Author Archives: Tony Redmond

About Tony Redmond

Exchange MVP, author, and rugby referee

How not to request a product review


Like many of my fellow Microsoft MVPs, I regularly receive messages from software vendors requesting me to review their products. This is not unexpected as it’s perfectly reasonable for vendors to seek reaction and feedback about their work from people … Continue reading

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Noise-cancelling headphones and laptop woes


Reading the Forbes.com review of the Bose QuietComfort 20 in-ear headphones, I am reminded quite how good these headphones are.  The review goes into a level of technical detail that audiophiles will enjoy. All I can say is that I … Continue reading

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What Microsoft needs to do to fix modern public folders


The amiable Kanika Ramji, program manager for Exchange public folders, might have gulped a little when she saw the packed crowd at the “Experts Unplugged” session covering Exchange’s longest-lasting and most-persistent collaboration technology at the Microsoft Exchange Conference (MEC) on … Continue reading

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Exchange Unwashed Digest: March 2014


March 2014 saw a lot of preparatory effort for the Microsoft Exchange Conference in Austin, which took place at the end of the month. However, before we got to MEC, we had to cope with a late breaking bug for … Continue reading

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The colorful side of MEC 2014: All the stuff that makes a conference


What can I say about the Microsoft Exchange Conference (MEC) that recently finished in Austin? Lots of blogs and other comments have already been posted, including my assessment of the messages contained in the day 1 keynote, the splendor of … Continue reading

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Exchange Oscars at MEC 2014


The Microsoft Exchange Conference (MEC) brings people together who are interested in Exchange and associated products. It’s a great gathering of talent and passion and it provided a suitable time to recognize people who have made contributions to the development … Continue reading

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SQL 2014′s link to Exchange 4.0


It was nice to read the memories of ex-Microsoft Distinguished Engineer Hal Berenson in a post about SQL 2014’s delayed durability feature. Like me, Hal used to work at Digital Equipment Corporation (DEC), where he specialized on database engineering. He tells … Continue reading

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Tony Redmond’s Guide to MEC 2014 – Slicing and dicing the data


One of the worse things that can happen at a technology conference is to turn up for a session that you really want to attend only to find that the room is packed out and you can’t even get inside … Continue reading

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What caused the crippling of Exchange 2013 modern public folders?


Now that the initial fuss about the limitations that recently emerged for Exchange 2013’s modern public folders has subsided (but just a little), cooler minds turn to thinking about why these limitations exist. After all, there doesn’t seem to be … Continue reading

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User interfaces are no way to assess Google vs Office 365


I’m always interested when companies put their technologists forward as the public face of the company’s expertise in different areas. The idea is that the technologist will wow the readership with deep insights into technology that causes the readers to … Continue reading

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