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2007 roundup

2007 was the second year for this web site. I started it in 2006 using Mambo as the CMS and mostly writing longer articles and guides. This proved impractical after a while. My work lends itself to writing more quick fix posts for rare or obscure problems. I fill in the rest of my posting […]

December 30, 2007

Checking currency of Exchange Server 2007 Anti-Spam signatures

Last week I wrote a post on what is missing from Exchange Server 2007 Anti-Spam.  A short time afterwards Evan Dodds wrote back to me with an answer to the issue. One could write a simple script to check what updates are available on MU in certain categories, etc. Sample VB script code is available […]

December 10, 2007

What is missing from Exchange Server 2007 Anti-Spam

I’ve been searching all over the Microsoft website for a KB article, Technet article, or any other page that will list the current version of the various Exchange Server 2007 anti-spam signature releases. I realise that in any given day these can update dozens of times, but it is still a bit frustrating not having […]

December 4, 2007

Exchange, Forefront, and SharePoint Service Pack 1

It must be Service Pack 1 Week at Microsoft. Exchange Server 2007 SP1 Service Pack 1 for Exchange Server 2007 has finally gone RTM.  This release includes support for Windows Server 2008, enhanced functionality for Outlook Web Access, new administrative tools for Public Folders, and the new Standby Continuous Replication feature for HA/DR. A full […]

December 3, 2007

What is missing from Exchange Server 2007 Unified Messaging

Earlier this week I attended a Microsoft workshop on Unified Communications.  The workshop included a bunch of information on how Microsoft’s UC strategy is targeting the market, and how Office Communications Server 2007, Office Communicator, and Exchange Server 2007 Unified Messaging fit into that strategy. One thing struck me during the Unified Messaging demonstrations. Exchange […]

November 30, 2007

Microsoft Exam 70-236: Exchange Server 2007 Configuration (MCTS)

This page contains Amazon affiliate links. If you make a purchase through one of these links, I earn a small commission at no extra cost to you. This morning I sat and passed the 70-236 exam from Microsoft, which is titled TS: Exchange Server 2007, Configuring. Passing this exam earns you MCTS: Microsoft Exchange Server […]

October 2, 2007

Microsoft Team Blog List

The Windows Vista Team Blog has posted a handy list of all of the official Microsoft product team blogs. Turns out I was already subscribed to seven of them but managed to pick up a couple of new ones that interest me.

September 19, 2007

Modifying Exchange Server 2007 Roles Breaks Outlook Web Access

Update: 18th September  I’ve come across a frustrating problem with an Exchange Server 2007 deployment in which Outlook Web Access is not functioning correctly for one of the Client Access servers. Here is a test scenario in which the problem occurs.  Install an Exchange server TESTEXC1 with the Client Access (CA), Hub Transport (HT), and Mailbox (MB) […]

September 17, 2007

Whirlpool forums founder sued by 2Clix

Last Updated 14/9/07 Opinion: To me 2Clix used to be a software company I’d never heard of that made a product I’d never used that some people apparently don’t like. Now 2Clix is a software company I have heard of that makes a product I’ll never use. I don’t really like it when popular internet […]

September 12, 2007

Microsoft resources for end-user Sharepoint training

Microsoft has released some training materials to help with end-user training for Microsoft Office Sharepoint Server 2007.  These slick, professional looking PowerPoint decks can help end-users understand MOSS 2007 terminology and assist them with how to perform routine tasks within the portal. The Sharepoint Team Blog has linked directly to the files here.

September 10, 2007

New VMWare blog

My colleague Dan has finally started his own blog about VMWare virtualisation products, and area he holds a lot of expertise in. Check it out –

September 5, 2007