Monthly Archives: May 2012

Exploring Exchange 2010 SP2 RU3

On May 29, 2012, the Exchange Customer Experience Team (CXP) released Roll-up Update 3 (RU3) for Exchange 2010 SP2. RU3 comes some six weeks after its RU2 predecessor (April 16) and as always among the 42 individual fixes, this update … Continue reading

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Flying the B-17

Taking any recommendation from Paul Robichaux is always a risky business. Accepting that you should strap yourself into a World War II bomber that was built in 1945 and has been flying continuously seemed like one of his more outlandish … Continue reading

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Forcing an Active Directory update with Exchange 2013 might not be such a good idea

My post of May 4 exploring the question whether the upcoming Exchange 2013 release should force companies to upgrade their Active Directory infrastructures to a modern version generated a considerable number of messages. As you might recall, the question was … Continue reading

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Another STC award for Microsoft Exchange Server 2010 Inside Out

The nice people at Microsoft Press have been in contact with me again to let me know that my book Microsoft Exchange Server 2010 Inside Out has now received an “excellence” award from the Society of Technical Communication (STC), the professional body … Continue reading

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Ten years on: The HP-Compaq merger

On May 3, 2002 HP announced that it had completed the acquisition of Compaq. The new HPQ stock began trading on May 6 as the new company launched into action around the world. For those of us involved in the … Continue reading

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Should Exchange 2013 force an Active Directory upgrade?

One of the interesting debates at the Exchange Q&A session at TEC 2012 was the question whether the upcoming release of Exchange 2013 should force companies who want to deploy the new software to upgrade their Active Directory infrastructure to … Continue reading

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Exchange Keynotes at “The Experts Conference”

One of the signs of a better conference is the quality of the keynotes. I’m not qualified to offer an opinion about the Monday morning keynote for the Exchange section of TEC 2012 as I was the speaker. You can … Continue reading

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