Office 365 Service Assurance and Audited Controls

At Microsoft, we believe that transparency is key to earning customer trust. When you entrust your data to the Microsoft Cloud, you will have questions: Where is it and who can access it? What is Microsoft doing to protect it? What does Microsoft do to comply with regulatory requirements? How can I verify that Microsoft…

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Keeping up to date with what’s happening with Set-MailboxDatabase II

Tony Redmond is absolutely correct when he says “No matter how long you work with software, it’s impossible to master every possible detail, especially when you’re talking about a complex product like Exchange 2013.”  With the pace of innovation faster today than ever before, and even faster tomorrow, it can be difficult to stay on…

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Windows Server 2012 R2 and Database Availability Groups

Exchange Server 2013 Service Pack 1 (SP1) has released, and among other features and improvements, SP1 includes support for Windows Server 2012 R2. This means that a database availability group (DAG) running Exchange 2013 SP1 on Windows Server 2012 R2 automatically takes advantage of the improvements in and changes to Windows Failover Clustering (WFC) in…

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New Managed Availability Documentation Available

Ensuring that users have a good email experience has always been the primary objective for messaging system administrators. To help ensure the availability and reliability of your messaging system, all aspects of the system must be actively monitored, and any detected issues must be resolved quickly. In previous versions of Exchange, monitoring critical system components…

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Where Did Email Come From?

Corporations, organizations and other entities use email as a communication device. Every day, billions of emails are sent by people and computers to recipients in domains all over the world (some valid and some not). With the ability to transmit documents, spreadsheets, slide decks and other attachments, email is our most used, if not our…

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Recommended Hotfixes for Windows Server 2012 Failover Clusters

Today, Microsoft released Knowledge Base article 2784261, which describes the hotfixes we recommend being installed on all Windows Server 2012 failover clusters.  This includes Exchange database availability groups that are running on Windows Server 2012, as well. Although these hotfixes are generally recommended for all customers, we recommend that you evaluate each fix to determine…

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High Availability Changes in Exchange Server 2013 Cumulative Update 1

Exchange Server 2013 Cumulative Update 1 (CU1) has been released and is now available for download!  CU1 is the first release to use the servicing model introduced with Exchange 2013.  CU1 includes new features, new functionality and bug fixes, including in the area of high availability.  The announcement post on the Exchange Team Blog already…

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Storage, High Availability and Site Resilience in Exchange Server 2013, Part 3

Microsoft Exchange Server 2013 continues to innovate in the areas of storage, high availability, and site resilience. In this three-part blog series, I’ll describe the significant improvements in Exchange 2013 related to these three areas. Part 1 focuses on the storage improvements that we’ve made. Part 2 focuses on high availability. And Part 3 will…

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Storage, High Availability and Site Resilience in Exchange Server 2013, Part 2

Microsoft Exchange Server 2013 continues to innovate in the areas of storage, high availability, and site resilience. In this three-part blog series, I’ll describe the significant improvements in Exchange 2013 related to these three areas. Part 1 focuses on the storage improvements that we’ve made. Part 2 focuses on high availability. And Part 3 will…

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Storage, High Availability and Site Resilience in Exchange Server 2013, Part 1

Microsoft Exchange Server 2013 continues to innovate in the areas of storage, high availability, and site resilience.  In this three-part blog series, I’ll describe the improvements in Exchange 2013 related to these three areas. Part 1 focuses on the storage improvements that we’ve made.  Part 2 will focus on high availability.  And part 3 will…

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