Tony Redmond

Senior Contributing Editor , Windows IT Pro

Tony Redmond is a senior contributing editor for Windows IT Pro. His latest books are Office 365 for Exchange Professionals (eBook, May 2015) and Microsoft Exchange Server 2013 Inside Out: Mailbox and High Availability (Microsoft Press, October 2013).


Posts by Tony Redmond

Cherish your arbitration mailboxes - just in case!

Apr 21, 2016
Arbitration mailboxes made their appearance in Exchange 2010 as a special form of mailbox that is designed to be used by Exchange itself rather than......

Recycled email addresses and Outlook nicknames

Apr 14, 2016
The revelations (last October) that Microsoft is quietly recycling email addresses from its Hotmail, Live, and domains might have come......

Managing the dumpster - setting quotas for the Recoverable Items folder

Apr 12, 2016
The “dumpster” has been a feature of Exchange since Exchange 2000 to provide a last-chance opportunity for users to recover deleted......

Why an open archive API is needed to transfer data between cloud services

Apr 07, 2016
Microsoft is listed as one of the “Challengers” in Gartner’s Magic Quadrant for Enterprise Information Archiving (29 October 2015......

Understanding the overhead in an Exchange mailbox database

Apr 05, 2016
It’s taken me a while to get around to mentioning the rather useful “Database Growth Reporting” script for Exchange 2010 and......

The ultimate cloud email heresy

Mar 31, 2016
Email systems seem to be in a perpetual state of migration. Since 1996, the on-premises implementation of Microsoft email technology has gone......

Comparing Office 365 releases to the measured pace of on-premises software

Mar 29, 2016
Experienced administrators at companies that decide to move some workload from on-premises to the cloud are confronted by many challenges. I’ve......

The path to native high availability for Exchange

Mar 24, 2016
I received quite a few notes after recent posts covering how Exchange’s storage demands have evolved over the last decade and what this......

The curious case of the blank default retention policy in Exchange Online

Mar 22, 2016
Recently I had occasion to check the default retention policy (called the Default MRM Policy) for my Office 365 tenant. As you do, I ran the Get-......

Office 365 Admin Center switches to jazzy new interface

Mar 17, 2016
At the start of March, Microsoft began the process of switching out the current version of the Office 365 Admin Center to a fresh design. The new......