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  • Blog Post: Tech Ed 2008 Interview with Bharat Suneja (Exchange)

    In this video Interview, Bharat Suneja (Exchange Experience Team) shares some of the things that he does as a Technical Writer for the Exchange team.  it's also interesting to note that Bharat was an Exchange MVP prior to joining the Exchange Team earlier in the 2008 calendar year. To activate the...
  • Blog Post: Hear Terry Myerson's thoughts on Exchange Server 2007 from Tech Ed 2006

    I had the opportunity to be at Tech Ed 2006 in Boston this year (June 11 - 16). I had a chance to catch up with some of the Exchange Product Group folks and ask them some questions regarding specific features in the upcoming version of Exchange Server 2007. In this first video, I intereviewed Terry Myerson...
  • Blog Post: Phoenix Exchange Server User Group Meeting for October, 2006

    I finally got the Phoenix Exchange Server User Group meeting for Octoboer scheduled!!! It will be held on October 27, 2006 from 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM in the Microsoft Office located at 2929 North Central Avenue, Phoenix, AZ 85012. Please note that parking will not be validated. The topic will be on...
  • Blog Post: Tech Ed 2010 Interview with Adam Glick (Exchange Server)

    Continuing with the Tech Ed 2010 Video Interviews, I was able to grab some time with Adam Glick.  Since Adam is responsible over quite a bit of features, I decided to key in on iCal support and Calendar Publishing capabilities in Exchange Server 2010 SP1.  For those who are interested in testing...
  • Blog Post: Exchange Server 2007 Webcast Series (Part 23 of 24) Questions and Answers Log (04-11-07)

    Almost done!! Here's Part 23 (Troubleshooting Part 1) of the 24 Part Exchange 2007 Webcast series. Please let me know if you have any questions. Thanks! Harold Wong harold.wong@microsoft.com Exchange Server 2007 Webcast Series (Part 23 of 24) Questions and Answers Log (04-11-07) Question...
  • Blog Post: Tech Ed 2010 Interview with Kumar Venkateswar

    Here’s the eighth Video Interview (of 10) that I was able to conduct last week at Tech Ed 2010 in New Orleans with Kumar Venkateswar, Program Manager with the Exchange Server Team. One of the items that Kumar is responsible for is the Site Resiliency capabilities in Exchange Server 2010 (and SP1). ...
  • Blog Post: Upcoming TechNet Events in March for Arizona and Colorado

    I was looking at the calendar of TechNet Events coming up in March for Arizona and Colorado and see the following cities on the schedule. March 6, 2007: Fort Collins, Colorado March 8, 2007: Colorado Springs, Colorado March 13, 2007: Tucson, Arizona March 15, 2007: Scottsdale, Arizona In case you...
  • Blog Post: Q&A Log from Momentum Webcast: Top Five Reasons to Upgrade to Exchange Server 2010 (01/12/2010)

    I delivered a Momentum Webcast on January 12, 2010 on the Top Five Reasons to Upgrade to Exchange Server 2010.  My goal was to post the Q&A Log by Friday, January, 15, 2010.  I was on target, then got caught up with a few things and just totally forgot (Senior moment). Now that I finally...
  • Blog Post: Sitting in Starbucks (10965 Ventura Blvd., Studio City, CA 91604)

    On Monday, I wrote that I would be in the LA area today for an Angelbeat presentation: http://blogs.technet.com/haroldwong/archive/2008/08/18/sudden-trip-to-san-diego-and-los-angeles.aspx .  It is now 9:30 AM as I write this quick blog entry.  I arrived at the Burbank Airport with no problems...
  • Blog Post: Windows Mobile 5 Devices and MSFP Update 2

    In my previous post ( http://blogs.technet.com/haroldwong/archive/2006/01/19/417776.aspx ), I tried to clarify the link between Exchange 2003 SP2, Direct Push, Windows Mobile 5 Devices and the Messaging and Security Feature Pack. Evidently, I was not as clear as I thought I was so I'm providing another...
  • Blog Post: Exchange Server 2007 Series (Part 9 of 24) Questions and Answers Log (02-16-07)

    I am sooooo close to getting caught up on cleaning up the Q&A Logs and posting them!!! Here's the Log file from Part 9 of the Exchange 2007 Webcast Series. I hope I didn't miss anything. Harold Wong harold.wong@microsoft.com Exchange Server 2007 Series (Part 9 of 24) Questions and Answers Log...
  • Blog Post: West Region IT Camps in November and December

    On October 17th, I wrote a blog post about upcoming TechNet Events taking place in the West Region in the November and December time frame ( http://blogs.technet.com/b/haroldwong/archive/2011/10/17/upcoming-west-region-technet-events-in-november-2011.aspx ).  I am now writing a follow up post to...
  • Blog Post: Exchange 2003 SP2

    I am expecting a Customer Technology Preview build of Exchange 2003 SP2 to be made available soon (hopefully within the next 2 weeks) for public download. As soon as I hear that it is available, I will post an update with the link to the download. Stay Tuned!
  • Blog Post: Exchange Server 2007 Series (Part 11 of 24) Questions and Answers Log (02-23-07)

    Here's Part 11. I'm working very hard to get caught up and am making some decent progress. Let me know if you have any questions. Also, I found quite a few duplicated questions from multiple attendees so I cut out most of the repeats. Harold Wong harold.wong@microsoft.com Exchange Server 2007 Series...
  • Blog Post: 24 Hours of Exchange 2007 Recordings

      About a year and a half ago, I delivered a 24 Part Webcast Series on Exchange Server 2007 (minus part 8 which Bryan Von Axelson delivered while I was stuck in the Albuquerque airport).  I have received requests from quite a few people to make the recordings (WMV files) available for download...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft certification

    I'm not sure how many folks believe in the value of Microsoft Certification, but I thought I would share some of my thoughts and recent experiences. I took a look at my current certification situation and realized my MCSE was on Windows Server 2000.  The last exam I took was the LCS 2005 SP1 Exam...
  • Blog Post: Interact 2008 in San Diego, CA (April 8 - 10, 2008)

    For those of you who have an interest in Unified Communications and want to hear and learn more about Office Communications Server 2007, Exchange Server 2007 SP1, RoundTable, Office Live Meeting and Exchange Hosted Services, you may want to look into attending Interact 2008 in San Diego. This is the...
  • Blog Post: Unified Communications (UC) Launch Resources

    For those that have attended (or will be attending) one of the UC Launch Events in the US, I'm hoping you found the information very useful and exciting too! I was asked by many of the attendees in Phoenix if the slide decks from the IT Pro track (4 sessions total) would be made available. I told everyone...
  • Blog Post: Phoenix Unified Communications User Group Meeting on July 21, 2009

    I want to let everyone in the Phoenix area know that the next Unified Communications User Group Meeting is coming us in a few weeks.  The meeting will take place on Tuesday, July 21, 2009 form 3:30 PM – 5:00 PM at the Microsoft Office (2929 N. Central Ave., Suite 1400, Phoenix, AZ). I will be delivering...
  • Blog Post: TechNet Plus Subscribers: Exchange 12 Beta coming in March

    I just got some great information from the TechNet Subscription Product Manager that the March shipment will include a special Beta version of Exchange 12 bits!!!! As far as I know, this is not a beta that is available for general public.
  • Blog Post: Exchange Server 2007 Webcast Series (Part 3 of 24) Q&A Log

    Alright! I finally finished going through the Q&A Log for Part 3 of 24 in the Exchange Server 2007 webcast series!! There were quite a few attendees online and just like part 1 and 2, we had a lot of questions. I have done my best to edit the Q&A log so that it is readable (I did not check spelling...
  • Blog Post: Phoenix Exchange User Group Meeting (8-18-06)

    We had our first Phoenix Exchange User Group Meeting last Friday, August 18, 2006. We had a great turnout and great interaction with all the new members. I delivered the first topic of Troubleshooting mail flow in Exchange Server 2000 / 2003 (200 Level). If you want the PowerPoint deck, please feel free...
  • Blog Post: Licensing 101: Exchange Server 2010

    I’ve had quite a few people ask me for help understanding the Microsoft licensing mechanisms for some of our Server products. Since these requests are coming from IT Pros, I thought I would start a series of blog posts where I cover some of the basics (and maybe more advanced options) of our licensing...
  • Blog Post: Exchange 12 and 64 Bit Podcast with Terry Myerson

    Terry Myerson, General Manager of Exchange, was kind enough to record a podcast on some of the reasons we chose to go 64 Bit only in Exchange 12. Terry just posted on the Exchange Blog regarding the availability of the podcast. Go check it out and listen to Terry being interviewed by my team mate Michael...
  • Blog Post: Tech Ed 2011 (Atlanta, GA) Short Recap

    I had the opportunity to attend Tech Ed 2011 in Atlanta, GA from May 16th through 19th.  I thought I would recap some of my experiences from the past week.  Tech Ed is one of the best opportunities for IT Pros to gather and get the latest and greatest information on a plethora of Microsoft...