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Andy Grogan

Andy Grogan
Andy Grogan [ MVP (Exchange) ]Andy is an experienced senior IT professional who is comfortable managing both large, complex technical IT environments and operating at the strategic IT direction level. He has a strong background in 3rd tier technical, data center operations management and solution design which has been built up over 16 years of experience within the IT industry in both private and public sectors - working with many frameworks and disciplines. During his career, Andy has held roles ranging from 1st and 2nd line support, head of 3rd line operations, and head of technical services all the way through head of IT. Holding such a diverse array of positions has given him a deep understanding not only of how IT organizations work from the ground level up, but how they can and should operate delivering quality services to the businesses which they support. Andy has a demonstrable track record in the design, sourcing, project management and implementation of large scale technical projects and a very eclectic technical experience base, founded predominately in Microsoft technologies (Exchange, AD, SQL, SCOM, Windows Server). He has also worked with or managed the delivery of IBM (storage, P-Series and TSM), HP (servers and storage), Cisco (routers, switches, firewalls, IPT), VMWare (ESX, ESXi,VSphere), Citrix(MetaFrame,XPe,PS4,XenApp) and Data Center / IT operations management. Andy is a 4-time recipient of Microsoft’s Most Valued Professional award for Exchange Server (2009, 2010, 2011 and 2012), and a well-known author within the international Exchange community, writing content for sites such as TechTarget, MSExchange.org, ENow and his own personal site telnetport25.com.
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01
May

Exchange 2013 Lab Tutorial: Part 9- Cumulative Update 1

  Ok, yes I know – I said that Part 8 was the last in this particular series – but then Microsoft went and released Cumulative Update 1 (CU1) for Exchange 2013 (on April 2nd)...
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22
Apr

Exchange 2013 Lab Tutorial: Part 8- Users, Mailboxes, Distribution Lists and Public Folders

  We are now in the final stretch in this series with this being the second to last part of creating a test lab from scratch with Windows Servers 2012 and Exchange 2013. I could...
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17
Apr

Exchange 2013 Lab Tutorial: Part 7- Setting up DAG Databases and SSL

  To recap – the previous parts (should you wish to read them, refresh or catch up) can be found below: Part 1 We established our domain design, covered how to provision the...
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09
Apr

Building an Exchange 2013 LAB Environment using Windows Server 2012 from scratch- Part 6- Configuring a DAG

We last left off in Part 5 which covered the Directory, organization and Exchange preparation-and then went on to install the relevant Exchange servers using the unattended setup...
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02
Apr

Building an Exchange 2013 LAB From Scratch- Part 5

As a quick recap from what we have covered so far in this series: In part 1 we established our domain design, covered how to provision the Domain Controller for the LAB in Hyper-V...
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26
Mar

Building an Exchange 2013 LAB Environment using Windows Server 2012 from scratch- Part 4: Provisioning your Exchange Servers...

  Previously, we have discussed: The conceptual schematic of what our test lab domain will look like. Established the specifications for each of the virtual machines that we would...
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19
Mar

Building an Exchange 2013 LAB Environment using Windows Server 2012 from scratch – Part 3: Active Directory Domain Controller: CA Installation…

  In the previous two parts of this series I took you through building a Windows 2012 server on Hyper-V Server and then in the second part took you through the process of...
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12
Mar

Exchange 2013 Lab Tutorial: Part 2: AD Domain Controller and Installation

  In the previous part of this series (Part 1) I took you through to the point where you now have a basic Hyper-V guest which can be used as the domain controller for your...
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06
Mar

Exchange 2013 Lab Tutorial: Part 1: AD Setup

  Times change, people change – and as well all know, technology changes as well. The last part of that sentence could not be more true of Windows, Active Directory and Exchange...
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13
Nov

Quick Tip– Remove KB2667402 before you install Windows 2008 R2 Service Pack 1…

I have been working on a large Exchange 2010 upgrade to Service Pack 2. The Exchange environment that I have been working within works well, but it has not had a lot of TLC in a...
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