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Microsoft releases Small Business Server 2008

I’m going to get laughed at by my colleagues for posting this, but I’m excited that Microsoft has released Small Business Server 2008. SBS 2008 comes in two versions, the Standard version includes: Windows Server 2008 Exchange Server 2007 (Standard Edition) Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 Windows Software Update Services 3.0 The Premium edition includes a […]

November 13, 2008

Have you heard?

Microsoft only supports the 64-bit version of Exchange Server 2007 for production environments.  The 32-bit version is only for test, development, or training environments.  Definitely something you would want to know before launching into an Exchange Server 2007 deployment.

October 21, 2008

Exchange Server 2007 SP1 Update Rollup 4 released

Microsoft have announced the release of Update Rollup 4 for Exchange Server 2007 SP1.  You can download the update here. The update file has “v2” in it due to the accidental release of an earlier build of this rollup back in September.  This rollup will install over v1 if you happened to install that one. […]

October 8, 2008

End of life for CA InoculateIT AV Engine in Microsoft Forefront products

From the Forefront Server Security blog: Engine and definition updates for the Computer Associates (CA) InoculateIT engine will end on September 29th, 2008. On January 16th, 2007, the Computer Associates (CA) InoculateIT engine was combined with the Computer Associates VET engine. Since the engines were merged, Microsoft has continued to provide engine updates for the […]

September 24, 2008

Windows 7: Everyone gets a ribbon!

A screenshot of the MS Paint application running on Windows 7 has appeared on the web, and it backs up the rumours that every application in Windows 7 will be getting an Office 2007 style ribbon interface.

September 17, 2008

The cure for fat fingers by

Over at I’ve written a quick guide to setting up a scan of your website to detect and report spelling mistakes.  This is a great service, free to use if you’re just a small blog or website, and is made by Australian software company Melon Media. If you’re anything like me and you […]

September 15, 2008

Steve Riley on hypervisor attacks

  You have to ask: is there malware on my system? You can be 100 per cent certain there is no malware that you can detect, but less than 100 per cent certain that there is no malware at all. Now, ladies and gentlemen, isn’t this true of every computer we already have? There is […]

September 5, 2008

New aggregated virtualization RSS feed

The Microsoft Windows Virtualization Product Group announced the launch of the new Virtualization Feed, an aggregation of 18 independent and 14 Microsoft bloggers who write about virtualization. If virtualization is your bag of nuts then you should subscribe now.

August 28, 2008

Exchange Server 2007 is now supported for hardware virtualisation

We’ve been virtualising Exchange Server 2007 since it was first released but this week Microsoft has announced their official support policies for virtualised Exchange environments.  It is a bit heavy on the Hyper-V but also references the list of support partners for non-Microsoft hardware virtualisation.  When I checked this earlier in the week VMWare was […]

August 22, 2008

Microsoft Certification – The Mark Russinovich Exam

Microsoft has released information for exam 70-660, TS: Windows Internals.  This might be an odd sounding title to anyone who has never heard of Mark Russinovich or Sysinternals.  From the MS Learning site:   This exam validates deep technical skills in the area of Windows Internals. Including troubleshooting operating systems that are not performing as […]

July 31, 2008

EMS – Exchange 2007 Public Folder item count

With a simple Exchange Management Shell command you can display a list of your public folders and the item count for each one.  All you need to do is pipe Get-PublicFolder into Get-PublicFolderStatistics like this: [PS] C:\>Get-PublicFolder -Recurse | Get-PublicFolderStatistics

July 29, 2008