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Since I encountered this exception now at 2 customer installations, I have decided to say some things about it here: I don't know why - but in both cases MS CRM Exchange Router stopped working after 2 weeks (this is no joke). Of cource users were complaining that emails didn't show up in CRM anymore. When I checked the event log, I found many error messages of the same type. They were all some kind of Microsoft.Crm.Tools.Exchang... because of unauthorized ...
Well you may be wondering why i havent posted much in the last couple of weeks... I have been crazy busy, In the last couple of weeks i have been to CeBIT 2006 in Sydney, A Funeral in Melbourne, and The Partners Roadshow in Sydney. Finally i am back in albury and back to work, and there is plenty of that. Completing the CRM rollout this week, training users on saturday. Next on the todo list - Integrating a VoIP System with our existing phone system as well installing a GSM Gateway.... Fun Times ...
I am subscribed to my bank statement in FeedDemon. Everytime there is a new transaction posted to my account - I get a nice new item in FeedDemon. No, my bank doesn't offer such an RSS feed (wish they did offer an authenticated feed though, it might cut down on phishing emails too). Instead I use RSSBus which is running locally on my desktop. RSSBus comes installed with a set of Open Financial Exchange (OFX) operations, which give me information about my bank or credit card statement. So with one ...
Ever since i knew about the The asp.net 2.0 atlas framework framework it intrigued me because it offers a lot of the features that made me avoid javascript in the past. The issues that kept me from using javascript are well known to everybody who wrote 7 lines of javascript. Basically it comes down to browser differences in understanding javascript and the differences in the DOM implementation for the two. Then there was Ajax.NET very nice but a lot of extra programming is involved to get minor ajaxy ...
I just got this in the mail - I am just a tad confused on how they went from Commerce Server 2006 Beta 2 to Commerce Server 2007 RC1 ? hmmm.. interesting I'll bet there are some break through changes that warranted this change in name !! Kidding .. read on .. folks.. The Microsoft Commerce Server team is pleased to announce that the Release Candidate of Commerce Server 2007 is now available to download on http://connect.microsoft.com . Release Notes:Note that with this Release Candidate, a name change ...
I've been reading The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy books again (there are five: The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy; The Restaurant at the End of the Universe; Life, the Universe and Everything; So Long, and Thanks for All the Fish and Mostly Harmless) and I was thinking... Have you ever thought of how The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy (which from now on I'll refer to as HHGG) is maintained and written? In the book, it is described as one great book (with the words "Don't Panic" on the cover) ...
Have Data Will Travel : Where does Service Broker Fit?. This is a good “perspective” post on where Service Broker, MSMQ, BizTalk, and WCF fit in architectures. I was at an MGB (Microsoft Global Briefing)* about 2 years back. So, the presentation I’m sitting in is on Service Broker. So, another MSFT guy in the audience asks a question regarding product positioning with BizTalk. Well, that exchange turned into a great nasty fight between the 2 MSFT folks with applause coming from ...
In this post I would like to share some the comments about the QTEK 9100/I-Mate k-Jam/HTC Wizard devices that I’ve had in the field since mid February. The feedback is from ordinary users where I.T. isn’t their primary function. Some of them have used Palm-Pilots in the past, for many this is there first experience at a Microsoft platform based devices. I should also explain that my organisation has both Lotus Domino and Exchange thanks to mergers and acquisitions, so many users use Lotus ...
Using Test X509 Certificates with BizTalk Web Services If you’re planning to use X509 digital certificates to secure communication between services then you would need to test all security features at some point. MakeCert.exe tool can help to generate self-signed certificates for development and integration testing. Here’s the quick process overview. We will need one Certification Authority Root certificate and one ore more (depending on application design and configuration) client and ...
Alright - so here is an easy question for today...What web services does everyone find useful and logical in a corporate environment? Por ejemplo, I developed a simple ADSI Web Service for my team a few back and my superior seemed to at least think it was a good concept. I'm sure a lot of this is industry specific, but this service allowed all applications on our team to have a single point of failure for our ADSI logic. (I should mention many of our apps use AD for auth against local tables, or ...
Not that I follow that saying but well, I gave in for it this time around - the PSP is way too tempting and cool for me to resist it any longer - yeah I cant remember when was the last time i bought a gadget that didn't have Microsoft software on it - but a couple of weeks ago I bought a SONY PlayStation Portable. BTW - one factor that really made me go out and buy a Sony device was the fact that the U.S Sony PlayStation web site uses ASP.NET (http://www.us.playstation.... :-) Its a ...
Well this is my 1st post on here so I hope I don't make too many mistakes( and yes i suck at spelling! ) :) So Palm finally put out the update for the Treo 700W. All in all it was a painless update, but it did take about 30mins ( as they said it would ) to fully complete the process. I don't know whether it had to do with the fact that the installer created like 100+ .tmp files that later it had to clean up or what. The software (version 1.10) provides the following updates: * Enterprise email support ...
Thanks to MSMobiles for the note about LocutusBorgMan's post in the BrightHand Forum. (NOTE: As far as I am aware this is in the public domain, not restricted by NDA) Here he posted the link to a MS Presentation in Interlaken for MS Mobile Developers, and although it was very developer biased, slide 55 was quite illuminating from my point of view so I've included it below. Equally LocutusBorgMan's notes make an interesting read:Seems like Crossbow, which is supposedly a second edition of WM5.0 like ...
StickOut is a desktop sticky note application with multi-user support and Outlook integration. It is a .NET Framework 2.0 Windows Forms application that uses .NET Remoting to communicate with other StickOut users and exchange sticky notes with them. It uses the new .NET Framework 2.0 IPC Channel for communicating between Microsoft Outlook and the StickOut process. The Outlook Add-in allows you to stick anything out to the desktop from Outlook including e-mails, notes, tasks, appointments, etc., as ...
Yes!! The Microsoft Security and Feature Pack firmware update is now available from the Palm web site for the Treo 700w. You need to enter you serial number to obtain it and there are extensive instructions for applying it. Be warned: your device will be formatted, so back up all your data! On the back end your provider will need Exchange Server 2003 running SP2. They will also need to enable your device for direct push server side. Awesome!! There are great directions from Palm here and a review ...
In previous post describing features of BizTalk Web Services Publishing wizard I surfaced some thoughts suggesting that schema publishing option does not completely follow contract-first development principle. This post explains why I think so. In a nutshell, according to contract-first approach one is supposed to produce service contract before trying to implement the service’s guts. After contract is done it can be published so the service consumers can start developing against it. On the ...
I was very pleased to receive my confirmation of acceptance in the community GeeksWithBlogs. I look forward to interaction with others who are in the technology field, to be able to exchange information, and have some great resources to tap into as i grow in my job as Help Desk Technician in a school district new to Windows 2K3 server and user management issues. I hope i can be a contributing member on occasion, and intend to turn some of my geeky friends on to this really great resource. Will post ...
I’ve been asked by a couple people now for a more complete review of my new PDA phone, and finally have a chance to post my thoughts. One of the reasons I waited is that I wanted to get the new updates installed, and have some time to check them out. Here’s a size comparison with my original Axim X5, the PPC-6700, and my old phone, the Samsung A500. So, the first thing you see is that the PPC-6700 is actually closer in size to my old phone than the Axim. That was one thing I always disliked ...
Now that the site has been live for a month now, we are really starting to see some compelling posts about topics that will be covered at TechEd. One thing to keep in mind, this site is not just for attendees, it is for anyone interested in what Microsoft will be announcing and talking about during the event. The hot topics include Office 2007, SharePoint, .NET 2.0, Atlas, Exchange Server, etc. If you haven't checked out the site, I highly suggest you do and start aggregating the feed to get the ...
So Microsoft has posted this article for those who want to deploy Push email but this is interesting that I've noticed this today almost immediately after going through an online discussion with some of the security team at my end that has seen us decide (read - me capitulate under overwhelming numbers??) to try using Nokia's Intellisync to achieve push email. OK, I'm gutted, and not just because I've spent so much spare time over the last 9 months or so trying to line this up but the reality of ...
If you have a need to understand the full details at a very deep technical level of how the HeartBeat function works in Exchange 2003 SP2 and WM5 devices then check out this article here. Background Exchange 2003 introduced the Always Up To Date notification feature (AUTD) that kept devices up to date by sending SMS triggers to the device. The triggers were sent from the enterprise as SMTP messages to the SMTP front end at the mobile operator. They were then sent through the SMS gateway as SMS messages ...
So this popped in today from CoolSmartPhone - and this is fantastic news from my own selfish point of view? Looks like they will definately be competing with TMobile's efforts? Orange have announced pricing their new Microsoft Exchange Direct Push e-mail plans, according to this ComputerWeekly story. Data bundles will start at £6.50, giving users 10Mb of email. Medium usage packages will cost £12 per month for 30Mbytes, with high usage costing £25 per month for 200Mbytes.You'll need ...
I've been sent an email today from Orange because I'm signed up to their Developers site, and it seems they have finally cottoned on to the fact that not everyone has installed Verisign Certificates on their Exchange Servers - so now they have at least explained how to go about getting Root Certificates added to the latest devices (C600, M600, M3000, M5000, etc.) that have a higher level of security applied. Anyway, head over to OrangePartners for the lowdown on how Orange thinks that you should ...
I'm currently working as an Technical Consultant on a Windows Mobile 5.0 project. My goal is to set up an evironment with around the 100 mobile devices that can connect to exchange and some other applications.I started on this project early in february and it should have been finished early april.But right now i already know we won't finish in time, this is due to several factors which cause from short to quite long delays. Ofcourse all to the perspective of the project. So now i'm working with the ...
  • Bug fixes.  (I realizes it's beta, but there are too many bugs.)
  • Add descriptions to Favorites.
  • Default sort by name when viewing Top Favories in the Favorites gadget.
  • Gadgets that interface with Exchange server for mail, tasks and calendar.
So this just in from Jason.... If you are even just thinking about how this might work in your environment (AND have an Exchange Server that you can upgrade to 2003 SP2?) then this is a very good detailed description of the steps to take. Attached to this blog entry is the 'hot' of the press document that describes how to deploy Mobile Messaging with Exchange 2003 Service Pack 2 and the Messaging and Security Feature Pack (MSFP) The current record for getting this up and running is 1hr 30 mins by ...
Ok, so I guess by now you've probably noticed a bit of a trend happening here? Managed to fix an Issue relating to getting Connectra working with Web Interface and a Citrix Farm pretty easily this morning so I was able to duck in late and sit the Beta Exam, as well as have some time in the City Office connected up to the Exchange System and test the Mobile. Success - was able to get ActiveSync pushing email up to the mobile via carrier as opposed to via the USB connector. As it's already Thursday ...
It's been highly anticipated that Amazon would enter the movie-download business. But the long wait may be over as such an offering might finally be coming to a personal computer near you. Renting movies online doesn't work for me. The real hold back is the download times. I have used CinemaNow and Movielink before, but they both took almost a full day to download. And for the cost I could be up to Blockbuster and back much faster. Buying movies is closer. But the cost savings would have to be big ...
Port Seems to be blocked! As Mike Flasko asked in a comment and I suspected yesterday but didn't get around to checking; it looks like my pc here can't connect via SMTP to Gmail. I attempted with telnet, and receive the same error that .net reported. May be I can find some time today to try System.Net.Mail with the exchange server here ...
I'v made some questions for .NET geeks in a kind of MCP exam format which would be used at the Ordina booth at DevDays in Gent. They're really simple and everyone should have a good score on this mini exam. The purpose would have been to receive some Ordina gadgets if you passed it. But we decided to let the people play the hit-the-penguin game. Anyway .. here are the questions. You can answer by giving feedback. 1. You are writing a C# class for invoices adminstration. The class is inherited from ...
Spotted this update over at CoolSmartPhone this morning, so hopefully there might be a pukka Orange update available as early as next week? I bumped into a few dubious-looking people last night. They didn't say much, however after giving them a few beers they told me something about the promised update for Orange devices. This update, as you may know, will bring the AKU2 and MSFP (MS Feature Pack for Exchange 2003) with the push-email stuff you're all looking for.They tell me that you should definitely ...
Now playing: Fall Out Boy - Sugar, We're Goin Down I have run in to problems with the Offline Address Book an amazing number of times; and more often than not, on brand-new Exchange 2003 installs. Some of the common fixes, like rebuilding the OAB or deleting it and creating a new one, don't often work. The Outlook 2003 client is stuck with the infamous 0x8004010F error. After reading this article at msexchange.org I downloaded the mentioned OABInteg utility and had my problem fixed in about 5 minutes. ...
So this came in from MSMobiles this morning: Later than promised by CEO of i-mate in an interview but at last it is here: ROM upgrade with push email (MSFP) for i-mate K-JAM (but not for other i-mate phones) and without support for A2DP (stereo audio over Bluetooth)! Latest Release details: The main improvements from the original AKU 1 Operating System, 1.x.9.x, are: Microsoft Messaging and Security Feature Pack (MSFP): Addition of the MSFP allowing Direct Push email, remote device wiping, security ...
Courtesy of a link I found at MSMobiles, I found this article by GeekZone Here I have just posted what is effectively the exec summary, but please do have a read of the full article? as it has loads of detail, and it also points to a default of possibly 12Mb a month consumed by the HeartBeat, but I believe this was on a setting of 24 hours a day? so it's quite possible with a reduced setting outside the core business hours you might see something like 4Mb a month? Bring on the datacardsOne more thing ...
From CoolSmartPhoneJeremy Platt has emailed in about the new push email facility coming from Microsoft. According to what he's heard, the ROM update for Windows Mobile 5 devices on Orange should be available before the end of this month. To make that news even better, the ROM upgrade will be an incremental one. This means that you guys won't have to do a complete ROM re-grade - these are usually pretty hefty 11Mb downloads. It'll almost be a "patch".We'll keep out eyes and ears peeled for this one! ...
If you've been thinking about ways to put your life and schedule into a more accessible format for others, like I was, you owe it to yourself to check out 30boxes. It's one of those “why didn't I do that“ tools that you learn to depend on pretty quickly. One of my students in Seattle turned me on to it and I'm liking it. It makes sharing calendars super easy and if you have several people (like room-mates or family) with different schedules it definitely beats installing Exchange Server ...
mail2web.com is releasing mail2web LIVE, a free email and messaging service based on Microsoft Exchange 2003. This new service will provide users a personal email account on mail2web.com, accessible through a web-based interface developed by Microsoft on the world-leading Outlook 2003 email client. mail2web LIVE is available in 26 languages. mail2web.com Offers Free Microsoft Exchange Email Service ...
I came across this blog from the Razor at the Sydney Morning Herald in Sydney, and thought it was fairly apt? Now that we have MS on the cusp of being able to provide an enterprise Mobile push email solution it seems like they are very much in the driving seat? I have always been hearing numbers bandied about regarding Exchange and Notes being almost 50 - 50 with somthing like 120 Million or so users each? At the end of the day I personally feel that Outlook as a Client is very intuative as well ...
I'm recently working on a BizTalk project for a financial industrial ASP. The BizTalk 2006 is used to exchange data with the partners. As the legacy of 2 decades, all the data being exchanged are in flat file format. BizTalk 2006 Flat File Wizard is very handy when modeling the xml schema off the flat files. In most of the cases, it's just several clicks. The best part of this Flat File Wizard is to give you a visually design experience. Flat File Wizard is great, it helps a lot in simplifying the ...
UPDATE - This link below relates to the Wizard - not the Tornado/C600 But from this I'd expect it won't take too long before we start seeing the other models being leaked in a similar manner. It is always a good practice to always use Winzip to extract the files from within the executable and double-check which model this is for BEFORE trying to apply it?I know that this message is teaching some to suck eggs, etc. but it still needs to be said? This has just been posted on MSMobiles, but if you really ...
New just been posted in MSmobiles about an open source Project called Funambol Now MSmobiles has always been keen to be setting the record straight with regard to MS's claims about the Push email (MSFP, AKU2, etc.) just being around the corner, pointing out about the onging court action by Visto, so it will be interesting to see what sort of reply Jason has regarding this and when we might actually start to see some releases by the Carriers? What is quite exciting is that although this is listed ...
As I start to get psyched for Tech*Ed 2006 (am I the only geek that gets excited this early?) I find myself wishing for certain things to happen. Certain expectations begin to form; partly from past Tech*Ed disappointments and partly from hope for the future. Here are some things I would love to see this year: A wireless network that really works! Thirteen thousand geeks on a sprawling wireless LAN shouldn't be impossible should it? And given this is Microsoft’s flagship conference, why isn't ...
So continuing on from last nights rant/ramble regarding Root Certs on my C600……. I originally sent this email to Orange Developers trying to find out why I couldn’t at least unlock my Phone from the point of view of running unsigned applications on it. This used to be one of the first things I always did after I’d upgraded or flashed the C500, straight over to http://developer.orangews.c... and enter my details along with the IMEI number and hey presto “Application ...
As it turns out it's possible that the cert wasn't necessary as one of my colleagues (Thanks Alex!) pointed out "just uncheck the SSL box and it should be fine" - and lo and behold it was!! So although I've now proved it works, I'm still a bit miffed on a few accounts: Why can't it be using SSL? (I think this is related to point 2?) We still have the security team at our place insisting that OWA hides behind the FW-1, so everyone who wants/needs access to OWA needs to have an account set up on the ...
The Tech*Ed 2006 registration site is up and live, albeit a little rough. Some things are on the “information site” (like a map of all the hotels) but not on the actual page where you choose your hotel. There are only individual maps, which can be quite confusing if you have never been to Boston, like myself. And the links to the overall maps and PDF’s are broken. But, I figured it out and selected the Hilton Boston Logan due to its relatively reasonable price and adjacency to the ...
Well, I think at last I've finally found the time, AND managed to find the specifics of what was holding this up so that I'm currently in the process of sycing the Phone with Exchange remotely via an AG+AAC connection back to the Exchange Server across the SSL VPN. What transpired is that out Exchange Server has an Equifax Cert, but not a regular Equifax cert, that would be too easy - this is the CA-1 variety that has an expiry of 2020. So as this wasn't built in to the WM5 device you have to go ...
When recently doing a novell to AD / Exchange migration everything was going smooth except for one glitch which came in the end when enabling the OWA's. Out of all the front and backend clusters one front-end webserver started giving this strange “440 Authentication Timeout” error. Its partly strange because I never actually authenticated in the first place to get it expired! Anyway, after googling around I came across a wonderful post at http://msmvps.com/blogs/cgr... ...
While building a new Exchange 2003 server I was installing Service Pack 2 and came across an interesting issue: Setup failed while installing sub-component Exchange ActiveSync with error code 0xC0070643 (please consult the installatoin logs for a detailed description). You may cancel the installation or try the failed setup again. Digging into the installation logs I see it's trying to install MSXML: [18:52:22] Calling MSXML installer with command line: "msiexec /i msxml3.msi /q reboot="ReallySuppress""[18... ...
Supremes shun RIM - again The US Supreme Court has rejected Research in Motion's latest request that it weigh in on the Blackberry maker's battle with US intellectual property holding company NTP. The Court this week said it would not review the US Court of Appeals' August 2005 verdict that RIM had indeed infringed NTP's patents and which sent the case back to the District Court where RIM now faces the prospect of being told to stop offering its service to US users. More at TheRegister.co.uk So does ...
So this just in from Michel at ThinComputing ___________________________... a leader in endpoint security for the enterprise, today announced that it has joined the Microsoft SecureIT Alliance, a community of industry partners working together to provide security solutions for the Microsoft platform. AppSense will collaborate with other SecureIT Alliance members to identify new security features and combinations of products with services to ...