Event-based Retention in SharePoint 2010

(For an introduction to Retention Policies in SharePoint 2010, please see my earlier entry, "RM Basics: Retention") Out of the box, SharePoint only provides retention based on a few options based on system metadata: Create Date Last Modified Date Declared as Record Unfortunately, most organizations with a retention policy and schedule of reasonable maturity will…

Dedicated Outlook Web Access (OWA) Trunk in Microsoft Unified Access Gateway (UAG) 2010 not showing logon page unless user adds /owa to the end of the domain name.

I recently ran into an issue of a dedicated trunk in UAG not presenting the logon screen to end user for OWA unless they typed /owa or /anytexthereblahblah after the domain/trunk name.  UAG was setup to do SSL offloading.  All traffic to/from endpoints/UAG was https.  All traffic to/from UAG/backend servers was http.  Users would get…

Microsoft Community Contributor Award

Today I got a very nice email from Microsoft; I have been awarded a Microsoft Community Contributor Award for 2012! This recognizes my contributions to the Office 365 Community Forums, http://community.office365.com/en-us/f/default.aspx. This was a very nice surprise this morning and it is nice to know that my assistance to the Office 365 community via the…

Office 365 Saturday Redmond Session

Just finished presenting my session for Office 365 Saturday here in Redmond. My session topic was Office 365 Hybrid Deployment with Exchange 2010 SP2. Overall the session went good, had some good questions and discussion with the audience. The only negative is that I only had 5 attendees in the room. I attribute the low…