Leaving Microsoft

And since it’s not 1st April, you can rest assured it’s not a joke. Leaving Microsoft isn’t a decision you can make easily. Working for such a company is a privilege. Working with such an amazing talent everyday is something to die for. Working to produce, deploy and support such amazing products is something to…

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Interesting 802.11n discovery

Off the Exchange/Lync topic train but interesting enough this was for me to pass it on without writing about it. After a long period of laziness and ignorance of my home network, I finally got tired of buffering issues when I stream HD videos I took on vacation and decided to do something about it….

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Accidental PowerShell 3 Get-Help discovery

Get-Help has always been my favorite cmdlet. Anytime I am stuck, I was able to find lot more information about any given cmdlet when I need. Until today, my favorite feature was Get-Help’s –online parameter. For the cmdlet that have specified online uri of help topic, get-help cmdlet –online takes you straight to cmdlet help…

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If Retention Tags weren’t confusing…

UPDATE: Please read updated guidance due to changes introduced in SP2 RU4 here: http://blogs.technet.com/b/exchange/archive/2012/08/14/calendar-and-tasks-retention-tag-support-in-exchange-2010-sp2-ru4.aspx. It specifically addresses Calendar items and tasks. I wouldn’t be talking about it today! When the topic came up with my colleague, it quickly became a confusing discussion of what’s what, what works, what doesn’t and why TechNet seems to say…

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Exchange Management Shell Error 500 – Internal Server Error

I have come across this issue enough times that even if it is documented on TechNet it deserves mention here. When you launch Exchange Management Shell or try to connect to an Exchange 2010 Server remotely using PowerShell, you get error “500 – Internal Server Error. There is a problem with the resource you are…

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Certificate revocation checked failed

Recently I came across a CAS server that was rebuilt. Think of it as a new server you are introducing in your environment.   Everything looked good except certificate that we imported. The certificate looked good when looking at validity, issuing authority certificate and other dependencies. However, Exchange Management Console complained: “The certificate status could…

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