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We were looking for a good issue tracking system a while back. I'd used FootPrints in the past, which I found to be really slow and cumbersome. We tried the IssueTracking starter kit and found it subtantially lacking. Eventually, we tried a product called Gemini from countersoft. They allow you 10 users for free to “get you started”. We used this for about 6 months to a year and then realized that we could use it throughout the company. After the exchange rate, we ended up paying $273 ...
I've been experiencing ?? annoying problem with our test SMTP server (it's a Windows 2003 machine running IIS6) - Emails were left "stuck" in the Queue folder. I had a look at the machine's System Event Log using "Event Viewer" and found this error message repeated for each email: "Message delivery to the host 'xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx' failed while delivering to the remote domain 'xxxx' The connection was dropped by the remote host." Luckily, I've found some Google Group posts referring to a tool called ...
Installating Certificates on WM2005 for smartphones By default WM2005 is locked so certificate installations fail (for ActiveSync with Exchange server etc). To unlock: 1. Change the policies in regedit on the device as follows: a. HKLM\Security\Policies\Poli... b. click "Values" soft-key c. Change 00001001 value to 1 d. Change 00001005 value to 40 e. Reboot device. 2. Run SDA Security Unlocker (attached to this message, or search for SDA_ApplicationUnlock.exe on Google) with the device connected ...
The Microsoft Architecture Forums is the new venue Microsoft has dedicated to architecture on the Microsoft platform.This is an excellent source of information exchange for Architects and opens up avenues for discussion and brain-storming chats on Architecture.Microsoft has been showing increased focus in architecture of late and if you had witnessed the Microsoft Architecture Webcasts, you would agree that there was enough wealth of information discussed.The Forum can be used as a venue for discussion ...
This info has been passed on to me from Rob, one of the Citrix SE's here at Chalfont, UK. I'd be thinking that if you are looking at a large implementation of AG+AAC you might want to have a quick peruse of this before you submit your budget request? ;-) Read on..... Mmmm.... So at Rob's request - it would appear there will be another update to the AG shortly.... I would naturally assume that this would conincide with the Florida Partner Exchange coming at the end of the month, in the meantime if ...
Sometimes I think e-mail is a bad thing. Over the weekend, our illustrious sales department decided to send out a new campaign to get old customers back to our service. They didn't tell anyone, and rather than using the mechanisms provided by IT to them for the purpose of sending e-mail campaigns, they just opened up Outlook and started BCC'ing people. They send a 2.2 MB file to THOUSANDS of people over our poor little T-1. The mail server also isn't a super large server (the former sysadmin really ...
After two days with the Treo 700w I am a very happy camper. The complaints are minor and mostly stem from my lack of familiarity with the device and not a device shortcoming itself. One minor nit: for $400 cant you throw in a case to carry this around in? Despite my initial disappointment in hearing the screen was 240 x 240, it looks gorgeous and I don't find it overly cluttered. The screen on my Samsung i730 was a lot bigger, but then again, so was the device itself. I use the Treo for phone calls ...
Toronto SharePoint Users Group - January 11 Small Business Server and Windows SharePoint Services (WSS) Demonstration and discussion about installation and use of Microsoft Small Business Server 2003: SBS contains Windows Server 2003, Exchange Server 2003, Windows Sharepoint Services, and other great components. The CompanyWeb site installed by default on the SBS server has great potential - but low utilization in most small businesses. Help those businesses understand the power and potential of ...
WoW its been a great year and what a way to finish it with the Visual Studio 2005 and SQL Server 2005 product launches, Amazing Beta releases of Exchange and Commerce Server and man Vista December CTP rocked or what!? well 2006 just promises to be better and one hell of a exciting year, what really excites me about the technologies that are slated for release in 2006 is that they promise to represent a paradigm shift in the way we build and use software and more importantly computing itself. We kick ...
Update: Post edited after reflecting on some much deservered critisim on my tact So it seems now that every monday evening I am stuck in training.I was doing 70–299 self-paced training and getting closer to that exam point,but apparently my employer thinks its more usefull to know Exchange. Dont mind Exchange at all, but the guys instructing us, though knowledgable, are not the most skilled at bringing across that knowledge, or reading the kind of audience they have, and how their information ...
I've long been a fan of using Exchange 2003's OMA to get my Corporate email on my SmartPhone but now Google has formally released their Mobile version of Gmail at m.gmail.com Along with this I have also signed up with Bloglines as they also manage to recognise the small form factor of the SmartPhone so this leaves it nice and simple for me to now keep up to date with my Corporate and Personal email as well as my RSS Feeds when on the go. Give them a try, I don't think you'll regret it ...
I live in new zealand. I can successfully create appointments in exchange using webDAV. But I can only create them in the timezone Z if I change the timezone to Y (which is mine) I always get bad request. Do I say ok.. so not during string conversion but I just calculate the offset and add that to the date and create the appointment then that should be ok. Also not !!! My conversion function is very basic but i didn't find a way to get it properly formatted in .NET so this is my way. The function ...
I came across this very interesting guide by Microsoft on Integrating with InfoCard v1.0 posted at MSDN webservice section. As you all know by now that WCF is a part of the upcoming Windows API named WINFX and will be playing a center part as providing the foundation for communication needs of our next generation of applications. Those who have already downloaded the Beta 2 version of WinFX will be able to play with this new piece of technology. Basically InfoCard will provide users to manage their ...
OK, OK, So I'm bored....... I'm sitting in a rather hot Build Room that has little or no ventilation looking after the base builds of a few Servers and getting them SysPrep'd and Ghosted away using Bart's PE and while I'm waiting for that to happen I'm doing some browsing...... OK? Anyway, have a look at this link at Citrix - "Tools and Resources" - as this does seem to have had an update? Now let me point out that I was asked to login before accessing this area, and from the looks of it it was similar ...
BetaNews.com reported (along with many others) that Microsoft released Beta 1 of Exchange “12” today to a group of about 1,400 testers. I was all ready to jump on getting a copy of this beta when I remembered it only runs on 64–bit systems. Hmmm, I don't seem to have a spare 64–bit server handy … but I do have Virtual Server R2 and VMWare Workstation 5.5 both of which emulate a 64–bit virtual machine ...
This past Thursday I had a pleasure of attentind a local Launch of Microsoft's Visual Studio 2005, SQL Server 2005 and BizTalk 2006 event in Orange County Convention Center. I had a tremedous honor to be part of ATE[Ask the Experts] panel in the pavilion on the Developer side. First thing I was asked was my area of expertise and with out complicated [and erragant] answer of everything .NET related - I picked Microsoft Express product line. Through out the day I was able to see some cool demos by ...
The latest version of the Lotus Notes Mail Migration Wizard has been released. This is part of a new wave of products from the Notes compete team at Microsoft to make Notes to Exchange migrations complete with more fidelity. Supports Notes R5 and R6 with Exchange Server 2003 SP2. Download the mail migration wizard here. Download the Connector for Lotus Notes here. Download the Calendar Connector here. More information can be found here as well. The Microsoft Exchange Server 2003 Migration Wizard ...
Following in the footsteps of the Exchange Best Practices Analyzer Tool, Microsoft has released a tool for ISA Server 2004. I like this trend and would like to see the same tool rolled out for SQL, SMS, MOM and AD. This is a simple and fairly prescriptive way to do some basic analyzing of your platform architecture based on Microsoft Product Team’s best practices. ISA Server especially can get complex fast if you haven't well thought out your architecture, networks and rule sets. Download it ...

It had been previously announced that the next version of Exchange Server (Exchange Server “12”) would be released only as a 64–bit application. You can now add the next version of Small Business Server to that list as well. Read about it here.

This is nice. I am glad to finally see some SLA\Scorecard metrics for various Microsoft platform packages being rolled out with MOM as the foundation. Who better to report on the health of your Exchange or SQL server over time? Download here. Overview The Microsoft® Operations Manager (MOM) 2005 SLA Scorecard for Exchange provides you with an executive dashboard to measure and trend service availability and workloads across multiple server roles in an Exchange Server messaging environment. This ...
ActiveSync 4.1 is the latest sync software release for Windows Mobile 5.0 devices. New features include: New partnership wizard makes syncing easier Faster transfer of data files including media Ability to sync photos assigned to contacts from Outlook on the desktop Microsoft ActiveSync provides a great synchronization experience with Windows-based PCs and Microsoft Outlook right out of the box. ActiveSync acts as the gateway between your Windows-based PC and Windows Mobile-based device, enabling ...
The lovely Eileen reported recently that Exchange is going exclusively 64bit, the article can be found here. I have to say I'm not completely surprised that this trend has started and lets be honest, it's not a bad thing as it's mini-waves like this in the industry that keeps us all gainfully employed. Hmm, hence perhaps why Dell, HP and Intel were launch partners at the recent VS2005, SQL Server 2005 & Biztalk 2006 event ...
I read Insurance & Technology, both in its print form and online. (Yeah, I know. Sad.) One of my all-time favorite articles is Anthony O'Donnell's Health Insurance Transformation, from August of 2004. It's not the first article ever to be published on the need for IS groups to align themselves with business process management organizations within companies, but it's the first one specific to the insurance industry that I was made aware of. Moreover, it is still one of the few articles I have ...
(pic taken using the small camera on the Mda) Dont really know how I need to tall this thing for the sake of the blog. MDA Pro? HTC Universal? Anyway.. my primary MSN works again, now at jemimus@hotmail.com.. its so stupid really. Just needed to add everyone again so they could authorise my new adress.. and there I was thinking the process was automatic or something… whatever. Had a look at setting up mobile sync on my Exchange server, but the first attemps seem to reveal that WM05 is rather ...
For IT Professionals: TechNet Webcasts • A More Secure and Well-Managed Infrastructure (Part 9 of 18): Securing the Exchange Environment (Level 300) November 11, 9:30 AM-10:30 AM Pacific TimeKeith Combs, TechNet Presenter, Microsoft Corporation • A More Secure and Well-Managed Infrastructure (Part 10 of 18): Sybari Antigen Overview (Level 300) November 16, 9:30 AM-10:30 AM Pacific TimeKai Axford, Security Specialist, Microsoft Corporation • Exchange Server 2003 In Depth (Part 7 of ...
So, I have been slacking off on my blog…and I had so many things to blog about. Dave, Jeff and Jennifer and I are catching the same floght to Ottawa. We are stuck on the airport, there is a severe thunderstorm in Toronto now. Yesterday we launched VS 2005, SQL 2005 & BIZTALK 2006 in Toronto. The best shot of this event is this photo (courtesy of Mark Relph). A few people who went to the San Francisco event the day after claimed our Toronto event was bigger!! The night before the event we ...
I did mention some while back that I'd heard that Orange were going to going to be offering a cut price Broadband due to the tie in with Wannado, but this almost sounds too good to be true? Check out the details of Orange's offer The main crunch being that you can get 8Mb if available, BUT you end up with a 2Mb cap/month Customers taking the Promotion will be connected to the Standard User Wanadoo product capped at 2 GB per month, for £9.99 per month. You may increase your cap to the following ...
Another interesting bit of info from MSMobiles: While we were complaining here for several years already that Microsoft lacks innovativeness and thus is missing out on many major business opportunities, it looks like Bill Gates (de facto boss of Microsoft) and Steve Ballmer (CEO of Microsoft) have noticed it just now! Major changes at Microsoft coming! Read on! Lately Steve and Bill have promoted Ray Ozzie to a position of CTO - Chief Technical Officer. With this catchy name and visionary statements ...
A.k.a. The HTC Universal! I have been pining for this thing for the last year or so. Isn’t she a beauty!Got the bluetooth sync working great, now to set up Exchange for mobilesync. Still cant use my Primairy MSN account though, I am currently using jemi_test@hotmail.comI hope they fix it soon so I can try it out on Pocket MSN. ...
Yesterday after school a few students from my AP class came by for our weekly computer club meeting. At this meeting they took a computer system, which was an amalgam of spare parts, and installed Ubuntu ( a user-friendly open source Linux shell) with the intent on building a Web server for our school. They then installed Apache, MySQL, and a PHP web interface for remote access to our Web server. The whole experiment went great. We did have to call the cable company to get port 80 forwarded to or ...
In the next steps we’ll try to visualize the Sender-ID MAPI property (0x40790003) in our Outlook 2003 client. Copy the below text into a new text file as SenderID.CFG (in the same location as the .ICO files, usually Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office11\forms\language ID). ;**********The CFG file********** [Description] MessageClass=IPM.Note.SenderID CLSID={00020D0C-0000-0000-C... DisplayName=SenderID Extension Form Category=Standard Subcategory=Form Comment=This forms allows ...
There seems to be a few dollars out there that Microsoft sees flowing into other peoples pockets, and well, that has to stop. By that I mean Microsoft hosted solution providers. In an attempt to cut out the middle man, Microsoft will soon host SharePoint, Exchange, CRM and ERP apps for you. They will still allow hosting, so you have options for now. I currently use a hosting provider for our home e-mail on Exchange 2003. Mostly so I can get all the cool features on our SmartPhone and PocketPC phone ...
/n software has made available in PRERELEASE form the IP*Works! EDI AS2 Connector. It is completely free for 1 trading partner. The software itself is a .Net application with an embedded web server, which allows you to configure trading partners to exchange EDI documents with over AS2. Technorati tag: EDITechnorati tag: AS2Update: EDI AS2 Connector screencast (WMV or Flash) ...
Service Pack 2 for Exchange Server 2003 has been released and can be downloaded from here. Basically this service pack is a big deal as it will provide mobile devices easy access to Exchange Server for e-mail messages, schedules, contact information, and tasks lists. Also with Microsoft Outlook Mobile Access, virtually any mobile device or phone equipped with a Web or Wireless Application Protocol (WAP) browser can retrieve Exchange Server information. More information can be found here. So what’s ...
Microsoft posted Exchange Server 2003 Service Pack 2 to the Web on Wednesday. http://www.microsoft.com/ex... PS Exchange 2003 SP2 requires Windows Server 2003 SP1 Besides all the excellent features around mobility, push email and Windows Mobile 2005, service pack 2 also introduces: · Disable all PF replication in the organization to curb replication storms by right-clicking at the org level. · Public folder deletion logging – event viewer reports ...
An interesting piece of Trivia (unless of course you are actually pursuing Citrix CCIA accreditation? ;-)) Suki from Citrix Education (UK?) mentioned at the Citrix Partner Exchange that as far as:Global CCIA Count goes there are:250 Globally50 in Europe12 in UK(I hope I've quoted her correctly? If not please let me know?)Kind of makes it a small number? and as such, probably highly desirable ...
NetScaler now with Citrix: While at the Citrix Partner Exchange last week, we ended up learning about the new NetScaler product (Citrix bought the company not so long ago). Much more than just a Load Balancer or Accelerator, this is more like a Full Application Switch with loads of Functions, Citrix see this (probably, ;-) as embracing and extending their reach further in to remote access infrastructure? (If I keep this up I could get a job with their Marketing Dept.? What is it capable of doing? ...
Here is a cool little gem from the Microsoft website on the application layer protection that ISA Sever does so well. Download it here. From the document: Microsoft® Internet Security and Acceleration (ISA) Server 2004 provides many features for securely publishing resources to the Internet with the use of application layer filters. The purpose of this document is to detail how to more effectively use the Hypertext Transfer Protocol (HTTP) and Simple Mail Transfer Protocol (SMTP) filtering capabilities ...
I am using WebDav query to search e-mails and public folders from Exchange Server 2003. The code is based on the Visual Basic .NET sample http://msdn.microsoft.com/l... However when I started to test the code with impersonation, I ve got a problem.The scenario was the following I am using client on workstation running IE6 that login to ASP.NET web server using Windows Authentication with impersonation. The server ASP.NET ...
I am in Indianapolis doing an Exchange 2000 to Exchange 2003 swing migration. As I sit here watching the Move Mailbox wizard hum I am amazed at how many emails users can keep in their inbox. So far I have seen a mailbox with 55,238 and another with 65,834 emails in their respective inboxes. Oy vey!
Clemens Vasters of newtelligence AG has written a new whitepaper for Microsoft introducing Windows Communication Foundation (formally known as Indigo) that explains the fundamental concepts of building services with WCF. The paper features descriptions and examples of service and data contracts and more besides and literally including the ABC’s of WCF … "ABC" is the WCF mantra. "ABC" is the key to understanding how a WCF service endpoint is composed. Think Ernie, Bert, Cookie Monster ...
I opened IE7 a few minutes ago and was notified that Microsoft Update is now available. This new service replaces Windows Update and adds patching for Office, Exchange and SQL Server all in one place. Microsoft intends to add more if not all of their applications to the list. I hope Microsoft will make it easy for other applications to tie into this service so we can have one update service for all of our software. And of course ti should be free ;) For more information visit http://update.microsoft.com ...
Rumours are appearing about the possible resurfacing of Nokia having another tilt at the Mobile Office Connectivity side of things. Does anyone recall a rather unfortunately named product called NOBS? (Nokia One Business Something?) Sounds to me like now that they have licensed ActiveSync they’ve decided they want to get on the Blackberry Bandwagon as well? Essentially this would appear to continue on from the older Nokia offerings so it’s rumoured to be referred to Version 4.0 even though ...
I picked this up originally from an article in the MS Exchange BlogNow this is interesting news, the last I heard some 4 – 6 months ago was that things appeared to be equally split between Notes and Exchange at approx. 120 Million users a piece. The article doesn’t appear to mention actual figures, just percentages, but as Gartner and IDC both agree it does tend to lend weight to each report?I believe we have yet to see a real impact on Exchange’s growth due to the take up of Mobile ...
I found this little Gem on Jason’s Blog last night. If you are at all concerned about how to ensure some degree of Security on mobile devices within your organisation you should really review this – sorry, late me restate that – you must review this, it’s essential reading. Although the headline is for CESG, Jason quickly points out that:“CESG is the Information Assurance (IA) arm of GCHQ and are the UK Government’s National Technical Authority for Information ...
First off, let me say that I am very impressed with the work the WinFS team has done and that they've already won a great deal of respect from me. That said, I'm not 100% sure I see the need for their product. This opinion is certainly not set in stone, but from what I've seen and what I understand so far... I'm not sold. Why is that? Well maybe it's because I watch videos like this one and I think... why is that different from what we already do? You can tell that these guys are super fired up about ...
My Personal Productivity System – How it Works I've had a few people ask me questions about how I use all the tools I do in a systematic way. I may sometimes be seen as using too many tools and plugins. One of the initial criticisms I've heard from people is that it takes too long to use all the tools. I disagree. At first, it does take awhile to learn to use a new tool. It also sometimes takes awhile to learn which tool to use for what, since many tools overlap in functionality is seemingly ...
Download Exchange 2003 SP2 Community Preview. Microsoft Exchange Server Service Pack 2 (SP2) will offer a huge leap forward in mobility and security capabilities. Customers and partners can now download a pre-release evaluation for testing purposes. This is an unsupported release that should only be used in lab or testing environments ...
From Harold Wong's Blog comes this news: ===========================... 2003 SP2 Community Technology Preview available for Download I know a lot of people have been waiting for Exchange 2003 SP2 to release. I've blogged in a previous entry that a pre-release version of SP2 will be out shortly. Yeah, yeah, you say, but WHEN will it be out????? That is a great question! Here's the answer ...................... [drum roll ............] On August 19th, 2005 the Community Technology ...
From the You Had Me At EHLO Exchange blog (who knew?): Why should you use Diskpar (Diskpart in W2003 SP1)? Exchange Server can benefit from having basic disk partitions track-aligned. Diskpar.exe is used for aligning a partition at the storage level, which, if used to create the partition, can have a significant positive performance impact on the storage and is highly recommended. Before I go into the details of how to do this, I’ll give some basic definitions. A partition is the container ...