Annual Report 2020

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Happy new year to all my dear readers and followers. And what a crazy year 2020 has been, where the pandemic forced the hand of those delaying digital transformation. The uptake of work from home and supporting technologies and adoption was phenomenal, and professionally it has been an extremely busy year. As you can spend your time only once, the year again proved to be a challenge for those busy working on customer projects while tending to the community as well. In the end, it is all about finding a balance, especially if you are working from home and the rest of the household is as well. And then there’s this cat.

That said, I thought it would be nice to kick 2021 off with reinstating the annual report. I’d like to share with you some of blog’s statistics of 2020, the blog’s 10th year running. The statistics come directly from the site and without additional observations, apart from that for some reason looking things up related to Exchange 2010 still remains to be very popular.

General 2020 Stats

  • Number of views: 300,370 (2,811,923 all-time)
  • Unique visitors: 129,905 (1,457,892 all-time)
  • Number of posts: 20 (629 total)
  • Followers: 450
  • Busiest day: November 18th (3,496 views – Teams Custom Background referrals)
  • Most time: Wednesday, 4pm
  • Top post of 2020: Configuring Exchange Online with IMAP & OAuth2

Most popular blogs from 2020

Apart from the Versions, Builds and Dates, Schema Versions and Toolkit pages, the newly introduced Teams Custom Backgrounds page stood out this year with 13,117 in just a few months. When it comes to blogs published in 2020, the most viewed posts are:

Blog from 2020Views
Configuring Exchange Online with IMAP & OAuth23,720
Exchange Online Management using EXOv2 module1,113
Outlook Connectivity changes per Nov2021350
Security Updates Exchange 2010-2019 (Dec2020)730
Holiday Season Teams background357

Most popular all-time blogs

BLOG (All-Time)Views
Limiting Exchange 2010 Database Cache /
Limiting Exchange 2010 SP1 Database Cache
150,212
97,273
Exchange ActiveSync and Inheritable Permissions issue78,376
TargetAddress, ExternalEmailAddress and Set As External57,353
The Attribute, the Myth, the legacyExchangeDN56,853
Exchange Message Size Limits48,203

Top Scripts in 2020 (GitHub)

Script
Connect-Office365Services
Get-EventSession
Remove-DuplicateItems
Install-Exchange15
Remove-MessageClassItems

Top visitor countries in 2020

CountryVisitors
United States78,339
United Kingdom30,611
Germany26,292
Netherlands24,702
Canada12,567

Top referrers in 2020

RefererReferals
Google179,267
Bing6,028
Spiceworks (community)4,118
Twitter2,824
Practical365 (blog)1,194

Most used search terms in 2020

Search term(s)Searches
exchange versions86
exchange 2010 end of life41
exchange schema versions37
office 2016 support lifecycle30
exchange version 15.130
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About Michel de Rooij

I'm a Microsoft Office Apps and Services MVP, with focus on Exchange Server, Office 365 and with a PowerShell affection. I'm is a consultant, publisher of EighTwOne, published author, and speaker. You can find me on Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook.

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