How are we doing with this blog?

It’s been a while since we posted something about this blog site itself.


We wanted to gather some direct feedback from you, our readers, on how we are doing with this blog. Be honest! What could we improve? Here are some of the areas that we are interested in hearing about:


- How is the technical level of content that we publish? Too deep? Too shallow?

- Do we generally cover areas that you are interested in?

- Do you find the mixture of “future” content (example – Exchange 12, or recent Exchange 2003 SP2 posts that we had before SP2 was released) and “current” (meaning - released products) content good?


Anything else that comes to mind?


While we are aware that we can not make everyone happy 100% of the time, it would be good to hear what you think.


As always, you can send us your blog post suggestions by going here.


Thank you for your time!!


- Nino Bilic

Comments (44)
  1. Patrick C. says:

    I think that this blog is great. It keeps me up to date with what is going on in the world of exchange development and use.

  2. Corentin says:

    I would say: keep up the good work :-)) The blog looks pretty good right now :-)


  3. Tim Mintner says:

    Your blog rocks! You are an example to the other product teams. I only wish the other teams would update their blogs as often as you do.

  4. hector says:

    Great Blog, it helps me stay ahead of the curve.

    Keep it up !!

  5. C Kell says:

    One of the best blogs out there.. keep up the good work..

  6. adam says:

    I think you need to have a Marketing/Hype Category for all the non-tech articles.

    Overall the blog is an excellent source of information, but I think the quality and quanity has dropped off since this blog was started.

  7. Marco says:

    The blog is certainly one of the best available sources of information about Exchange. Keep up the good work!

  8. lee says:

    Doing a great job, excellent articles. I would like to see more responses to the Posts under articles. Many times it seems that no one comes back to review the comments that have been made.

  9. Colin Walker says:

    It’s a must read for me with great information. It’s good to see you so willing to share.

    If quantity has dropped off a bit it’s no doubt because you’re all busy with Exchange 12 so that can be forgiven.

    Some more Exchange 12 specifics (NDAs permitting) would be good – always interested in what’s coming.

    Keep up the good work.

  10. Theres only one word to describe the quality of this blog: EXCELLENT. Seriously! It gives me all the information I always wanted to know, but were afraid to ask… :-) I like especially the in depth-info on technical changes/implementations(Sender-ID, DSProxy in SP2, etc). This information can’t be found anywhere else… Please continue the excellent work!

  11. mike says:

    Excellent blog. Probably one of the best out there. Really enjoyed reading about what was coming in Exchange 2003 SP2 and how best to be prepared for it.

    Keep up the good work!

  12. mike says:

    Excellent blog. Probably one of the best out there. Really enjoyed reading about what was coming in Exchange 2003 SP2 and how best to be prepared for it.

    Keep up the good work!

  13. jesse says:

    Excellent BLOG, I usually check out the site every couple days. Content is a good mix of current, past, & future stuff that makes it interesting for those of us who have been working on Exchange for a few years. I say keep things as they are, no reason to change a good thing!

  14. RichN says:

    I love this feaken blog. Its blog-ilishish.

  15. brad says:

    How are we doing with this blog? Fishing for compliments, eh? EHLO is awesome. I read every post and anxiously await the next one. The blog cuts out the middle people and delivers the skinny. Don’t change!

  16. Jeff Senter says:

    I will start off by saying that I love your blog site. I check for new post ever 2 or 3 days.

    Many of the post are actually right on target for thing I am doing or plan in the short term, although some are no topics I will probably never cover. But they are all good articles.

    My only complaint is that I would like to see me post. And while I think this would go beyond the scope of what you are trying to do, some posting on broader issues, such as; is a Exchange resource forest a good idea or what are the implications of full text indexing of storage groups, rather than the narrowly defined technical area covered now.

  17. Dan Tate says:

    I love it! It has given me some valuable insight on exchange that give me the extra little edge i need. What could be done better? More posts! Don’t hold back – give us more!

  18. Mike S says:

    I love this blogs as an Exchange admin. I use it as the RSS feed on my SharePoint site to keep up to date. Would like to see more on how Exchange and SharePoint can be integrated especially for dosplaying resource calendars and Outlook integration. Keep up the excellent work!

  19. Ward J. says:

    Good work & keep it up. I find your information usefull, and use it often.

  20. SteveM says:

    This blog delivered more information and news beyond my expectation. Thank you for your effort.

    And I want to get more explain those troubleshooting tools about how to use issue at Level 300

  21. Steve Corke says:

    This is always the first blog I check every morning, I often send the information I see here onto our Exchange operations guys.

  22. Here you can find the real important stuff that we cannot find anywhere else.

    Thanks for all of this info.

  23. Briam says:

    Good Stuff indeed. Keep up the good work. You guys are on it!

  24. Brian says:

    I really like seeing topics as you have… Very useful information. Keep it up same way or publish more contents, I’ll keep coming back.

  25. Daniel says:

    Excellent blog. Top quality info.

    Really like preview of new features and detailed explanation of what happend under the hood.

  26. Tony Woodruff says:

    This blog consistently has material that is relevant and current. It is quite difficult to find upper-level and detailed material elsewhere — and when I do, it is usually in the form of a link back to (or flat-out plagiarism of) this blog! The blog is well indexed for access to older material and each new article gives me an insight into the inner workings of the Exchange products.

    I honestly cannot think of how the blog could be better — and the several comments above about the EHLO blog being an example for the other product groups are well taken. Oh, to think what life would be like if I had resources at this level for the other products I support!

  27. Munpe Q says:

    This and a few other exch dev blogs I’ve found rock my ass. Keep it up.


  28. Juancho says:

    How are you doing with this blog, you ask? IMHO, you’re doing very, very well! Like most others, I find things in here that I usually forward to my global counterparts and all of us find the information very useful. Keep it up and, if you want to change anything, add more sub-categories into the current list of categories. By now you most probably have enough to build on sub-categories.

    On the whole, this is a great resource for us. Thanks very much!

  29. TimH says:

    Love the blog. Your blog is on my daily required reading list! Plenty of technical depth and info about future product deployment. I especially like the "behind the scenes" detail about the thoughts for why and how specific features are deployed within Exchange. Keep up the great work!

  30. aaron says:

    You are doing fabulous. I recommend that all my customers read it on a weekly basis. Keep it up!

  31. MKohlman says:

    Although this echos most of the other opinions here, the fact is that this blog is truly one of the better technical blogs out there and very probably the best being done by MS. I’ve been advising it as a "must read" for our Exchange admins and would be content to continue reading it at its current quality level.

    The only things I can think of would be possibly a few more posts concerning some of the support issues that MS may encountering that, while not as common as the top issues, are odd enough and happening often enough that are worth commenting on.

    Another would be so see a post or two regarding a recent KB article concerning a recent issue followed with a history of how the problem was discovered and documented. It would be interesting to follow this process from discovery to resolution or work-around (say, was it discovered internally by MS or did it start as an issue in the field that was researched and resolved either by the admins, MS or both?) I know that I’ve been very curious on occasion when I’ve run into an issue that I could not find an answer for via KB or newsgroups, then see a KB turn up a few weeks or months later that matches or closely matches the issue that no one else could initially confirm or duplicate.

  32. Hallgrimsson says:

    This blog rocks! Excellent information. I don’t think you can put too much detial here. In many ways, this is as good a knowledge resource as anything that you can find in the KB.

  33. I only recently found this blog a little under a year ago (and the others) and think that the information I have found and the insite your share regarding Exchange is invaluable. I rarely find a topic of little interest. I check for a post first thing with my morning coffee.

    I expecially enjoyed the posts regarding SP2 and the new tools to fight UCE (SPAM) including the specific information about how the SenderID and Intelligent message filter were going to function. That was GREAT, when the SP was release we were ready to roll in our testing lab the next day. It really allows an Exchange Administrator to know whats coming with regards to future features as well as possible problems that we may not have faced yet. Brillient!!

    That all being said, keep up the good work!!

    Robert Durkin

  34. WayneJ says:

    I have found this to be the best resource for Exchange information. I only found this blog about 6 months ago, but it has already provided invaluable information.

    This blog is the first thing I check when logging in in the morning.

    Keep up the superb work.

  35. Exchange says:

    THANK YOU all for your comments, words of encoragment, ideas on how to improve and the ideas that you have sent us as a result! Keep it coming! :)

  36. Dan Sheehan says:

    Amazing techincal content. Don’t stop feeding us the guts of Exchange, we eat it up! If we wanted KB fluff, we would go to :)

    My only request is that you guys keep the old posts on forever. The one regarding the Recipient Update Service is amazing in its detail, and I am not sure there is another article like it anywhere (not even the KB on the RUS explains it as well). So please keep all the archives forever, and maybe improve the granularity of the search engine?

  37. Eric Sabo says:

    This blog is awesome for the wealth of information. The information is much deeper than any TechNet articles. Please keep up the good work.

  38. Lance Aughey says:

    This place is like fine wine…

  39. vinay says:

    Awesome site. Thanks for writing all these wonderful articles.

  40. Kathie351 says:

    I’ve come to rely on this blog as a first stop when looking for information. It explains the often perceived voodoo of exchange in a practical, in-depth, almost mentoring way for those of us who just really need to know what is happening in the background to truly understand it.

    I tend to check this blog at least two times a week, and recommend it often to my fellow exchange admins.

    Keep up the great work.

  41. Peter says:

    The blog is great. Exchange can be a mysterious product, it’s fantastic to be able to get information from the SOURCE.

  42. jeroen says:

    Best source of Exchange info on the net. If I could change anything: more posts and a little more depth in the tech articles. Thanks guys.

  43. Aled says:

    Fantastic! This blog is a collborative effort of incredibly useful information. I love the explanations of the tools and techniiques used to lookat problems and the detail of the technologies involved. I watch the blog daily – I just wish the other server product teams would take a leaf out of your book and get their own blogs, with content preferably modelled on what you provide.

    I would like to see more articles aimed at SMEs. All of the exchange documentation seems to be aimed at building large farms handling huge amounts of email – SMEs, with tight budgets and the same demands as large enterprises albeit on a smaller scale, often have to find innovative ways of shoehorning the capabilities of 3 servers into one. I am the sole admin for our company and Exchange is only one small part of my job. Thanks to this blog though, it’s made it one of the easier parts.

  44. Anonymous says:

    We now have a solution for a problem that was described last month in Exchange Does Not Always Use Local…

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