PowerShell Cheat Sheet

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This has been blogged to death elsewhere however this is something I use quite equally and so is worth mentioning!   How to do lots of basic stuff when you’re used to VB WSH batch scripting etc and how to do the Powershell equivalent.   http://blogs.msdn.com/powershell/attachment/1521595.ashx  

The Small Business Server ‘BPA’ – Best Practices Analyzer was publicly released today on the Download Center.

Posted Posted in Small Business Server

I received this from Mariëtte Knap from smallbizserver.net today:   The Small Business Server ‘BPA’ – Best Practices Analyzer was publicly released today on the Download Center. Download Center Page:  http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=3874527A-DE19-49BB-800F-352F3B6F2922&displaylang=en Knowledge Base Article:  http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;940439 Official SBS Post:  http://blogs.technet.com/sbs/archive/2007/10/16/sbs-now-has-a-best-practices-analyzer.aspx This tool applies the collective knowledge of product support into over 250 rules, warnings, and errors easily run on any […]

Microsoft Baseline Configuration Analyzer

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  Microsoft has released The Microsoft Baseline Configuration Analyzer (MBCA). What does it do? good question. according to the readme the tool analyzes a system’s configuration based on a predefined configuration baseline model obtained from Microsoft. You can download it here: http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=db70824d-abae-4a92-9aa2-1f43c0fa49b3&DisplayLang=en To summarize, right now in terms of what it CAN do – it doesn’t […]

SBS POP3 connector pain

Posted Posted in Exchange, Small Business Server

I have recently had a number of run-in’s with the SBS 2003 POP3 connector and the thing’s it DOESN’T do properly, such as not duplicate mail incessantly or just plain drop mail addressed to BCC – blind carbon copy recipients. With that in mind, I’ve looked at the options for a POP connector replacement which […]

PowerGUI supports Exchange 2003

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     Yip, PowerGUI now supports Exchange 2003 – but then it always did 😉 My earlier posts talked about how to get data out of Exchange 2003 – well might as well see it in a usable format in a GUI that doesn’t cost you anything. Here’s another node I added – Get Services […]


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Tafiti, which means "do research" in Swahili, is an experimental search front-end from Microsoft, designed to help people use the Web for research projects that span multiple search queries and sessions by helping visualize, store, and share research results. Tafiti uses both Microsoft Silverlight and Live Search to explore the intersection of richer experiences on […]

GUI on a cmdlet

Posted Posted in Exchange

If you even have the slightest interest in Powershell, then check out PowerGUI. PowerGUI is a REALLY nice extensible wrapper around Powershell. You can learn a lot from the script source that’s included in the product and there’s a TON of Exchange 2007 stuff that you can do from PowerGUI that’s hard to do from […]

Want a job?

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The Exchange team have put up a new site trying to help people figure out if they’d like to work with them. Check out the site on http://www.exchangeyourcareer.com/ The site is done with a LOT of humour and is certainly worth having a look 😉 Nic