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

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

Exchange MVP, author, and rugby referee

Selecting the right compliance framework to use with Exchange


Exchange 2010 upped Microsoft’s game when it came to the out-of-the-box compliance features available in the server. Exchange 2013 builds on that foundation to refine matters through features such as in-place holds and integration with SharePoint 2013; increased integration is available … Continue reading

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Gmail as Gaeilge


I was charmed to learn yesterday that Google has added Irish (Gaeilge) to the list of supported languages for Gmail (the local news report is here). Not that I speak much Irish, even after having it drummed into my skull for … Continue reading

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A brief history of Exchange Time Management


It might just be me, but the sounds of bitter complaints by users whose calendars have been thrown into confusion by some combination of user error, Exchange server bug, and client mess-up appear to have quietened recently. At least, my … Continue reading

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Exchange Unwashed Digest – November 2014


The normal flow of new features, updates, and bugs flowed across the “Exchange Unwashed” desk during November. Some of the bugs were puzzling, others were infuriating, but everything was interesting – at least to me. A clash between S/MIME and … Continue reading

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Brick backups and Exchange – not recommended


I was recently asked whether a company should invest in brick-level backup for Exchange 2010. This request came as quite a surprise because I hadn’t run into anyone who was interested in this kind of technology for a number of … Continue reading

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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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