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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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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Exchange Server 2010 SP1 Beta Hosting Deployment… Part #7 – Transport Segregation

Back in 2008, I wrote a couple of blogs about the things we do to multi-tenant Exchange Server 2007 in HMC. In those blog posts, I walked through from a high level the components in Exchange that HMC changes to make the product multi-tenant. You can read them here, http://blogs.technet.com/b/provtest/archive/tags/hosted+exchange+server+2007/ Now, in those posts, I talked about…

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Exchange Server 2010 SP1 Beta Hosting Deployment… Part #6 – Btw, Remote Powershell works too. Now, that’s wicked!

In Part #5, I blogged about how you can utilize Exchange Control Panel (ECP) in a hosting deployment. Those are all really good. What I didn’t tell you is that, Remote PowerShell works too for tenant organization in a hosting deployment. Now, most of you already know that in Exchange Server 2010, the PowerShell concept…

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Exchange Server 2010 SP1 Beta Hosting Deployment… Part #4 – Wait wait… are you saying mail contact actually works now? No way!

Hey folks, that’s right, mail contact actually works properly now in Exchange Server 2010 SP1 Beta Hosting Deployment. I know many of you are saying, “Yeah, it is about time!” So, it is true, each tenant can create their own list of contacts and not afraid of having any conflict with other tenant organization. Those…

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Exchange Server 2010 SP1 Beta Hosting Deployment… Part #3 – Creating New Mailbox

Alright, let’s continue with this. So, you have seen how we can enable the hosting mode in Exchange Server 2010 SP1 beta by using the installation with /hosting switch in the Part #1, the first look and also how to create a hosted organization/tenant in part #2. Now let us continue with creating a tenant…

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