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Exchange Server 2007 CCR recommendations

From Tales of a System Administrator come these recommendations for Exchange 2007 CCR deployments:   Having had Cluster Continuous Replication in place now for about a year, I’ve derived some of my own best practice recommendations that might not be found within the official Microsoft documentation. Although these recommendations are based on a very solid […]

November 18, 2008

SharePoint Security Resources

Microsoft provides two useful resources for MOSS security: Security for Office SharePoint Server 2007 (downloadable book) Office SharePoint Server Security Account Requirements (worksheet) Link: John Westworth’s blog on Technet

November 17, 2008

Web host closure leads to 70% drop in global spam

From the BBC:   The closure of a web hosting firm that is believed to have had spam gangs as clients has led to a drastic reduction in junk mail. Two US internet service providers have pulled the plug on the firm McColo following an investigation by the Washington Post newspaper. Anti-spam firm Ironport has […]

November 14, 2008

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