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A Microsofty's ramblings on Exchange Server and other stuff.

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How do you find the information you need?

Wed, 22 Feb 2012 14:00:00 +0000

If you've installed Exchange Server, there's a really good (ok, near 99.999%) chance at some point you've needed to look at the documentation to figure out how to do something. It's a big product. There's a lot of stuff you can do with it. But when you need to look something up - how do you...

The Exchange Management Shell Banner

Mon, 19 Sep 2011 15:56:00 +0000

When we introduced the Exchange Management Shell with Exchange 2007, we included a banner every time the shell opens. This is what the banner looks like: The top part of the banner includes common commands that should make your life easier if you're brand new to the shell. Commands to discover cmdlets, find help, read...

Multivalued Properties in Exchange 2010

Sun, 29 May 2011 11:51:00 +0000

This blog article is based on a wiki page that I created for our Exchange 2010 SP2 Technology Adoption Program (TAP) private wiki site. This new syntax will make it into the Modifying Multivalued Properties topic when SP2 ships. Since the syntax also works with SP1 (the update just happens to be timed with SP2),...

Exchange 2010 permissions management in SP1

Sun, 26 Sep 2010 23:28:00 +0000

If you're new to Exchange 2010 SP1 and need to learn how to assign permissions to your administrators or other specialist users (such as employees who perform records searches), check out Understanding Permissions. This topic walks you setting up permissions that the vast majority of Exchange administrators will use. You don't need to know about...

Exchange Server 2010 Forum

Wed, 15 Apr 2009 16:18:00 +0000

If you've downloaded and installed Exchange Server 2010 (if you haven't, why not? 🙂 see my post below for information on how to get your hands on it), be sure you head on over to the Exchange 2010 forums. There, you can talk with other people like yourself who are trying out Exchange 2010. Talk...

Exchange 2010 Beta Available

Wed, 15 Apr 2009 00:45:00 +0000

Exchange 2010 Beta bits, get em while they're hot! Exchange 2010 is available now for download. We've worked for two and a half years to create the most advanced e-mail system available. There are dozens of new features in every area of the product - and entirely new feature areas that are just plain cool -...

Internet Routing Pandemonium

Wed, 18 Feb 2009 23:28:21 +0000

Here’s an interesting blog post explaining how a single routing error made by a small ISP in Europe caused a world-wide “Internet meltdown” a couple of days ago. Basically a bad routing update was propagated amongst routers across the net, many routers choked on the update and stopped talking to its neighbors. Multiply by thousands...

Live Search Mobile

Tue, 20 Jan 2009 01:13:49 +0000

I ran across a nifty little utility for my cell phone over the weekend: Live Search Mobile. It’s a small application that you can install on Windows Mobile and Blackberry devices that provides a slick front-end to the Live Search service. When you open the app, it tries to determine your location automatically. For me...

Exchange 14 Intro Video

Wed, 14 Jan 2009 01:19:14 +0000

OK this is exciting for me – I’ve been waiting a couple years to post something…anything…on the next version of Exchange. Finally I can 🙂 KC Lemson and Jim Lucey from the Exchange team provided an introductory look at “Exchange 14” (E14) today in a post and video on the Exchange Team blog. This is...

Exchange 2007 “How Do I?” Videos

Sat, 10 Jan 2009 17:51:20 +0000

If you want to learn more about Microsoft Exchange Server 2007, check out the “How Do I?” videos that we’ve published in the Exchange TechCenter library. These videos combine narration and step-by-step procedures recorded on test servers. There are some great videos on how to: Use the Exchange Management Shell to manage Exchange 2007 Enable...