Updated Release of Exchange 2013 RTM CU2

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Our good friend Ross Smith over at the Exchange Team Blog informed us – the updated release of Exchange 2013 RTM CU2 was released yesterday.

The original release contained an issue that could result in the loss of public folder permissions when the public folder mailbox is moved between Exchange 2013 databases

You can download the Cumulative Update 2 for Exchange Server 2013 here.

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Xbox One: There’s a lot of things wrong

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Today, I want to take a closer look at what’s been going on with the Xbox One. A lot of actions and reactions were made by Microsoft and the fanbase that deserves a second look.

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I want you to go back to May 21st, 2013 and think about the debut of the Xbox One. We did not see the debut of a video game console. Microsoft was touting everything else but that feature. We learned Steven Spielberg will be producing a Halo series. We learned that the Xbox One can function as a cable box, becoming an all-in-one entertainment center. We learned the Xbox One has Skype and it can easily be used while the user is watching TV. We learned the Xbox One will be responding to our voice commands.  We also learned it plays sports games, thanks to Microsoft’s partnership with EA.

Their presentation was curious. The Xbox…

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How To Troubleshoot Microsoft Exchange Server Latency or Connection Issues

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I’ve found this great article on TechNet that really gives us the best practices for Troubleshooting Microsoft Exchange Server Latency or Connection Issues..

This is definitely a MUST have in your IT Toolbox.. Enjoy 🙂

How To Troubleshoot Microsoft Exchange Server Latency or Connection Issues

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Written by Samuel Drey, Premier Field Engineer.


This article is meant to be a hopefully useful guide to help Microsoft Exchange Server IT Operations teams understand, troubleshoot and remedy situations where users are experiencing issues connecting to the Exchange messaging service via Outlook or OWA. I’ve included information relating to Exchange Server 2003, 2007 and 2010.  The following process helps rule out server latencies and helps determine whether a less than optimal messaging user experience comes from a client-side configuration, client-side performance issue or a server-side issue.

Step 1: Check the Application Log and System Log

The first…

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