Michael's technical ramblings....

Interesting things I've found throughout my technical journey.

The msExchInternalTLSCert attribute

Have you ever wondered where Exchange looks to find the certificate for inbound and outbound TLS for...

Author: Michael Hall (EXCHANGE) Date: 08/23/2014

EHLO PelNet

If you've been following the Exchange Team blog you'd know that I released version 2.0 of...

Author: Michael Hall (EXCHANGE) Date: 08/23/2014

Exchange Server 2013 Maintenance

It’s been a while since my last article; things have been quite hectic on the work front and I...

Author: Michael Hall (EXCHANGE) Date: 04/24/2014

Office 365 Insight into the Hybrid Configuration Wizard Part 2

I decided to extend the Insight into the Hybrid Configuration Wizard article into another 2 parts....

Author: Michael Hall (EXCHANGE) Date: 08/21/2013

Office 365 License Reporting

UPDATE 2014/14/09: New version 0.6 has been released to support Power BI for Office 365 licenses....

Author: Michael Hall (EXCHANGE) Date: 08/18/2013

Managing failed mailbox move requests

If you haven’t seen my mailbox migration tool yet, go and have a look at it here. It’s...

Author: Michael Hall (EXCHANGE) Date: 08/06/2013

Exchange Server Large MailItem Script

UPDATE : 1. Please take note we have increased the size limit to 150MB during on boarding the...

Author: Michael Hall (EXCHANGE) Date: 06/27/2013

Office 365 Hybrid Mailbox Migration Management

2014/10/02 Update: New Version 1.1 has been released - fixed a bug that always causes moves to be...

Author: Michael Hall (EXCHANGE) Date: 06/25/2013

Office 365 DirSync Update

I just received feedback from the Dev Team that an updated version of DirSync Tool has been released...

Author: Michael Hall (EXCHANGE) Date: 06/25/2013

Exchange 2013 fun with Information Store

I've been working with the Exchange Team on some additions to the Exchange 2013 Role Requirements...

Author: Michael Hall (EXCHANGE) Date: 06/14/2013

Office 365 DirSync Password Synchronization

Got some great news – Windows Azure Active Directory Sync Agent (DirSync) has a new welcome...

Author: Michael Hall (EXCHANGE) Date: 06/04/2013

Office 365 Upgrading DirSync SQL Express Database

This short article covers the process of an in-place upgrade of the DirSync database to a full...

Author: Michael Hall (EXCHANGE) Date: 05/28/2013

Office 365 Insight into the Hybrid Configuration Wizard

In this post I want to cover the Hybrid Configuration process - specifically detail on the Configure...

Author: Michael Hall (EXCHANGE) Date: 05/24/2013

Office 365 Post Service Upgrade

Office 365 customers running on Wave 14 tenants are gradually being upgraded to Wave 15 tenants....

Author: Michael Hall (EXCHANGE) Date: 05/24/2013

Windows 8, Hyper-V, Vyatta Lab and Wireless adapter saga

I had some time recently to fine tune my lab environment on my laptop and thought I would share my...

Author: Michael Hall (EXCHANGE) Date: 03/14/2013

Exchange 2010 SP3 on Windows Server 2012

I've been busy with a small Exchange 2007 to Exchange 2010 engagement the last few days and we...

Author: Michael Hall (EXCHANGE) Date: 03/02/2013

Group Policy client side extensions

A couple of months ago I was assisting a customer with a very strange Group Policy problem. The...

Author: Michael Hall (EXCHANGE) Date: 01/31/2013

Exchange 2010 Edge - Unable to Relay

Got a call from a customer informing me that inbound mails are bouncing with 550 Unable to relay...

Author: Michael Hall (EXCHANGE) Date: 12/12/2012

Office 365 - Outlook Certificate Popups

I got a mail the other day from a colleague requesting assistance on behalf of a partner around an...

Author: Michael Hall (EXCHANGE) Date: 12/12/2012

Office 365 Certificates and the Hybrid Configuration Wizard

It’s been a while since my last blog, but the world of Microsoft Consulting has been keeping...

Author: Michael Hall (EXCHANGE) Date: 12/12/2012

Distributing offline address books to multiple generation servers.

I’ve been involved in relatively large Exchange Server 2010 multi-tenanted solutions recently...

Author: Michael Hall (EXCHANGE) Date: 09/13/2012

Why the correct load balancing persistence is so important in Exchange Server 2010?

I’m sure this has been covered by many other sources on the internet, but I thought I’d...

Author: Michael Hall (EXCHANGE) Date: 09/05/2012

One step for man

One giant leap for mankind

Author: Michael Hall (EXCHANGE) Date: 08/15/2012