Productivity in the Cloud

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January, 2007

  • Exchange 2007: Platforms, Editions, Product Keys and Versions

    Scott Schnoll has a great post on the differences between the various versions of Exchange 2007. He also sheds light on one of the most commonly asked questions - can you upgrade from the Trial version to Retail? (the answer is yes ) http://blogs.technet...
  • BigPond Wireless Broadband (EVDO) in Windows Vista

    I've had a PCMCIA mobile broadband card from Telstra BigPond for a while now, but since I upgraded from XP to Vista last year (beta 2 was when I took the plunge) it has been essentially useless, as Telstra don't support Vista yet. So tonight I decided...
  • Tools to migrate from Domino/Notes to a MS platform

    From the Collab Tools blog ... Today, Microsoft publicly announces a new set of tools to make the transition from Lotus to Microsoft easier. The announcement details: · A new set of coexistence and migration tools (Microsoft’s Transporter Suite 2007 for...
  • UC webcasts

    Here are two great webcasts on integrating LCS 2005 and Exchange 2007 with your existing telephony infrastructure... Enhancing Messaging with Real-Time Communications Messaging and calendaring are important, but sometimes what you need is instantaneous...
  • Exchange Webcasts for February

    TechNet Webcast: Labcast Series (Part 1 of 8): Installing Exchange Server 2007 (Level 200) Friday, February 02, 2007 - 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM Pacific Time Harold Wong, Senior Technology Specialist, Microsoft Corporation http://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/EventDetail...
  • Iiiit's a small word, after all ...

    We recently hired a new Developer Evangelist in Brisbane who goes by the name of Scott Barnes . When I read about him on Frank's blog , I was scratching my head wondering why this name seemed so familiar. Well it turns out that not only did we work...
  • CCR Transport Dumpster

    CCR in Exchange 2007 uses asynchronous database replication. You would think that in the event of failure on the Active node that there would be data loss on the Passive node if the logs hadn't finished replicating, right? Well, think again ...
  • Exchange 2007 Mailbox Server Role Storage Requirements Calculator

    I feel like I'm always plagiarising You Had Me At EHLO recently, but this is gold and I highly recommend you check it out... In order to assist customers in designing their storage layout for Exchange 2007 (especially after publishing this blog...
  • Give us input for the next release of Exchange

    If you would like to provide feedback to the Exchange product group on what should be in the next version of Exchange, check out this article at You Had Me At EHLO ... We realize we just shipped Exchange Server 2007, but we're already hard at work...
  • Media Center + Zune + Xbox 360 + Slingbox = :D

    Ok so this post isn't really related to UC at all, but what the hey ... Over the Christmas/New Year period I finally got around to playing with my media setup at home (yep, I'm a geek alright). I now have the following hooked up and working nicely...
  • Exchange 2007 Help

    I've had several customers ask me if there are any really good books on Exchange 2007 I would recommend. IMHO the best guidance you can currently find on setup, architecture, features, tasks, administration procedures, etc is.. the Help file . Seriously...
  • Exchange 2007 Visio stencil

    Thanks to Anthony Vitnell for passing this on... This stencil and template provided enable you to create Visio drawings that contain Exchange Server 2007 objects. These shapes include icons for Exchange 2007 server roles, networking, telephony and...
  • Unified Messaging PBX Configuration notes for Cisco Call Manager (preview)

    Microsoft Exchange 2007 Unified Messaging PBX Configuration Note for Cisco Call Manager 4.1 (Preview) http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=16fb1346-6b8f-47b0-8961-c05ccde0a88a&DisplayLang=en This PBX configuration note...
  • I've been tagged

    I’ve watched this tagging meme doing the rounds - slowly circling me, coming closer.. closer. Now, thanks to Angus , it’s my turn to stroke my own ego in public. So, here are 5 things about me that you probably didn’t know. 1. I played rugby...
  • Presence for your presents

    There are some interesting UC-related musings over at ZDNet ... The problem I have isn't a presence problem, it's an identity problem. I have too many identities! I know a larger subset of people that have that problem rather than a "presence management...