As some of you may have noticed, it has been a bit more quiet here than it used to be. Well, the reason for that, after several months of collaborative hard work, blood, sweat and tears, is finally here (and in stores just in time for the Holidays): A book titled Pro Exchange 2013 Service Pack 1 PowerShell Administration!
Together with fellow Exchange MVP Jaap Wesselius, we will talk you through topics such as:
- Deployment and co-existence scenarios.
- The Client Access Server role and topics such as namespaces, certificates, load balancing, and publishing.
- The Mailbox Server role and topics such as managing mailboxes, distribution lists and recipients, message transport
- High availability topics like Database Availability Groups and Client Access and Transport availability.
- Message Hygiene using the Edge Transport server role and anti-spam features.
- Backup, Restore and Disaster Recovery, including the backup-less’ Native Data Protection scenario.
- Unified Messaging features and integration with IP telephony solutions such as Microsoft Lync Server.
- Compliance features like In-Place Archiving and MRM, In-Place Discovery, In-Place Hold, Data Loss Prevention including fingerprinting, and auditing.
- Role-Based Access Control model and Split Permissions model for organizations that require this.
- Office 365 and Exchange Online (EXO) scenarios, federating organizations, directory synchronization, ADFS and Multi-Factor Authentication, as well as basic tasks like onboarding and offboarding mailboxes.
Our 600+ page book will take a PowerShell-first approach when talking about Exchange Server 2013. You can order the book from Amazon here.
I have also added it to the book page here, which also contains other useful books when you want to learn about Exchange or related technologies like PowerShell, Active Directory or Lync Server.