How Exchange 2003 uses WMI to present the Status and Monitoring node in Exchange System Manager

The goal of this blog post is to build some familiarity and understanding of how Exchange uses WMI in representing the Status and Monitoring node in Exchange System Manager. What is the Monitoring and Status tool? The Monitoring and Status tool is an administrative tool built into Exchange System Manager that you can use to monitor…


Jim Edelen’s Bio

Hi, my name is Jim Edelen, and I joined the Exchange System Management team in 2005.  Since then I have worked a number of different projects including OAB Distribution, Public Folder Management, and Servicing.  Before joining Microsoft I was a SharePoint MVP and worked as an independent consultant while completing my degree at Drexel University.


Jim Edelen’s Biography

Hi, my name is Jim Edelen, and I joined the Exchange System Management team in 2005. Since then I have worked a number of different projects including OAB Distribution, Public Folder Management, and Servicing. Before joining Microsoft I was a SharePoint MVP and worked as an independent consultant while completing my degree at Drexel University.


Speech recognition of names by Exchange 2007 unified messaging

Introduction Exchange Server 2007 Unified Messaging (UM) supports automatic speech recognition (in English, only). UM-enabled users who call into UM can speak to it for command and control in Outlook Voice Access (e.g. “Next message”, “I’ll be 20 minutes late”). They can also use speech recognition for directory searches. Callers who are connected to a…


Paul MacKnight’s Biography

I’ve joined Microsoft in 2005 and since then have worked as a program manager on the Exchange System Management team and responsible for the Mailbox Migration component (which includes move-mailbox, export-mailbox and restore-mailbox). Before that I have worked as a Project Manager and Developer for Fannie Mae, MCI WorldCom, IBM and other software companies.


Exchange 2007 migration overview

Introduction The process of migrating mailbox content between Exchange servers has been greatly improved for Exchange 2007. Differently than previous versions, our tools are now part of the server code and are therefore more integrated and functional. There are three tasks used for mailbox migration operations: Move-mailbox – Copies or moves an active mailbox (a…


Paul MacKnight’s Bio

I’ve joined Microsoft in 2005 and since then have worked as a program manager on the Exchange System Management team and responsible for the Mailbox Migration component (which includes move-mailbox, export-mailbox and restore-mailbox). Before that I have worked as a Project Manager and Developer for Fannie Mae, MCI WorldCom, IBM and other software companies. 


Exchange Connections spring 2007 planning started – got a session proposal?

Paul Robichaux is asking for proposals for Exchange Connections event (spring 2007) on his blog… if you are interested, here is a bit more about it: “Our goal is to have about 50% coverage of Exchange 2007, Office 2007, and SharePoint 2007 and about 50% on Exchange 2003, Office 2003, and related topics like Live Communications Server, deployment,…


First class recipient types in Exchange 2007

Exchange 2003 used several recipient types, but it was often difficult to determine exactly what type a given object was. For example, a mail-enabled user and a mailbox-enabled user looked identical in ADUC without careful inspection. It required opening the user object property pages and inspecting the properties to make the determination. Even worse, differentiating…


Web Part URLs supported by Exchange 2007 Outlook Web Access

Web Part URL formats can be used to access Outlook Web Access web parts contents directly. Exchange Server 2007 OWA has a new URL format to be used for requests to the /owa virtual directory.  Exchange Server 2007 will use this format when forwarding web part requests in the Exchange 2003 format to the Exchange…