Exchange online preservation policy summary

I love the cloud, yet sometimes it is not easy to keep up with the ever-changing topology. With the quickness and agility of O365 and the amazing new tools and processes, it’s an exciting time but one you must keep up with on all the changes. This article is written to help clear up some

RunAs Radio: Exchange team blog site

I was Interviewed on RunAs Radio on May 7th, 2014 with a 30 minute discussion about the Exchange Team Blog site and Exchange technology in general. RunAs Radio is a weekly Internet Audio Talk Show for IT Professionals working with Microsoft products. The full range of IT topics is covered from a Microsoft-centric viewpoint. RunAs Radio was launched on April

FieldNote: Palm pilot double side taped to server

An IT staff member found a Palm Pilot stuck to the underside of a server. It was held there with double sided tape and had a cord running out of the device. The engineer followed the cord, found out it was plugged into the core network switch in the data center. It was packet sniffing network traffic that was

Grammarman to the rescue

I thought I would share this cartoon to help lighten the conversation when people incorrectly use the term ‘on premise’ when they mean ‘on premises’. I know English is not everyone’s first language, but I believe we can empower everyone to be better at not only technology but also at human communications. And don’t forget

The Grammar Police

Putting on the grammar police hat for a minute, there is sometimes misunderstandings about the differences of premise vs. premises. Some definitions for clarity:   prem·ise noun: a previous statement or proposition from which another is inferred or follows as a conclusion. “If the premise is true, then the conclusion must be true”   “The

Q: Customer wants to take an export/backup of the EOP policies and settings, so that they can revert back if required, is that possible?

A: Sort of – it is for migration from one tenant to another but has all the steps for what you are wanting, i.e. export and import. You can also check out the script listed in the technet gallery for this:

Exchange needs Active Directory

I was recently called into help on a ‘Crit Sit’ (Critical Situation) that a customer had with their Exchange 2010 environment. During the previous night, a few of the Databases that have a total of 3 copies spread across a DAG flipped to different servers. This ultimately was caused by Exchange asking AD a question

PowerShell modules: loaded vs. available

The Get-Module cmdlet lists all modules that are available on the current computer to the current user. Whereas the Get-InstalledModule cmdlet lists all modules that were installed using Install-Module on a local computer. The difference in performance comes from the second command needing to inspect each available module to check whether it was installed or

EXO Manageability Survey

The Exchange online engineering team would like your feedback on the user interface within O365:

Can you skip CU’s?

The question isn’t can you but should you. What’s a CU? Starting with Exchange Server 2013, the Exchange Product Group (PG) went to a quarterly updating process titled Cumulative Updates. These CU’s literally uninstall and reinstall Exchange when they are applied to a server. This is one reason a CU install process can take several hours. You’ll want to