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  • Blog Post: Just When You Thought It Was Safe To Switch On Your Internet…

    What a long post title to basically share a link to a recent video I recorded with Microsoft U.K.’s very own Eileen Brown (leading IT Pro evangelist, and social media expert) about our recent unveiling of Exchange 2010 : This video was shot just minutes after spending nearly seven hours presenting and...
  • Blog Post: Day 4 – If it’s Tuesday, it must be Frankfurt

    Gutten Tag! Day 4 of the European adventure takes us to Frankfurt, Germany.  The journey has been a lot of fun, albeit tiring.  Once more here’s some video evidence of what’s been happening on the road: And, thanks to everyone who has watched the videos and provided the feedback about the volume...
  • Blog Post: World, Meet Exchange 2010

      After spending more than year working on the Exchange product management team, I can finally start talking about all the cool stuff the Exchange team has been building over the last several years.  That’s right, today we took the wraps off, dispensed with all the secrecy, and publicly announced...
  • Blog Post: What? A Bus Tour Across Central Europe?

    Hello world! I’m being serious. I’ve just resurfaced after spending nearly two weeks in a “executive keynote demo bunker”, building out a cool demo rig for a big upcoming event (wink, wink).  Man, I had a beard and everything, and mostly sustained myself with Starbucks coffee, good humor, and the...
  • Blog Post: blog:reloaded

    Can you believe that I have not tended to my blog for nearly 8 months?  Wait. Don't answer that! Why? Well, it is pretty easy to tell that by noticing that my last post was in March. Moving on. As I mentioned back in...er..January , I've been over in the Exchange Product Management team for the...
  • Blog Post: Day 6 – Vienna!

    Yup, I’m a few days behind on my daily Bus Tour postings.  The good news is: I survived the Tour, and it was truly amazing experience.   Before I share my thoughts and feelings about what life on “The Bus” was like, I still need to catch you up on days 6 and 7 of the tour. When we last...
  • Blog Post: E14, eh?

    Well, here's a little more insight on what I've been working on these days: http://msexchangeteam.com/archive/2009/01/13/450397.aspx Way more to come over the next few months. Nevertheless, it is nice to finally have some things to talk about publicly. Meanwhile, time to get back to work. I'm hoping...
  • Blog Post: Come and Get Your EWS On....Mac

    My friends and colleagues over at the MacBU have shipped a beta of Entourage that features new support for EWS (a/k/a Exchange Web Services) .  This replaces the previous WebDAV approach used in both previously releases of Entourage and Exchange Server . More details here for IT Pros: Entourage...
  • Blog Post: Okay, Time for Our Take

    Not that I want to turn a TechNet blog into a battleground Lotus vs. Exchange tit-for-tat, but in furtherance to my posting on Friday (re: Notes momentum meets Gartner reality ) here's a link to a good Q&A with David Scult on the very subject of Exchange Mo': Making Sense of the Messaging and Collaboration...
  • Blog Post: Back in Bla…er…Blog! And, a little Exchange Archiving too.

    I must admit, that after nearly a four month hiatus, I’m feeling a bit like my blog has just been reawaken, like Han Solo was released from being frozen in Carbonite : can’t really see that well, and I’m hoping that I don’t need to stare down a Sarlacc in the process. Wow, that’s a lot Star Wars for...
  • Blog Post: Upcoming Analyst Webcast on Exchange 2010 Archiving

    And now, a quick “commercial break” from my planned daily blathering about “Ian’s European Workation” (NOTE: The previous was a lame attempt to parody National Lampoon's European Vacation ): On Wednesday, November 4th, David Ferris of Ferris Research will be conducting a 30 minute webcast on our integrated...
  • Blog Post: The Audacity of Mobile E-mail

    As both an ol' security guy, and now a nearly seasoned e-mail server guy (okay, it's been one calendar year since I moved over to the Exchange team ), I really dig this whole discussion around the future of President-elect Obama's BlackBerry. He is, much like many CrackMobileE-mailers (like myself with...
  • Blog Post: Lights, Camera, Archiving!

    With yesterday delivering a great deal of positive buzz around our Exchange 2010 SP1 unveiling , I figured I’d break with tradition and put up another post in less than 24 hours.  Wow, right? Here goes: As part of our public disclosure of SP1, my Exchange team pal Ann Vu and I recorded what was...
  • Blog Post: Now Available on Twitter...Watch Out Web 2.0!

    Well...in keeping with the spirit of my long blogosphere absences, I'm back (once again) to let you know that I'm now rightsizing my blogging to micro-blog levels. That's right, I've gone off and started Twitting. Or, is it Tweeting. Ugh. Nevertheless, I welcome you to follow not just my...
  • Blog Post: Day 3 – Giggin’ in Amsterdam

    Today, I officially kicked off my participation as a crew member of “ The Bus Tour ” (exciting, eh?)! We started the day bidding farewell to contest winner Christopher , who was heading back to France ahead of TechEd .  And, then Ken , Stephen , and I headed over to Compu’Train - BvO to do our first...
  • Blog Post: So, Why Add an Archive to Exchange?

    Last Wednesday I started with a brief overview of the integrated archiving, retention, and discovery capabilities we’re launching with Exchange Server 2010 . Good, right? Well, a common question I get from customers, partners, analysts, our field and the like is: “So, why are you adding an archive to...
  • Blog Post: Behind the Music: Exchange 2010 Demo at TechEd Europe 2009

    Well, it’s been a week and change since we formally launched Exchange Server 2010 at this year’s edition of TechEd Europe . The highlight of this announcement (in this humble blogger’s opinion) was the Exchange 2010 demo delivered in Stephen Elop’s keynote address to over 5,500 #TEE09 attendees. ...
  • Blog Post: Setting the Record Straight(er)

    Lot's of great  buzz around the messaging space with the run up to IBM's Lotusphere .  Lotusphere is kicking off on Sunday. Here's a neat  Computerworld article about where the PR "rubber" meets the Gartner analyst "road": "Au contraire: Exchange's lead over Notes...
  • Blog Post: Day 5 - München mag Dich!

    Our Wednesday was spent in beautiful Munich, Germany and included getting some much needed post-bus ride rest before our event at the Campus . The drive to Munich was good fun, as we kicked back in the main lounge area of “The Bus”, including watching “ In Bruges ” - a DVD Bob brought along. Here’s my...
  • Blog Post: A New Recorded Video on Outlook Live

    I’m writing this post following a day on the slopes , so while my spirit remains strong and purposeful, my body does not. (NOTE: No broken limbs or missing teeth, but I did “accidently” wonder onto a black diamond trail , and cruised my good pal and Exchange team colleague Jim for telling me to “meet...
  • Blog Post: What? A Blog Post? Tiered Storage?

    What’s this world coming to, eh?  So, I took nearly a four month sabbatical to spend more time Tweeting , and to get mentally prepared for the Seattle Sounders FC’s 2010 MLS season . Lame excuses, I know (except for the Sounders reason). But, what’s really occupied my time, was getting ready to...
  • Blog Post: More UC Than You Can Shake an E-mail At...

    Hey, our Microsoft Unified Communications blog is on fire as of late.  After a longer hiatus than I took with this blog, the UC team (of which I'm a member of) is blogging like gangbusters. Check it out: Unified Communications Group Team Blog -- hama
  • Blog Post: Get Into the “New Efficiency”. I Did!

    Wow! What a crazy run it has been, as we’ve been ramping for a number of milestones for the big launch.  For example, I’ve spent this week building out a real killer Exchange Server 2010 demo rig for some important, upcoming events.  In addition to that, I have been conducting briefings with...
  • Blog Post: Curious about Exchange 2010 Retention Policies?

    Defining and enforcing records management policies for e-mail can be a real pain in the <you know what> without having some kind of automated approach. Don't just take my word for it, industry watcher Michael Osterman (of the eponymously named firm Osterman Research ) pointed this out in his May...