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Registration for PDC 2009 is now open. If you register by September 15th you can save a hundred bucks. Or you could get there my way: win a contest (hey, I’m a poor developer). As I mentioned in a previous article, INETA has a component contest that prizes a trip to PDC. But, it’s not the only one: Microsoft has announced the Code7 Contest - Code the Power of 7. It pays out great prizes, but you have to take advantage of the technologies built into Windows 7 like Libraries, Touch, Shell Integration, ...
I experienced this error recently and spent an eternity trying to resolve it. I finally found the solution to my problem and wanted to document it for others. For me, the issue only appeared when I tried to invite people to a scheduled meeting. Under normal circumstances, blank (no invitees) scheduled meetings worked fine. Ad-hoc meetings worked fine. Some invitees worked, but others did not. When an invitee caused the issue to appear, this message would be displayed either when I saved/sent the ...
This post is the fourth in a series of postings, containing examples of SharePoint WebParts that anybody can build all by themselves. To read all posts in this series, or to get started with the RSSBus WebPart, go here. #4 – List Active Directory Groups and Users This web part will list each user group and its members, as defined in your Active Directory (or other LDAP server) installation. Step one is to make sure you have the RSSBus Web Part installed. See here for instructions. Step two, make ...
What is Kerberos Authentication? Kerberos (or Cerberus) was a three-headed dog in Greek Mythology which guarded the gates of Haides (King of underworld God of Death). Kerberos was responsible to prevent ghosts of the dead from leaving the underworld. The Kerberos Protocol was created by MIT as a solution to network security problems like: 1) Insecure unencrypted password over the internet 2) Firewalls, which assumes that the bad guys are outside the network, what about the Bad Guys within the network. ...
I wanted to write a blog post to document how I do some day-to-day things. It helps me to keep track of my work habits, refine them and perhaps help some others who are looking for some solutions. My current rig is a Apple MacBook Pro 13” unibody. It has the 250Gb drive with 4Gb memory. I am running the latest version of OS X Leopard. I am really enjoying the 13” form factor. It is a little smaller and lighter than the previous 15” unibody which, to me, just felt heavy. I also don't notice the lost ...
I've been working with the Exchange Web Service (EWS) Managed API wrapper to perform some Exchange tasks. My WEBDAV code wouldn't work with Exchange 2007. The EWS Managed API is much easier to work with then the direct Exchange web service calls. Thanks goodness. One task I have is to process inbound mail and flag it as complete. Took me hours to figure it out. First I have a search folder that has the stuff I want to process. This makes it easier to change the business rules in the outlook client ...
I have had the good fortune to test both the Palm Pre and Apple iPhone 3Gs. In my day job I am an architect with responsibilities over messaging and mobility – hence I get to try a lot of new devices in order to evaluate their applicability for our enterprise users. One thing I have come to regard as a universal truth is that ranking mobile devices is almost a waste of time. They are so subjective depending on the personal habits and preferences of the person using them. There are some things that ...
That is the question really, isn’t it? It has been more than a couple of days that Apple has released its 3.0 update for the iPhone / iPod touch OS, and I haven’t updated my iPod touch (1st gen) yet. Why? Well, because I’m not sure it is worth the £5.99 I will have to part with (US$ 9.95 if you are in the US). I know that eventually I will end up updating it because I like having the most updated software and I don’t like being left behind, and also because £5.99 is an amount I allow myself to spend ...
Microsoft Online Services – Online is not always Online As a software engineer for a small Microsoft Partner – I have had a blast working with the enterprise technologies – especially since the release of the beta bits of MOSS 2007. The firm I work for is also a Microsoft Hosted Services Partner, and we host key technologies like Exchange, MOSS, Dynamics CRM, SQL Server and the latest craze – the Business Productivity Suite. The following is a blurb from the MSFT Help About BPS Online: The Business ...
Microsoft Community in Bangladesh proudly presents Microsoft Day @ Dhaka. This is a special day dedicated to all Microsoft technology professionals and students in Bangladesh. We will be having the best Microsoft community technologists from Bangladesh - Microsoft Most Valuable Professionals (MVPs) delivering sessions at the event. This technology marathon is a great opportunity to learn from the best and network with each other. Both Microsoft developers and networking professionals would find the ...
I am super excited about this event, we created the registration page just a week back and got it online for 5 days and we already had our 1000 registrations for the same, we increased the registration to 1200 and in 2 more days all 1200 filled, awesome response… I am Speaking on Getting Started with Silverlight 3 and, also speaking on Windows 7 for developers where I will be showing the Freescale board that has the accelerometer and other sensors and that will be fun, preparation is kinda ok cause ...
One of components Windows 7 is Sensor and Location platform. Sensor and Location is part of Windows 7 which allows to work with various sensors and additional devices for measurement something. What for it is necessary? Sensors are necessary to make more simple some trivial actions. Especially actually it for owners of laptops, whose life is very dynamical. Imagine, that the ambient sensor which is accessible to all applications is built in the computer and gives the chance to these applications ...
Summary In an Exchange 2003 SP2 environment, Outlook 2007 users are unable to send recurring calendar meeting notices (new, updated, or canceled) to external recipients outside of the Exchange Organization. This issue does NOT affect users using Outlook 2003 AND single calendar meeting notices. When they send a recurring calendar meeting notice to an external recipient, several things happen. One, the sender will receive the following NDR after the message expires. ---------------------------... ...
Summary In an Exchange 2003 environment that has matured over time, an enabled Active Directory account may get a #5.2.1 Undeliverable message (NDR) as shown below when they send an e-mail message to another enabled Active Directory account. ---------------------------... From: System Administrator Sent: March 30, 2009 9:30 AM To: Bob Stevens Subject: Let's meet at Noon Your message did not reach some or all of the intended recipients. Subject: ...
You can manage user permissions in Exchange and other mail servers with the same commands by using the IMAP protocol instead of server-specific tools. Here is how! Jumping right in, these all use get-imap and set-imap from NetCmdlets: #1 – Get ACL Here’s a one-liner to get the ACL for a specific folder in an account. In this particular case, my main INBOX has a subfolder named RESUMES, and I want to see who has what permissions to this folder. PS C:\> get-imap -server $mymailserver -cred $mycred ...
[Source: http://geekswithblogs.net/E... In a recent project we had a requirement for a configurable cache, residing on a BizTalk host and storing responses from WCF services which the BizTalk app had brokered. Producing this as a generic cache adapter was the preferred option, but project timescales didn't allow for it – instead I've written the adapter as an open source component which is available on CodePlex: BizTalkCacheAdapter, and which we're now making use of in the project. It's ...
If you live in Edmonton and do anything with SQL Server you should definitely check out the upcoming first ever meeting of the Edmonton chapter of the Professional Association for SQL Server (EDMPASS). Colin has done a great job getting this group off the ground, and he’s brought in Scott Gillespie to talk about SQL Server 2008 for Developers and DBA’s. I’ve included the info about the session below. Go be part of your local technology community. Date: May 28th 2009 Time: 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm Location:Stanley ...
Microsoft is accepting submissions for the waitlist for the Office 2010 Technical Preview. This is an especially great opportunity if you are already running Exchange 2010 in the lab and want to see how using Outlook 2010 will enhance the experience with things like mail tips, conversation view and universal inbox. The preview is slated to kick off in July. If you attended TechEd 2009 this year, you get priority seeding in to the preview. Sign up in one click at the TechEd event site with your login ...
Reflections on techEd 2009 - Los Angeles This was the first techEd I have ever attended. I heard some complainants about various events not being on the agenda this year, but I was impressed. All of the sessions that I attended were good with one exception that will remain nameless. I was impressed by Dan Holme's session on admin tools. Some of the tools that were demonstrated were written/constructed by Dan for the Bejing Olympic games. I was very impressed. I have already started using the tools ...
This time we will talk about other feature of task panel of Windows 7 - OverlayIcon. This possibility is very useful for applications which have any state from the point of view of the user. For example, such applications are programs for an exchange of instant messages (IM). For example, Windows Live Messanger actively uses this possibility. For example, if we open WLM and we will change a state it is possible to see as it is displayed on the task panel of Windows 7. Such functionality can be useful ...
Article source: http://geekswithblogs.net/m... When we are testing our BizTalk solution one of the biggest challenges is how we deal with the dependency on external systems. Some of the common scenarios I have come across are as follows: We will be integrating with some web services but there are no test instances of these services we can use We will integrate with a LOB application but there is either no test instance of the LOB system of using the LOB application will make it difficult ...
Breakfast was pretty unimpressive. Egg omelet things and some nasty sausage patties. I went for a bagel and yogurt. The keynote was very IT centric talking about Windows 7 and Server 2008 R2. Some very cool new features around virtualization. And the big news is that both will be available for the holiday season (as expected). There was also a sneak peek into Office 2010 and Exchange 2010 which promise to improve ability to manage mail. Search looks improved (especially able to search attachments ...
I am sitting in the auditorium waiting for the keynote to start. I am curious to see if there are any surprise announcements or if it is just a re-hash of all the recent public announcements. Rumor has it they may announce VS2010 beta 1. I am sure they will highlight Office 2010 and Exchange 2010 – but to what degree I am not sure. My hotel was a big disappointment – but I picked it and was tricked by the flashy website so I have no one to blame but myself. I feel like I am staying at a Moroccan ...
The new site for the Belgian Community Day 09 is open. “Eleven Microsoft User Groups combine their efforts to organize this unique networking and knowledge sharing event. A unique opportunity to learn about Microsoft’s latest developments and technologies like Exchange 2010, Silverlight 3, Visual Studio 2010, SQL Server 2008, Windows 2008R2, Powershell V2, Forefront Identity Manager 2010, XNA 3.1. and OCS R2. Microsoft Community Day will take place on Thursday 25th June 2009 in Utopolis, Mechelen, ...
I am going to be blogging the sessions I attend at TechEd 2009 in Los Angeles right here on my humble blog. They will be almost exclusively messaging and mobility related - ‘cause that’s how I roll! I will also tweet as much as I can (I only have two arms) under @ntpro. You can also follow general TechEd 2009 tweets by searching hash tags #teched and #tela09. Great blog post from the team the runs the hands on labs (HOL) at TechEd. Three days away – it is almost time. Technorati Tags: Twitter,tweet,Exchange ...
Recently I saw a question come to my friend Spencer here at /n software about whether or not it was possible to use the Microsoft Exchange 2007 SP1 PowerShell cmdlets through the /n software PowerShell Server. The person wanted to be able to manage Exchange from a remote Unix machine. Of course, as I’ve mentioned before, it could be done from anywhere that supports SSH – like an Apple iPhone or a Blackberry. The PowerShell server uses impersonation - it impersonates the user that the SSH client authenticated ...
I recently had an exchange with a reader of my BldDemo article (See Platform Builder: Using BldDemo) that went like this: Q: How long is typical time of doing blddemo -q on a core duo with 1GB RAM? Is an hour acceptable? A: 1. An hour is long, but you don't tell me what version of Windows CE that you are building. 2. Pauses during sysgen are normal. Honestly, I don't know what is going on during the pause because I have never looked into it, and to me it is not important. 3. If you are interested ...
As I contemplate the design that was going to be an organizational upgrade to Exchange 2007 – I am now shifting gears towards skipping to an upgrade of Exchange 2010. Some things that are influencing my decision: The ability to use lower tier storage without compromising performance on the mailbox server. Thanks to all of the database optimizations like sequential writes, db schema re-design and table optimization, cache changes, etc. The database is now truly a portable and replicable object. Now ...
A couple nights ago I got an email stating that I won some award. At first I saw the header and I was skeptical, because I had never really heard of the award. I thought it was another scam where someone wanted me to throw them some personal information in exchange for some GBP...I opened the email and realized my INETA Mentor was cced and I actually won an award. It's been a while since I've won an award. In fact I think the last award I won was in high school or college and involved Cardinal's ...
So I am trying to sketch out some mailbox server scenarios for my Exchange 2010 design. I think I am leaning towards iSCSI or perhaps direct-attached SAS drives, but since I am doing virtualized Exchange servers, I don’t think I can load all the storage I need in to the ESX chassis. That leaves me with iSCSI. I am looking at three models to ‘standardize’ on for the business: Config 1: 1Gb mailboxes x 1000 mailboxes max = 1Tb database Config 2: 1Gb mailboxes x 500 mailboxes max = 500Gb database 3Gb ...
Last week I was fortunate enough to attend the e14 Ignite training in Dallas on the latest version of Exchange server (Exchange 2010) about to get released to beta. As I rushed from the airport to the training, I was stopped to sign the NDA which prevented me from blogging about all the great things I was sure to learn. As expected the training was phenomenal and with the official release of the beta I can now blog about the public details of the enhancements. Here are some of the ones that I am ...
Date: Thursday April 23 Time: 3-5pm Location: Microsoft's office, Bloomington MN Topic: High Availability in Exchange Server 2007 SP1 Speaker: TBD Topic: We're going to talk about High Availability options in Exchange Server 2007 SP1 - SCC, LCR, CCR, and SCR. We'll discuss each and dive a little more into each so that you can effectively implement any of these options in your environment or to your clients. Learn more and Register ...
There is no better time that today to invest in yourself! Check out our upcoming class list, and email me to play "let's make a deal!" Access Level 1 April 9 - April 10 VMware ESX Server 3.5 and VirtualCenter 2.5 - Advanced Course April 13 - 16 Word 2007 Level 1 April 14 Implementing Cisco Data Center Network Infrastructure 2 April 14 - 17 Mastering the Art of Thinking on Your Feet April 15 Office 2003 Workshops April 15 Word 2007 Level 2 April 16 Captivate April 16 - April 17 SQL: Fundamentals of ...
Visio is my primary diagramming tool. I wanted to point out a couple of recent links I came accross that help in diagramming various things. The first are stencils that are used on MSDN and TechNet diagrams – these are a set of stencils that can be used in Visio just by adding the stencil to the list for your diagram. Located here: Visio stencils for IT Pro posters http://www.microsoft.com/do... The other is Visio Toolbox. ...
EDIT : Please visit www.wcfstorm.com for th updated tutorials. This is a first in a series for post describing the tasks and the features available inWCF Storm. 1. Getting Started 2. Invoking a service having multiple endpoints. 3. How to create and run a performance test 4. How to create and execute a functional test Ok, so lets get started.... Getting Started : (Invoking a method of a WCF/Web service) Add a service. This can be done by either clicking "File --> Service --> Add" or by clicking ...
So, after my server died, I needed a quick way to re-establish my email as I had previously been running Exchange server. My family all have email accounts on this server, so I’d thought I’d explore a few options for hosted email, that would work with our mobile phones (Windows Mobile and iPhone). Reading all the press coverage about Gmail supporting The Microsoft Air-Sync protocol, I thought I’d give this a go. I set up a couple of Gmail accounts. Then on the iPhone went through the process of setting ...
I thought it would nice to put something out there that can help someone who’s looking to either deploy, re-deploy and migrate contents from a database that has grown too large. When planning SharePoint deployment it’s always good to have a clear picture of where your site is going so that you can make the necessary arrangement to put it under control. Microsoft has a good documentation on Architecture to help you answer the hard questions, but how, when and where do you start on capacity planning? ...
Thursday, March 26, 2009 8:00 AM - Thursday, March 26, 2009 12:00 PM Central Time Welcome Time: 7:30 AM Theater - Regal Brooklyn Center 20 6420 Camden Avenue North Minneapolis Minnesota 55430 United States Event Overview: Join your local TechNet Events team for valuable new tools and technical content – all delivered live by experienced IT pros. We’ll explore Microsoft’s vision of cloud computing, take a quick tour of Microsoft Online Services and Business Productivity Online Suite (BPOS), and discuss ...
Having done some thorough research with code signing certifications and SSL certs, am I wrong in thinking that FedEx has royally screwed up? I had to double and triple check that the link provided wasn’t a phishing attack of some sort, and it all looks valid. Forcing your customers to install a cert that doesn’t have a root already installed in Windows is major trouble! Why would VeriSign sell FedEx such a crappy product? I have a cheap Comodo SSL cert for my Exchange server, and it wreaks all sorts ...
DevTeach Vancouver is only a few months away, and there’s a great new promotion to help get more people from your organization out. If you register two people for the conference, you can get a third registration free! Details are below: In difficult times the best thing you can do is to upgrade your skills. This is why DevTeach came up with the idea of an Education stimulus package. You can get a free registration when your company or group registers two attendees at our main event. So register 2 ...
So you just bought a shiny new Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 and got it all installed with everything working. Outlook Web Access is a joy for all of the company users and the rediculously simple Outlook 2007 autodiscover configuration is making you look like a rock star. You even get yourself a SANs certificate to overcome the autodiscover.domain.com problem with Outlook. http://technet.microsoft.co... Then it happens.... Someone hits the little Send/Receive button in ...
Presenter: Dave Smith Topic: Introduction to InfoPath Forms Services Bio: Dave has over 15 years in Information Technology. Starting with a Lotus Notes Partner, Dave gained an understanding of the value of E-Forms and Collaborative tools. Later, he developed Exchange Public Folder applications using Excel and Word as E-Forms. Dave was chosen by Ingram's magazine to serve on its IT Outlook Forum two years in a row while running one of the largest Microsoft Partners in Kansas City. While most of his ...
Last week started the spectrial, a trial between some international movie, music and tv producers and The Pirate Bay. In case you've been living under a rock for the past few years, The Pirate Bay is one of the biggest torrent trackers in the world, run in Sweden by a number of people. The spectrial (so called by TPB members) was announced more than a year ago, and now it's here. The folks at TPB want to make it as public as possible. The producers are used to making this trials very secret and introducing ...
Awesome news! The Microsoft Greater Southeast District has awarded The Georgia Aquarium, based in Atlanta, a software grant valued at $734,110! The aquarium is the world’s largest aquarium featuring an array of animals in more than eight million gallons of water. Microsoft software grant will address much needed upgrades and improvements to the aquarium’s IT infrastructure. Maintaining a thriving venue locally in Atlanta is crucial to the aquarium’s success and strong community presence. Last year, ...
After a long long struggle finally me and my team was able to run the Analysis Services reports on SQL Server 2008. We had a big trouble while installing the Analysis Extensions of MS Dynamics 2009 on SQL Server 2008. Moreover, 64-bit added to more troubles. While installing Analysis Extensions on a machine running SQL Server 2008, as soon as you check the checkbox for Analysis Extensions you would encounter an error SQL Server 2005 Analysis SP2 or higher required to continue the install. There are ...
Last week was a pretty hectic week. Started off well, then I got a call around 9:15 PM on Monday evening from a colleague saying that he noticed some mails still in his outbox. After relaxing for a few minutes (dude...I'd just got home) I connected to the server. I noticed everthing was extremely sloooooow. Every window I opened up took forever to launch. So I decided to check the "Task Manager" processes. I noticed the GFIScanM.exe was racing away at 100% CPU cycle. I then tried to check the mail ...
I just went and bought a very nice Eee PC 1000H net-book. What an amazing little computer that has every thing you would think of. 160GB HDD, 1GB RAM can be upgraded to 2GB, WiFi, Webcam, nice touch pad, USB 2.0 and theoretically good battery to run all this! Well, I start using it and find out the battery does not charge to full capacity. Only to 46% and then stops. When it is used it only lasts to about 2.5 hours. What a bummer! OK, so I go and browse the internet to asus.com and get to the tech-support ...
[Source: http://geekswithblogs.net/E... If you're debugging Web service calls, you may want to capture incoming requests so you can see exactly what's reaching the service. If BizTalk's hosting the Web service, it's a simple process of adding a FILE send port filtered on the receive port name to copy all incoming messages. If this isn't an option, or if you want the full SOAP envelope together with metadata about the call, you can use a packet sniffer. Packet sniffers monitor traffic over ...
Convergent Solutions Group Presents: Next-Generation Voice and Conferenceing with Office Communications Server 2007 R2 Event Code: 135099 Event Date: 2/13/2009 Event Time: 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM Welcome Time: 8:30 AM Central Time Location: Microsoft Corporation 8300 Norman Center Dr. Suite 950 Bloomington, MN 55437 USA driving directions Registration Link: Join us today for an event near you. Go to https://www.clicktoattend.c... to register. General Event Information ___________________________... ...
Join us for TechFuse 2009 on March 17! It’s back and even bigger than last year! With 36 sessions and two keynote presentations to choose from, TechFuse 2009 is the most cost-effective way for IT and Developer pros to get up-to-date, 200-300 level education on the topics that matter to your role. TechFuse will provide you resources on the latest developments in IT and Developer trends, technologies, application implementation issues, products and services from tons of local professionals. Website: ...