Special Edition Geek Out with Perry – TechEd Europe 2010

While Ann was at TechEd Europe in Berlin last month,  she asked attendees about the questions they wanted me to answer, and rewarded them with some great T-shirts! When she got back, she visited me in my office to get some answers to questions about Offline Archives, 84 bit MAPI and more…. Thanks for the…

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Responding to Migration vs In-place Upgrade comments

There were some interesting comments from the last video entry, and they distilled into a few interesting themes that I wanted to respond to: 1) Perry, you seem to be living on a different planet than I do—one where spindles don’t last much longer than 4 years and where the capacity is doubling  every 18…

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Why Migrations Instead of In-Place Upgrades?

After a brief break from blogging, I was back in the studio recently recording more videos to answer questions about Exchange design decisions. Now most of the time I talk to customers about new functionality that we have added to Exchange, and for the last few blog entries I have focused on some of these…

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Archiving Questions: Do Tiered Storage and Stubbing make sense?

This blog business has been turning out to be more fun than I expected – maybe I should be nicer and less sarcastic when the marketing team suggests these ideas.  This time, answering the questions from my archiving blog and video have led into some areas which are a bit more controversial….. there are two…

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Archiving and Large Mailboxes

The last blog post generated some great questions, and I wanted to address some of them in a little more depth and continue the archiving discussion. “We are all for removing pst files from the network; however, the major challenge that we have is handling the use case where users are offline (i.e. not connected…

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Exchange Archiving

So far we have spent some time talking about how Exchange has been engineered to take advantage of large commodity storage while keeping the data protected and the overall system highly available in order to deliver large, low cost mailboxes. This time I wanted to spend some time talking about how to take those abilities…

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More Exchange Data Protection – Beyond Replication

So far there have been some great comments and questions in response to the first couple of blogs.  In the last written entry I responded to one of the comments.  In the new video I recorded with Ann Vu, she gives voice to a few of the other great questions that have come through.  The…

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Exchange Mailbox Storage Bricks

This time I wanted to respond to one of the comments from my last blog post ” … apart complementing Perry for a great presentation .. a common mistake done by many companies is mixing two concepts, such as Data Protection and Service Continuity…” It is a great comment (and not just because he has such…

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Exchange Data Protection

Well, dealing with the creative responses of my co-workers after the first video was so much fun — comments like “The man may excel at computational data storage and analysis, but he needs to learn a thing or two about whiteboard real estate” So, why stop? The answer is: we already taped the second one…

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Storage performance and my take on virtual storage

There were some good questions raised from my first blog post which I’ll answer here.  First, yes Exchange 2010 should seem a little snappier on the similar hardware compared to Exchange 2007 and especially compared to 2003.  But the snappiness should be almost a small side effect of the overall IO efficiency improvements if the…

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