AutoWake is Pretty Slick

I am a Cortexan (listener of the Cortex podcast, with CGP Grey and Myke Hurley) and was listening to the latest episode on my way to a event yesterday evening. During the episode, Grey mentioned AutoWake, an alarm app made for the Apple Watch that is geared to wake you during your lightest sleep within … Continue reading AutoWake is Pretty Slick

What I Want From iOS in 2019

It took me a long time to warm up to Apple and iOS, as I have explained before. I was a long-time Windows Phone user, which was just natural to me since I had smart phones before the iPhone existed and I supported Exchange Server. Previous phones: Samsung Blackjack Samsung Blackjack II Samsung Jack HTC … Continue reading What I Want From iOS in 2019

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.

Help Driven Development with dxExchange.WebServices

I wrote a post about Help Driven Development (HDD) some time back. To summarize, HDD builds on top of what I have since come to understand as Behavioral Driven Development (BDD) and Test Drive Development (TDD). The aim of the paradigms are to improve code and invert the normal process, prioritizing the tasks that often … Continue reading Help Driven Development with dxExchange.WebServices

Regulation Will Drive Cloud Adoption

It has appeared to me that international tensions over privacy and data residency have had their roots in an attempt to slow cloud adoption. GDPR looms as an emerging specter and Germany, the powerhouse of Europe, China, and the US Government have their own Microsoft “cloud.” However, my gut tells me that data residency and … Continue reading Regulation Will Drive Cloud Adoption

Focusing on Help Driven Development

I often times write up a never ending While loop in PowerShell to run something every X minutes.  Usually, I do this if I have manually deleted a user from Azure AD and I am waiting for it to synchronize back up: https://gist.github.com/dustindortch/3c2b865f5cbf49248b09e8836d564ec1 When I am done, I just [Ctrl]+[Break], or maybe I insert a … Continue reading Focusing on Help Driven Development