Scott Oseychik

Microsoft | Embedded Escalation Engineer | Exchange People Groups Team

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    Wanna win $500?

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    I need your help getting an issue to reproduce consistently, and the first person to give me verifiable repro steps will win *$500.00 (USD)! While this problem has reared its ugly head sporadically, I can't get a consistent repro, and therefore, have...
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    The value of repro steps and why you should care

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    I'm gonna skip right over the Tier 1 & Tier 2 troubleshooting stuff, and get into the meat. When an issue lands on my plate, more often than not, it means I have to debug something (and as dry as that sounds, I truly enjoy my job). On top of that...
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    Catching up in a hurry

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    1. I'm no longer in Exchange; I've moved onto the Unified Communications group. We have way cooler toys. 2. We're growing (read: I'm already swamped), and have an open Escalation Engineer position. If you're more comfortable in Windbg than you are...
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    So, what would you say you do here?

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    In our ongoing efforts to demystify the Escalation Engineer role (i.e. recruit the next generation of debugging rock stars), I had a nice lil' chat with Jim Stroud from our Staffing group. We laughed, we cried, we wrote some haiku. Enjoy! "New Exchange...
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    Remix!! Using Powershell to parse ESE Transaction Logs ...

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    Let me preface this post by saying this: I'm a tad lazy. However, the newest addition to our team, Brad Hughes , is not. Far from it. That being said, he took it upon himself to rewrite my "Rough & Tough" approach to parsing ESE logs in Powershell...
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    Searching Exchange 2007 submission queues

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    Let’s say you’ve got some message in some Submission queue on some server (some ambiguity, huh?), and you need to find it based off the subject. Oh, and in this example, all your E12 hub servers have HUB in the servername, and the subject of the mail...
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    “Rough and Tough” guide to identifying patterns in Transaction Logs

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    Often times, either due to a misconfiguration/bug/solar eclipse or otherwise, customers call into Microsoft Product Support Services complaining that their Exchange server is churning out transaction logfiles at an alarming rate. For every instance of...
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    Debugging Rocks.

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    On the Google Test Team’s blog , their “Debugging Sucks, Testing Rocks” logo recently caught my attention, and prompted me to vocalize an opinion to the contrary. Debugging does NOT suck. On the contrary, debugging rocks. Rocks HARD. Please don’t misconstrue...
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