Fixing those post-migration nickname blues

We’ve done a fair few migrations now, with several colleges and units within the university deciding to retire their in-house email system and join Nexus. And as user accounts were migrated in from some of these other systems we had … Continue reading

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Customising Outlook Web App

One of our next jobs is to make OWA look a bit more Oxford-y. To start off with, we need to tinker with the logon page. It’s actually made up of several components, carefully placed to work together and make … Continue reading

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Autodiscover oddities

Here’s what is supposed to happen when Outlook wants to connect, during coexistence of Exchange 2007 and 2010: On a domain-joined workstation Outlook (2007 or later) sends a query to Active Directory for the Autodiscover information. The directory returns a … Continue reading

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Exchange 2010: it lives!

We now have all of our new servers running Exchange 2010. The number of CASs is now up to fourteen – to allay our fears about IMAP users with 100,000 items in their inboxes – and we’ve also now installed … Continue reading

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It begins!

At the tail-end of last week we completed the basic operating system builds of our new servers, including all of those awkward and pernickety things like the activation process, making sure they’re fully patched and anti-virus enabled. I also presented … Continue reading

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Mobile users on Nexus

As part of our upgrade plans we needed to have a better grasp of the numbers of mobile Nexus  users and, more importantly, what they’re using to connect up to our service. I have therefore started documenting monthly statistics of … Continue reading

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