Category Archives: Exchange 2013

The scourge of autosignatures


Have you ever wondered just how much valuable storage is occupied in email databases by totally useless autosignature content? You know, logos and other tasteful adornments to the bottom of email, repeated ad nausem on every message, internal and external, … Continue reading

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Managing offline access for Outlook Web App


Offline access is one of the premier new features offered by Outlook Web App (OWA) in Exchange 2013 and Exchange Online. I have had the need to use OWA offline many times and think it is a very usable client, … Continue reading

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Exchange Unwashed Digest – May 2015


May was the month of the Microsoft Ignite conference in Chicago. I’ve already provided my impressions of that event in another post, so I won’t rehash the topic here. There’s no doubt a lot of content was delivered at Ignite … Continue reading

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Write some code and you can influence DAG failovers (for now anyway…)


A recent debate on the Exchange 2013 (unofficial) Facebook group started off with the question “can I built my own failover criteria in a DAG?” and pointed to the TechNet page on Active Manager. The debate began with sheer denials, … Continue reading

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Exchange Unwashed Digest – April 2015


April was a very busy month. First, Microsoft had a lot of conferences to attend and therefore had many announcements to make. It seemed like every marketing manager had something to say, so we had a blizzard of announcements that … Continue reading

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Fixing a “FailedAndSuspended” content index for an Exchange 2013 database


For space reasons, this text is another bit that was cut out of my Exchange 2013 Inside Out: Mailbox and High Availability book. FWIW, here it is… Imagine my annoyance when I ran the Get-MailboxDatabaseCopyStatus cmdlet on a test Exchange 2013 server … Continue reading

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Exchange/Office 365 MVP sessions at Ignite


Many people have asked me to recommend some sessions to go to at Microsoft Ignite (a good planning tool to build your own schedule is available online). With nearly 800 sessions to select from over five days, there’s enough going … Continue reading

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