Monthly Archives: January 2011

Predictions for 2011: The Exchange Market


On Tuesday, I had an interesting call with Matt Gervais of TechTarget to discuss my views on what will happen for the Exchange market in 2011. Matt is busy talking to some other folks and will share his best assessment … Continue reading

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First appearance of an Exchange 2010 Messaging Appliance


On January 19, 2011 HP and Microsoft announced the HP E5000 Messaging System for Microsoft Exchange. The name is a mouthful but the important point is the creation of a solution designed to make Exchange 2010 easier to deploy. This … Continue reading

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Where’s the 32-bit version of Exchange 2010?


One question that Exchange administrators often ask me is how they can get a 32-bit version of Exchange 2010. Microsoft first moved Exchange to a 64-bit platform in Exchange 2007 but they also issued a 32-bit version to be used … Continue reading

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Does a suspended mailbox move request expire?


A discussion on this point recently took place via the Exchange MVP mailing list. It doesn’t contain anything secret and I think it’s worth documenting for the benefit of others, so here goes… As you might know from this post … Continue reading

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Spring Connections 2011


I’ve been attending Connections events for years, mostly since the demise of the late lamented Microsoft Exchange Conference (MEC). While MEC was an official Microsoft conference and so benefited from the Microsoft marketing muscle and access to engineers and program … Continue reading

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Beware the effects of enabling an Exchange 2010 archive mailbox


The introduction of archive mailboxes is one of the major new features offered by Exchange 2010. Matters are substantially improved in Exchange 2010 SP1 as it supports the separation of a user’s primary mailbox and their archive mailbox across different … Continue reading

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Exchange in the Cloud


I wrote this text as a “web-only chapter” for Microsoft Exchange Server 2010 Inside Out, (also available at Amazon.co.uk and as a Kindle edition, with other e-book formats for the book are available from the O’Reilly web site). Unfortunately the chapter … Continue reading

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Installing an Exchange 2010 Roll-up Update


Microsoft announced roll-up update 2 (RU2) for Exchange 2010 SP1 amongst the set of updates for different versions of Exchange that the CXP team released in December 2010. I believe that CXP means “customer experience”; in previous times this team … Continue reading

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On the naming of DAGs


Most Exchange administrators, even those who don’t have much hands-on experience with Exchange 2010, are now aware that the Database Availability Group (DAG) feature is built on Windows 2008 failover clusters. Exchange 2010 does an excellent job of hiding the … Continue reading

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