Monthly Archives: January 2013

Bricked Nokia forces reconsideration of available options


Infuriatingly, my Nokia Lumia 800 decided to turn itself into an expensive brick this afternoon whilst playing a podcast. No number of curses, sacred chants, or combination of button pressing could persuade the Lumia to come back to life, so … Continue reading

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Exchange, Voicemail, and retention


Have you ever wondered why Exchange 2010 and Exchange 2013 support the creation of an explicit default retention tag just for voicemail? Perhaps not, and certainly not if you are not interested in Unified Messaging and voicemail will never darken … Continue reading

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Symantec ships Enterprise Vault 10.0.3


When I wrote about some of the problems surrounding Exchange 2013 in “Exchange Unwashed” on January 17, I noted that “The signs are that the Exchange ecosystem is incomplete or not prepared for prime time.”  Well, one of the important pieces … Continue reading

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New Store, new memory tuning techniques required


One of the more interesting observations that we will soon be able to make is how well the thoroughly overhauled and rewritten Exchange 2013 Information Store functions in production environments. Of course, there’s the small matter of the rest of … Continue reading

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Exchange 2013 Alerts


I’ve been critical about the features that have been dropped from the new browser-based Exchange Administration Center (EAC) console in Exchange 2013 when compared to its Exchange Management Console (EMC) predecessor as used by Exchange 2007 and Exchange 2010.  I’ve … Continue reading

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Exchange Unwashed Digest for December 2012


I’m a tad remiss in posting the December 2012 digest for my “Exchange Unwashed” blog that appears on WindowsITPro.com. My only excuse is that I’ve been busy working on chapters for Exchange 2013 Inside Out (Volume 1 – Volume 2 … Continue reading

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Busy week, lots of commentary about Exchange 2013


It’s been a busy week. First, I ran into an Exchange 2013 bug (shock, horror, cover the eyes of any watching children) when MRS stubbornly refused to export the contents of a mailbox to a PST using the New-MailboxExportRequest cmdlet. … Continue reading

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Missing functionality in Exchange 2013 EAC


I’ve spent quite a bit of time going through the new browser-based Exchange Administration Center (EAC), the replacement for the now aged Exchange Management Console (EMC) in Exchange 2013 to create content for Microsoft Exchange 2013 Inside Out. As I’ve gone … Continue reading

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Applying a retention policy to control Exchange 2013 Health Mailboxes (or trying to, anyway)


Reading Jeff Guillet’s ExBPA blog the other day, I came across an entry describing a solution for the problem posed by Exchange 2013’s health mailboxes when journaling. The health mailboxes are new in Exchange 2013 and are used by the … Continue reading

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ThoughtsofanIdleMind blog stats 2012 in review


Interestingly for me (at least), the nice people at WordPress.com sent me the following information. The most useless fact of all is that of the 397,205 views generated during the year, just 5 came from Laos. I shall clearly have … Continue reading

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