Monthly Archives: August 2011

Support – a different cultural experience when you move into the cloud


One of the great joys of moving an application such as Exchange to a cloud provider is that they take on the responsibility of all of the mundane but necessary tasks that have to be performed to keep things going. … Continue reading

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International rugby in Cesena


The upheaval in the technology market over the last few weeks has made me remiss in terms of updating this blog with details of what’s been going on with rugby. Right now it’s an important time for the national teams … Continue reading

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Some reflections on what’s been happening @HP


I retired from HP in March 2010 and clearly a lot could have changed in the company since that time. Even so, I wasn’t prepared for the seemingly incoherent set of announcements that came out on August 18. I’ve pondered … Continue reading

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I wish I’d spent more on redundant network components…


The outfall from last week’s networking failure that stopped service to Exchange users of Microsoft’s Office 365 in North America rumbles on. My rambling on the topic is some reflections on just how much a network outage has cost Microsoft … Continue reading

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Back to Kilkee


Kilkee is a seaside resort in County Clare on the west coast of Ireland. Originally developed as a resort in the late Victorian era, Kilkee continues to be a popular destination for tourists from all around Ireland and elsewhere. My … Continue reading

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BPOS and Office 365 cloud outages – not quite nirvana yet


Last night (my time) TweetDeck exploded with a mass of customer complaints, observations, witticisms, and moaning about the problems that afflicted the Exchange Online component of Office 365. On this occasion I wasn’t affected because the network problem that Microsoft … Continue reading

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Another looming fiasco because IE9 doesn’t work with MMC


Just posted this blog to express some frustration on behalf of the Exchange technical community that Microsoft hasn’t been able to fix the problem that IE9 introduces for Exchange 2007 and Exchange 2010. Essentially, once IE9 is on a server or … Continue reading

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Office 365 sessions at Fall Exchange Connections


One of the factors that drives the selection of sessions for a conference is the kind of information that the conference organizers want to offer to attendees. In the case of Exchange Connections, that information is linked to Exchange Server. … Continue reading

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Preparation continues for (last) Exchange 2010 Maestro event in October


Just posted on WindowsITPro.com, some idle thoughts about the Exchange 2010 Maestro training event that Paul Robichaux, Brian Desmond, and I will be running in Greenwich, CT on October 26-28. This will probably be the last such event – see … Continue reading

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Ambling up to Cherbourg


Driving from the Cote d’Azur to Cherbourg is a 1,350km trek over thirteen or so hours behind the wheel, depending of course on the number of “bouchons” (traffic jams) that you encounter on the French autoroute system. To be fair … Continue reading

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