Saturday, January 31, 2015 - 12:37

It's only an issue if the data is not controlled and exposed to other purposes. Lots of companies process information that is held on AWS and you don't hear complaints about that. What might be an...

Friday, January 30, 2015 - 12:18

We can agree to disagree. I think some of the commentary is an overreaction and explain why in the article. It is unfortunate that the client was released with all its warts intact under the new...

Friday, January 30, 2015 - 10:15

Thanks. Would you believe it when I say that I have used the Windows Phone Outlook client for more years than I care to remember and have completely overlooked its capability in this area in all...

Tuesday, January 20, 2015 - 11:54

I hit the same problem too. It turns out that Microsoft made a change in Exchange Online that caused the Watson dump to be generated. They know about the problem and I believe that the fix will be...

Sunday, December 28, 2014 - 19:05

I believe and hope that the folks behind the scenes are working hard to make the podcast available via RSS and iTunes.

Sunday, December 28, 2014 - 10:54

Different consulting companies will have their own analysis. Whether this information is a) free of bias and b) free of charge is quite another matter. As in all things related to IT, I think that...

Sunday, December 28, 2014 - 10:52

I admit a certain amount of tongue-in-cheek comment is contained in the statement about PowerShell. However, there's some truth there too - as more and more control over operations is ceded to...

Tuesday, December 23, 2014 - 06:31

I hear rumors that Office 365 Groups will support external members in the future. Right now, external people can email a group (providing it does not prohibit external contributions) and their...

Friday, December 12, 2014 - 14:40

Note that V2 of Exchange 2010 SP3 RU8 is now available. See http://windowsitpro.com/blog/exchange-2010-sp3-ru8-withdrawn-due-bug-mapi-rpc-layer for more info.

Tuesday, December 9, 2014 - 12:36

Note that there is a dud link to the MS14-075 security patch for Exchange 2013 SP1. Microsoft is aware of the problem and it is being fixed...

Tuesday, December 2, 2014 - 06:25

There's no doubt that OWA is somewhat of an experimental platform for Office 365 at the moment - so many changes in such a short time make it so. I'm not sure that any of the recent changes are so...

Sunday, November 23, 2014 - 17:30

Good point - Firefox is an alternative but that browser is going to also deprecate the showModalDialog method in the near future.

Wednesday, November 5, 2014 - 19:06

Well, although the implementation works (as you say), that doesn't mean it is supported. Some companies will be perfectly happy to operate on the bleeding edge and implement an approach that is...

Monday, October 20, 2014 - 07:04

I wouldn't use third party tools without good reason, especially ones that attempt to repair a corrupt database. Call me cautious, but if I can move mailboxes out of a database that's causing some...

Wednesday, October 15, 2014 - 08:44

Technology changes all the time so administrators need to update their skills to match what's happening in the industry. There will always be a need for folks to manage technology - but it will be...

Wednesday, October 1, 2014 - 11:16

Yep, sad events... and some odd decisions.

Wednesday, October 1, 2014 - 11:16

I'm actually surprised that they made the change. The comment was pretty harmless.

Wednesday, October 1, 2014 - 11:14

RGillies, I assume you're the same person I know of who works at Microsoft. In any case, you're entitled to your opinion. In my view, once something appears in public, it is fair to comment on it...

Saturday, September 27, 2014 - 14:17

Sorry, the Connections sessions were not recorded. You'll just have to come to a physical conference!

Thursday, September 25, 2014 - 17:04

Some of the folks affected by the cuts asked me to keep their names out of this post; others were quite happy to be cited. To keep everyone happy, I decided to go along the path of not identifying...

Tuesday, September 23, 2014 - 08:09

I'm sorry, but there are no plans to run an EMEA Exchange Connections event. There are many local user group events run in different countries and perhaps they will invite some of the Connections...

Friday, September 19, 2014 - 09:44

Brian Reid (MVP) has posted a how-to guide to using a GPO to apply the registry fix that allows Chrome to continue working with OWA until May 2015 http://www.c7solutions.com/2014/09/group-policy-...

Tuesday, September 16, 2014 - 18:23

I imagine that Microsoft programmers are like everyone else and use common techniques to solve common problems. The issue now is that a common technique based on the use of the showModelDialog...

Monday, September 15, 2014 - 12:30

A fix for Exchange 2010 Outlook Web App is suggested in http://blog.leederbyshire.com/2014/09/15/a-workaround-for-an-outlook-web-app-problem-with-chrome-and-modal-popup-dialogs/ I have not tested...

Friday, September 12, 2014 - 13:47

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 - 21:27

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

Wednesday, September 3, 2014 - 11:18

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 - 04:14

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 - 10:24

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 - 14:03

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...

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