AstraSync saves my mobile bacon

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My mobile phone’s a BlackBerry. I love how stable it is, I love the community support, the battery life, and so on and so on, Except I battle with the fact the RIM haven’t done anything about licensing ActiveSync. So, I understand there’s competing platforms, etc, but honestly, I don’t care. As the consumer, I […]

Windows 2008 R2 RTM Code downloadable right now

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As I write this I’m downloading Windows 2008 R2 RTM from TechNet. Both MSDN and TechNet now carry RTM code, and I’m super excited to be upgrading my notebook from RC to RTM. In case you didn’t read right there, I’ve been running the x64 edition of the release candidate on my HP mobile Workstation […]

Chalk and Cheese

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Let’s talk about large mailbox performance, one of my favourite topics! Exchange has been getting better and better at servicing larger mailboxes over the years. Since Exchange 2007 SP1 we’ve been able to design larger, more redundant configurations on cheaper storage, however the client experience has lagged somewhat. Since Office 2007 SP2 my personal experience […]

Large Mailboxes again… – Not the last time either

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While Exchange becomes better and better at handling large mailboxes and more importantly being able to recover from disasters should they happen, it’s time that Outlook starts catching up and offering MUCH better support for larger mailboxes. Performance beyond the 1 GB mark has always been a bit iffy but much more so when Office […]

Exchange 2007 SP1 High Availability

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So you want to eliminate a single point of failure – where do you start? Let’s assume you have anything upwards of 100 users. You would like mail flow, OWA, Active Sync and Outlook to carry on working – what’s the minimum hardware requirement ? 4 Servers. No matter if you have 100 or 2000 […]

HYPER-V is here

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Hurray, Hyper-V is out. I’m going to be posting something on Hyper-V and Exchange 2007-SP1 pretty soon, however, in the meantime, it’s out, go play with it NOW! BTW, this will not work with 2008 Beta, just in case you were wondering. KB article 950050 is available here. Grab the release notes here. Download the […]

When Outlook Anywhere stops working

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So where do you start looking when Outlook Anywhere HAS been working fine now stops? I had this case today on a Exchange 2007 server with Sp1 and Rollup 2 deployed. The remote outlook clients were receiving mail, but calendaring and GAL lookups failed. Turned out that the RPCPROXY key was mangled. Thanks to Riccardo […]