Author Archives: Tony Redmond

About Tony Redmond

Exchange MVP, author, and rugby referee

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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And now for something completely different – Monty Python Live


I’m sure many of you don’t appreciate the humour of Monty Python because it is very much an acquired taste. But those of us who were brought up in the black-and-white TV era appreciate the wit and insightful comment that … Continue reading

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Automatic mailbox move requests in Exchange 2013


Soon after writing about the need to clean out lingering mailbox move requests for Exchange 2010, I requested the developers to add the ability to remove move requests automatically after a certain period. After all, it’s a royal pain to find that … Continue reading

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Why it is easier for Microsoft to innovate inside Office 365


My last post discussed the fact that an increasing level of integration to create new features by the Office server products creates some issues for hosting companies (other than Office 365) and on-premises customers. At least in the case of … Continue reading

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Exchange Unwashed Digest – June 2014


June 2014 was an interesting month for my “Exchange Unwashed” blog on WindowsITPro.com as the material covered was pretty diverse as we went from platforms like Azure to storage firmware and all points in between. See what you think! Why running … Continue reading

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Increasing Office 365 integration poses challenges for hosters and on-premises customers


It seems to me that a fundamental transformation is occurring within the Office 365 datacenters that has some consequences for those who offer alternate hosted services as well as on-premises customers. And it’s all to do with the level of … Continue reading

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NFS and Exchange: Am I a sheep? Some at Nutanix think so…


A number of people working for Nutanix have been in the vanguard of those who would like to see NFS supported as a valid storage option for Exchange deployments, some of whom cheerfully recommend that “customers continue to run Exchange … Continue reading

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My top 10 Office 365 Roadmap features


As I discussed in an “Exchange Unwashed” post about Office 365 change management, Microsoft has adopted new methods to keep customers informed about new developments in the rapidly-changing world of Office 365. This is a necessary step not only because … Continue reading

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Cloud services mean a very different support experience


My recent experience of working through a problem with Office 365 support confirmed once again just how fundamental the paradigm shift is for IT professionals tasked with resolving problems after workload moves to the cloud. Overall, the support experience was … Continue reading

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Progress in raising public folder limits – but we’re not there yet


It was great to see the EHLO blog informing the Exchange community that work is progressing to increase the scalability of modern public folders and raise the somewhat pathetic limits revealed last March. As you’ll recall, the old limits were … Continue reading

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