Monthly Archives: August 2012

What to do about Outlook’s synchronization logs?

Those of you who read my “other” blog (at are probably aware of my views on Outlook’s continuing failure to be able to suppress or otherwise deal with the generous number of synchronization logs that the client generates. Last … Continue reading

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Priorities for MEC 2012 attendees

With the Microsoft Exchange Conference (MEC) just a month away, thoughts turn to the hot topics that will be discussed there. Of course, Exchange 2013 is the top order of business and Microsoft will dedicate the majority of their sessions … Continue reading

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Analyzing Exchange 2010 SP2 RU4

Another six weeks has gone by and it’s time for another set of Exchange roll-ups. The splendidly-named Customer Experience Team released RU8 for Exchange 2007 SP3 and RU4 for Exchange 2010 SP2 on August 14. The big story around Exchange … Continue reading

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How curious! Outlook 2003 can’t read Exchange 2010 PSTs

Microsoft has released KB2742408 to report that Outlook 2003 clients can’t read PSTs generated by Exchange 2010’s New-MailboxExportRequest cmdlet. This is kind of curious, if understandable. New-MailboxExportRequest is processed by the Mailbox Replication Service (MRS) running on a CAS server. It creates … Continue reading

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Lots of new cmdlets appear in Exchange 2013

Some people do an excellent job of tracking the details of new software releases. I’m not one of them, but I am very happy to learn of the results of their work. Thus we find that MVP Tom Arbuthnot (a … Continue reading

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MEC 2012 Agenda appears (eventually)

Behind the scenes I have been critical of the folks organizing MEC as I consider them to have been too slow to publish the agenda listing speakers and session content for a conference that’s coming up very soon (49 days, according … Continue reading

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Ferry to St-Tropez; the easiest way to get there during the summer months

If you holiday on the French Riviera during the summer, you’ll know that the road from Ste-Maxime to St-Tropez can be one of life’s miseries as traffic moves at the pace of a diffident snail en route home from a … Continue reading

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