MMMUG November 2010 Meeting–Windows Phone 7

This month, we are holding a Windows Phone 7 Meeting.

GFI Software have kindly offered to sponsor this meeting – the theme being Mobility and we’ll be discussing and demo-ing the Windows Phone 7 devices with at least one Microsoft IT Evangelists.
This will be one of the only places you’ll be able to get your hands on a Windows Phone 7 device without actually buying one.

GFI Software provides a single source of Web & Mail Security, Archiving, Backup & Fax, Networking & Security and Hosted solutions software for small to medium-sized enterprises.

With award-winning technology, an aggressive pricing strategy, and a strong focus on the unique requirements of small to medium-sized enterprises, GFI Software satisfies the needs of SME organizations on a global scale.

This will be the last meeting of the year and we think it’s going to be very popular so register now…

Date & Time:
Thursday, 25 November 2010, 18:00 — 21:00

The Cube
Studio 5, 155 Commercial Street ( map )
London, E1 6BJ

MMMUG September 2010 – Exchange virtualisation


Tony and I have another MMMUG event setup in a couple of weeks as per the below:

Hot on the heels of the August event we now have the September event booked. The subject of the event is Exchange Virtualisation, it’ll be held on Thursday 30th September and EMC will be presenting for half of the session.

Since there wasn’t really time for a Q/A session in the last meeting – we’ll making up for it in this one with half of the time dedicated to a roundtable discussion.

The meeting will be held at one of EMC’s London offices (near Southwark tube station) – there are spaces for 30 people and food and drink will be provided.

Meeting Agenda:

6:00pm – Registration & Welcome

6:30pm – EMC – Virtualising Exchange 2010

             · Introduction and Welcome
             · Why Virtualising Exchange
             · EMC Testing and Validation
             · Backup and Recovery
             · Compliance
             · DR options in a virtual world
             · Q&A

7:30pm – Refreshments

8:00pm  -  Roundtable discussion

9:00pm  -  Meeting ends

Meeting Location: EMC Consulting, Room 3.3, Notcutt House, 36 Southwark Bridge Road, London SE1 9EU.


To sign up see the link here


Hope to see you there.



Webinar Recording and Slides from MMMUG Exchange 2010 SP1 events

In the last few weeks MMMUG has delivered a couple of Exchange 2010 SP1 events.

The first was with Microsoft as posted here:

And the second was MMMUGs re-launch event as listed here:


Well the slides and webinar recordings from the first event are available on the MMMUG site here:


The slides from Jaap Wesselius from the in person MMMUG event are here:


Hope they are useful.



MMMUG August Event – Exchange Backup and SCDPM 2010

We’re on a roll! The August MMMUG event is being hosted by Tony Brown. and is being held in London on the 18th August 2010.

The subject of the meeting is Exchange backup and recovery and we have Microsoft’s Anthony Tyler talking about System Centre Data Protection Manager’s take on backing up exchange and Kroll Ontrack’s offering for recovery.

Kroll Ontrack is now celebrating its 25th Anniversary as a global leader in the provision of data management solutions, specialising in data recovery, restoration, erasure and investigative products and services (

Ontrack PowerControls software for Microsoft Exchange empowers users to search, recover, extract, restore and migrate Microsoft Exchange data (

Faced with increasing hardware and administration costs together with tighter budgets, organisations are seeking more cost-effective and efficient solutions to manage ad-hoc and routine Microsoft Exchange data requests. The core functionality of Ontrack PowerControls enables System Administrators to search, recover and restore entire .edb, .pst files and granular level items, whilst retaining data integrity.

Kroll Ontrack is pleased to be demonstrating the core functionality, features and application of this invaluable Microsoft Exchange administration tool.


18:00pm – 18:30pm Arrival
18:30pm – 19:30pm Ontrack PowerControls

  • Company & Product overview
  • Single item restore / recovery
  • Intuitive searching
  • Additional functionality
  • Existing customers
  • Live demo
  • Extraction of Microsoft Exchange data from backup
  • Browsing single / multiple .edb & .pst files, to single item level
  • Searching across multiple .edb’s
  • Compliance, investigations and legal requirements
  • Restoration of data
  • Reporting
  • Hands-on demo
  • Q & A

19:30pm – 20:00pm Refreshments
20:00pm – 20:45pm Microsoft DPM

  • Why build DPM?
  • Introducing DPM
  • Demo – Protecting Data
  • How Does DPM work?
  • Demo – Rapid & Reliable Recovery
  • Protected Platforms

20:45pm – 21:00pm Discussions & Questions on Exchange backup / recovery.

The event will be held at Kroll Ontrack’s flagship offices overlooking HMS Belfast and London Bridge:

  • Kroll Ontrack Limited
  • Tower Place East
  • London EC3R 5BS
  • United Kingdom

To Sign Up use the link below:

MMMUG July 2010 in person event – Exchange 2010 SP1 and Migration

As promised, Tony and I at MMMUG have finally managed to get the physical meetings going again.

To kick off our first meeting after re-launch, we are going to have an evening discussing Exchange 2010 SP1 and migrations on Thursday July 15th 2010.

As some of you will be aware, we recently held a LiveMeeting on the subject, however this will be a chance to dive deeper into the new changes and to bring your questions along to discuss in person.

The event is being sponsored by Redgate Software, a Microsoft Gold Messaging certified partner who provide transparent Exchange email archiving and PST discovery software. The perfect compliment to Exchange 2010, Exchange Server Archiver allows you to reduce the storage load on your Exchange server whilst providing a 100% transparent end-user experience. Combined with a PST discovering and importing tool, these tools will give you the best Exchange 2010 environment.

Alongside their software products they run the Simple-Talk sysadmin website which Jaap Wesselius and I have both written for.

Jaap will be our guest speaker for the evening and between us, we will cover both the new elements of Exchange Server 2010 SP1 and also answer questions about the process of upgrading from previous Exchange versions.

The agenda will be as follows:

18:00 – 18:30 – Arrival
18:30 – 19:45 – A look at what’s new in Exchange 2010 SP1
19:45 – 20:05 – Break/Networking
20:05 – 21:00 – Discussion and Questions on Migrating to Exchange 2010

The event will take place at the BSG Offices at the address below:
BSG House, 226-236 City Road, London, EC1V 2TT

To sign up, use the link below:

Looking forward to seeing you there, we have 30 places and expect them to fill up quickly so please make sure to register soon!

Exchange 2010 SP1 webinar – Thursday 10th June 2010 with Microsoft UK and MMMUG

As you may be aware – Exchange 2010 Service Pack 1 is being released shortly and Microsoft’s Brett Johnson, Steve Tassell and Leigh Smith and I will be delivering a LiveMeeting on the 10th of June from 9.30 am to 11:00 am to explain in detail the fixes and enhancements that it contains.

The LiveMeeting’s agenda is as follows:

• Reminder of the Exchange 2010 core tenets
  • An update on where Microsoft is with Exchange Online
  • Introduction to the Feature Enhancements of Exchange 2010 SP1 such as;
    o The New Exchange Control Panel Management UI
    o Improved High Availability and Disaster Recovery functionality
    o Improved Outlook Web App UI and Performance
    o Better Mobile Device Experience
    o New Information Protection and Control
      ? Personal Archive Enhancements
      ? Retention Policy Management Enhancements
      ? Multi-Mailbox Search Enhancements
• Demo and Deep Dive
    o Having given a broad outline of the new features we will demo some of the most visible, including;
      ? New OWA,
      ? Exchange Control Panel
      ? Key Information Protection and Compliance functions
• Questions & Answers

To log into the event – click on the following url….

We encourage you all to join this meeting as it will be useful to anyone who looks after Exchange Servers of whatever variety – even if you’re not currently using Exchange 2010.

Re-launch of Microsoft Messaging and Mobility User Group (MMMUG)





Installing Exchange Server 2010 in Typical Configuration
“This article will discuss the decisions to be taken when installing Exchange Server 2010 in a single server environment and will show in detail the steps taken to do so….”

– Nathan Winters

OAB Repair Article
“As an Exchange Admin you have probably come accross the newer versions of Outlook that have the ‘cached mode’ feature. This is a relatively new feature that shipped with Outlook 2003 and Outlook 2007.”
– Simon Phillips

Exchange DB Corruption blog
“Just a high level overview of a procedure I used a couple of weeks ago to overcome database corruption at a business that had a single server and didn’t want a huge amount of downtime…..”

– Tony Brown


This post is essentially a re-issue of  he first of many MMMUG newsletters of the year. For those of you who have been regular MMMUG meeting attendees or to be honest for anyone who has looked at the site recently, you will have noticed that things were rather slow! Well, over Christmas I was very glad to be contacted by Tony Brown who offered to help out with the group. In particular he has done sterling work on putting together the new website which we are launching today!

Tony has worked really hard on the new site which has moved away from the Community Server platform to give us a solid base to build on. The site is live now and over the next few months we will be gradually adding functionality. For example, in the future, registration for the events will all be automatic via the website, there’s a calendar which will include lots of information about Exchange related news/releases and forum spam should be reduced.

If you’d like to see something implemented on the website then please let us know in the forum.

To sign into the new site, your old userid should be fine, but you will need to reset your password.

If you can’t login for any reason then please send an email to and we’ll get it sorted out.

We have the first meeting of the year penciled in for early May but we’ll send you more information when it’s confirmed – as long as you don’t unsubscribe of course. 🙂

Thanks for sticking with the group this far and here’s to a much more active future!

Nathan Winters Founder
Tony Brown Leader

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