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Behind the scenes with the Managed Folder Assistant Commented on: 4 days ago (January 20, 2015)

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...

Does anyone care that the Exchange 2013 Edge Transport server role came back? Commented on: 3 weeks ago (December 28, 2014)

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...

The Confusion around Yammer and Office 365 Groups Commented on: 4 weeks ago (December 23, 2014)

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...

Exchange 2013 CU7 debuts along with security fixes and updates for Exchange 2010 and Exchange 2007 Commented on: 6 weeks ago (December 9, 2014)

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...

OWA functionality gap widens between Office 365 and Exchange 2013 Commented on: 7 weeks ago (December 2, 2014)

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...

OWA updates in Office 365 help with Chrome showModalDialog issue but no joy for on-premises versions Commented on: 8 weeks ago (November 23, 2014)

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

Azure beckons for Exchange DAG witness servers Commented on: 11 weeks ago (November 5, 2014)

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...

Exchange: the gateway drug to the cloud Commented on: 14 weeks ago (October 15, 2014)

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...

The best Exchange documentation update ever? Commented on: 16 weeks ago (October 1, 2014)

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...

Microsoft layoffs impact Exchange technical writers - where now for documentation? Commented on: 17 weeks ago (September 25, 2014)

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...

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