesday, June 3, 2014 - 5:36pm

Some might indeed say that. I think it's somewhat true because email has to be examined to make Clutter effective. The question is what use is made of the resulting data. In this case, it seems...

Thursday, May 29, 2014 - 1:49pm

Yes, they have included KB2958434 in CU5. However, this is not strictly a "fix." Instead, it is a change in behavior that is designed to make the problem much less noticeable in the real world.

Wednesday, May 28, 2014 - 9:24am

Not that I know of.

Tuesday, May 20, 2014 - 2:57pm

Yep, it's so much better when a feature is delivered and it is fully debugged, automated as much as possible, tweaked to be as functional as possible, and solves a real business problem. My hope...

Tuesday, May 13, 2014 - 12:36pm

It's been suggested to me that is a good client for Gmail...

Tuesday, May 13, 2014 - 5:40am

Au contraire, OWA can operate as a fully synchronized client because it includes offline access. You're right that there are some places where current EAS client implementations are better done...

Thursday, May 1, 2014 - 4:37am

I agree that the new and useful features (like the DAG) are more obvious in Exchange 2010. But software has an invidious habit of using more resources over time and Exchange is no different. In...

Tuesday, April 22, 2014 - 11:14am

Yes, I absolutely recommend that you run multi-role servers. And I have been on record several times to say that I like the comfort of running physical mailbox servers. Virtualization has its...

Thursday, April 10, 2014 - 6:06pm


Thursday, April 10, 2014 - 4:30pm

On-premises Exchange administrators might like to read this article on the impact of HeartBleed on them. In summary, not a problem for Exchange, but it could be a problem for other components in...

Friday, April 4, 2014 - 4:29pm

I wouldn't keep the roles separate. All of the advice given at MEC and previously by many experts is to only deploy multi-role servers. You get better use of the hardware and more resilience.

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