Evan Dodds - Microsoft Exchange Server Blog

Exchange, Exchange administration stuff, and other assorted ramblings

Evan Dodds - Microsoft Exchange Server Blog

  • TechEd 2010 – Harold Wong Interview

    Also while I was at TechEd 2010 a few weeks back, I met up with Harold Wong and he recorded a short (9 min) interview with me about Rich Coexistence. Have a look: http://blogs.technet.com/b/haroldwong/archive/2010/06/18/tech-ed-2010-interview-with...
  • TechEd 2010 – Rich Coexistence

    At TechEd 2010 in New Orleans a week or two ago, I gave a talk entitled “Using Microsoft Exchange Server 2010 to Achieve Rich Coexistence with Exchange Online”. One of the cool things about TechEd talks is that now they’re recording them and posting them...
  • Using C# to get to MultiValuedProperty

    Today's post is to address a question we dealt with fairly recently through a customer escalation. The customer was trying to figure out the best way to programmatically get access to the entries in a MultiValuedProperty collection returned as part of...
  • Generating LDP Dumps from PowerShell

    Back in my PSS days, it was a common data-gathering/troubleshooting technique to collect "LDP Dumps" (ie - full AD propertyname+value data for a given object) as a way of collecting data for a troubleshooting investigation. If you're a really long-time...
  • Interact 2008 - April 8-10, 2008

    I just heard that (Exchange VP) Terry's going to be giving the keynote at Interact this year, and he's promised the first real public details about ExchangeLabs ! Sweet... this is exciting stuff! Plus -- Robert and Andrew will be presenting the PowerShell...
  • Nested DL Membership in Exchange 2007

    Aeons ago, Vivek posted about how to get DL membership in Exchange 2007 . He commented that " This can be adapted to do nested membership as well—I’ll leave it to you to figure out how. " At the time, I remember reading this and thinking briefly about...
  • Using PowerShell + WMI to manage legacy Exchange

    Dmitry blogs all about it here . I'd been meaning to write pretty much this very same post ever since I attended Devin 's talk on managing Legacy Exchange with PowerShell at ExchangeConnections last November this past April , so I'm glad to see Dmitry...
  • Evan's TechEd session video is posted

    It turns out that my TechEd Exchange Scripting with PowerShell session was recorded to video, and now it's available for all to download (no more having to provide TechEd credentials!). Link below on the session title to the video of my session and to...
  • DynamicDistributionGroup for all users in a particular storage group

    Lots of people are asking lots of questions at the ExchangeNinjas wiki ! Glad to see so much participation both from within the Exchange team and also from the broad Exchange community!! This question struck me as pretty interesting, so I figured I...
  • Evan's TechEd 2007 Wrapup

    I realized this week that all of the sessions (and video recordings of each session -- I didn't even realize they were recording ALL of the sessions!) are available online. This means even if you ended up double-booked for two interesting sessions and...
  • Quest's QAD Cmdlets

    I'm generally very focused on Exchange and our PowerShell cmdlets, but I had an opportunity this week to attend a demo session for the Quest "ActiveRoles Management Shell" cmdlets, one of several PowerShell related tools from Quest . This suite of Cmdlets...
  • Validation (and DirectoryEntry) demo from TechEd 2007

    I didn't get a chance to do this demo in my Exchange Automation with PowerShell session at Teched 2007, mostly due to time. However, I had a conversation with someone prior to my talk and I said that I'd cover it at some point. Well, let's cover it here...
  • SMTP .net object demo from my TechEd 2007 PowerShell session

    Wolfgang requested a reprint of the details from the "SMTP Demo" part of my TechEd talk last week. Here is (roughly) the transcript of the steps, and my comments interspersed... [PS] C:\>$dl = Get-DistributionGroup SomeGroup Ok, now we've...
  • Post-Session at TechEd 2007

    Thanks to all those die-hards who attended UNC309 session this morning at 8:30am, and to those who spent some time at the "Interactive Theatre" (ie - chalk-talk) session afterward for Q&A, much appreciated! The session seemed to go fairly well...
  • TechEd 2007, Day 1: Exchange 2007 Overview

    The first Exchange breakout session this morning served as a bit of an "Exchange 2007 Keynote" talk, with our General Manager Terry Myerson doing the delivery. He covered E2k7's features and characteristics end-to-end in 75 mins, and had a couple of us...
  • TechEd 2007

    Wow, time sure flies. No posts since end of April; sorry about that! I'm (more or less) caught back up at work from these crazy few weeks (months?) just passed, and I'm even just returning from a week vacation... raring to go! So what's next? Well......
  • Why no blog posts lately?

    You might have noticed that after several weeks of very regular blog posts, they suddenly and abruptly stopped. I have an explanation: I'm super busy this month at work! This should continue for a few more weeks. But expect to see more regular posts...
  • Ack, I've been tagged!

    Rod got me the other day with a " 5 things you don't know about me " post, so now it's my turn. Five Things you (probably) don't know about me: 1) I'm president of my homeowner association. Before that I was secretary. Before that I was secretary...
  • Exchange cmdlets from C#

    Vivek had originally posted about how to do some basic Exchange cmdlet access from C# -- several months before E2k7 released: Calling Exchange Cmdlets from .Net Code . However, by the time we released, some things had changed in the technique and Vivek...
  • Exchange Connections Spring 2007

    I'll be presenting at Exchange Connections (Spring/April 2007) conference at 9:30am on Monday, April 2nd, during "Microsoft Day" . Here's the session abstract: EMS05: Managing Exchange Server 2007: The New Exchange Management Console and Shell...
  • More Quota madness - this time MailboxStatistics

    In the last post, I walked through how to get mailboxes who met certain quota criteria (including inheriting these values from the mailbox database values). Today, let's cover this from a different perspective: "who is over their quota". Sure, it...
  • Quota madness

    During my MVP Summit session the other day, we talked about mailbox quotas and PowerShell a bit. We ran out of time to do a full demo of some useful oneliners around quotas, but I figure it'll be just as useful to go over the details here. Mailbox size...
  • Bill's LDAP->OPATH filter conversion script gets posted

    ... over at EHLO team blog in this post . Bill's been working on this one for a month or two, tweaking the conversion logic to make it as effective as possible. So if you are struggling with the manual steps I blogged about to convert your legacy LDAP...
  • Alternative UPN Suffixes and New-Mailbox GUI

    Someone asked me the other day about how to get additional UPN suffixes listed in the UPN suffix dropdown in New Mailbox GUI wizard. My initial instinct was the obvious: Add some additional AD domains to your forest and they'll show up. Of course,...
  • MVP Summit Exchange details

    My earlier post about the MVP summit this week didn't really talk much about the Exchange participation because I didn't have the numbers. Thanks to Melissa's post at EHLO , now we have the numbers! Approximately every 12-18 months, Microsoft invites...