Support for Virtualising Exchange Server 2010 SP1 has changed..?

The support stance for virtualising Exchange Server 2010 SP1 has changed significantly over the last few days and seems pretty unambiguous. However you need to be a bit careful about what actually is and isn’t supported. The statement from Kevin Allinson on the Exchange Team blog yesterday reads: “Combining Exchange 2010 high availability solutions (database…

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Want to work for Microsoft UK?

Microsoft Services in the UK are actively recruiting.. “You have unique experiences, skills and passions—and we believe you can bring them all to Microsoft for a rich, rewarding career and lifestyle that will surprise you with its breadth and potential. Just imagine the excitement and satisfaction of what you can do, where you can go,…

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Office 365 and Exchange Online

A very quick summary of Office 365 blogs, wiki’s and articles… Exchange Online – the first place to start (includes some useful screenshots)… Office 365 Beta BLOG and WIKI…  An RSS feed off the blog is a useful source of Office 365 news. (Take a look at the Microsoft Online Services Team Blog also…) If…

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Strange Jetstress 2010 results..?

Are you running the latest version of Jetstress 2010 against data created using the beta?  If so then you may see some very strange results because there are some minor updates from the beta version which mean that you cannot mix databases created using the beta version with tests run using the released version.  Either…

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Cmdlet Extension Agents

This is one of those blogs that it’s worth absorbing.. Using Cmdlet Extension Agents to cause automatic events to occur in Exchange 2010 – life just got simpler! by Pat Richard. Cmdlet Extension Agents are something that will be very new to most Exchange administrators but is something that could make life a lot easier…..

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July ‘Microsoft Messaging and Mobility User Group’ meeting…

MMMUG are getting physical meetings going again. To kick off their first meeting after re-launch, they’re going to have an evening discussing Exchange 2010 SP1 on Thursday July 15th 2010. The event will take place at the BSG Offices at BSG House, 226-236 City Road, London, EC1V 2TT. As some of you will be aware…

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3 into 4 can go…

Once you’ve determined the number of Exchange Server 2010 mailbox database copies you’re going to use it makes sense to deploy a complimentary number of mailbox servers in the DAG.  If you decide to go with an odd number of database copies go with an odd number of nodes; if you use an even number…

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1 AD Site, 1 DAG = no DAC

So as the TechNet article (Understanding Datacenter Activation Coordination Mode) explains you can’t enable DAC mode in Exchange Server 2010 for a DAG where all members are in the same AD site…  So what happens if you lose your primary data centre where your Witness Server is located and you do have a single DAG…

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Next year’s got to be better…

So it’s been a poor second half of the year as far as blogging goes….  First half wasn’t too bad though.  Must endeavour to do better next year.  I’ll think about it over Christmas. Happy Christmas to all…

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MCM Exchange Server 2007

At last funding and time permitted me to attend the Microsoft Certified Master program last month in Redmond.  Fantastic and intense 3 weeks.  Certainly recommend anyone who has the opportunity to get there to do so…  It’s a big investment in time and money but for anyone working regularly on Exchange Server I think everyone…

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