Monthly Archives: February 2011

Personal experience: the perils and pain of losing Internet access


I thought that I was all set for the Exchange 2010 high availability webinar that I co-presented on behalf of Marathon Technologies on February 24 – or so I believed. The slides had been done, we had run through how … Continue reading

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Some odd Google search results


One of my ex-colleagues at HP was doing some research into how Exchange 2010 performs replication. He plugged in a search request into Google and got some interesting results back, which he just had to share with me (below). I … Continue reading

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Exchange 2010 Public Folders: Part 3


This content comes from a chapter removed from my book Microsoft Exchange Server 2010 Inside Out, also available at Amazon.co.uk (including a Kindle edition). The first part of the chapter is available in this post and the second here. This post … Continue reading

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Join me at the Marathon Technologies webinar on 24 February 2011


Many companies ask me to look at their technology, especially when it’s relevant to Exchange 2010. Typically there’s a request to get involved by assessing the technology and perhaps writing about it.  Most of the time I politely decline because … Continue reading

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First look: HP E5000 Messaging System


On January 21, I blogged about the joint HP-Microsoft announcement of the HP E5000, the first messaging appliance-type system specifically designed to run Exchange 2010. This week I’ve had the chance to spend some time in Cupertino, CA working with … Continue reading

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TMO’ing Six Nations rugby in Twickers


It’s been a while since I reported on rugby activities, so here goes. Saturday last (February 12) saw me at Twickenham, London for the England vs. Italy match in the RBS Six Nations championship. Whilst I have been the TMO … Continue reading

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Exchange 2010 Public Folders: Part 2


This content comes from a chapter removed from my book Microsoft Exchange Server 2010 Inside Out, also available at Amazon.co.uk (including a Kindle edition). The first part of the chapter is available in this post. Now let’s get on with some … Continue reading

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Exchange 2010 SP1: Protecting data with a BSOD


In conversation with an administrator of one of the world’s largest Exchange 2010 deployments, we talked about new Store behaviour in Exchange 2010 SP1 that can lead to Exchange forcing an abrupt termination of the server (a blue screen of … Continue reading

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Exchange 2010 Maestro training in San Diego, London, and Greenwich, CT


**** Registration now open **** See details below **** Paul Robichaux and I will be running three more Exchange 2010 Maestro seminars in San Diego, London (UK), and Greenwich, CT in May, June, and October. The site that we use … Continue reading

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Lies, vile lies, and statistics


I was in the middle of a perfectly pleasant briefing on some high availability solutions last week when a slide was presented that asserted that “32% of recovery operations fail”. The statistic apparently came from research done by a market … Continue reading

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