Post-Session at TechEd 2007

Thanks to all those die-hards who attended UNC309 session this morning at 8:30am, and to those who spent some time at the “Interactive Theatre” (ie – chalk-talk) session afterward for Q&A, much appreciated! The session seemed to go fairly well, although even with placing a clock up on the presenter station to keep me on pace,…

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TechEd 2007, Day 1: Exchange 2007 Overview

The first Exchange breakout session this morning served as a bit of an “Exchange 2007 Keynote” talk, with our General Manager Terry Myerson doing the delivery. He covered E2k7’s features and characteristics end-to-end in 75 mins, and had a couple of us help out with demos to dig in on a few areas (Unified Messaging,…


TechEd 2007

Wow, time sure flies. No posts since end of April; sorry about that! I’m (more or less) caught back up at work from these crazy few weeks (months?) just passed, and I’m even just returning from a week vacation… raring to go!       So what’s next? Well… this is a short week, and…

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Exchange cmdlets from C#

Vivek had originally posted about how to do some basic Exchange cmdlet access from C# — several months before E2k7 released: Calling Exchange Cmdlets from .Net Code. However, by the time we released, some things had changed in the technique and Vivek’s examples were out of date. Recently, someone pointed me to the updated UE docs that…

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Exchange Connections Spring 2007

I’ll be presenting at Exchange Connections (Spring/April 2007) conference at 9:30am on Monday, April 2nd, during “Microsoft Day”. Here’s the session abstract: EMS05: Managing Exchange Server 2007: The New Exchange Management Console and ShellEvan DoddsImagine having a toolset that is flexible enough to easily deploy and administer a single Exchange server and yet powerful enough to completely automate…


More Quota madness – this time MailboxStatistics

In the last post, I walked through how to get mailboxes who met certain quota criteria (including inheriting these values from the mailbox database values). Today, let’s cover this from a different perspective: “who is over their quota”. Sure, it’s possible to get this with a simple one-liner like: Get-MailboxStatistics | fl DisplayName,StorageLimitStatus But, in…

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Bill’s LDAP->OPATH filter conversion script gets posted

… over at EHLO team blog in this post. Bill’s been working on this one for a month or two, tweaking the conversion logic to make it as effective as possible. So if you are struggling with the manual steps I blogged about to convert your legacy LDAP EAP/AL/DDG filters into OPATH filter format for…

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Alternative UPN Suffixes and New-Mailbox GUI

Someone asked me the other day about how to get additional UPN suffixes listed in the UPN suffix dropdown in New Mailbox GUI wizard. My initial instinct was the obvious: Add some additional AD domains to your forest and they’ll show up. Of course, this is not what this person was really asking… they wanted…

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MVP Summit Exchange details

My earlier post about the MVP summit this week didn’t really talk much about the Exchange participation because I didn’t have the numbers. Thanks to Melissa’s post at EHLO, now we have the numbers! Approximately every 12-18 months, Microsoft invites the MVPs to Redmond for the MVP Global Summit. This year over 1700 MVPs will…

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Solving the ViewEntireForest problem

In this recent post, I blogged about Scope and the ViewEntireForest property of $AdminSessionADSettings variable. In particular, one thing I said in passing bears a bit more explanation: When you’re in Forest scope, the admin session talks to a GC for all reads (to get the whole forest view), but does any writes back to…