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You know with all the web advances (is that the 2.0 web or the 3.0 web?) that the next version of OWA was going to rock. I am happy to say that it really rocks. A lot of people have blogged about the free Microsoft and Unisys Exchange 2007 demo account you can request. I got one quickly and fired it up. If anyone would like to email me my address is chris.haaker@exchange2007de... . This means you spammers! Let's see what this baby can do! One of the features I really love spending a fair portion ...
I my last blog of ClickOnce series we saw the complete cycle of the ClickOnce deployment and now in this blog we will see ClickOnce manifest and self updating of application. When publish finished it’s will create two XML files that we called manifest files and they are deployment manifest and an application manifest. One important point that I want mount is the manifest signing and this done by strong-name by using public/private keys and signed with Authenticode technology. Visual Studio 2005 only ...
Lisa brought up an interesting point about RSSBus - some people are confused about what it does. Thats because it does SO MUCH. I have some 'splaining to do. RSSBus gives you the ability to access all of your data sources in the same way and in the same format. The beautiful thing about this is that it opens up so many options for what you can do with the data in a small amount of time. I like to say that RSSBus is three things: It's a feed generator. RSSBus gives its users the ability to create ...

An interesting option for Exchange server disaster recovery.

Hi, I am going to start quiz on BizTalk. In first part I am putting question related to Schema. You can answer these questions in comment section and letter on I’ll update this blog entry with the appropriate answer with the name of sender. So let’s start the knowledge train… What is BizTalk? How can you reuse existing schema? What is properties promotion? Type of properties promotion. Instance Specific properties VS System or Exchange Specific Properties. What is Envelop? What is Message Type in ...
You Had Me at EHLO just posted some information on Exchange 2007 SP1. This one stood out - it will be a bit before Windows Server 2003 SP2 is implemented. Of course, it will be a bit before Exchange 2007 is implemented! Regarding the operating system, SP1 for Exchange 2007 will require Windows Server 2003 SP2. This will be a hard dependency for installation, so the operating system must be upgraded to Windows Server 2003 SP2 before you upgrade the Exchange 2007 RTM installation to Exchange 2007 SP1, ...
Last night, I set up Matt Strausz of SmartStart up with Live Writer and Flickr4Writer. He has already started using it on his latest post about their Ignition Interlock device. Disclaimer - I built Matt's site a couple years ago (including the very cool "Find a shop" Google Map app) in exchange for links to Where's Tim, random car repairs and a case of beer :) Technorati tags: Matt Strausz, SmartStart of Kansas, Live Writer, Ignition Interlock ...
I published the pictures from our trip to the Seattle area 2 weeks ago on my PhotoAlbum. In order to train us with WPF, 8 developers and 3 designers involved in the project had the chance to follow a training given by IdentityMine, an excellent firm specialized in WPF development in Tacoma, WA, not far from Seattle. The training week was amazing, and we also took the opportunity to drive to Redmond, where Microsoft has its headquarters and campus, to meet a few architects with whom we were already ...
In the world of RSS and newsreaders there is a war of preferences going around over how people prefer to read their feeds. Categorized by feed, type of feed, or as a “river of news.” In other words first in, first displayed, in a long list and you simply scan top-to-bottom. I have tried both and IMO both have merit. River of news lets you see everything in an instant, and I find it useful for quickly locating important event. Then I read the “normal” stuff later on. When I am ready to consume all ...
When I first learned a lot about the Edge Server role in Microsoft Exchange 2007 last year at TechEd, I asked about the reporting that would be available. IT managers and directors love to request metrics on spam, discarded email and volume and the Edge server seemed to be the place where the raw data would best be obtained. Today I see a Message Statistics Sample Agent on Microsoft Downloads. From the official release: The Message Statistics sample agent examines and records aggregate information ...
There has been a hack and an official KB on how to run ADUC under Vista. And while not perfect, it is functional. No one I know can understand Microsoft's logic for not having this solved prior to shipping Vista. If you also want to enable the Exchange extensions in ADUC there is one more step. After you do the things mentioned here, copy these three DLL's from a Windows 2003 Server (c:\%systemroot%\system32): netui0.dll netui1.dll netui2.dll Then re-register regsvr32 \windows\system32\maildsmx.... ...
There are 14 core tracks and 2 virtual tracks at Tech·Ed this year, which will cover more than 1,000 sessions. In case you're wondering, a virtual track is a collection of sessions or labs that share a common theme but span several tracks. Microsoft has revised the technical tracks slightly since my original post, so I have updated my summary. Architecture Service Oriented Architecture (SOA) Office Business Applications Software as a Service (SaaS) Business Capabilities Software+Services Industry ...
Many of you have already heard about the exploits of the Mad Mexican and his reunion with Johnny "The Pimp" Bristowe at Dev Teach last year. Well, the Mad Mexican needs your help and he asked me to post a blog entry on his behalf. He heard though the grapevine that Easter Seals, a charity organization that helps people with physical disabilities, is looking for donations (I think the Mad Mexican still thinks this is about sea animals and the fact its April, but whatever...). But being the man of ...
The other day I was totally playing around with configuring SharePoint to recieve emails. I totally went to town with with configuring Virtual Server (VS), Creating a Private Network within VS, and setting up MOSS Virtual Machine (VM) and Exchange/DC VM. For some reason I couldnt get far. I see the messages I send in Exchange's queue, and on the MOSS box in IIIS under SMTP Sessions I see a session with the Exchange box. But thats it, my lists dont recieve the emails I send. Anyways enough of my ranting, ...
Like most people I have multiple accounts with the big three email services (Hotmail/live, gmail, yahoo). For my older Hotmail accounts, I still have the ability to use Outlook to connect to them for free. Gmail gives POP access, and reads everyone’s email, so my gmail accounts are setup in Outlook. Yahoo gives me nothing. Can you guess from the previous paragraph which accounts I use more? I like Outlook, I use it more than any other app. It holds my to-do list, my shopping lists, my current tasks, ...

Mine is brown, by choice... how about yours?

My employer bought a ton of black ones, and gave them to us for Christmas. (Thanks again guys!)

I hunted down the brown (or suede as they call it internally) and scored one at WalMart. After a quick exchange (mine hadn't been opened), I was all set.

I wonder how long before we see other colors?

Many of you that have been working with and paying attention to Exchange 2007 already know this - the new SMTP protocol has been re-written from the ground up as a separate component that is no longer dependent on IIS. Here is some more detail from DepLarge.doc - a guide on deploying Exchange 2007 in a large environment from Microsoft. New SMTP Transport Stack In Exchange 2007, the SMTP protocol is provided by the Microsoft Exchange Transport service (MSExchangeTransport.exe). In earlier versions ...
After about a year of waiting I finally got my invite to Windows Live Mail. (Okay, so I didn't really care that much.) What I got is some awful hybrid between Hotmail and Yahoo Mail. Nothing revolutionary here. Just a forced update to the ever aging Hotmail. Granted I didn't spend much time with it, so if you think you can change my mind, please do so. Unfortunately, this is also the same interface you get with Office Live. Consider using a hosted Microsoft Exchange server. Prices start around $7 ...
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One of the online developer newsletters I receive is "Application Development Trends". In the most recent newsletter, they have an offer for a free download of SQL Anywhere 10 Developer Edition. I don't personally use SQL Anywhere, since I work in an all-Microsoft shop and have a couple of SQL Server 2005 Standard Edition licenses for my other work, but this sounds like a good deal. Here is the excerpt from the newsletter: SQL Anywhere provides data management and data exchange technologies that ...
Day three of the MVP summit was held at the Microsoft Campus. Things started badly with a long and slow bus ride through heavy traffic leaving me with no time for breakfast when I finally arrived at the conference centre. I boarded the shuttle for building 43 to find most of my fellow BizTalk MVPs (the ones who have been staying in downtown Seattle since the weekend) equally late, and we arrived en masse about 15 minutes into the first session. Jesus Rodriguez was on his feet presenting the forthcoming ...
The Exchange team blog posted a great article on the features available with different versions of Outlook when coupled with different versions of Exchange on the back end. One of the cool features when using Outlook and Exchange 2007 is enhanced Out of Office Assistant. You have the option to customize and turn off or on Out of Office messages for those inside your organization and those outside your organization. Very nice. You also have a number of rich text formatting options available so you ...
I saw this on the Microsoft Download website and had to take a look. It looks to be a virtual machine with all of the Exchange-based DST tools loaded on it. You then join it to the domain and you have a workstation pre-configured to run all the tools for DST adjustments. At least, I think that's what it is for. The description on the website is a little thin IMO and I don't want to download 1.5GB and then hope there is documentation in there! They should include it as a separate readme or be more ...
Beta exam 71-237 ITPro: Designing Messaging Solutions with Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 has been released. With this exam you will earn credit towards the certification for Microsoft Certified IT Professional: Enterprise Messaging Administrator. The exam goes live on March 1st and the beta ends on March 27th. It should go live within 30-60 days of that date if previous beta tests have been any indication. You are allotted four hours for this test. Find exam preparation information: http://www.microsoft.com/le... ...
Please join the Southern Ohio Exchange Users Group on March 7, 2007 for a night of presentations highlighting Exchange 2007 and Windows Vista. We will be presenting several technical demonstrations on Exchange 2007 including deployment, operational efficiency and Unified Communications. We will also have some fun and informative Windows Vista technical demonstrations as well. Please register here so we have an accurate head count for food and drinks. The meeting will begin promptly at 6:30pm and ...
I love Harold's webcasts on Exchange. He is a highly knowledgeable TechNet presenter. I recommend checking out his on-going 24 Hours of Exchange 2007 webcast series (I would list the link here but finding an event on the Microsoft website is about as frustrating as it gets IMO). I just completed hour 11 which focused on Policies and Compliance. Here are some highlights: Hub transport rules are not replicated to all the hub transport servers by any Exchange replication engine nor are they stored in ...
There are 14 core tracks and 2 virtual tracks at Tech·Ed this year, which will cover more than 1,000 sessions. In case you're wondering, a virtual track is a collection of sessions or labs that share a common theme but span several tracks. The Session Scheduler launches in April and we will get our first real look at the actual sessions available in each track. Until then, we have to be content to speculate. Looking at the technical tracks page, it became clear to me that there is a lot of information ...
A new application, Cozi, has been launched by some ex-Microsoft employees that is sort of a virtual family bulletin board. It contains a calendar, message center, shopping lists and some family picture support. (What no allowance manager?) There is both a windows application and web interface and some PDA and phone integration. The only thing that bothers me about these super productive applications with a niche market is that I live by Outlook. We spring for hosted Exchange services and both my ...
Compare XML, XML Schema To Database XML is designed to store, carry, and exchange data. If you are familiar to database, then, think about tables. They are both data containers. An XML schema describes the structure of an XML document. Well, you know what table structure is, don't you? XML Schemas are written in XML. If you know SQL Server, perhaps you have noticed that some tables named sys* are used to describe the table structure. Now, you've found that XML and XML Schema are not difficult to ...

The "You Had Me at EHLO" blog is running a contest for the most excellent Exchange 2007 limerick. Grand prize is a Microsoft Zune engraved with the Exchange 2007 logo and catchphrase ...

Hopefully I'm not jumping the gun, but I was just given a tentative "green light" to be able to go to Tech·Ed again this year. This year, the focus will be on all of the newly released products, such as Vista, Exchange Server 2007, Office 2007, and ASP.NET AJAX. I'll see you there ...
I found some information about writing a custom event sink for SMTP servers using .NET 2.0. Most of them rely on Exchange (or some Exchange libraries) and a very few utilize CDONTS. All of the information I found is somewhat dated. I am wondering if you have done this. Here is the basic premise: Establish an SMTP server to catch emails from an existing 3rd-paty system. Reconfigure the system to use this "relay" server instead of the production mail server. Write a custom sink for the "relay" server ...
You'll get the error "No Windows PowerShell Snap-ins are available for version 1" if there are no snapins installed for PowerShell v1. But the tricky part is that more precisely you'll get this error if there are no snapins installed for v1 for the platform you're running on. So you'll get this error if you are in a 32bit powershell console and you try to call add-pssnapin on some snapin that builds or installs itself only for x64 (like the Exchange Management Snap-in). You'll get the same if the ...
I've finally been able to connect my Treo 700wx to Vista, and I'm happy to report it wasn't a Vista issue at all! Back when I was trying to get my Treo to play nice with my Mac, I had to install this application (USB Switch) on my Treo to get it to sync with Parallels...or at least that's what I hoped installing it would do. Unfortunately, it didn't. USB Switch allows you to decide whehter you want your mobile device to connect via Serial or the native RNDIS. For what I needed to do for Parallels, ...
The Politecnico di Milano (University of Milan) is the largest technical university in Italy, with about 42,000 students. In Italy the term "Politecnico" means a state university consisting only of study programmes in Engineering and Architecture. Please note that, while in the British/American education system "Polytechnics" are technical schools, usually at a lower quality level than universities, in the Italian education system the "Politecnico" are technical universities, which rank, for teaching ...
This week, LotuSphere 2007 is being held in sunny Florida, this is IBM's chance to show off all the latest and greatest goings on in the Lotus world. The big news this years is the formal unveiling of Lotus Notes 8. Now the main gripe of Lotus Notes has finally been tackled, the UI. Now I'm going to reserve judgement on whether it really is better until I've actually played with it. So here is a what it looks like ... Yes, your eyes are not deceiving you, those tabs do say 'New Document','New Presentation','New ...
Dear Southern Ohio Exchange Users Group - I am pleased to announce that Microsoft MVP and all around Exchange good-guy Paul Robichaux will be speaking at the February 1st meeting in Mason, Ohio at 6:30pm (Max Technical Training Center). Paul will be addressing Unified Messaging in Exchange 2007. Paul has been actively working with Exchange and a leader in the community for as long as I can remember. Paul is a partner with 3Sharp, author of truckload of books and magazine articles (Windows IT Pro ...
Still loving Vista...but I'd love it more if the mobile device center would actually recognize my device. I mean, it says Treo, but its like talking to two people that have totally different takes on their relationship. Treo: Oh yeah, we're definately in a partnership! Whenever I plug in, my status is full on connected! I just don't understand why he doesn't synch his emails or gives me new applications... Vista: OMG, can you say "stalker"? Treo keeps connecting to my USB port, but we are NOT in ...
Recently I wrote an article "How to exchange data securely with a WebService without HTTPS/SSL" in codeproject. If Cryptography, Public/Private Key, Digital Signature and Web Service are one of your interest, I strongly recommend to read it ...
Recently I've read the AMQP (Advanced Message Queuing Protocol specification http://www.amqp.org/). Obviously this is the different protocol level then BizTalk messaging system but... The AMQP specification let me get some thoughts. And take in mind this topic is not a critic of AMQP or BizTalk, not at all. And this is not a comparing them, maybe sometimes ;) After discussion with Tomas Restrepo http://www.winterdom.com/we... I've made several changes in the text. Thanks Tomas! AMQP: Thoughts: ...
Have you tried adding this guy / thing 'mama_pendse' (mama_pendse@yahoo.com) to your yahoo messenger buddy list? You will love talking to him / it. mama_pendse is an artificial linguistic entity (robot), uses artificial intelligence case-based reasoning to formulate replies to your comments. Activated at Pune, India, on November 20 2000. Created by Bhargav Pendse. I have it on my list from years now... it can also provide you a lot of information like horoscope, dictionary meaning, directory information, ...
I am pleased to announce that we will be having Paul Robichaux speak at the February meeting of the Southern Ohio Exchange User's Group. The meeting is taking place on February 1st in Mason, Ohio at the new Max Technical Training Center. You can read more about it at the website for the group. Paul is a well-known Exchange MVP, speaker, consultant and author. I will have the registration site up soon for the meeting. Paul will be speaking on the new unified messaging features in Exchange 2007. Technorati ...
Pheeeeeew - 2007 sure has got an exciting, futuristic start! You've gotto see this to believe it - Ok Steve Jobs announced the iPhone a few hours back - Apple products apart from their looks fail to impress me - but this one with its capability to Sync with Exchange - innovative Interface and sweeet looks has my attention - I'll wait for June to conclude though. But the Real exciting part is this... Ever wanted to win a trip to (almost) Outer Space? Well thats where the Ultimate Vista is - you've ...
Receive your FREE copy of Microsoft Office Professional 2007 and Microsoft Office Groove 2007* when you attend a Windows Vista, 2007 Microsoft Office system, and Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 launch event near you! At a launch event you’ll be able to: · Attend breakout sessions for developers and IT professionals · Test drive the products and evaluate their functionality · Network with peers, Microsoft, and local technology partners · Ask the experts · Receive valuable resources to help you take ...
I want to share this article with the GeeksWithBlogs Community. 1. Introduction. This article explains the techniques, architecture and design strategies in order to address one of the most common scenarios of secure communication in Internet, the Anonymous client over Certificate WS-Security scenario using the message level security mechanisms. In this example, we have a service which provides its authentication and the underlying security services (signature, encryption) using X509 digital certificates. ...
My love for my Palm is about 70%. Why only 70%? The Good It's an excellent mobile PDA! The EVDO connection is excellent, and I've got my device synching with our Exchange server back at the office. MSN works great, web browsing works great...its all great! Except... The Not So Good This is a PDA/Phone...PHONE...its a PHONE. When you call using a PHONE, you should be able to hear the person and have the person hear you. I've placed all of 4 or 5 calls with my Treo...only during one was the other person ...
From the This just in department... Receive your FREE copy of Microsoft Office Professional 2007 and Microsoft Office Groove 2007* when you attend a Windows Vista, 2007 Microsoft Office system, and Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 launch event near you! At a launch event you’ll be able to: • Attend breakout sessions for IT professionals and developers• Test drive the products and evaluate their functionality• Network with peers and local technology partners• Ask the experts• Receive valuable resources ...
For all of you Exchange engineers out there dying to know how the certification path for Exchange 2007 is shaping up, check out these informational webcasts talked about over on Trika Harms zum Spreckel's blog. One of the best titles for a blog I have seen lately. If you have ever been to TechEd, you can't help but smile ...
What an year 2006 has been? There were major releases such as Windows Vista, Office 2007 and Exchange 2007. There were interim releases of Microsoft Ajax Library Beta 1, Beta 2 and RC1. There has been an SP1 Release for Visual Studio 2005. Clearly, it has been an year of new technologies. Secondly, the term "Web 2.0" caught up attention everywhere and suddenly everyone seems to have swallowed "Web 1.0" which never existed. Well, I am planning for a detailed post on Why it is never "Web 2.0" later ...
One of the cool features in Outlook 2007 with Exchange 2007 is the ability to specify the expiry date for sending automated responses (Out of Office). All of us who use Outlook have definitely benefited the "Out of Office" Assistant which sends an automated response to the sender for once (and different options) with a customized message stating your absence and the ability to provide your emergency contact details, alternative contact person etc., With Outlook 2007 and Exchange 2007 you can specify ...