Tag Archives: ActiveSync

Motorola Mobility continues its losing streak in synchronization war with Microsoft


I spent a good part of 2012 helping Microsoft to defend a law suit in the UK High Court against Motorola Mobility. You’ll recall that Google bought Motorola Mobility for $12.5 billion in 2011 with the intention of exploiting the … Continue reading

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Exchange Unwashed Digest – November 2013


November 2013 was quite a month for me. I was all set to go to the annual Microsoft MVP Summit in Redmond when I had a sudden and so far unexplained collapse (kind of like a personal reboot) on November … Continue reading

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Best-ever Exchange Unified Messaging book now available


I see that Paul Robichaux’s “Microsoft Exchange Server 2013 Inside Out: Connectivity, Clients, and UM (Unified Messaging)” has finally made an appearance on Amazon.com. This is the companion volume to my “Microsoft Exchange Server 2013 Inside Out: Mailbox and High … Continue reading

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Exchange Unwashed blog digest October 2013


October began with the Exchange Connections conference in Las Vegas and ended with some thoughts on whether to go to TechEd or MEC next year. In between, I contemplated some of the questions raised by attendees at Exchange Connections as … Continue reading

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iOS 6.1.2 appears – it might fix the bug that screws up Exchange


It looks like Apple has released iOS 6.1.2 in an attempt to fix the calendar synchronization problem that causes Exchange servers to log a vastly increased number of database transactions and results in more transaction logs being generated, log replication within … Continue reading

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Weak Apple advice about iOS 6.1 bug – problems continue


I love this recommendation from Apple’s support article “iOS 6.1: Excess Exchange activity after accepting an exception to recurring calendar event” advising that one cure for the ActiveSync problem that causes Exchange servers (all versions) to be swamped by excessive … Continue reading

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Controlling problematic iOS6.1 devices


Reflecting the large number of iPhones and iPads that are connected to Exchange mailboxes via ActiveSync, I received a lot of email after I posted a note on February 7 reporting the problems with excessive transaction log generation that Exchange … Continue reading

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Exchange Unwashed Digest for January 2013


January seemed to go on forever, or maybe this was just because it was mostly cold, wet, and grey in Ireland (a distressingly usual state of affairs at this time of year). Nevertheless, “Exchange Unwashed” needed to be written, so … Continue reading

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Exchange Unwashed Digest for December 2012


I’m a tad remiss in posting the December 2012 digest for my “Exchange Unwashed” blog that appears on WindowsITPro.com. My only excuse is that I’ve been busy working on chapters for Exchange 2013 Inside Out (Volume 1 – Volume 2 … Continue reading

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Busy week, lots of commentary about Exchange 2013


It’s been a busy week. First, I ran into an Exchange 2013 bug (shock, horror, cover the eyes of any watching children) when MRS stubbornly refused to export the contents of a mailbox to a PST using the New-MailboxExportRequest cmdlet. … Continue reading

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