Episode 73 - MVP Michael Smith talks Exchange

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Tonight on the PowerScripting Podcast we talk to Exchange MVP Michael Smith about Exchange 2010


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  • 25 years experience in IT, 13 years experience w/Exchange
  • Written two books, Exchange 2003, and Monitoring Exchange 2007 w/Ops Mgr
  • Company: The Essential Exchange / http://theessentialexchange.com/blogs/michael/
  • writes articles for:
    • Exchange Messaging & Outlook e-zine
    • Simpletalk
  • SuperHero: Green Lantern
  • slipsec: ## How do you put load on your labs?
  •  gaurhoth: ## Any ideas that you can share about why Exch2010 CAS isn't going to be able to proxy to Exch2003 Backend (like Exch2007 CAS can now)?  gaurhoth: I'm looking at a exch2003 - exch2010 transition end of next year and this seems like it's going to add a hurdle.
  • gaurhoth: ## Have you played with cross-site DAG and is it as good as the demo's so far make it look? 
  • gaurhoth: ## sDo you have any limitation/concerns that you've observed so far?
  • gaurhoth: ## Is MS's recommendations that you can replace disk/tape backup with DAG (with at least 3 copies) really that realistic? Seems like you'd be open to database corruption issues since you would...
  • slipsec: ## How is Public Folder support?
  • gaurhoth: ## only have 1 (maybe 2) delayed copies if youc an afford that many servers (for lagged replication)
  • gaurhoth: ## Is all of DAG functionality availble from management console or is powershell required to set it up (as in HA tech in 2007) 
  • slipsec: ## Any tie in with the new Active Directory cmdlets?
  • gaurhoth: ## Is DAG Failover between sites a manual process? (assuming yes ... dns, etc)... Does failover require updates of AD attributes to point to new server... or is it just a dns change?  gaurhoth: (and AD Attribute changes obviously needing replication to complete before failover can be completed)


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About the Author

Jonathan Walz

Since March 2007, Jonathan Walz has been the co-host and technical brains for the PowerScripting Podcast. Conceived as a radio show for the PowerShell community, the podcast is the longest-lived PowerShell show in existence, and has featured dozens of weekly guests.