Microsoft Exchange Online Migration Performance Guide for Office 365

I guess it’s pretty obvious by now that I am a bit of a nerd when it comes to Exchange and Outlook performance. One area that has always felt like a black box though is migrating data into Office 365 Exchange Online service. The problem for me was that sometimes I would be able to…


Outlook Performance Troubleshooting including Office 365

I have been involved in a number of discussions recently regarding Outlook performance troubleshooting in the cloud. Mostly these discussions were in the context of why the customer didn’t want to move to the cloud since they figured it would be impossible to troubleshoot Outlook performance afterwards Discussion Summary: When we have clients and Exchange…


Performance Monitor Tips and Tricks with John Rodriguez

Hello everyone … My name is John Rodriguez, and I’m a Principal PFE based in Minneapolis, MN. I’m also one of Neil’s frequent collaborators, particularly on load simulation tools. When he wrote his recent article on performance analysis of Jetstress data, I suggested that he include some of our time-saving tips. He’s a busy chap,…


Analysing Exchange Server 2010 Jetstress BLG Files By Hand

Quite often when I am working through Jetstress escalations I will ask to see the BLG files from the test. These files contain performance counter information that was logged during the test run and they show us a lot more about what is really going on than the data in the report HTML files. To…

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Outlook Performance Counters are missing–take 2

Back in the summer (remember that?) I wrote an article about viewing the Outlook performance counters and how to get them to be visible on Windows 7 and Vista. I have recently noticed that there are further complications to this.  On one customer site we could not get the Outlook performance counters to register, even…


Microsoft Certified Master Exchange Server –2 years later…

All the way back in May 2009 I had just completed my Exchange 2007 Microsoft Certified Master rotation in Redmond, on my return I decided that I would write up my experience… it was actually quite emotional re-reading this post, many of the people I went through this experience with are now good friends, which…


Exchange User Profile Analysis for Exchange 2003 and 2007 (Exchange Server Profile Analyzer How to : EPA)

One thing that I often waffle on about is gathering good quality user profile data before beginning an Exchange design.  I was out in Redmond recently and a new Exchange consultant asked me a great question.. “OK, so we know that gathering good quality user profile data is important… but where is it documented how…


Throttling Policies and Exchange Online…

Throttling policies in Exchange Server 2010 have been an often discussed and much misunderstood part of Exchange over the last few years.  Especially with Exchange Online!  However, Michael Mainer has written a great article about Exchange Throttling policies on his blog.. well worth a read if you want to understand what all of those policy…


Exchange Server 2010 Technical Video Series

One thing I often do when I am learning a new area of technology is look for webcasts or recordings from TechED about that topic.  I find that it helps me understand topics much more quickly by watching a presentation and then going off afterwards and reading the deeper technical documentation once i have a…

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Jetstress Field Guide

Last Updated : 21/06/2011 The field guide is released at major intervals on the Exchange Team Blog, however I have decided to keep dot release updates here to ensure that the very latest information is available to those that do a lot of Jetstress testing (yes, there are some of us that do a lot…

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