The case for wildcard certificates

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Wildcard certificates used to have a stigma attached to them; however I didn’t really know where that stigma came from, except that it was considered “best practice” not to use them under certain circumstances. So I did a bit of digging – let’s start with the gold standard for Certificate Authorities (CA) – VeriSign, gold […]

AstraSync saves my mobile bacon

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My mobile phone’s a BlackBerry. I love how stable it is, I love the community support, the battery life, and so on and so on, Except I battle with the fact the RIM haven’t done anything about licensing ActiveSync. So, I understand there’s competing platforms, etc, but honestly, I don’t care. As the consumer, I […]

Exchange 2007 SP3

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This may have snuck by a whole bunch of folks, so I thought I’d write a quick post about it. First off, SP3 isn’t out yet, but it’s currently in progress. Exchange 2007 owners can expect another service pack, specifically SP3 is scheduled for release in the later half of 2010 to add support to […]

Download Microsoft Exchange Server 2010 Transport Server Role Architecture Diagrams

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The Microsoft Exchange Team has released two architecture diagrams pertaining to the Exchange 2010 Hub Transport Server. These diagrams are useful to anyone supporting or architecting Exchange 2010 since they reveal components of the Hub Server which aren’t revealed using the Exchange Management Shell. Looking at the diagrams you’ll understand much more about queues, how […]

Exchange 2010 is new, or is it?

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So Exchange 2010 was released for worldwide consumption, and was seen for the first time yesterday, or was it? Actually no. Due to the partners and customers who have spent months and even years working with Microsoft, a number of people have been benefitting from Exchange 2010 for a while now already, albeit in various […]

Multiple Exchange accounts in Outlook

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Before you get too excited this IS an Outlook 2010 feature. Outlook 2010 supports multiple accounts, and that’s not a new thing, however having multiple Exchange accounts in the same Outlook client at the same time IS a big deal. Before you go try this at home, note that this is for Outlook 2010 ONLY….. […]

Exchange 2010 Beta Released

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What’s Exchange 2010 – Exchange 14 of course, or the public name for the next version of Exchange. I’ve picked a few things to talk about in this post and more will follow in due course. Two links that will be immediately interesting are the download link and the beta documentation link. Download the Beta […]

Large Mailboxes again… – Not the last time either

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While Exchange becomes better and better at handling large mailboxes and more importantly being able to recover from disasters should they happen, it’s time that Outlook starts catching up and offering MUCH better support for larger mailboxes. Performance beyond the 1 GB mark has always been a bit iffy but much more so when Office […]

Hyper What?

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I’ve encountered a fair amount of confusion around Hyper-V and what you need to obtain Hyper-V. Hyper-V is available as a Role inside Server 2008, however it is ALSO available as a stand alone Hyper Visor platform without a surrounding Host OS GUI. Have a look at http://www.microsoft.com/servers/hyper-v-server/how-to-get.mspx for download locations and comparisons between the […]