Gerod Serafin's WebLog

Helping to keep large organizations' e-mail running

May, 2004

  • News from Tech-Ed 2004 Monday - Part 2

    New in Exchange 2003 SP1 - The ability to consolidate sites even from 5.5 to Exchange 2003! Prerequisites: The fix from KB article 836489 must be installed on 5.5 servers. Target server must be Exchange 2003 SP1 All ADCs must be running...
  • News from Tech-Ed 2004 Tuesday - Part 2

    Introduced today was the Best Practices Analyzer for SQL Server. This is interesting to Exchange Admins because next is the Best Practices Analyzer for Exchange 2003. This tool swill take a look at your environment and make recommendations based on what...
  • News from Tech-Ed 2004 Tuesday - Part 3

    I attended the session entitled: “General Session: Exchange Server Today and Tomorrow”. Most of the presentation covered what was called the 9 most frequently asked questions. I know that I don't get asked these questions that much, but that...
  • News from Tech-Ed 2004 Monday

    Internally at Microsoft, when you submit a Dr. Watson dump, they all get put into what we call buckets. This gives us the ability to see which issues are occurring the most frequently and prioritize them. During the Keynote, Steve Balmer mentioned that...
  • News from Tech-Ed 2004 Tuesday - Exchange 2003 SP1 is released

    OK, so we released the news that SP1 is available for download a few hours sooner than I thought we would. You can download it now. The release notes are probably the first place you should start to find out what is in it: http://www.microsoft.com...
  • Preventing SPAM with Caller ID

    As part of the Coordinated Spam Reduction Initiative (CSRI), Microsoft is pushing to get introduced as a standard Caller ID for e-mail. They are not working alone on this. They are working with Amazon.com, Brightmail, and Sendmail and expect that this...
  • I'm at Tech-Ed 2004

    Well, I made it to San Diego for Tech-Ed 2004. I got a chance to look some slides for the roadmap for the future of Exchange, and some of the announcements that will be made here. It is all great news. As soon as the announcements are made public, I'll...
  • News from Tech-Ed 2004 Wednesday - Anti-spam Roadmap

    There are three areas that Microsoft is focusing on in their fight against Spam. Proof of Identity and Evidence - This will be done with the Coordinated Spam Reduction Initiative (CSRI) using Caller-ID and Computational Puzzles. Protect against...