Lepide Exchange Manager Review

Posted Posted in Exchange, Product Review

Lepide Exchange Manager (LEM) was a pleasant surprise when it crossed my desk. LEM allows for the recovery of mail from a variety of sources into EML’s, MSG’s PST’s or online mailboxes. While this kind of product certainly isn’t new, the simplicity and speed of LEM coupled with a common sense approach to its user […]

June/July activities

Posted Posted in Upcoming Events

It’s a busy month in community land with two activities planned. One activity for ITPRO Africa and another one for information worker. The ITPRO Africa event will be held of the 5’th of July and speaks to the relevance of security in the modern enterprise. Even though we have vendors presenting, a No Marketing rule […]

How to migrate just about anything

Posted 2 CommentsPosted in Anouncements, Documentation, Event Feedback, Exchange, Feedback, Office 365

I worked with the nice folks over at Mimecast to build a series of Webinars, which include: Webinar 1 – Migration planning: where to start Webinar 2 – How to design your Exchange migration process Webinar 3 – Migration gotchas: real world examples Webinar 4 – Measuring migration success I really enjoyed building these webinars, […]

The Future of hosted Exchange

Posted Posted in Cloud, Commentary, Exchange

If you host Exchange or you’re thinking of hosting Exchange, then you live in interesting times. Microsoft’s Worldwide Partner Conference hosted a number of sessions which re-enforced the software giant’s view on cloud and why partners should move to all things cloud, however – if you’re an Exchange hosting shop – one session would have […]

Exchange 2010 Live Migrations now supported

Posted 1 CommentPosted in Anouncements, Documentation, Exchange, Hyper-V

  Microsoft now supports Live Migrations for Exchange 2010 SP1 as well as clustered VM hosts, while the below speaks specifically to Hyper-V everything on the approved list of hypervisors will be supported as well, quoting from the announcement: The updated support guidance applies to any hardware virtualization vendor participating in the Windows Server Virtualization […]

Enable Windows Power Saving features while running HyperV on Windows 2008 R2

Posted Posted in Documentation, Hyper-V, Power Shell, Tips & Tricks

Running  HyperV on my laptop as my preferred hypervisor is enabled by using Server 2008 R2 as my laptops primary operating system, however, the caveat is that all power management features are automatically disabled. Hyper-V management services have a base dependency on a driver service known as HVBOOT. HVBOOT is a driver and as such […]

Exchange 2010 remote PowerShell breaks after add/remove/change of IP Address

Posted 2 CommentsPosted in Microsoft Exchange, Power Shell, Tips & Tricks

Something that occurs in a lab situation quite frequently and less in real life is changing IP addresses on your Exchange server. Some of my lab servers frequently undergo a scenario change where I’ll add or remove them from specific Hyper-V networks or subnets.   Then one day everything broke. EMS reported : Connecting to […]