New articles and whitepapers – Ontrack PowerControls and GroupWise migration with Quest


Over the last few weeks I’ve worked on a few articles.

Two have recently been published.

The first is a migration whitepaper which Declan Conroy and I worked on together. We have previously written a whole series for on the subject of GroupWise to Exchange migrations which can be found here.

This new piece takes a new look now Exchange 2010 is out and also discussed migration to BPOS.

The whitepaper can be downloaded here:


In the second article Phil Bridge, MD of Kroll Ontrack, and I discuss some of the Pitfalls and pathways to migrate to Exchange 2010, with a particular look at which tools make sense for which types of migration.

The article is on the On Windows site here:,-pitfalls-and-pathways-to-success/5195/Default.aspx


Hope they are useful.



The SysAdmin Handbook

I was asked about this a little while ago but until recently it slipped my mind! Anyhow, I’ve noticed that Redgate software (the people behind the website) have published a new eBook featuring a bunch of articles from their website to help administrators to get to grips with Exchange.

Excitingly for me, one of my articles was included! It was the one about Resource mailboxes in Exchange 2007 which is still the most viewed article on the Simple Talk website! The article can be found here:


Or, if you are interested in the whole book, take a look here: