David Strome's Blog

A Microsofty's ramblings on Exchange Server and other stuff.

David Strome's Blog

  • The Exchange Management Shell Banner

    When we introduced the Exchange Management Shell with Exchange 2007, we included a banner every time the shell opens. This is what the banner looks like: The top part of the banner includes common commands that should make your life easier if you...
  • Categories in Outlook 2007

    Like most Microsofties, I flirt with information overload almost on a daily basis. One of the things that you must learn how to do when you start at Microsoft is how to determine what information is relevant and important, what's relevant but not necessarily...
  • How do you find the information you need?

    If you've installed Exchange Server, there's a really good ( ok , near 99.999%) chance at some point you've needed to look at the documentation to figure out how to do something. It's a big product. There's a lot of stuff you can do with it. But when...
  • Exchange Server 2010 Forum

    If you've downloaded and installed Exchange Server 2010 (if you haven't, why not? :) see my post below for information on how to get your hands on it), be sure you head on over to the Exchange 2010 forums . There, you can talk with other people like yourself...
  • Multivalued Properties in Exchange 2010

    This blog article is based on a wiki page that I created for our Exchange 2010 SP2 Technology Adoption Program (TAP) private wiki site. This new syntax will make it into the Modifying Multivalued Properties topic when SP2 ships. Since the syntax also...
  • Exchange Server 2007 Cmdlet Examples

    If you're new to Windows PowerShell and Exchange Server 2007, take a look at this link: http://www.microsoft.com/technet/scriptcenter/scripts/message/exch2007/default.mspx?mfr=true . The link goes to the Exchange Server 2007 Script Repository which contains...
  • Power Pack 1 available for Windows Home Server

    The Windows Home Server team released Power Pack 1 today. It's been a long road for the Home Server team and I have to imagine, a pretty big learning experience. We always want to release the best software we can but being part of the beta audience for...
  • Internet Explorer 8 Beta 2

    Oh man, did I ever do a lot of umm, 'testing' today with the new Internet Explorer 8 Beta 2. I've spent a few hours bouncing around to many web sites seeing how Beta 2 handles the various designs, coding styles, etc. If you used Beta 1, you probably used...
  • Windows PowerShell v2.0 CTP3 and Windows Remote Management 2.0 CTP3

    The Windows PowerShell and Windows Remote Management (WinRM) teams recently released updates to their products. Windows PowerShell v2.0 has many new features and improvements over v1.0. The most notable is the integrated scripting environment (ISE). The...
  • Windows 7 Beta Released

    Microsoft released Windows 7 Beta today. Head on over to http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/evalcenter/dd353205.aspx to download your copy. You can choose 32 or 64 bit in English, German, Japanese, Arabic and Hindi. You might need to try a few times ...
  • More Windows 7 Info

    Be sure to read the release notes to learn about known issues with the current beta release. In particular, be sure that you read about the issue that impacts MP3 files that are be accessed by the Windows 7 installation, either on the local computer or...
  • Exchange 2007 “How Do I?” Videos

    If you want to learn more about Microsoft Exchange Server 2007, check out the “ How Do I?” videos that we’ve published in the Exchange TechCenter library. These videos combine narration and step-by-step procedures recorded on test servers. There are some...
  • Exchange 14 Intro Video

    OK this is exciting for me – I’ve been waiting a couple years to post something… anything …on the next version of Exchange. Finally I can :) KC Lemson and Jim Lucey from the Exchange team provided an introductory look at “Exchange 14” (E14) today in a...
  • Live Search Mobile

    I ran across a nifty little utility for my cell phone over the weekend: Live Search Mobile . It’s a small application that you can install on Windows Mobile and Blackberry devices that provides a slick front-end to the Live Search service. When you open...
  • Internet Routing Pandemonium

    Here’s an interesting blog post explaining how a single routing error made by a small ISP in Europe caused a world-wide “Internet meltdown” a couple of days ago. Basically a bad routing update was propagated amongst routers across the net, many routers...
  • Exchange 2010 Beta Available

    Exchange 2010 Beta bits, get em while they're hot! Exchange 2010 is available now for download. We've worked for two and a half years to create the most advanced e-mail system available. There are dozens of new features in every area of the product...
  • Exchange 2010 permissions management in SP1

    If you're new to Exchange 2010 SP1 and need to learn how to assign permissions to your administrators or other specialist users (such as employees who perform records searches), check out Understanding Permissions . This topic walks you setting up permissions...
  • Microsoft Surface at AT&T Retail Stores

    On Thursday Microsoft and AT&T launched Microsoft Surface at five of AT&T's retail stores in four cities across the US: New York, Atlanta, San Antonio and San Francisco. The deployments at the AT&T stores enable you to view wireless coverage...
  • WorldWide Telescope Beta Released

    Microsoft Research released a beta version of WorldWide Telescope last night. This is the amazing program I talked about recently that lets you explore the sky like never before. Take a look at a couple of screen shots I've taken: Binary star system Supernova...
  • Exchange Demo Day

    I can't wait for Exchange 14 to hit the streets. The Exchange team recently held a demo day where we all got together to see all the new features being packed into the next release of Exchange. That weekend I got Exchange 14 up and running on my home...
  • Exchange Server 2007 Community Annotation

    A few days ago we enabled community annotation on our Exchange Server 2007 documentation (Exchange Server 2003 documentation got this a few months ago). Community annotation enables you to add your own mark to our docs so that you can share things you...
  • Surface in Las Vegas

    I might have to go back to Vegas again :) Harrah's in Las Vegas just launched Microsoft Surface in the iBar at the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino . They've added several apps to the Surface that are really tailored for social interaction in the bar...
  • End of an Era

    You think some things will never end...you think your parents will live forever, that a relationship will never fade, that you have all the time in the world. And then reality hits. Today that reality hit for me again when Bill Gates officially ended...
  • Hiya

    So, I'm sitting here watching Survivor: China and figured it was a good time to start this blog up. I think my mind is just rebelling against what the TV is showing me. Who is this person? Well, I'm a Technical Writer on the Exchange Server team here...
  • Exchange Server 2003 Community Content

    We recently enabled a new feature on our Exchange Server 2003 product documentation. A new "Community Content" section enables you to add content to our existing topics. Now you can add your own thoughts to a topic. Have you implemented something and...