Smart Indexing in the New Exchange

One of the big shifts that continues to reshape the software industry is the rapid drop in the cost of storage. These costs are dropping so rapidly that in addition to the absolute costs dropping rapidly there is also a rapid shift in the relative cost of storage with respect to other physical resources or…

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New Exchange Architecture

Well the new version of Exchange is almost ready to be released and the first MEC in a decade is starting in a few days!  So we can actually start talking about what is in the next version of Exchange for our on-premise customers and for our the next release of the Office 365 service. …

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Managing Access to the Exchange Online Service

In this installment we talk a little bit about how we have built on the underlying RBAC infrastructure and PowerShell to enable zero elevated access in the service.  This is a very important part of the overall access control system that makes sure that anyone who needs to administer the service is protected from accidentally…

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Moving Mailboxes with the Mailbox Replication Service

Welcome back to lovely sunny Seattle/Redmond, figuratively speaking of course.  This video is a discussion about our approach to moving mailboxes—the Mailbox Replication Service (MRS).  Starting with Exchange 2007 SP2 moving forward, administrators can create long running move jobs for load balancing, migrating between versions, replacing and upgrading hardware and for making the jump to…

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Immutability in Exchange

In this video we spend some time talking about an aspect of our archiving and compliance story for Exchange on-premises and the service. Specifically, if you do decide to take advantage of the simplicity and lower costs of co-locating your ‘archive’ data with your primary mailbox data, (see here for a previous discussion about why…

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