Microsoft Certified Master : Exchange 2007 – A survivors guide…

I attended the Microsoft Certified Master : Exchange 2007,  rotation 2; prior to attending I had the good fortune to be able to talk to previous Ranger/MCM candidates within Microsoft, who helped prepare me for the program. I thought it would be a good idea to consolidate this information, along with my own advice for…

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Is your E2K7 project in danger of being scrapped?

I’m guessing that over the next few months IT managers are going to be pushing their staff really hard to justify any spend.  ..and projects to upgrade to Exchange Server 2007 are not going to be immune. Clearly to have any chance of getting the go ahead for your deployment of Exchange Server 2007 you…

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November MMMUG in London

This event will be held in London at the MSFT offices in Cardinal Place near Victoria. This month we have a topical session led by Clive Watson, Brett Johnson and Julius Davies from Microsoft. We will be discussing the new support statements surround the issue of virtualising your Exchange environment. Having understood which pieces of…

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How quick’s it going to take to backup and restore Exchange data with DPM?

One of the most often asked, and most difficult to answer, questions concerning Microsoft System Centre Data Protection Manager (dpm) is how long will it take to backup and restore data…  As you’d expect the answer is ‘it depends’.  So I thought I’d provide an example from my own experience which it might be useful…

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‘Exchange 2007 Recipient Management’ Technet Session at the Microsoft offices, London

Why not go along to Daniel Kenyon-smith’s (UK MCS) TechNet presentation ‘Recipient management, policies and permissions in Exchange 2007’ at our Microsoft offices in London… Abstract In this session we will discuss the recipient management model, which has changed since Exchange Server 2003. There are a number of things we will cover here, most notably,…

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Exchange 2007 Virtualization Support Policy

Well, Hyper-V launched in June 2008 and the Exchange product group promised to revise their support strategy for running Exchange products within a virtual environment.  That statement has been out for a few weeks now, so I thought it would be a good time to discuss what it actually means… First of all here is…

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Idle Storage Groups and CCR…

Let’s say that over a period of an hour only a very small number of transactions are generated for a particular CCR enabled storage group.  If those changes add up to less than 1MB’s worth of transactions and are therefore not sufficient to fill up and close the current log file does that mean those…

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