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A week out of the blogosphere feels good - and a refreshing way to recharge the batteries! Of course, now I have to wade through 700+ news items. I have not removed my laptop from its bag since December 22nd. It was hard at times, but I made it. I noticed a lot of people are getting their blogs in a knot over Microsoft giving out some review laptops loaded with Windows Vista Ultimate to select bloggers. I wasnt selected so it is hard for me to be anything but envious. On the other hand, I find it ...
MOW's "PowerShelled" blog is another awesome PowerShell resource. Of particular interest to me was MOWs series on PowerShell and Active Directory. He used the .Net System.DirectoryServices classes to do all the work. here is how you can use /n software's LDAP cmdlet to manage directory servers like AD. The LDAP cmdlet supports plain connections as well as secure SSL connections. The LDAP cmdlet will work with any directory server, including AD, ADAM, OpenLDAP, Novell, etc. The LDAP cmdlet uses its ...
<disclaimer>I am a MSFT true believer</disclaimer> This post references Scivs a post about his predictions in review. It should be noted that I am a big fan of Scrivs and have been following his writing since he was in grad school. Scrivs, come on. Microsoft failed? This year, Microsoft has launched: XBOX 360, Vista, Office 2007, SharePoint 2007, Exchange 2007, .Net 3.0 (Avalon, Indigo, CardSpaces), Windows Media Player 11, Zune, and who knows what else. You claim that they failed and ...
I was at Eileen Brown’s EVO Launch, sorry, Exchange, Vista and Office Launch, (yeah who are we kidding EVO is less of a mouthful, I even caught our HP account manager saying 'EVO' to) and I have to say it was a pretty impressive day mainly because most of the content was demo based, hardly a PowerPoint in sight, just used to link the sessions together, this is an amazing achievement! The day was split into four sections that where themed based such as ‘security and value to the business’, ‘simplicity ...
One of the new strategies for Exchange 2007 servers is to use Continuous Local or Cluster Replication (CLR or CCR) and then run the backups off of the replicated database, leaving the active one alone. However, as we know, running online backups on the database clears the transaction log files (as long as circular logging is turned off) when completed. What happens in this new scenario since backups aren’t run against the active database? Scott Schnoll, master of Exchange Server clustering, has the ...
The final installment for the launch of the decade is gold! "Ladies n Gentlemen, Presenting... 6 times Heavy (mailbox) Weight Champion, The hatter of Spam, The amigo of Unified Messaging, on the latest 64 bit architecture, with Greater Mobility Support - The One n Only Microsoft - Exchange - Server - 2007 !!!!" I've worked with the Exchange team before - though I know very little about this release though other than the fact that i've been dog fooding E12 for quite some time now - the Web services ...
I haven't blogged for a few weeks and there are perfectly good reasons for that, Firstly, I've been playing with all the new technologies such as WF, WCF, Office 2007 and Vista. Vista was fun getting it to work on my Toshiba P100 laptop, but thanks to http://www.laptopvideo2go.com I have a fully functioning Nvidia 7600 Go graphics card and Aero is running just sweet and DirectX games are just fine (infact I think they run quicker!) However these are not officially supported drivers so use them at ...
Now that you will soon be able to download that shiny new copy of Exchange 2007, you should begin in earnest designing the environment in which you want it to operate (and you know that means someone up the food chain will want a pretty picture of said design). So, without further ado, here are the Exchange 2007 Visio stencils. Just in the nick of time! I am a little disappointed that they arent done in the "new" style Microsoft has been using for all of its Visio icons, but rather the "old" flat ...
From the Exchange Team blog "You Had Me at EHLO" (which IMO is one of the best blog titles ever): Exchange 2007 is RTM. Documentation Technorati tags: Exchange 2007, Exchange, RTM, Microsoft Exchange, You Had Me at EHLO ...
So I was at the "Ask the Expert" all day today at the Vista, Office and Exchange 2007 product launch in Montreal. I meet a ton of people that had a lot of great questions. I hope I was able to provide you with as much information has you needed and will be better prepared to solve all your difficult problems. I really like doing those shows because I also learn a lot of things from other expert. I also notice how much "stuff" I know which always amazes me ;-). I really love technology and imparting ...
Last night I attended the Community Launch Event for Windows Vista, the 2007 Office System and Exchange Server 2007 in Toronto! This was a special kick-off party for VIPs the day before the official launch. When we arrived at the Bier Market we were presented with our "Backstage Pass" and two drink tickets. Not to worry though extra tickets were easy to come by:) Everyone had a blast and it was great meeting up with old friends and making new ones. After the party was over a bunch of from the East ...
"I understand there is also a written report of the investigation addressed to me and others, but I did not read it. I could have, and I should have." -- Mark Hurd, Hewlett-Packard's embattled CEO, stating the obvious over his failure to peruse key information describing the company's bizarre attempts to unearth the source who leaked board-level confidences. "You can talk about the negatives of 4 to 5 percent market share, but it's kind of like being in the ocean. We're on the bottom, so it doesn't ...
Wanna hear Bill Gates' vision on the release of Windows Vista, Office 2007, Exchange Server 2007 and Windows Live ? See : http://www.microsoft.com/be... (thanks to David Boschmans) ...
Yeup its Business Launch of Windows Vista + Office 2007 + Exchange 2007 today! Wooohooo... Watch Steve Ballmer live keynote from NASDAQ HQ at 10.30am EST at www.msnewday.com UPDATE: The recording of the web cast will be available on the above site and on microsoft.com - welcome to a new day! :) Welcome to a new day - my desktop! Steve Ballmer's email to Microsoft's customers sent today morning is available here ...
This new paper from Microsoft details the Forefront Security for Exchange beta. From the site: Forefront Security for Exchange protects organizations against the latest threats by managing multiple antivirus scan engines at multiple layers throughout the e-mail infrastructure. This approach allows Forefront for Exchange to minimize the average window of exposure for emerging e-mail threats by providing continual signature updates from multiple antivirus labs around the world. Forefront also protects ...
A big thank you to the presenters at the November Southern Ohio Exchange User's Group meeting! Matt Hester from Microsoft presented on Exchange 2007 and Windows Vista. It was great to get some more information on unified messaging which is possibly the most requested topic where Exchange 2007 is concerned. We also heard from Tim Brunner on Symantec's Enterprise Vault product and how it helps medium to large organizations with compliance and retention. Our next meeting will be in January and you can ...
From Microsoft Downloads: How does a large enterprise plan and implement the migration of its existing 32-bit messaging system to the 64-bit platform? In this podcast, find out how Microsoft IT was able to take advantage of 64-bit architecture to fully deploy Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 in its production environment. Hear engineers from the Microsoft IT messaging team describe how they were able to overcome some of the toughest performance bottlenecks in the Microsoft messaging systems. Learn ...
So no news from me for a while... Have kind of had my head buried in my Xbox360 which i bought only recently... But will talk about that later, what i really want to talk about is all the cool news from microsoft in the last couple of weeks... We have had Office 2007 RTM, Windows Vista RTM, Powershell V1.0RTW, Windows Sharepoint Services RTW... And its not long till Exchange 2007 RTM... (I'm sure i have missed some other really cool news... For those of you with Technet Subscriptions i believe Office ...
So the first business launch of Windows Vista, Office 2007 and Exchange 2007 was kicked off by none other than Bill Gates at Brussels on the 9th this month. There is a video available on Soapbox of Gates's Keynote - don't miss it. Video: Bill Gates' Keynote Speech on Windows Vista Launch www.readyforanewday.be ...
Hello everyone, and welcome back to the “Feature Of The Week” newsletter. This week, we will take a short little peek at the new Windows Remote Management infrastructure in Vista and Longhorn Server. What is Windows Remote Management? Windows Remote Management (WinRM) is the Microsoft implementation of the WS-Management protocol, a standard SOAP-based, firewall-friendly protocol that allows hardware and operating systems from different vendors to interoperate. The WS-Management protocol specification ...
Jim Allchin breaks the news on this C9 Video. According to MSDN, it will be available on subscriber downloads with in 7 days and downloads will be down between 7pm and 9pm PST on Friday so it doesn't take a genius to work out when Vista will be available. I’ve had RC1 and RC2 in VMWare instances and they have worked just fine, so I think I will take the plunge and be an early adopter and run it as my base OS. My new laptop qualifies for the Vista upgrade but sadly I will have to wait till January ...
Microsoft has announced that IE7 will support EV SSL Certificates beginning in January 2007. EV SSL is currently a draft specification for improving secure communications in web-based applications. Specifically: Primary Purposes. The primary purposes of an EV Certificate are to: Identify the legal entity that controls a website: Provide a reasonableassurance to the user of an Internet browser that the website the user isaccessing is controlled by a specific legal entity identified in the EVCertificate ...
The theme for this TechEd is, of course, the launch of Exchange 2007, Vista and Office 2007. What is important is that under the covers MS are also launching .NET 3 (Aka WinF) - that is WCF, Windows Foundation, WPF and Cardspace. Yesterday MS creased the news that EVO would hit the streets for the first time on the 30th November. This release is for business and MSDN subscribers. For the PC buyer a voucher system is now in force for the general release in the New Year. PC builders are also being ...
Tim from GPS Review revisits the idea of submitting a GPS tracklog to your insurance company to prove you are a good driver in exchange for better rates. This particular program is in the UK called "Pay as you Drive". David Starr talked about a similar program in Canada a couple months ago. I still think this is a good idea. In order for GPS to be profitable in the consumer market, the end person being tracked must be in full control. In both of these cases, participation is voluntary and the consumer ...

The official release of Windows Vista will be 30 November 2006 to business customers only, quashing rumours of a December release.

Microsoft Office System, Windows Vista and Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 will become broadly available to business customers and MSDN subscribers on 30 November, according to the software giant.

General release will occur in Jan 2007.

Previously posted at blog.Solidsoft.com

The official release of Windows Vista will be 30 November 2006 to business customers only, quashing rumours of a December release.

Microsoft Office System, Windows Vista and Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 will become broadly available to business customers and MSDN subscribers on 30 November, according to the software giant.

General release will occur in Jan 2007.

Microsoft has released a couple of pre-configured virtual machines that you can download to evaluate the products. Here is the list:Microsoft Windows Server 2003 R2 Enterprise Edition VHDMicrosoft Exchange Server 2007 VHDInternet Security and Acceleration (ISA) Server 2006 VHDMicrosoft SQL Server 2005 Enterprise Edition VHDYou will need Virtual Server 2005 R2 - Enterprise Edition which Microsoft has made available for free early April of this year. Cross-posted from The .NET Aficionado ...
I didn't want to announce this previously as I wasn't sure if it was intended to be publicly unleashed yet. However, seeing as how it is advertised in the latest TechNet Flash email newsletter I am sure I can share now! Here is the blurb from the newsletter: Are you interested in knowing what your peers are saying about Microsoft Office 2007? Do you want to see the feedback on the new Windows Vista license changes? Or maybe you have a new script you'd like to share with a larger group of IT pros. ...
Exchange Server 2007: A Quick Hands-on Overview in an Online Virtual Lab Express

In this 30-minute Virtual Lab Express, you will familiarize yourself with the Exchange Management Console and Microsoft Office Outlook Web Access, and work with compliance and records management rules.

I am using WebDAV queries against Exchange Public queries. Because MAPI folders do not support deep traverse, I've used Multiple Folders as it is shown in MSDN : SELECT "DAV:displayname"FROM SCOPE('shallow traversal of "http://myserver/public"', 'shallow traversal of "http://myserver/public/use... 'shallow traversal of "http://myserver/public/use... And I beleive that it worked against Exchange 2000 (I couldn't confirm it, because I have now only Excahge 2003 available). But ...
I took a spin through the TechNet Virtual labs for Exchange 2007 and I was very impressed! The experience was smooth and very well organized. I even learned a few interesting things. When running through the installation for a new server, one of the steps is to query you for the versions of Outlook you will be running in your environment. All Outlook 2007 or a mix of previous versions of Outlook? I wondered why you are prompted for this information. I had an inkling as Exchange 2003 is able to restrict ...
Exchange 2007 has a new feature where it can be installed from a command line. This also allows for easily scripted mass installs for the enterprise, or a way to better standardize builds across many engineers or locations. You can test it out at the TechNet virtual labs mentioned in my previous post. "To ease deployments in large environments, Exchange Management Shell scripts can be used to automate server installation and provisioning." >exsetup /roles:clientaccess /mode:install ...
From Eileen Brown's excellent Exchange-focused (usually) blog comes some links to TechNet Virtual Labs* for Exchange 2007: *For a limited time they are also giving away XBox 360's to lucky people who complete a lab and survey. Exchange Server 2007: Installing Exchange Server 2007 Exchange Server 2007: Using Management Console and Shell Exchange Server 2007: Administering Exchange Server 2007 Server Roles and Mailboxes Exchange Server 2007: Remote Client Access with Exchange Server 2007 Exchange Server ...
This hasn't seen a lot of circulation (ok, I didn't pay much attention to it) and I was just bitten by it so I wanted to capture the links I found. The symptom is that using Exchange and Outlook Web Access from Vista (beta 2+) will not allow you to compose a new mail message. The DHTML ActiveX control for rich text editing doesn't get downloaded or instantiated. This was warned about here back in June by B. Ashok on the IE blog. In there he also states "In the near future, we will also killbit the ...
On Monday I stepped on a plane for a 14+ hour ride in coach (ouch) to Hong Kong to do some Exchange migrations for our Asian offices. Apart from the plane ride from hell (they should hand out drugs to all in coach) the trip has been a pleasure. Never having been to Asia before I was worried as to what to expect. I have traveled to Europe before and have always felt comfortable even if I didn't speak the language as it seemed that I could always figure out what I needed to know for the given situation. ...
I am formally announcing the November meeting for the Southern Ohio Exchange Users Group. Details and directions can be found here at the registration site. While not required, please register so we can properly gauge the right amount of food and drink. Speakers will include Microsoft's Matt Hester and Symantec's James Kelly. Join us for a fun and engaging couple of hours with your fellow Microsoft Exchange enthusiasts ...
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Any application of cryptography in building a secured infrastructure uses many of encryption, hashing and signature ciphers. In fact all the cryptographic solutions that are available today include a comprehensive infrastructure with many ciphers, extensive security policies, rich tools for creating, deploying and managing secure applications and other integrated set of cryptographic services. One such infrastructure that comes with Windows 2000 is Public Key Infrastructure (PKI). The challenge for ...
Like last years Visual Studio 2005, SQL Server 2005 and BizTalk 2006’s community launch initiatives, Microsoft along with communities like INETA and Culminis are coming up with bigger and better community launch event for Windows Vista, Office 2007 and Exchange 2007. This is said to be the biggest joint launch ever. Just like last year, I am part of this community launch initiative both as a UG leader as well as a Virtual Trainer. Virtual training program does not only focus on technology related ...
Now this rocks! I am in an organization for the first time in a long while that does not routinely give mobile devices (Blackberries or Windows Mobile) out to all IT staff members (or even us important ones). I have had to get used to not having access to my calendar and upcoming appointments when away from my desk or laptop (on the upside I am not a slave to the crackberry). Being that my memory is terrible (just ask my wife) I was close to resorting to printing out my calendar each day and carrying ...
I saw the link on Susan Wisowaty's blog. The screen is awesome and I can't wait for the day that we will exchange our keyboard + mouse + screen as we know it by the new generation device(s). Ah well, one day I will be able to tell my grandchildren that I used to use a mouse and keyboard to control my computer, I can already imagine the laughs they will have with their silly grandfather.Jeff Han is a research scientist for New York University's Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences. ...
Kevin Remde, Microsoft TechNet Presenter and uber blogger presents Q&A with the Microsoft Exchange 2007 team members. Earlier this year at TechReady he cornered the team and talked about deployment, unified messaging and disaster recovery. Introduction by the sultry-voiced Aurora Queen. tags: Exchange, Exchange2007, Kevin+Remde, unified+messaging, disaster+recovery, Aurora+Queen, TechNet ...
speaker: Ali Rohani - Microsoft Corporation location: 200 Bloor Street East Toronto (Manulife Financial) - International A Don't miss this event on Unified Communication (UC) Discovery Session. Presentation is from 6:30-8:30pm Doors are open at 6pm for registration and snacks. Microsoft Office Communications Server 2007 Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 unified messaging Microsoft Office Communicator 2007 Microsoft Office Live Meeting Microsoft Office RoundTable Microsoft Office Communicator To Register: ...
Now taking submissions for topics for the November meeting. Currently slated for 6:30pm on November 16th at Max Technical Training in Dayton, Ohio. Tentative speakers so far include Microsoft TechNet's Matt Hester and Symantec. Please hit the email link or leave a comment with topics and I will endeavor to get an expert to speak. See you there. tags: Exchange, SOEUG, IT+Pros, Southern+Ohio+Exchange+User... ...
The You Had Me at EHLO Exchange blog has a great article on how with Exchange 2007 you no longer do recipient-based tasks from within ADUC (Active Directory Users and Computers) but from within the Exchange 2007 Management Console (or PowerShell). This is great news for a large enterprise where the AD and Exchange engineers may be on seperate teams and not so great for smaller shops where one or more engineers do both roles ...
ACM (Association for Computing Machinery) is the world's oldest and largest educational and scientific computing society. Since 1947 ACM has provided a vital forum for the exchange of information, ideas, and discoveries. Today, ACM serves a membership of computing professionals and students in more than 100 countries in all areas of industry, academia, and government. I have been a member of this association for several years now and have met colleagues at the annual conference sponsored by SIGCSE ...
WMDC (Windows Mobile Device Centre), is the new software in Vista that replaces ActiveSync and you cannot even install ActiveSync on Vista.If you installed Vista RC1 and plugged in your Windows Mobile Phone (either Pocket PC or Smart Phone) and expected Outlook to start syncing you would be in for a rude shock. All Vista does is open the device in Explorer so you can browse it and get to explore files - but nothing to sync up. This is because the WMDC bits are not publicly released yet but are being ...
I have had trouble in the past when installing the Exchange System Manager (ESM) on my laptop so I can modify email information about a user in Active Directory Users and Computers (ADUC). I get conflicts with Outlook (some shared or overwritten DLLs I imagine) or in the case of Outlook 2007 Beta 2, outright consistent crashes. I found this article by Jim McBee on how to copy just the needed DLLs from an Exchange server to the workstation in question. The page isn't available on his site for some ...
I've noticed this article over at the Register.co.uk concerning the emergence of MS's Mobile email solution based on Exchange 2003 SP2 and Windows Mobile 5 devices using ActiveSync to communicate. I was fascinated when I first learnt of the Always-Up-To-Date (AUTD) feature that was in Exchange, and covered that here "Blackberry Killer" Solution back in June 2005, it took me a while to get it even close when I had all the client components at Orange SPV C600 AKU2 by March, but I had to wait until ...
Courtesy of bink.nu I've discovered that there's a new beta release of Microsoft ActiveSync 4.5 Beta 2 Latest Changes: Changes in ActiveSync 4.5 Beta 2 help resolve issues related to setup, partnerships, and connectivity with the PC and Microsoft Exchange In addition, it includes a troubleshooter utility that scans your computer and device to identify problems and offers information and corrective actions to solve them ...