Tag Archives: Exchange 2010 SP1

HP releases videos about E5000 messaging system


Last February, Paul Robichaux, Brian Desmond and I were invited by HP to come to Cupertino to look over the HP E5000 messaging system. Over two days we had the chance to quiz Dean Steadman, the HP product manager, and … Continue reading

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Exchange 2010 SP2: Not the headline release that SP1 was


As part of their announcements at TechEd, Microsoft revealed the worst secret in the Exchange world and told us that they’re working on¬†Exchange 2010 SP2. The software is still in a restricted beta and won’t be available for some time … Continue reading

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Updated virtualization guidelines for Exchange 2010


On May 16, Microsoft took advantage of the start of TechEd North America (the marketing folks always like to have news to reveal at major conferences) to make a significant announcement about virtualization support for Exchange 2010. The two biggest … Continue reading

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Excluding disclaimers for encrypted or signed messages


In a recent post, I described the basic approach to building an Exchange 2010 transport rule to build corporate disclaimers containing Active Directory data and formatted nicely with HTML that are then appended to all outgoing messages. The approach works … Continue reading

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On email disclaimers


The April 7 article¬†“Spare us the email yada-yada” published in The Economist provoked some consideration of how email disclaimers have evolved to a point where they have become one of the “minor nuisances of modern office life”, mostly because the … Continue reading

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Scaling connections with Exchange 2010


It’s an undeniable fact of being an author of a book on a technical topic that you cannot cover everything in the number of pages that a publisher allocates. Sometimes this causes you to cut material that you think is … Continue reading

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Microsoft reveals the truth about single-role servers


In the April 8 post on the Exchange team’s blog, a clear direction is given that single-role Exchange servers are not the preferred starting point for designs. In fact, a rather bold statement is made: “… always start design discussions … Continue reading

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The changing need for backups


New technology and different business requirements are seminal events that cause technologists to ponder on well-held tenets of their trade. The need for Exchange backups is one such instance. The technical developments are the elimination of streamed backups in Exchange … Continue reading

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Thoughts about having a dedicated archive server in a DAG


An article covering some aspects of the deployment of archive mailboxes posted on SearchExchange by Brian Posey, a well-known and respected writer about Exchange, attracted my attention. While Brian makes some good points, I think the general thrust of his … Continue reading

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Be careful with VM snapshots of Exchange 2010 servers


Those who are considering virtualizing production Exchange 2010 servers should read the fine print contained in the TechNet article “Exchange 2010 System Requirements“. In particular, this text is crucial: “Some hypervisors include features for taking snapshots of virtual machines. Virtual … Continue reading

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