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Michael Francis

The Postmasters

The Exchange Team introduces themselves, and keeps you up-to-date Read more...

Michael Francis

Exchange Editorials

Since moving his monthly editorials to a blog, Michael has decided to keep track of them here in the Exchange section. Read more...

Michael Francis

Exchange 14: Times are changing

Michael looks at what's coming with Outlook Live, and reckons that there is a sea change in what users expect from their email clients Read more...

Michael Francis

Does Exchange Light Your Fire?

Perhaps SysAdmins are more motivated by the human and psychology-orientated parts of the job than the merely technical. Do you feel appreciated and valued? Or are you just seen as Mr Fix-It when things go wrong? Read more...

Michael Francis

Hunting in Packs, Seamless-ness and Happy Holidays

I attended DevConnections (Exchange) last month and was blown away by the technical talks. Speakers included Exchange MVPs William Lefkovics, Michael B. Smith, Paul Robichaux, and Jim McBee. Topics ranged from Exchange Edge Services to Transport Rules, Powershell and Exchange 2007 to Database Portability. Read more...

Michael Francis

Exchange Server Archiver, Las Vegas, Lemons and Whales

It’s the fall and the leaves are falling all around us. And so are the barriers to Exchange Archiving. Read more...

Michael Francis

Asking for help – come and talk to us!

“When you buy something from a self-assembly furniture shop, do you read the instructions?” This was the very first question in the very first usability trial I was involved in. I never do, but I don’t know how normal this is. Read more...

Michael Francis

Go With the Flow

Knowing enough about the routes that messages take is vital to being an effective Exchange admin, because just like my route to work, you can put this knowledge to work to boost the efficiency of your servers. Read more...

Michael Francis

Fatal Halt

Will anti-spam software be able to cope with the evolution of spam? Or will spam be the end of our preferred method of business communication? Read more...

Michael Francis

Optimizing the Exchange Environment - Send us your Tips

We are running a monthly Exchange top tips competition where you can win a $50 Amazon voucher. Read more...

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Upgrade Exchange 2003 to Exchange 2010 - Part II
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Goodbye Exchange ExMerge, Hello Export-Mailbox
 ExMerge was a great way of exporting a mailbox to an Exchange PST file, or for removing all occurences... Read more...

Exchange E-mail Addresses and the Outlook Address Cache
 Because Exchange auto-complete cache uses X.500 addresses for e-mail sent to addresses within the... Read more...

Using Exchange 2007 for Resource Booking
 The process of booking various resources to go with a meeting room just got a whole lot easier with... Read more...