Category Archives: SharePoint 2010

The cloud means the demise of the traditional file server


One of the most obvious aspects of the adoption of cloud technology over the last few years is the growing amount of storage available at little or no cost to end users. A good example is the way that Office … Continue reading

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Exchange Unwashed Digest – August 2014


I spent a lot of August in France but that didn’t stop the constant demand for new content to appear in my “Exchange Unwashed” blog on WindowsITPro.com. Here’s what was published during the month. Exchange 2013 CU6 hybrid and co-existence … Continue reading

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Exchange Unwashed Digest May 2013


May 2013 produced some thoughts about site mailboxes, CU1 improvements, planning tools, and even a Windows Phone application in the Exchange Unwashed Blog. Here’s what happened in detail. Using an Office 365 free trial domain to test software (May 30): … Continue reading

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Microsoft withdraws problematic updates from WSUS, but no cause to celebrate


Yesterday I published a note on WindowsITPro.com describing the confusion that erupted when Microsoft issued KB2506143 (for Windows 2008 R2 SP1) and KB2506146 (for Windows 2008 SP2) through WSUS, a step that normally indicates to system administrators that the fixes … Continue reading

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Three reasons why Surface RT disappoints


The release of Windows Surface RT devices for preorder and the resulting confusion generated through a blizzard of blog posts and tweets about many different aspects of the subject has made me think that Microsoft has dropped the ball a … Continue reading

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Exchange Unwashed September 2012 Digest


September 2012 was the month of MEC and many articles appeared to cover the happenings at the conference. I tried, but failed, to stay away from too many mentions of MEC in the “Exchange Unwashed” blog because there were many … Continue reading

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Enterprise Vault, stubbing, and competition


Last March I wrote a post about the early history of the product now sold as Symantec Enterprise Vault. I’m now delighted to see that Nigel Dutt has published a comprehensive account of the history of the Vault. The account … Continue reading

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Why Exchange Online Administrators need to understand PowerShell


In my recent review of the free Microsoft Press ebook “Microsoft Office 365: Connect and collaborate virtually anywhere, anytime”, I concluded that the book was a curate’s egg for Exchange administrators. I’m not sure if the analogy worked for readers outside … Continue reading

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Microsoft releases Service Pack 1 for Office Filter Pack 2010


New blog entry posted on WindowsITPro.com – ramblings about the update that Microsoft has released for the Office Filter Pack 2010 and its importance to Exchange 2010 as a whole. The IFilters in the pack can obviously be used with … Continue reading

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An interesting ZDNet comparison between Google Apps and Office 365


The guest commentary by Louis Naugès posted on ZDNet (July 25, 2011) that compares Google Apps and Office 365 poses some interesting questions that deserve attention. Louis is the co-founder and chief cloud evangelist of international Google Apps integrator Revevol and is an admitted Google … Continue reading

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