Author Archives: Tony Redmond ("Thoughts of an Idle Mind")

About Tony Redmond ("Thoughts of an Idle Mind")

Exchange MVP, author, and rugby referee

ePublishing for Technology: a new book on Exchange 2013 High Availability


Time is both the greatest enemy and greatest friend of technical books. I know that seems like a statement which makes little sense, but truth lurks in these words. We all know that technology now evolves at an ever-increasing cadence. … Continue reading

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Creating a new address list for Exchange Online (Office 365)


A question was posed in the Exchange IT Pro group of Microsoft’s Office 365 Network: “Is there any way I can add folders to directory on Outlook for example add a folder “staff” for users to click it and all … Continue reading

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Should we spend less time discussing software bugs?


Is there a vague possibility that the technical community spends too much time complaining about software bugs? This rather startling proposition came up during a discussion with Paul Cunningham, of ExchangeServerPro fame. Paul remarked that we seem to spend a … Continue reading

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Outlook 2013 and site mailboxes


Although the new-and-interesting Office 365 Groups have taken some of the shine and luster off site mailboxes in terms of the collaboration options that are now available in Office 365, some companies have site mailboxes deployed because they like the way that … Continue reading

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Good and bad in the new Outlook for Mac


Being an Office for Mac 2011 user is sometimes hard. Really hard. And not just because Office for Mac 2011 is so far behind its Windows counterpart in terms of functionality, it’s also because its applications like Outlook for Mac … Continue reading

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Exchange Unwashed Digest – October 2014


October 2014 was an interesting month for my “Exchange Unwashed” blog on WindowsITPro.com. I had the chance to write about some new technology (Delve), old technology (Exchange 2003 mega-clusters), bad technology (Chrome bugs), and current technology (various posts). All in all, … Continue reading

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How to report spam that arrives in Office 365 to Microsoft


Ten years ago, Bill Gates told the World Economic Forum that the problem of spam would be solved within two years (by 2006). To be fair to Gates, he also noted that his predictions have not always been on the … Continue reading

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