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More on moving to WordPress and blog design

I keep getting comments from readers about the move to WordPress. I really do appreciate it! You have changed my perception about you! I used to think my blog readership is restricted to IT folks interested in Exchange Server, Security, Active Directory, and Windows. Thanks for all the comments – I now know a good […]

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Migrating to WordPress: Code is Poetry

Early this morning, I migrated this blog from Google’s Blogger to WordPress – for the fourth time in less than a month! Luckily, the wonders of XML-based data transforms between Blogger and WordPress made the process a lot easier than I thought, compared to the few single-handed attempts at migration made in the past year […]

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Windows 7 reaches the 100 million mark

Ten days after Windows 7’s October 22 launch, Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer said: Certainly we’ve seen initial sales be fantastic. The first ten days were bigger than the first ten days of XP or Vista or any other Windows launch that we have done. All Things Digital’s John Paczkowski responded with Well, What Did You […]

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Office 2010 RTMs

Office 2010, the wave 14 release of Microsoft Office, has been released to manufacturing (RTM) today. Congratulations to the Office team – using this shiny new version of Office is a pleasure! There’s lot to like in all of the Office apps – Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Word, Visio, Project— and Outlook 2010 really shines! There’s […]

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Announced: Exchange 2010 SP1, Beta in June

Microsoft has just announced Exchange Server 2010 Service Pack 1! A beta of the feature-laden SP1 is headed your way come June 2010. Some of the juicy new features in SP1 include the ability to locate the Personal Archive on a different mailbox database than the one where the user’s primary mailbox is located (a […]

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Exchangepedia Blog Changes

It’s finally time to move the blog off an old, archaic platform! Back when the blog was started (~6 years ago!), Blogger seemed to be the quick and easy way to do it, while still being able to use my own domain and server. Down the road, Google acquired Blogger, and I joined the Exchange […]

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How did it feel to beat Google?

Every time I pass the Microsoft Silicon Valley campus in Mountain View, I’m amused and amazed that a Microsoft campus is in close proximity to Yahoo, Google, and other Silicon Valley bellwethers. The talent here is amazing! If you haven’t done so already, check out BingTweets, which fuses Bing’s search results and real-time content from […]

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More Browsers, More Browser Woes

In an increasingly web-centric world where cloud services are supposed to replace all our desktop apps, the web browser has become an important tool. Although new browsers have been introduced and old ones mature, the browser experience continues to degrade, alarmingly so! Browsers, including the “smaller”, “faster”, “nimbler” ones, increasingly consume large amounts of system […]

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Gmail discovers benefits of SSL, defaults to HTTPS

Google seems to have discovered the benefits of using SSL to encrypt HTTP traffic. In a blog post on the Gmail blog, Engineering Director Sam Schillace explains that Google has finally started valuing security over latency, and enabled HTTPS by default. Gmail has always been using SSL to encrypt the authentication credentials sent from the […]

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Connected, as never before

I spent last week thinking about couple of blog posts I wanted to finish, but it seems this year the holiday spirit took over a little sooner than it normally does (for me). It’s been a busy year with Exchange 2010, and now that it’s released and getting rave reviews, it’s time to take a […]

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