Jaap Wesselius

Jaap Wesselius is an independent consultant from The Netherlands focusing on (Microsoft) Business Productivity solutions with Microsoft Exchange, Lync and Office 365. Prior to becoming an independent consultant in 2006, Jaap worked for 8 years for Microsoft Services in The Netherlands, specializing in Exchange Server. Jaap has a Bsc in Applied Physics & Computer Science, is an MCSE, MCITP and MCT, and has consistently been awarded the Microsoft MVP Award (Exchange Server, eighth year now) for his contributions to the (Dutch) Exchange community. For his blog posts, you can visit http://www.jaapwesselius.com. If you'd like to get in touch, you can reach Jaap via email at Simple-Talk@jaapwesselius.nl, or follow him on twitter as @jaapwess.

11 December 2009
11 December 2009

Upgrade Exchange 2003 to Exchange 2010

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In this article, the first of two in which Jaap describes how to move from Exchange Server 2003 straight to Exchange Server 2010, he shows what is required before moving mailboxes from Exchange Server 2003 to Exchange Server 2010. He shows how to upgrade Active Directory, install both Exchange Server 2010 and certificates, and set up the Public Folder replication.… Read more
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22 October 2009
22 October 2009

Introduction to Exchange Server 2010

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What's new in Exchange Server 2010 and what features from Exchange Server 2007 have been deprecated? What has been done to further integrate Exchange with Active Directory? In an extract from his new book, Jaap gives a rooftop view of Exchange's new features and their significance, and spells out the main reasons why it is worth upgrading.… Read more
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24 August 2009
24 August 2009

Exchange backups on Windows Server 2008

NTBackup lives no more, replaced by VSS backups. Unfortunately, "Windows Server Backup" didn't work with Exchange Server 2007 until now. Exchange Server 2007 Service pack 2 contains a backup plug-in that makes it possible. Although pretty limited compared to full backup application like Microsoft Data Protection Manager or Symantec Backup Exec it does what you want it to do: create backups. Jaap explains...… Read more
28 July 2009
28 July 2009

Installing Hyper-V and Beyond

In his previous article "Hyper-V, an introduction" Jaap Wesselius explained about the Hypervisor, the parent partition, the child partition, and Integration Components. In this article Jaap discusses installing Hyper-V, all kinds of Virtual Hard Disks, Virtual Networks, and some best practices.… Read more
29 June 2009
29 June 2009

Building an Exchange Server 2007 environment

Of course, changing a 32,000 mailbox system, based in 40 Exchange Servers, to a centralised 25,000 mailbox solution is not a difficult task as long as you follow the Microsoft guidelines; It just takes patience, and time to understand Exchange's storage design principles. Jaap describes the design process and shares his experiences with the chosen server hardware.… Read more
01 June 2009
01 June 2009

Windows Server Virtualisation: Hyper-V, an Introduction

For SQL Server and Exchange Server, Windows Server Virtualization is going to be increasingly important as a way for the administrator to allocate hardware resources in the most efficient way, to offer more robust services, and for deploying services. Jaap Wesellius starts his new series on Hyper-V by explaining what Hyper-V is, how it relates to Windows Server 2008 and how it compares to ESX, Virtual Server and Virtual PC. .… Read more
06 January 2009
06 January 2009

Exchange: Recovery Storage Groups

It can happen at any time: You get a request, as Admin, from your company, to provide the contents of somebody's mailbox from a backup set as part of an investigation. The Recovery Storage Group is usually the easiest way to do this. It may either mean using the Exchange Management Console or the Exchange Management Shell. Jaap explains all.… Read more
20 November 2008
20 November 2008

Virtual Exchange Servers

Microsoft now supports running Exchange Server 2007 in server virtualization environments, not just on Hyper-V, but on any virtualizing solution that is validated in the Server Virtualization Validation Program. Before virtualizing Exchange Server, you will need to be clear about the business advantages, and consider the size of the installation, otherwise the results can be a disappointment… Read more