Microsoft Exchange and Blackberry Server Specialists

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Welcome to our Exchange technical knowledge site, from Microsoft Exchange Consultancy Sembee Ltd.

All content on this site has been written by Director and principle consultant of Sembee Ltd, Simon Butler, Exchange MVP since 2005.

Some of this content was formally on, so you may have been redirected from that address.

The site also contains content that may have been previous published on our Director's blog. This content has been moved to this site, reviewed and updated where appropriate.

Exchange 2013/2016

Exchange 2016 was released in October 2015 and is the latest version of Exchange. 64 bit only, an evolution of Exchange 2013 and 2010, so many techniques for Exchange 2010 and 2013 also apply to Exchange 2016

Exchange 2010

Exchange 2010 was released in November 2009 and can also be found as part of SBS 2011. As with Exchange 2013, it is an evolution of its previous version, so Exchange 2007 techniques can apply to Exchange 2010 as well.

Exchange 2007

Exchange 2007, released in March 2007 was a complete change from the previous version. Built on PowerShell, it introduced the three roles and was 64 bit only for production use. It is also found in SBS 2008

Exchange 2003

Exchange 2003 is probably the oldest version of Exchange in widespread use, either standalone or as part of SBS 2003/2003 R2. Released in September 2003, it is mainly GUI driven, and is no longer supported by Microsoft. 


Outlook is the main Desktop client for Exchange. This section has guidance on using the client, including some advanced techniques.

Network Tasks

Implementation of Exchange on a network will often require configuration adjustments to the network to allow it to work correctly. This section covers those, it it also provides some guides on general troubleshooting tasks for SMTP, which is at the core of Exchange.

Exchange Consultancy

All aspects of Exchange server consultancy, including, support, design, installation, implementation, configuration, migrations and troubleshooting of Microsoft Exchange servers as well as Blackberry Enterprise Server. From five users to five thousand or more. Working with Exchange 2003, 2007, 2010 and 2013, plus SBS 2008 and 2011.

Sembee Blog

Our principle consultant, Simon Butler, has been blogging on Microsoft Exchange since 2006.