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"Spam is our e-mail customers' No. 1 complaint today, and Microsoft is innovating on many different fronts to eradicate it" - Bill Gates. With the release of Exchange 2003 Server SP2 Microsoft and the Exchange Server Product Unit are taking another big step in helping alleviate the Unsolicited Commercial Email (spam) problem. Announced a year ago, the Coordinated Spam Reduction Initiative clearly outlined the plan for drastically reducing the amount of spam customers may experience through the introduction ...
Just looking around at some more details around the forthcoming Exchange SP2 release and it's additional functionality relating to security from the MS Exchange Team themselves:Exchange 2003 Service Pack 2 (SP2) Remote Wipe functionalityEnforcing security settings on mobile devices with Exchange 2003 SP2Of particular note is this rather nice, almost historical, recap on the way ActiveSync across the wire has developed:Solving the Phone Synchronization Problem End-to-End Along with this I also came ...
Personally I perfer a hardware device for spam blocking , but as a consultant you have to move and shake with what the customer has or is willing to purchase. The issue was when we had to re-install IHateSpam and it gave an error that we needed version 5.5 or higher for Internet Explorer to install and it would not. The server was on version 6.1 of IE. After trying all the basic's, updates, etc. We found a key in the registry that was causing the problem. [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWAR... ...
Hey Exchange administrators! Go buy this book now . . .
Robin Curry has posted a follow-up on his PostToSpaces webservice, here he explains how to get Blogjet working with it. http://www.robincurry.org/b... Me and Dmitry Chestnykh (creator of Blogjet) also spent some time on this, and got it woking also, as I had posted about earlier. Personally, I had never really installed a webservice manually before, and it took me some doing to figure out all the steps, so I thought the community might be served if I wrote my own little ...
I promised a couple of weeks ago I would blog a review of my new cell phone, the Samsung SCH-i730 from Verizon Wireless. So far, my experiences have been positive. The minor annoyances I have had have been more a result of using a RIM Blackberry for the past four years and making the transition to a new form factor and Windows Mobile 2003 2nd Edition. The highlights are a great data service, wifi (which I can enable and disable as needed – it is a battery drainer) and a slide-out qwerty-style ...
I was checking on the latest news regarding the C500 handset and Windows Mobile 5 at http://msmobiles.com and also came across another interesting site for similar news at http://www.coolsmartphone.com So first of all - start that download ;-)) Try this for the new 4.2.1.1 ROM Upgrade with Media Player 10 and Compatibility with THB car kit (whatever that means??), I'm always ready to be a guinea pig - but not tonight, I'll give this a bash tomorrow.http://www2.orange... ...
OFX (Open Financial Exchange) is a standard for electronic exchange of financial data. This standard is what many software applications use to monitor and perform financial transactions right on your PC desktop. /n software's IBiz OFX Integrator is a suite of components, which gives .Net and Java developers the power of OFX in a simple API. Jeremy has a list of OFX FI Data. This contains an index of thousands of financial institutions, and separate xml files with the individual FI details. Before ...
Today was the last day of Tech-ed. The last two days (i couldn't go all four) where great and i'm already looking forward to next year.. Hopefully i get to go then.... The number of sessions was enormous, and it resulted in a rather difficult job of sceduling. That's because I wanted to attend all of the Exchange and ISA sessions and besides that I also needed to talk to some Microsoft experts and try some of the Labs.. Well, I tried to do it all, but ...... *sigh* I created a rather impressive stack ...
In the download section of the Microsoft Exchange website, you can find a complete package of exchange tools. It evens contains the OWA admin tool :D The following tools are included: Add Root Certificate Address Rewrite Application Analyzer 2003 for Lotus NotesArchiveSink Authoritative RestoreAUTD Binding Cleanup*Auto Accept AgentBadmail Deletion and ArchivingE-Mail Journaling Advanced Configuration Importer for Lotus cc:Mail Archives Disable Certificate Verification Error Code Look-up Exchange ...

Just thinking out loud here......

If it will be possible to leverage up Exchange Infrastructure to provide Blackberry like functionality, where does that leave Lotus Notes Users? How far away is there any other improvement that will allow them to get this working? or will this always be a situation where it's left to 3rd party resources?

 

I had the unfortunate opportunity yesterday to come in to work only to find that all of our Public Folders had been deleted from the our Exchange 5.5 site. It seems the administrator from another site had finished migrating from Exchange 5.5 to Exchange 2003. He decided he didn't want “everyone else’s” Public Folders showing up in his tree, and since he couldn't see the content of the folders, figured they were local copies only. Delete. Whoops. This had happened once before, when ...
Hi, I'm not a computer hardware specialist, but there's something that has always stricked me, since my first day on a personal computer... Why does copying of files so expensive ? Well, maybe not today with zooming cpus, motherboards, ram and hard disk, but bare with me... Imagine that the hard disk was built as a server. Maybe have it's own OS, cpu and ram. “Hey Hard Disk, this guy up there wants you to copy the file f from location a to location b. And while you're working, send me your ...
Just as when the information first came out that it *might* be possible to get hold of an upgrade ROM for the MPx 200 to bring it up to WM 2003 SE to enable the .Net functionality, so it comes around again. As you’d expect with very few of the Mobile 5.0 compatible devices actually having been built, you might want to ask the question “What is MS using to test Exchange SP2 functionality with if they don’t have any new fancy gadgets?” But I can say I have seen something that ...
Here is a great article from the Exchange Server blog on why you should use the ADC to create your connection agreements. I have run in to a couple of these problems myself; especially when migrating in the Exchange 2000 days. Since using the ADC exclusively I have been golden.
I did hear a totaly unsubstantiated rumour that MS have/had(?) considered calling this release Exchange 2006? And I guess when you consider that this is going to be release SP2 and the is nearly 3 years old, the MS Marketing machine must be itching to give it a new up-to-date name. Then the people looking after the revenue stream must also be thinking that would be a good idea as well. Let's just hope they hold off from that, as it would really have an effect on the speed of deployment on this. It'll ...
I am looking in to the possibility of getting a "Blackberry Killer" Solution together combining the power of Exchange 2003 SP1(SP2) - the Always-Up-To-Date (AUTD) feature - and the new iPaq HW6500 from HP. Although I am by definition a Citrix Consultant at Ultima, I have always been interested in SmartPhones and the Pocket PC for some while. Now that I have Tom Tom Mobile 5 working on my C500, I figure there's not much that it can't do, so let's push the boundaries right out there.Main Crux of this ...

Okay, so I’m sitting in the MS Exchange cabana area and not 15 feet away today’s lucky Tablet PC gets given away to the guy behind me wearing the Tablet PC button. Apparently there wasn’t anyone in the Tablet PC cabana and he wandered in. Doh! So close and yet … 

Well I hear the folks back at home are enjoying some real nice COLD weather. All I can say is HA HA HA, it's warm here! Maybe I can just stay for another week or so.... I'm sure it will be warm in Nevada by the middle of June... or not. I have to admit that I'm ready to go home. Home to see my wonderful family and all that snow! So the classes for the last couple of days have been really good. I went to a class on Outlook Web Access yesterday and the presentation had some really good tips on how ...
My second Bf was wonderful as well. Working with ISA Server 2004. We talked over some good things. There were two people there who work at an ISP in Trinidad. They said they get a lot of grief as everyone wants to put a “hardware” firewall in front of the ISA server . . . fine. As Bud remarked, “let it filter out all the noise.” The attendees from Trinidad note they leave it all open anyway! Heh. Bud is also working on an ISA Server Pocket Guide for MS Press. I am going to ...
Nothing much in the opening keynote session, just a release date for Visual Studio 2005, SQL Server 2005 and BizTalk 2006 -- November 7. The details are available at the launch site: http://msdn.microsoft.com/l... After a visit to the INetA booth, I caught the last part of Billy Hollis (www.dotnetMasters.com) presentation on Click Once WinForm deployment. Between MSI, Click Once and the Application Updater Block, we should be able to deploy anything across the web these days. We're working ...
This is my breakdown of the keynote. This is unedited and most likely filled with spelling and grammar errors. 8:52 - Finally sitting down. Received a free Windows Update Services (WUS) CD 8:55 - The half the large screens as have Windows Media Player on them with visualizations. On the other half the sponsors list keeps going by. Where is Dell as a sponsor?? Usually Dell is a huge sponsor. Dell also doesn't have booth. 8:59 - People still entering. Good music so far. 9:03 - Welcome everyone to TechEd. ...
The vendor exhibition kicked off today at 6:00pm. I have always been curious why they have a “big to-do” at 6:00pm when the exhibit was already open from noon to 3:30pm? There isn’t any suspense or anticipation about what we are going to see, unless you count which appetizers they might server this time. The usual collection of suspects were there with the usual collection of swag to give away. Notable exceptions were Sybari (outdoor adventure equipment) and Sunbelt Software (tricked ...
Lunch was wild--how do you feed 11,000 people in a short amount of time? Well, the lunch room was huge, maybe 4 football fields large. They had about 20 different buffet lines, so you could 'parallel process' and get your food quick. The food itself was pretty good, too. After munching, I made my way to the vender exhibits for a swag-fest...er, considered look at the various product offerings. (Ooo! Blinky lights!). You tend to get free stuff in exchange for letting them scan your badge barcode. ...
I passed the Exchange Server Cabana and I noticed they are having a party at Metropolis on Tuesday night from 7PM to 9PM. Directions are here. I've heard many a TechEd veteran say, “You don't hear about half the parties until the next day.” Well, here ya go. Of course this is probably one that everyone is already aware of but.... there's always one with their head in the sand ...
Rebel insurgency in action: XPOST: Envelope format used with HTTP/HTTPS headers for B2B document exchange.XDATA: Universal format for data structures used in standard message exchange. XPOST allows exchange of any format available, if the need arise (for legacy apps based on mutual agreement).XDATA will be used as the standard format for data exchange, optimized for human-readability, size and speed. (including binary exchange) Sounds like utopia?That's what we fight for ...
Instead of lining up with Tim Bray's Loyal Opposition, I am joining the ranks of the Rebel Insurgency.We have to take action with propositions, good or bad, and accept with humility that we screwed up things. Here is my proposal: 0. Accept XML is not the best format for data exchange. (If not, we are losing our time)1. Define a new format for universal data structures not for document markup (the simplest, fastest)2. Redefine all specs to use the new format (XSD, WSDL, SOAP, UDDI)3. Design a new ...
I have recently left the consulting world, and have come to a conclusion about consulting. I find it interesting (disturbing actually) that current trend in most IT shops around the country has been to outsource much of their work to consulting companies, either local or abroad. My conclusions are based on observations that I’ve had in dealing with consultants for the past 7 years, both in working with them and being one of them.There are 4 main problems that I can see with betting your project's ...
Can't get enough during the day?? Check out these sessions, all are interactive, not presentations. You get to ask lots of questions and add your own opinions and experiences! These are all posted on the Teched site and can be added to your personal calendar from there.... Sponsored by INETA and Culminis!! Check at the BOF table at night or the INETA community lounge during the day for last minute changes. Time Room Host(s) Topic 6:30 PM Cabana 1 Julie Lerman Life on the bleeding edge 6:30 PM Cabana ...
This is a cool idea... http://www.dotnetolympics.org/ I'd REALLY like to see the Carolinas do something like this as well. We have numerous user groups. (It's funny... GC.NUG is doing the Open Source Mobile Game Programming Expo, which ends in July. When we first came up with the idea I wanted to include other Carolina groups to make it a bigger event and more fun. The primary opposition to that suggestion ended up dropping out of the contest after a couple months, quitting the company I work at ...
Scott Woodgate announced some great BizTalk Ressources: http://blogs.msdn.com/scott... There will be BizTalk 2006 documents soon :-) and there is also a new competition. Hopefully I will have enough time to participate this time. You can get all the information here: https://www.csdevcompetitio... I get an error when I try to order a BizTalk 2006 kit. Scott also postet the link to a BizTalk performance blog: http://blogs.msdn.com/bizta... What ...
Last Friday I joined 30 other community members in a volunteer project at Redmond High School. I learned recently that the state of Washington is exploring curriculum development that involves a senior culmination project that every senior would need to do to graduate. The project starts with a briefing during the junior year and wraps up at the end of the year with a formal presentation to be judged by teachers and community members. It’s a brilliant idea teaching high school students how ...
Can't believe this is so simple. Its even easier than consuming a web service any other way. This is because Flash provides a way to bind values returned by a web service to Flash Components. No coding is required; only a couple of clicks and drags, thats it! This is a great way to develop Flash tickers to display data (possibly Stock Quotes, Currency Exchange Rates, etc.) on a web page without ever needing to refresh it for updated data. So, how to go about doing this? Very simple. 1) Create a Web ...
Today I was at the spring MSDN Technet brief in Rotterdam, a free event that you can attend, where Microsoft and partners get you up to speed on the goings on, and where you can follow some interesting sessions and labs.The Keynote, given my MS' Tony Krijnen (exellent speaker) of course focused on the bran-spanking-new SP1 release for Windows Server 2003, which was last night released as RTM, aswell as going into some depth on the x64 versions of MS products that are also RTM as of today. No mention ...
Today I am at a customer again, for whome I had set up their first network and domain, based on Microsoft Small Business Server 2003.They have called me in today to solve some of the 'critical errors' their SBS server is giving them. Because they seem to be pretty generic, and probably common errors, I thought a ITT blog post might be cool, so I will be formating this post as a kind of 'dairy' of the day.(The SBS installation is in Dutch, so I am forced to traslate errors ad-hoc, I try to name by ...
A lot of times I post to this blog from my favorite coffee shop, Uncommon Grounds. They have free WiFi access. It's unsecured, but there's no annoying capture portal, and the speed is on par with most any cable modem (that is what it's connected to, after all). However, I also often do some reading at Panera, as I am tonight. The connection here is also unsecured, but it has one of those annoying capture portals that takes forever to present a kind of miniature EULA and then forward me to Panera's ...
I have seen a couple of posts recently about moving code bases to v2.0 of the .NET framework when it becomes available. One that caught my eye was by Sahil. Two things struck me about the post. First the title, “.NET 1.1 Folks Please Take Note”. Aren't we all 1.1 folks at the moment. Last I looked there wasn't a go live license available yet. But more to the point is the comment about making sure your current code will work with 2.0. In the exchange of comments he made the statement to ...
So I finally got around to setting up my Exchange Server. I have no-ip providing a “backup MX” server in case the server it runs on is ever down for any reason, or when it’s being moved (as it will be fairly soon). The benefits of switching to Exchange from Hotmail are huge, though. For one, the sync’ing between my desktop, laptop, and my mailboxes is far better. Second, I now have the Newsgator setup I always wanted. Both my desktop and laptop have the same RSS subscriptions, ...
I recently found Scott Bellware's blog thru TSS.net and I've been really impressed with his writings. So much so that I have I have taken to reading his blog regularly. You'll see I've got him linked here under the blogs I'm reading. While I'm not really looking to get into the type of “Open Letter” exchange that Scott has been involved in recently, I must voice my own opinion on his use of the term “Visual Baby Talk“. Scott has twice referred to the Visual Basic development ...
This almost became a Dear Microsoft letter, but I decided at the last minute that most of these goals could be accomplished by just about anybody. So instead I’m going to start a new recurring column, “What I want.” This was originally supposed to be about the Tablet PC, but since I accidentally posted this before I wanted to, I've relabeled it with the more general topic of “mobility,“ since that's really the focus of this post. I'll post “part 2“ tomorrow ...
Once upon a time, I was an infrastructure man and I spent some time in the trenches supporting Small Business Server (SBS) for small businesses in the Columbus area. I can remember wrestling with the SBS administration consoles and feeling like the interface was making tasks harder even though the purpose was to make tasks easier. The cause was probably that I also spent plenty of time supporting enterprise networks on full versions of Windows NT 4.0 and Windows 2000 and knew exactly how to accomplish ...
My Turkish readers, please take a look at the new Turkish AFS website when you have time. Turkish AFS volunteers have launched this website, and it's an exciting project. AFS is the largest international exchange program mostly for high school exchange students, and that's how my US journey started on 1996. If you'd like to learn more about AFS and/or volunteer for AFS take a look at AFS website (English) : http://www.afs.org Here's also more information about volunteering for AFS, if you are living ...
After listening to a few conversations and a discussion I had with a recruiter today, I can’t help but wonder if client-side scripting will be the hot topic of choice for this year. I know it has been around since early versions of web browsers, but let me explain. If you’ve been watching Google, you know that they have released several new projects that go beyond simple web applications. Notably, there was Gmail. If you haven’t already heard, Gmail is Google’s free e-mail ...
Value that makes a great difference Its about IBM, In 1914 Thomas Watson Sr. the founder of Modern IBM, has set its values: 1) Respect for the individual. 2) The best customer service. 3) The pursuit of excellence. It went for long run with these values, then IBM recognized that it’s image is decreasing with fast ever growing trend with Internet evolution, Information Exchange and with every corner competition, In Feb 2003 then CEO , Samuel J. Palmisano, raised the value of re-inventing the ...
Ever had one of those days .. where you accidentily delete your Default Website in ISS, and all the exchange stuff along with it? :DHave no fear, MS KB is here! http://support.microsoft.co... Download and install the IIS 6.0 Resource Kit Tools. To obtain the IIS 6.0 Resource Kit Tools, visit the following Microsoft Web site: http://www.microsoft.com/do... 629C89499&displaylang=enIf you do not want to install all the IIS 6.0 Resource ...
Isn't it wierd how, when you wanna get something done, you end up spending time fixing other problems that are stopping you from doing what you wanted to do originally. For some reason Group Policy was not being applied to my Laptop, causing all kinds of settings to fail.. eventlog told me: “windows cannot query for the list of Group Policy object”Could not find the cause, so rebooted the Server. Then the server wouln’t log in anymore.. it kept hanging on “applying computer ...
by Wing Lam As e-customers (whether business or consumer), we are unlikely to have confidence in a Web site that suffers frequent downtime, hangs in the middle of a transaction, or has a poor sense of usability. Testing, therefore, has a crucial role in the overall development process. Given unlimited time and resources, you could test a system to exhaustion. However, most projects operate within fixed budgets and time scales, so project managers need a systematic and cost-effective approach to testing ...
I have been following the Philadelphia Wireless project for a while now and am pretty excited about it even though I do not live there. But now this project has been put in jeopardy because of this section of Bill 30 below: SECTION 3014(H) OF HOUSE BILL 30, AS AMENDED BY SENATE COMMITTEE ON CONSUMER PROTECTION AND PROFESSIONAL LICENSURE; PRINTER’S NO. 4645 § 3014. NETWORK MODERNIZATION PLANS * * * H) PROHIBITION AGAINST POLITICAL SUBDIVISION ADVANCED AND BROADBAND SERVICES DEPLOYMENT.-- ...
Someone just introduced me to a product called Enterprise Vault 5.0, by KVS (soon to be part of Veritas)Enterprise Vault is a series of enterprise storage products, and may be the awnser to getting rid of user’s pst file hassels.KVS virtualizes your exchange mailbox and sticks half of it in a database, rulesets allow mail to be automaticly transferred to this storage, transparant to the end user.Some reviews:http://www.enterpri... ...
Christian was the first one who wrote about this, and I am also very happy to announce the following: With INETA Europe now more than 100 .NET user groups are registered! The latest additions: Ukraine, Kiev .NET User Group UK, .NET Exchange Manchester Poland, MFI.net (Polish Student .NET User Group) Romania, RONUG (Romanian .NET User Group) Russia, Saratov.NET Russia, TDNA Russia, SPB .NET Alliance Russia, Rostov .NET User Group The first group in Romania - RONUG - was #100 ...