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Microsoft and Research in Motion announce full BES support for Exchange 2010

Microsoft and Research in Motion have just announced full BlackBerry Enterprise Server (BES) support for Exchange 2010 – the earliest customers have been able to deploy BlackBerry smartphones with a new Exchange release— ever. You’ll need the just-released Update Rollup 1 for Exchange 2010, Exchange Server MAPI Client v6.5.8147, and BlackBerry Enterprise Server 5.01 Maintenance […]

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cc:Betty: A cool web app you may want to block

If you haven’t looked at Palo Alto-based cc:Betty yet, perhaps you should. cc:Betty promises to keep everyone on the same page. Still in beta, it’s a useful web app that helps users organize their email communication, collects email content, catalogs attachments and files, and also maintains your contacts. It’s also amazingly simple to use. Besides […]

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Cloned machines and duplicate SIDs

It’s been over 4 years since I wrote about the duplicate SID issue in SID error on cloned Virtual Server / VPC / VMWare OSes. I recommended using the NewSID utility from Sysinternals to fix the cloned machine. Hyper-V wasn’t around back then, and looking back it seems incredible that many of us survived without […]

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Prevx Apologizes: So-Called Windows ‘Black Screen’ not caused by Windows Update

Interestingly, after reporting last Friday ‘Black Screen woes could affect millions on Windows 7, Vista and XP’, and causing a furor amongst IT pros, users and the media, Prevx apologized for claiming a patch applied by Windows Update was the cause of the so-called ‘Black Screen of Death’. In last week’s post, Prevx stated: If […]

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Office 2010 Beta: Outlook 2010 Shines

Now that Office 2010 Beta is officially available for download to TechNet and MSDN subscribers, here’s a quick shout out to the Outlook team for what’s shaping up to be an excellent, super-impressive, fabulous new release of Microsoft Outlook! I’ve always preferred web-based apps, including Outlook Web Access (OWA) in the past, and Outlook Web […]

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Bulk mailbox creation: Import passwords from a file

Automating bulk mailbox creation required fairly advanced scripting skills in Exchange 2003/2000. Thanks to the Exchange Management Shell (aka “the shell”) in Exchange 2010 and 2007, this task is greatly simplified. It doesn’t require any advanced scripting skills and it can be accomplished by relative newcomers to Exchange Server with very little knowledge of the […]

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The Elusive Kingston SSDNow 40 Gb Solid State Drive

I’ve been waiting for the Kingston SSDNow V Series 40 Gb solid state drive (SNV125-S2/40GB). NewEgg.com’s ‘ShellShocker deal’ of the day— $84.99 (after a 20 dollar rebate), and free shipping. Unfortunately, they seem to be perpetually sold out! Shortly after the drive went on sale on Nov. 9th, NewEgg.com indicated it was sold out. The […]

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Exchange Server 2010 Released

Microsoft announced the release of Exchange Server 2010 today at Microsoft TechEd 2009 in Berlin. The release marks the first version of Exchange Server designed for the cloud, and provides customers the option of deploying it on-premises— the way Exchange Server has always been deployed, or use it as a service hosted by Microsoft, or […]

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Windows 2008 R2 Support Coming for Exchange 2007

Exchange 2007 will be supported on Windows Server 2008 R2, Kevin Allison, GM Exchange Customer Experience, posted on the Exchange team blog today. With the general availability of Exchange 2010 just around the corner, Microsoft had earlier decided not to update Exchange 2007 to support its latest server operating system. Exchange 2007 is supported on […]

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Windows Search: Rebuilding the Index on Windows 7

When you use Outlook 2007 and later in Cached Exchange Mode, the Instant Search feature uses the content indexes created by Windows Search (formerly known as Windows Desktop Search). When searching in online mode, Outlook uses the content indexes created by Exchange Search on the Exchange server (Exchange 2007 and later). If the index created […]

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