Monthly Archives: September 2010

Connecting to Exchange 2010 with PowerShell

One of Microsoft’s goals for Exchange 2010 is to provide administrators with the ability to manage servers from workstations without requiring the installation of the Exchange 2010 management components. Obviously some pre-requisites exist in that PowerShell 2.0 and Windows Remote … Continue reading

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The very useful ExFolders utility

Amongst the features deprecated (others would say “amputated”) from Exchange 2010 is support for the WebDAV (or just plain “DAV”) interface. Exchange 2000 was the first version to support WebDAV and at the time, it seemed that WebDAV would become … Continue reading

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I miss the Microsoft Exchange Conference (MEC)!

Update March 6, 2012: Well, the lobbying has succeeded and Microsoft has announced that they are bringing back MEC. You can get more information from or read my take on the new MEC on ———- I first attended … Continue reading

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Granting write permission for calendar sharing with OWA 2010

The calendar sharing feature introduced in Outlook Web App 2010 (OWA) allows a user to grant access to their calendar to another user. To access the option, click on the Share option when in the Calendar and then on Share … Continue reading

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Cloud Computing Explained – A good guide

Cloud Computing is all the rage these days but people tend to think about their own piece of the IT spectrum when it comes to considering how cloud computing will affect the industry. I guess that’s natural. In any case, … Continue reading

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Eight essential aspects influencing the publication of good technical books

A recent remark in a forum stated “Please do not use Microsoft Press and “Technical Editing” in the same sentence. Have you ever seen the 1st editions of the Technical books?” I believe that the general thrust of the … Continue reading

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Odd seeding behavior for an Exchange 2010 database copy

I run a virtual Exchange 2010 environment on my HP Elitebook 8530w laptop (8GB memory, SSD for the VM files). Usually things run along without a hitch but sometimes the USB connection to the SSD experiences a mild panic attack … Continue reading

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