Blogs are a valuable business resource for the IT community. They make it easy to share knowledge, exchange ideas, learn how to troubleshoot a problem or even make new acquaintances.
I've compiled a list of some of my favorite blogs on Exchange Server and Microsoft Outlook. There's a mix of topics covered in each blog ranging from Exchange virtualization and Exchange mobile device management to Microsoft Outlook and SharePoint integration. You're bound to discover useful technical information in one of these blogs. Take a look...
94% Garbage with added Exchange
Mark Arnold has the quintessential blog; it's filled with honest opinions. Despite the title's claim that it only covers Exchange 6% of the time, the most populated tags are on Microsoft Exchange Server topics. Mark weighs in on the Exchange Server virtualization debate and has a great tag on all things Exchange Server 2007, including a myriad of information on Service Pack 1. For some Exchange Server troubleshooting tips -- or just a chuckle -- check it out.
Not only does Exchange MVP Bharat Suneja cover popular Exchange topics such as Exchange 2007, Outlook, OWA, global address lists, Exchange mailbox management, ActiveSync, etc., but he also updates his blog on a regular basis. Get step-by-step instructions on how to forward Exchange Server email to an external email address or discover what to do when existing Exchange recipients suddenly disappear from the global address list (GAL).
John Bostock's blog is a valuable reference for Exchange Server administrators. It is chock full of insightful troubleshooting advice, tips and tutorials. Here are a few recent Exchange Me! entries from John:
- Exchange message tracking - a great tool
Get an overview of Exchange Server's message tracking feature and follow easy step-by-step instructions on how to enable it.
- Message tracking Event IDs in Exchange Server 2003
Now that you have message tracking enabled, discover how to decipher those cryptic Event IDs.
- SMTP and Exchange Server 2003
John explains message flow fundamentals and the importance of SMTP in Exchange messaging.
Mr. Tweak - Windows Network & Admin Tweaks
IT expert Mike Bijon's blog features Windows network, systems and software administration tips and tricks. Pay special attention to the sections labeled Exchange Server, SAN and NAS storage, Microsoft Outlook, SharePoint and Windows Mobile devices.
Brian Desmond's Blog
Brian Desmond has written a few good blog posts on Exchange Server and Outlook. In one recent post, he shares a workaround for an Exchange 2007 Single Copy Cluster (SCC) installation error.
Eric Legault My Eggo
Microsoft MVP Eric Legault's blog focuses on Microsoft Outlook and SharePoint integration as well as SharePoint development. Waffle lovers might be disappointed, but Outlook and SharePoint administrators will rejoice.
Brad Dinerman's Favorite Tech Tips
While not a blog by definition, the Exchange Server and Outlook section on this page of Brad's website offers effective tips to solve common Microsoft Exchange and Outlook issues, such as:
- How to display a list of Exchange 2007 mailboxes and their sizes
- How to redirect Outlook Web Access from HTTP to HTTPS
Microsoft Community Blogs on Exchange Server
This is Microsoft's directory of Exchange Server blogs. I've sorted them by date so you'll be able to find the Exchange Server blogs that have been recently updated. Here are a few highlights from their list:
- Le Café Central de Déva
This blog by Devagnanam Jayaseelan features Exchange Server tutorials.
- The Electric Wand
Ewan Dalton's blog, The Electric Wand, covers Exchange Server, Microsoft Outlook, Unified Communication and more.
- You had me at EHLO
This list of useful Exchange and Outlook blogs wouldn't be complete without mentioning the Microsoft Exchange Team's contribution. Get the skinny on Exchange mobility, Outlook Web Access, Exchange Server storage and Exchange messaging security.
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