Service plan is in an inconsistent state? What in the world…

I was away for few weeks, was on site at a customer location, handling some critical situations and then followed by Microsoft’s CSS Global Leaders meeting in Seattle. Finally, I have caught up with my email, with my sleep and etc. Finally, I have some time to blog again. It is good to be back….

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Exchange Server 2010 SP1 Hosting Deployment – RBAC simplified #4 – Tenants

Tenant Administrators and Tenants By now you probably know that when you create a new tenant organization, there are a few RBAC roles being created and there are also a few role groups created out of the box. You may also see some assignments being created by default. So, by default, it creates the following,…

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Exchange Server 2010 SP1 Hosting Deployment – RBAC simplified #3 – Resellers

Resellers The concept of Resellers in Exchange Server 2010 SP1 Hosting Deployment, well… let me be really direct here, it doesn’t really exist anymore. Remember in HMC world, we have to create resellers before you even create any tenant organization? When you are setting up Exchange Server 2010 Hosting Deployment, very quickly you realize that…

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Exchange Server 2010 SP1 Hosting Deployment – RBAC simplified #2 – Hosters

A closer look at RBAC in Hosting Deployment In the last post, I gave a quick overview of RBAC which I think s important. Those who has been working on Exchange Server 2010 for while and already know RBAC can skip the last blog posts. If you do not know what RBAC is, I encourage you to…

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Exchange Server 2010 SP1 Hosting Deployment – RBAC simplified #1 – Introduction

Introduction One of the biggest changes from Exchange Server 2007 to Exchange Server 2010 is Role Based Access Control or in short, RBAC. RBAC changes a lot of things, some said it has simplified management, some said it has added tons of flexibilities but some said it has added tons of complexities particularly for smaller…

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Not all the cmdlets in the E2k10 SP1 beta Hosting Deployment have the -Organization switch?

This is a quick one. I saw some questions posted in the forum on this and I thought I should give a short blog on this. For those has been playing with Exchange Server 2010 SP1 beta hosting deployment, I am quite sure by now you realize that you always need to be in the right tenant Organization context to…

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Exchange Server 2010 SP1 Beta Hosting Deployment… Part #9 – Autodiscover

How should I really start this post? Conceptually, the way Outlook uses Autodiscover in Exchange 2010 SP1 beta hosting deployment hasn’t changed compared to HMC. I blogged how Autodiscover work in HMC back in early 2009. It is here for those who are interested, HMC 4.5 and Exchange 2007 SP1 – Part #5 – Autodiscover in…

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Exchange Server 2010 SP1 Beta Hosting Deployment… Part #8 – Address List Segregation

Yes, Address List Segregation, it is time to talk about it. In Exchange Server 2007, Address List Segregation is really the heart of Hosted Exchange. If we do the address list segregation correctly, then the client should not be able to see another tenant and each tenant will sort of have their very own virtual…

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