David Lemson's WebLog

Product Unit Manager, Exchange

January, 2004

  • Who is David Lemson?

    I am a Group Program Manager in the Exchange product group. I've worked in Exchange my entire time at Microsoft, since early 1998. I've worked on quite a lot of different areas of Exchange in my time here: SMTP and mail routing, POP/IMAP, Exchange System...
  • How are you using the Windows 2003 POP3 Server?

    I saw a link on the “hellomate“ MS Exchange blog to a post singing the praises of the POP3 Server that comes in Windows Server 2003 and it reminded me that I wanted to write about this and ask people to comment or write, and tell me what you...
  • More from Michel on customer feedback

    In a comment to my last post , Michel says: It sure helps to demystify the process, but also shows there is no direct contact between developers and customers. PSS, a product group or reports form software tools are always 'in the middle'. I'm sorry...
  • How do we decide what features make it in to Exchange?

    In a recent comment , Michel asks: How do you come up with a list of new features that are to be included in a new release? In a 'Meet the Expert' session here in the Netherlands last December, I discussed a problem for which ' the expert' knew...
  • Home Portrait Studio

    KC mentioned the other day in her blog that we recently created a home photo studio. Leading up to this purchase, I spent a lot of time researching the easiest things to buy and I wanted to share it with others who might be looking to do the same thing...
  • HP Exchange 2003 Academies

    HP is starting a new round of Exchange 2003 Customer Academies and I wanted to give them some press, because I think they are a great way for customers to get deep knowledge about Exchange. I was involved in the development of the first (then Compaq)...
  • Catchall vs Check recipients

    We get two different common requests for features that we have solutions for, but it's funny that they are incompatible. I accidentally discovered this on my own Exchange 2003 server at home. Feature 1: “Catchall” mailbox The idea with...