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Theresa Miller

Theresa is a Sr. Technical Systems Administrator and has been working as a technical expert in IT for over 18 years. Theresa has her MCSE, CCA and EPIC ECSM certifications. Her areas of expertise are in the areas of Exchange, Active Directory, Lync, SharePoint and Citrix XenApp. She has architected, designed, implemented and led complex projects in all of these areas. She also is a public speaker, speaking at events such as Briforum 2013 and upcoming will be at E2E Virtulization conference in May 2014.

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How to Tackle Exchange 2010 Backup and Recovery

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Theresa Miller

As an Exchange administrator, backup and recovery of your databases is an important aspect of your environment.  There should be defined and streamlined processes in place for your environment as it relates to this topic.  Why is this important?   You may have an end-user that cannot find that very important message they received a couple of weeks ago or the data may be important for that legal investigation that unexpectedly came up.

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Getting Started with Exchange 2010 Relay Connectors

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Theresa Miller

So, you have server-side applications that are internal to your environment and require a mechanism in order to send email, but the system itself cannot use a mailbox account due to application limitations. What do you do? In this case you will likely setup relay connectors on your Exchange servers. Before you set these up however, there is one key question to ask.

Will I allow my users to relay internally, externally, or both?

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Random Thoughts on BYOD and Email

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Theresa Miller

One of the largest challenges many organizations face is how to secure email.  Industries such as healthcare and financial have government regulated policy to adhere to such as HIPPA and Sarbanes Oxley.  So how do we ensure that our users are not sending out information they shouldn’t be from their desks or mobile devices? Also with the emergence of Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) securing company data is become even more important than it has in the past.

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Under the Hood with ExFolders and Microsoft Exchange

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Theresa Miller

What is ExFolders?

ExFolders is a Microsoft tool that can connect to Exchange 2010 public folders through a GUI and is separate from the Exchange Management Console.  This tool has replaced the old PFDavAdmin public folder administration tool that was used with older versions of Exchange.  Microsoft has added some backward compatibility within ExFolders and has configured it to work with Exchange 2007, but it must be run from an Exchange 2010 server.  This powerful tool can recover deleted public folder items, propagate public folder permissions, manage your public folder replicas, modify public folder size limits, and more.  I like to think of using this utility as a way to get “under the hood” to gain additional insight into the configuration of your public folders.

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