Author Archives: Jason Sherry

Microsoft 365 retention policy bug that looked like it led to data loss

11/2 Update: Per the post below this turned out to be a GUI bug only so no mailbox data seemed to be affected. So in this case, it was just a display error and the policy didn’t actually apply to … Continue reading

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What’s New and Cool in Exchange 2013

10/1/15: Exchange 2016 is out now! What’s New and Cool in Exchange 2016 post 2/12/13 Update: Exchange 2010 SP3 is out, which provides support for Exchange 2013 CU1. Read more here: https://blog.jasonsherry.net/2013/02/12/exchange-2010-sp3-is-out/ 1/8/13 Update: What’s NOT cool in Exchange 2013: See … Continue reading

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Script to return smallest Exchange MBX DB size

I had a client ask me to create a mailbox creation script that would create new mailboxes on the smallest DB in the US. After doing a bit of research and running into some issue with the Get-MailboxDatabase cmdlet returining … Continue reading

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Script to reassign mailbox to a new user

In some organizations when a user leaves the company or is moved to a new role their existing mailbox needs to be reassigned to their replacement. In other words, the mailbox belongs to the role and not the person. If … Continue reading

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MEC is BACK in 2012!

8/17 Update: I will be hosting two sessions at MEC this year, see this blog post for more info: https://blog.jasonsherry.net/2012/08/17/speaking-at-mec-2012/ I first started working with Microsoft Exchange during the beta of 4.0 while at Digital Equipment Corporation in late 1995. My … Continue reading

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Exchange 2010 SMTP Protocol Logging

Exchange 2007/2010 SMTP log format differs greatly from Exchange 2003, which used IIS for SMTP.  There are now only nine fields in the logs and the last field, data, contains multiple parts of data that used to be in their … Continue reading

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Got my Microsoft Exchange MVP Reward\recognition for the 7th year

Got my Microsoft Exchange MVP reward\recognition for the 7th year. It is an honor to be selected as a Microsoft MVP since there are 20 Exchange MVP in the US and 107 worldwide, as of 1/1/2012.  In order to become an … Continue reading

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Microsoft Windows Live Mesh

Check out this article on why Ed Bott of ZDNet switch from Dropbox to Windows Live Mesh: http://www.zdnet.com/blog/bott/why-i-switched-from-dropbox-to-windows-live-mesh/3512 Mainly it was due to security lapses at Dropbox but also these key features: You can sync multiple folders on multiple local drives Dropbox … Continue reading

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Great EHLO post: Database Maintenance in Exchange 2010

This post: http://blogs.technet.com/b/exchange/archive/2011/12/14/database-maintenance-in-exchange-2010.aspx What maintenance tasks need to be performed against the database? Database Compaction Database Defragmentation Database Checksumming Page Patching Page Zeroing Why aren’t these tasks simply performed during a scheduled maintenance window? Won’t these background tasks impact my … Continue reading

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Exchange 2010 SP2 is out

Quick post for now, more later… From: Exchange Team (EHLO) Blog Post Outlook Web App (OWA) Mini A browse-only version of OWA designed for low bandwidth and resolution devices. Based on the existing Exchange 2010 SP1 OWA infrastructure, this feature … Continue reading

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