June, 2006

  • Customising the 'You are over your quota' message in Exchange

    I am sure a number if you have seen this message before, well it’s now possible to customise the message to include more terse wording or perhaps the option to pay money into the IT administrators Paypal account to a bigger mailbox ;-). First of all...
  • Skype is bad MMM-Kay

    Well ... not 'bad' ... just a little sneeky :-) Recently I had a conversation with Allister Frost (the artist formally known as Exchange PM) about the technology behind the Skype platform that most people don’t tend to know about, it resulted in posting...
  • Unified Communications Announcements

    As you will be reading over the next few days, we have made a number of announcements in the last few hours around our Unified Communications vision and where we will be going over the next few years. A recording will be available here for the next two...
  • PTS-TV with Chris Parkes

    Yes ... that's right ... another great episode of PTS-TV! This episode features a PTS by the name of Chris Parkes, a sterling chap, talking to Katie about business intelligence. As per, pop along to the PTS-TV site and take a look !
  • Windows Live Messenger is here!

    On Monday we announced the availability of Windows Live Messenger. I highly recommend you go ahead and download it straight away from here but if you want a quick summary of what it includes then here is a list Call both PCs and phones from within...
  • London to Brighton Bike Ride - Track my progress !

    As many of you know, Steve Marsh and I are doing the London to Brighton Bike ride this Sunday to raise money for the British Heart Foundation. If you have already sponsored me then many thanks and feel free to track our progress by clicking here . If...
  • End of an era and the start of a new one?

    I realise this might seem like a bit of odd post but I think its worth doing so here goes, let the comments begin :-) With the recent news that Bill Gates is looking to change his role within the company in 2008 and a following on from chat with a...
  • PTS-Tv With Dave Sayers, Andy Clark and Virtualisation

    Yes, that's right, we have released another video onto the website featuring the familiar face of Dave Sayers and our new budding interviewer ... Andy Clark. In this video, Andy and Dave discuss virtualisation while looking like they had just met each...
  • More PTS-TV with 'The Beast'

    Since I last made a posting about PTS-TV, we have added a further 2 videos to the site . We have also added an RSS feed so that you can subscribe to PTS-TV and know the minute a new video is available! Pop along to PTS-TV and watch the videos (one...
  • Windows Vista – Download it today !

    Windows Vista up until now has only been available to those with a Technet or MSDN subscription. This has now changed and anyone can download the beta from http://www.microsoft.com/windowsvista/getready/default.mspx or get it sent to them in the post...
  • Taking Unified Communications to a new level

    Steve Clayton sent me this article a while back and I thought I would make a short post about it. The article talks about the final balance between partner and competitor with our colleagues at companies like Cisco and Avaya but also includes a mention...
  • More announcements on Exchange Messaging Security

    Yesterday we launched a new line of e-mail security products based on the Sybari products we acquired a while back. Available via volume licensing on July 1 st and as a 90 day free trial from the Microsoft website, you will be able to buy a ‘three...
  • Exchange 2007 with extras !

    Microsoft Corporate Vice President, Dave Thompson , recently suggested that an ‘enterprise’ version of Exchange 2007 could come with hygiene services from both former FrontBridge and Sybari as part of the all in price. Although the name suggests this...
  • Adobe and XPS

    Something a little different from the normal stuff I talk about but defiantly worth a read. When you have a free moment take a few minutes to read this article which highlights the reasons why XPS and Save as PDF is being pulled from Office 2007 and...