How fast is YOUR Outlook?

Posted Posted in Exchange, Office

This has got to be one of the most subjective matters, ever – How fast/slow is Outlook performing. While researching another topic, I came across a blog post from the Exchange team which allows us to give our users guidance on how to structure their mailboxes and why. Check it out here: This is […]

Tech-ed feedback coming SOON!

Posted Posted in Uncategorized

Just trying to catch up with a bunch of stuff while I was out of the office. I’ll be posting feedback and updates soon. In the meantime, if you’re coming here because of my chalk and talk at tech-ed where I mentioned the community involvement, please go to and register. Take a moment to hit […]

Microsoft Baseline Configuration Analyzer

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  Microsoft has released The Microsoft Baseline Configuration Analyzer (MBCA). What does it do? good question. according to the readme the tool analyzes a system’s configuration based on a predefined configuration baseline model obtained from Microsoft. You can download it here: To summarize, right now in terms of what it CAN do – it doesn’t […]

SBS POP3 connector pain

Posted Posted in Exchange, Small Business Server

I have recently had a number of run-in’s with the SBS 2003 POP3 connector and the thing’s it DOESN’T do properly, such as not duplicate mail incessantly or just plain drop mail addressed to BCC – blind carbon copy recipients. With that in mind, I’ve looked at the options for a POP connector replacement which […]

GUI on a cmdlet

Posted Posted in Exchange

If you even have the slightest interest in Powershell, then check out PowerGUI. PowerGUI is a REALLY nice extensible wrapper around Powershell. You can learn a lot from the script source that’s included in the product and there’s a TON of Exchange 2007 stuff that you can do from PowerGUI that’s hard to do from […]

Want a job?

Posted Posted in Microsoft Exchange

The Exchange team have put up a new site trying to help people figure out if they’d like to work with them. Check out the site on The site is done with a LOT of humour and is certainly worth having a look 😉 Nic

Powershell and Exchange 2000/2003

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Most folks I talk to have installed Powershell, but not done much with it. Most of these folks also run Exchange 2000 or Exchange 2003 and don’t dream of managing Exchange from anything else but the GUI or VBScript. Point in case, a lot of Exchange 2003 information is available via WMI. Powershell makes WMI […]