About Me

  My name is Nicolas Blank, I live in Cape Town, South Africa. I am a Microsoft Exchange MVP (10 years) and a Microsoft Certified Master in Exchange 2010 and Office 365, and Microsoft Certified Solutions Master in Exchange 2013. I spend most of my time in the messaging world, and Exchange is a particular […]

Exchange 2000 is dead

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Well… not so much dead as out of support. As of today both Exchange 2000 and SQL 7 Support ends, which means, no more patches, no more support unless you buy a custom support agreement. If this doesn’t bother you and you don’t plan on moving – great, if you didn’t know about this and […]

CAS ARRAY Names, Certificates and Load balancers

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This post was originally published on http://itproafrica.com CAS Array’s may be a bit confusing What are they What do you call them? Do CAS Array names need to be included in your certificate names What about load balancers   What are they? A CAS array is a logical Grouping of CAS servers within an AD […]

ITPRO Africa Cape Town Event – 10 June 2010

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We’re having our next free Cape Town based event. This time round we’ll have a particular focus on OCS integration and Windows 7. What can OCS integrate with, well darn near anything. To prove the point Uwin’s going to demonstrate integration from two extreme’s – Asterisk and Exchange 2010. One you would to be totally […]

Exchange 2010 – Notes from the field

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That’s the title of the presentation I’m delivering at Microsoft Techdays www.techdays.co.za In Durban today. Topics are going to range from what’s new across versions to what’s new and how to design for new features AS WELL AS anything the audience would like to talk about. The presentation will be ITPRO focused, averaging at a […]