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Movin’ on Up…!

Well now, it’s been a while, hasn’t it!  For the past year I’ve been the technical lead on a large Exchange 2007 > Exchange 2013 on-premises email migration for Canada’s biggest Telco. From pre-sales to Pilot to Production implementation, I … Continue reading

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Microsoft posts Q1 2016 SLA performance for Office 365. Unsurprisingly, it was good.

Originally posted on Thoughtsofanidlemind's Blog:
Microsoft recently posted the Q1 2016 performance against SLA for Office 365 and reported a 99.98% outcome, which is the same number that they posted for the two previous quarters. Overall, things have been…

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Exchange Server 2007: T-1 year and counting!

Exchange Server 2007: T-1 year and counting Get migrating people… http://blogs.technet.com/b/exchange/archive/2016/04/11/exchange-server-2007-t-1-year-and-counting.aspx  Today marks the start of the one-year countdown before Exchange Server 2007 reaches the end of extended support. If Exchange Server 2007 is still part of your messaging infrastructure, … Continue reading

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Microsoft Customer Immersion Experience (CIE)

I’ve been asked by the folks at Microsoft to come down and play in their CIE lab for the day soon.  In a couple of weeks i’ll be holed up learning how to deliver the new CIE experience to existing and potential … Continue reading

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Webcast: Troubleshoot Outlook Connectivity to Office 365

At time of writing i’m either designing or deploying three separate messaging migrations to Exchange Online.  One of the source environments is non-Microsoft, where the Administration staff may have less exposure to an Outlook client and connectivity mechanisms such as … Continue reading

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Important Notice about Certificate Expiration for Exchange 2013 Hybrid Customers

If you’re running Exchange 2013 and you’ve configured a hybrid deployment with Office 365, this post contains important information that might impact you. Please evaluate this information and take any necessary action before April 15, 2016. If your latest run … Continue reading

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Buying a HLB costs less than you think…

The fact is that these days the ratio of cloud/hybrid vs. on-premise Exchange Server deployments is roughly 80% vs. 20% – changed days from say 3 years ago when we were still deploying mostly on-premise.  However i have seen some … Continue reading

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