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
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?
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
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
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
There has been a proliferation of workflow automation tools out there for various platforms, and I am generally a fan. I have used the Shortcuts (formerly Workflow) app on iOS for a few years and have had limited success with IFTTT. Microsoft Flow is different because it is really meant to be an integration glue … Continue reading Troubleshooting Microsoft Flow
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
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.
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