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How to Build a SCCM OSD Progress Report to Wow Your Boss - Part 1

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Microsoft SCCM (and MDT) are great tools that provide a robust system to lay down OS images onto many clients. Once setup, SCCM admins and technicians can easily image computers all day every day without thinking about how much time and money they’re saving the company. Rather than just telling your boss you’re making progress on something like the Windows XP replacement project you’ve got going on why not give her/him real, hard numbers of how many devices you’ve been knocking out over the past 6 months?

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Exchange Coexistence

Exchange 2013 OWA Coexistence with Exchange 2010

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Outlook Web App (OWA) has been a mandatory requirement for every organization. When Exchange 2013 is introduced in an existing environment, it needs to be configured for OWA co-existence with legacy Exchange servers like Exchange 2010 or Exchange 2007. OWA co-existence configuration will provide a single namespace for users accessing OWA, regardless of where their mailbox is located. This document is for the administrator to configure OWA co-existence using single name space for both Exchange 2013 and legacy Exchange servers (Exchange 2010 and Exchange 2007)

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Exchange Server Trends

Exchange 2013 Server Role Requirement Calculator – Part 1

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The Exchange 2013 Server Role Requirement Calculator is a one stop calculation tool for Exchange 2013 design. The tool covers design calculations for both the Mailbox and Client Access server role. Exchange 2013 reduced the number of roles from previous versions of Exchange by making the design and implementation as simple as possible. The Server Role Requirement Calculator helps us to size both physically and virtually and it provides in-depth sizing of every component of the hardware like CPU, Memory, Network, Storage, Backup, servers, datacenter etc.

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Exchange Monitoring: Built in Tools for CAS Monitoring in Exchange

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Jonathan Summers

Built-in tools for CAS Monitoring in Exchange 2016/2019

With some small and medium size businesses unable to afford larger, enterprise solutions for Exchange monitoring, we will explore the local tools built into Exchange to help you leverage Exchange CAS monitoring from within the Exchange program itself. This article is meant as an overview detailing the built-in tools available and may require more independent reading and learning before making any changes to your organization’s solution.

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Exchange Monitoring: Exchange 2013 Back Up Monitoring

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Jonathan Summers

Microsoft Exchange Server 2013 has a very different server role architecture than its previous versions. Exchange 2007 and 2010 had 5 server roles: the Mailbox Server role, Client Access role, Hub Transport role, Edge Transport role, and the Unified Messaging role. That is a lot of roles to need to backup. However, Exchange 2013 has greatly reduced the number of server roles down to two: the Mailbox Server Role and the Client Access Server role. All of the other roles, except the edge transport role which is run on a standalone , have been combined within those two roles. When it comes to backing up and restoring Exchange 2013 this makes Exchange Monitoring much easier for administrators.

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Top Tips Exchange 2016 Migrations

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Jeff Guillet MVP, MCSM

Many companies have good reasons to keep their messaging infrastructure on-premises. Exchange 2016 is currently the second latest version of Exchange Server for on-premises deployments.  Common reasons to upgrade Exchange include adding new functionality, such as high availability, moving from an unreliable or insecure system, and moving to a version that Microsoft still supports.

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