Brettjo :: Office 365 and Everything UC

Latest news and views of Office 365 and anything Lync and Exchange related.

November, 2006

  • Creating OU's, Users and sending them a mail....

    As I write this post I am currently waiting for my unattended install script of Exchange to complete, once I'm happy I'll post it, but there are few other bits and bobs I want to add before I do. Last week Paul and I were battling with some of the RTM...
  • So which version of Powershell do I use..?

    I have been a little quiet this week due to a whole host of reasons, primarily catching up from ITForum and writing a LightsOut Powershell script for Ex2007 - I will be blogging exactly how to do this once it's complete - which is very close. However...
  • VB Script to Powershell

    I was talking to Clive earlier today and he pointed me to a great document that explains how to convert common VBScript commands into their Windows PowerShell equivalents.
  • Validation of user inputs in Exchange 2007

    One of the issues with Ex2003 is that very limited validation occurs when you input variables. For example, if you start ADUC and enter data, no checks occur to make sure it is actually valid data. I know that the product group put a lot of effort into...
  • TechEd 06 Barcelona

    So I have been a little quiet over the past couple of days as I am in Barcelona at ITForum. Must admit there is a really good atmosphere with lots of people discussing and asking questions about Exchange Server 2007 - not long to go until it ships ;)...
  • Next MMMUG Meeting

    As previously posted the next Microsoft Messaging and Mobility User Group UK has organised its next meeting. It will be at Microsoft TVP on 7th December. If your interested in coming along please go here to register This month we will have a roundtable...
  • IE6, IE7, IE7+ Vista and Outlook Web Access Ex2003

    When you access Microsoft Outlook Web Access by using Microsoft Internet Explorer 6 or a later version of Internet Explorer, you experience one of the following symptoms. http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx/kb/91182... Symptom 1 On a computer that...
  • Windows SysInternals

    ...Has gone live. You can access it here
  • Vista has gone gold (RTM)

    You probably know this already, but it's ready..! Details on Microsoft.com and what was said in the press
  • More on Zune

    Whilst writing my last entry I couldn't help myself and got distracted to Steve's latest Zune blog on Gizmodo's review. A very exciting product coming in the not too distant future (well if your in the US, but then there is always Amazon.com or friends...
  • Planning (or at least thinking) for Exchange 2007 Hardware..?

    So my recent theme has been on the common questions that I am getting asked when talking to customers about Ex2007. I remember when we shipped Ex2000 and Ex2003 and the help and guidance that went with that. Sure, there was some, but I can sense the smirky...
  • Ex2007 SKU's

    Another regular question that pops up more or less everyday is what the difference SKU's are for Exchange 2007 - this is with regard to Enterprise and Standard Edition and also the CAL's. Must admit, I wasn't aware that it was in the public domain......
  • Exchange 2007 UM Configuration

    One question that I can more or less guarantee that I will asked when talking about Exchange 2007 Unified Messaging is what PBX's are supported..? Well the answer to the question is here Natural progression then goes on to ask, "Well how do you do it...
  • Success of the Analysers

    With support playing a huge part of my background, anything that helps the ethos: "Keep it Simple" is a winner. Engineers, Customers, Admins whoever, can have a rough ride in troubleshooting those issues which prove to be challenging. This was one of...
  • Exchange 2007 Unified Messaging Case Study

    I want to draw your attention to the following article which explains how Axcelis saved money and boost prodcuctivity with Exchange 2007 Unified Messaging. " Axcelis Technologies, based in Beverly, Massachusetts, manufactures equipment for the semiconductor...
  • Unified Communications

    I wanted to draw your attention to the Mark's recent blog entry on the Devil does UC..! (Click on the Vid) It's interestng as there are a lot of great new products being demo'ed and it's the first time as far as I'm aware they have all be showcased as...
  • Zune.Net

    ...went live yesterday - Take a look http://www.zune.net/en-US/
  • Interesting Search Engine

    So thanks to Clive I have been having fun with MsDewey An interesting way to search..!