• Exchange Server in Depth resources (Exchange 12, Exchange Services, Mobility ...)

    An interesting thing came into my inbox over the weekend – a link to the public side of Technet Exchange in Depth landing page of webcasts, both on demand and upcoming live events. At first I was thinking this was just an announcement about a series of webcasts, but in fact, their landing page is more then just that it is a one stop shop for a large amount of online resources – check it...
  • It's Finally Official - Windows Vista - 6 Versions - simplified for you

    I can finally talk about it externally. Today Microsoft announced the 6 versions of Vista that are heading your way . I thought I would share the information with you in a simplified format without the marketing speek . This is by NO MEANS a detailed discussion about all the differences between all the versions or a detailed discussion of the feature set – I am sure there will be plenty of time to...
  • I've been called up from the Minors - Build '06 (SWMI) Victoria

    As you may know, Bruce Cowper and I are starting the Build ‘06 TechNet Tour around technologies that support a “Secure and Well Managed Infrastructure”. A complete list of cities and dates can be found at the bottom of this post. I was scheduled to start my leg of the tour in Vancouver this Thursday, but something came up and I was asked to change my flights to make myself available for the debut of...
  • TechNet Build'06

    I hope you are all as excited about the TechNet Build'06 tour as we are. The tour kicks off next week in Victoria and goes across the country covering the Secure Well Managed Infrastructure. Whether you are designing, maintaining or administering a network large or small, there will be something for you. We will be showing you what the Secure Well Managed Infrastructure looks like as well as giving...
  • Origami Project - mysterious page, I'm subscribed to it' RSS!

    The Origami Project …. Hummmm… This came in on my RSS Bandit reader yesterday from Scoble (yup I read him)… Since I am a devices geek, it has caught my eye and I now need to look more internally as to what it’s about. For now I will have to settle for the public RSS feed for more information. Stay tuned for more information – I’ll be getting it the same...
  • Monitoring Security in AD with MOM 2005 (Rory McCaw)

    I had the pleasure of meeting Rory McCaw for a second time when I attended the Ottawa Windows Server User Group meeting last night at the local Microsoft Office here in Ottawa. He’s up finishing up some project work at a customer site and was asked by Garth Jones to present to the group. Rory gave us a special sneek peek at a session he plans on delivering at this spring’s Technet 2006 in Boston (not...
  • TNX: TechNet Exchange Q&A - ISA and ActiveSync with Two or More Domains

    An interesting question came in today that I wanted to share with everyone: Hi, I'm having trouble finding a document that explains the design issues around ActiveSync. I'm looking at providing ActiveSync capability to domain 2 with the ISA server located in domain 1. Is that possible? The short answer to this is yes . In fact, to use the Web Publishing rule for ActiveSync, there is no domain...
  • TNX:TechNet Exchange Q - Will Push Technology work with my RSA Secure ID solution?

    One of the questions that came up at least once in each of the cities was from someone who had an RSA Secure ID device attached to their Keychain/Passcard holster: “Will Direct Push mail delivery with MSFP work with my implemented RSA Secure ID solution?” The answer at the time was – hummm… i will have to get back to you on that one – Good Question. I promised to...
  • TNX: TechNet Exchange - a photoset of the Toronto Event

    If you were at the TechNet event in Toronto and you saw a guy taking pictures with a big camera - chances are it was my colleague Barnaby Jeans ... He just managed to get the photos uploaded for all to view. There are some good shots of the 20 foot high Windows Mobile 5 device from TelusMobility remote controlled and projected on the big screen (glad I didn't have anything too personal on my schedule...
  • Follow Up Q - What Mobile 5 Devices in Canada should I choose?

    I got a number of emails and comments on the evaluation forms asking for more information around what Windows Mobile 5 devices have I used and what do I recommend. This is both an interesting and hard question to answer. On the one hand – you can do a feature comparison and select a device that makes sense. But then again – the phone is something that is very personal and the overall “feel...
  • Live Communications Server co-existence mode information...

    This is the first of many responses to Feedback and Questions that we gathered up from the TNX TechNet Exchange tour feedback/comments as well as the many personal emails and discussions Damir and I had throughout the tour. This one goes out to Jason Parente… He was an attendee at the Montreal TechNet presentation and followed up with me after the show to ask me a couple of questions. ——- Hi...
  • TNX:Technet Exchange Tour Question - InBox Rules in Exchange Server 2003

    While in Calgary for the TNX:TechNet Exchange Tour I was asked a question on Inbox Rules in Exchange Server 2003 and Outlook 2003. The attendee in question wanted to know if there was a maximum limit to the number of Inbox rules you can define in Exchange 2003. I did not think so as I had some 40+ rules defined on my own Inbox and did not have any issues. His Inbox had only 12 rules and he could not...
  • Final City Report - TNX: TechNet Exchange (YUL - Montreal)

    I can't get away from posting the final report on the last city on the TechNet Exchange tour. Montreal . It was last Thursday with over 300 attendees who came to eagerly see the tour and experience the power of collaboration with Sharepoint, Live Communication Server and Exchange on the mobile platform of any device anywhere. Montreal has traditionally been one of the more vocal cities on the tour...
  • Windows Mobile 5 Emulator and .bin file Images from the tour

    Damir and I are in the process of personally reviewing each and every feedback and comment you provided to us through the evaluations. Yup - we said we reviewed them and we aren't joking. Our plan is to have the bulk of the questions addressed in a subsequent blog post or two (three, four …) One of the pressing questions from a LARGE percentage of you is "how do I get a copy of that wicked emulator...
  • We have a definition for AKU!!!

    Thanks to Dwayne Lamb of VisualByte in Toronto for digging up the definition of the term we have been using a fair bit on the TNX:TechNet Exchange Tour. The acronym AKU stands for Adaptation Kit Update , which is a set of code sent to OEMs to update Mobile 5 devices. Like we said on the tour, you need Adaptation Kit Update (AKU) 2 to fully support all of the features of the Messaging and Security...
  • Tool Available to Verify Certificate Authentication for Mobile 5 Devices

    As a follow-on to the TNX:TechNet Exchange Tour, I thought I would share with you a new tool that was recently released to help you ensure your certificate-based authentication of Mobile 5 devices is properly configured. The Microsoft Exchange Server ActiveSync Certificate-Based authentication tool provides several utilities to assist an Exchange administrator in configuring and validating client certificate...
  • TNX: TechNet Exchange - Toronto (YYZ)

    So here we are, the next day after the event in Toronto and I’m already in the next hotel in the next city writing a blog post. I’m working in my mobile state with Outlook 2003 working in Cached Mode using RPC over HTTPS to connect back to my Exchange server in Redmond at mail.microsoft.com. I’m a prime example of working in a mobile world, needing to stay in touch and collaborating...