Multiple Exchange accounts in Outlook

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Before you get too excited this IS an Outlook 2010 feature. Outlook 2010 supports multiple accounts, and that’s not a new thing, however having multiple Exchange accounts in the same Outlook client at the same time IS a big deal. Before you go try this at home, note that this is for Outlook 2010 ONLY….. […]

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 […]

Microsoft Exchange Remote Connectivity Analyzer

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  https://www.testexchangeconnectivity.com/ is a Microsoft owned site which allows the testing of the following: Microsoft Exchange ActiveSync Test Microsoft Exchange ActiveSync AutoDiscover Test Microsoft Office Outlook 2007 AutoDiscover Connectivity Test Microsoft Office Outlook 2003 RPC/HTTP Connectivity Test Inbound SMTP Email Test Note that not everything is working yet, I’ve had a few issues when testing […]

Service Pack 2 (SP2) 2007 Microsoft Office

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Check out the posts here from the Office Sustained Engineering blog. What I’m post excited about are the following: For Office Desktop Programs: · Improved Outlook Calendaring Reliability · Improved Outlook Performance · Improved cryptographic functionality by supporting all cryptographic algorithms offered by the operating system · Tool that enables the uninstall of Office client […]

OST performance slow? Defrag it

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One of the frustrating realities about OST files is that they become progressively slower as they become older. One of the factors influencing this is fragmentation. You may argue that your defrag utility SHOULD do this for you, but how do you know for sure? I’m going to use Contig.exe from Sysinternals to reveal all. […]

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 […]

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 […]

twittering

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Twitter on my blackberry – twitterberry, in my outlook, on my msn, on my Klipfolio, and it only took a few minutes to get sucked in…………. I’m twittering. Now to find the coolest twitter windows app…..