Azure Certifications – All Roads Start HERE

You may have noticed that the Azure certifications have been revamped over the past year, or so. They are now role-based and come in four main tracks (although others exist): Azure Administrator Associate: AZ-103 Azure Developer Associate: AZ-203 Azure Solutions Architect Expert: AZ-300 and AZ-301 Azure DevOps Engineer Expert: AZ-400 There are tons of resources … Continue reading Azure Certifications – All Roads Start HERE

Pester for Infrastructure Validation

I have been using Pester and integrated it with my dxExchange.WebServices module following HDD/TDD practices. I have wanted to start incorporating Pester testing into cloud configuration validation and management for some time, but never really got around to it. A couple of weeks ago, I participated in a Network DevOps course facilitated by Nick Russo … Continue reading Pester for Infrastructure Validation

Should the Exchange 2019 Metacache Database Actually Be Implemented?

At Ignite 2018, Microsoft outlined several details related to Exchange Server 2019 that I previously wrote about. Included was the new Metacache Database (MCDB). The purpose is fairly clear: Exchange has been optimized to offer really large mailboxes on the cheapest storage possible which was afforded by being really intelligent about read/write operation and caching … Continue reading Should the Exchange 2019 Metacache Database Actually Be Implemented?

Quick Tip: Attaching a Mailbox to a Different Active Directory User

This post is not about taking a mailbox that has been inactive. Rather, this post is about taking an active mailbox that is already attached to an AD user and attach it to a different one. Situation: Cross-forest migrations have a lot of moving parts. It requires two AD forests with accounts or trusts established, … Continue reading Quick Tip: Attaching a Mailbox to a Different Active Directory User

Exchange Server 2019 Announcements at Ignite 2018

We had many significant Exchange related announcements at Ignite this year, including many for Exchange Server 2019 and Exchange hybrid. However, to the dismay of many, there was still no announcement for eliminating the last Exchange server after migrating to Exchange Online while still running directory synchronization. The focus of this post will be updated … Continue reading Exchange Server 2019 Announcements at Ignite 2018