Author Archives: Tony Redmond

About Tony Redmond

Exchange MVP, author, and rugby referee

Dealing with Inbox Clutter – with or without vacations


The news that Daimler has decided to implement software that deletes email received by users when they are on vacation might make other companies believe that such a course is a very good thing. After all, you’re not supposed to … Continue reading

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The need for a cloud Plan B


For most important decisions that you take in life it’s wise to have a Plan B. Something that you can do to reverse course should the unexpected occur and you need to revert to a previous position. And so it … Continue reading

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Retention policies: the fat-busters of the Exchange world


Exchange messaging records management (or MRM for those who deal in acronyms) has long been an interest of mine, if only because it seems to me that it makes a heap of sense to have some intelligence that processes user … Continue reading

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Fast track Office 365 migrations by Microsoft pose some challenges for partners


Microsoft’s announcement that they intended to accelerate the on-boarding (migration) of customer seats to Office 365 through the “FastTrack” program surprised some attending the Worldwide Partner Conference (WPC) last month. Apparently the idea is that Microsoft will hire (or has … Continue reading

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Thoughts about Microsoft’s unified technology conference


As expected, Microsoft’s announcement that they would run an uber-conference focused on the enterprise to replace TechEd and the individual Exchange, Lync, SharePoint, Project, and MMS conferences did not receive universal approval. The new conference takes place in Chicago next … Continue reading

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Exchange Unwashed Digest – July 2014


Another month has gone by and it was a busy one for my “Exchange Unwashed” blog on WindowsITPro.com. I published thirteen posts covering everything from the thorny question of just how many paid subscribers Microsoft has for Office 365 to some … Continue reading

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A warmed-over MCSE program is no pinnacle


Apparently the head of certifications at Microsoft (Tim Sneath) has said that Microsoft is going to make the MCSE exams “harder for everyone” by introducing new types of questions for which answers are harder to memorize. In other words, they want … Continue reading

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