Microsoft Virtual Academy – Free IT Training, Online Learning of Microsoft Technologies

Came across this website this evening while doing some research, wish I’d have found it earlier. Very useful in brushing up your skills in Microsoft products, including Server 2012, Azure, Office 365 etc. And best of all, it’s free…!

Looking for a simple, effective way to get training on Microsoft’s Cloud technologies? Microsoft Virtual Academy!

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Exchange Server Mailbox Size – Top Users

With Microsoft Exchange Server, there is no easy way via the GUI to view the mailboxes which are taking up the space on the disk drive.

Luckily with Microsoft Exchange Powershell, a simple script which can be run in order to rank the users in mailbox size.

The script below returns the top 10 users, sorted by mailbox size, complete with columns showing the size and number of objects within that mailbox.

Get-Mailbox -ResultSize Unlimited | Get-MailboxStatistics | Sort-Object TotalItemSize -Descending | Select-Object DisplayName,TotalItemSize,ItemCount -First 10

Mailbox Size Exchange

I suppose at some point I could integrate this into Taskcentre so that it emails the users periodically. (I’ve done similar tasks which alerts users when their accounts are locked out of the domain).

Exchange 2010 SP3 Update Rollup 8

Earlier on this month Microsoft released Update Rollup 8 for Exchange 2010 SP3.

Unfortunately this update has caused issues with Outlook syncing with Exchange. (This does not affect Activesync, OWA, POP etc)

If you are receiving the “Cannot Open Item” error message and you have this update installed, uninstall it and roll it back to the to Update Rollup 7.

In due course, Microsoft will release Update Rollup 8 which will replace the dodgy update.

There’s more information on the Exchange Releases website.

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