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

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PowerShell Ternary Statement

Ternary statements can be very useful but difficult to read. Many blue moons ago, I used to write a lot of Java, which has a ternary statement just like C: x = (condition) ? 1 : 0;
 It is a short and concise way to have a condition if it is a matter of setting … Continue reading PowerShell Ternary Statement

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

Updated dxExchange.WebServices

I have completed refactoring the dxExchange.WebServices module. It is at greater than feature parity to the previous release. Notable changes: Complete help Custom output formatting Pester tests! Deployed to the PowerShell Gallery!!! With that said, assuming a relatively modern version of PowerShell (4.x+): Install-Module dxExchange.WebServices Get-Command -Module dxExchange.WebServices The repository is on GitHub dxExchange.WebServices.