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

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

Exchange MVP, author, and rugby referee

Visiting Utah Beach


In June, I wrote about a quick visit to Omaha Beach and the WN62 strongpoint. Normandy has five D-Day beaches and I visited Utah Beach, the second landing point for U.S. forces, the following day. It’s just taken me a … Continue reading

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Exchange Unwashed Digest July 2015


Sorry for the delay in publishing the July 2015 digest for my Exchange Unwashed Blog on WindowsITPro.com. A small detail called vacation (hot sun, cool pools, and chilled rose wine) got the way. C’est la vie. In any case, here’s … Continue reading

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Connecting to SharePoint Online with PowerShell


In my last post, I covered the basics of connecting to Exchange Online with PowerShell, including some optional modules to handle Azure Active Directory Rights Management and the Rights Management service. Another module you might have to load allows you … Continue reading

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How I connect to Exchange Online with PowerShell


Nearly five years ago, I wrote a post describing how to connect to Exchange 2010 with PowerShell. That post remains very popular, which indicates that lots of people still seek help to understand how to accomplish the task. Technology has … Continue reading

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Second edition of “Office 365 for Exchange Professionals” due September 14


When we began working on the “Office 365 for Exchange Professionals” eBook, we knew that this was not a once-off effort. The dynamic nature of Office 365 and the number of changes that appear I the service means that books … Continue reading

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Exchange Unwashed Digest – June 2015


Sorry for the delay in publishing the June 2015 digest for my “Exchange Unwashed” blog on WindowsITPro.com. Travel and the need to crank up the organization of updates for the 2nd edition of the “Office 365 for Exchange Professionals” eBook … Continue reading

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Visiting Omaha Beach (WN62 and the American Military Cemetery)


For anyone interested in military history, a visit to Normandy provides an excuse to visit some of the World War II sites in the area. I have been visiting the area on and off since 1973 and think I have … Continue reading

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