Managing mailbox storage use in Exchange 2010, Part 2

In the previous part (yes, I know. It’s from May… I’m very ashamed) I discussed using PSTs or the built-in Personal Archive (also referred to as Online Archive). In this post we will discuss third party archiving solutions and Exchange Online Archiving which in this case is service part of Office 365, although you can mix it with an on premises solution. (see the possible confusion) Third Party Archiving As it seems, organizations had long ago issues with overflowing Exchange

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The Windows 8 Mail app

A few hours back the Microsoft Exchange team published a blog post on how to connect and support your Windows 8 Mail app with Exchange. It has a lot of good info on which Exchange ActiveSync (EAS) policy settings are supported and how the App reacts. Most of those things I already discovered in earlier blog posts of mine, using the Windows 8 Consumer Preview. It seem as if there are no massive changes since then. But I did dig

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The UC Architects podcast episode 12 is out. With special guest Greg Taylor.

If you didn’t know yet, Episode 12 of the UC Architects podcast is out. And it is an interesting episode as we had Microsoft’s Greg Taylor as a special guest! Greg is a Program Manager within the Microsoft Exchange Product Team and is responsible for the Customer Experience. Before this interview all of the UC Architects members assembled a list of questions, like Exchange 2013 Client Access Server and load balancing, how the end of Threat Management Gateway (TMG) affects

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Quickly exchange contact info via Windows Phone Vision Search

In case people didn’t know it yet: I’m a Windows Phone fan. I wasn’t a pioneer and owner from the very start, but I did get the Lumia 800 a few weeks after it was released. And although it didn’t have all my crucial apps from the start, I was amazed by it’s built-in functionality. And for most important apps that quickly improved (for me at least).

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Aftermath: The Exchange 2013 beta exams…

So I wanted to post a bit about how I’ve experienced the two Exchange 2013 beta exams 70-341 and 70-342 I did last Monday. It will be limited and general, because of the Non Disclosure Agreement (NDA) I had to agree with. I previously made a blog post summarizing most content available on Exchange 2013 that could be used as training material. Was it enough? Well, I focused on the TechEd Australia and Microsoft Exchange Conference (MEC) sessions. Unfortunately not all

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New Rollup updates for Exchange 2007 and 2010

*** Update 16/11/2012 *** There is seemingly an serious issue with Exchange 2010 SP2RU5, do not install it! Wait for v2 and/or check the EHLO Exchange team blog regularly Moments ago, Scott Schnoll tweeted the download URLs for new Exchange updates: Update Rollup 8-v3 for Exchange Server 2007 Service Pack 3 (KB2778154) and the KB Article Update Rollup 7-v3 for Exchange Server 2010 Service Pack 1 (KB2778158) and the KB Article Update Rollup 5 for Exchange Server 2010 Service Pack

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The UC Architects Episode 11 is out now!

The newest UC Architects episode, the eleventh, is now available from iTunes and the Zune store and soon via www.theucarchitects.com. This episode includes myself, host Pat Richards, co-hosts Michel de Rooij, Johan Veldhuis, Ståle Hansen and specials guests Lync MCM Kevin Peters and Lync MVP Matt Landis. Topics include (but are not limited to): October 2012 Lync Server 2010 update Lync VDI, SBA, SBC Availability of Wave 15 products for MSDN/TechNet and Volume license customers. Microsoft Surface RT Building an Exchange

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Preparing for the Exchange 2013 (beta) exams

In the upcoming episode 11 of The UC Architects podcast, we discussed about preparing for the Exchange 2013 exams. As I blogged earlier, the new Microsoft Certified Solutions Master: Messaging certification requires the exams 70-341 and 70-342, next to the Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate: Windows Server 2012 certification. Currently the Exchange 2013 exams are in beta, the Release-to-Manufacturer (RTM) version will be published January 15 2013. Being an beta exam means several things: Booking is as normal, though the code

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