December, 2006

  • Exchange 2007 on the 'price list'

    Microsoft UK has now entered its 'season of launch' and this started yesterday with the press launch of Exchange 2007, Windows Vista and Office 2007. More importantly for Exchange people, Exchange 2007 is now on the price list so its only a while until...
  • Let Santa know your last minute present requests!

    I spotted this on someone's blog today and wanted to share this with you :-) It appears that in order to communicate with a new younger generation of kids, Santa has had a meeting with the Windows Live Messenger guys at Microsoft and has signed up for...
  • No IM ... am I bovered?

    Well if you are a 'teen' then the answer is yes! A recent survey found that 3 out of 4 teens favored IM over email. With adults this number was reduced to 1 in 4. The survey also highlighted a number of trends such as adults tend to prefer audio chats...
  • Exchange 2007 and Forefront for Exchange has RTM'd!

    At about 11am (PST) on December 8th we released Exchange Server 2007 to manufacturing. Exchange 2003 was on general availability on the 28th of September 2003. Its been 1167 days since the launch of Exchange 2003 and as always the internet has changed...
  • The end of the phone?

    Is it really possible to live without a phone on your desk? Is that a little too far fetched? Well lets find out ! People ask me if such a thing is ever going to happen and for now I think its kind of hard to tell. As with a lot of stuff in Unified Communications...
  • Battle of the titans - Family Fortunes

    Earlier this week we ran an internal event at Microsoft in UK to celebrate the launch of Exchange 2007, Windows Vista and Office 2007. We were joined by the 'Bobby Dazzler' himself .... David Dickinson! The theme was family fortunes and of course included...
  • Exchange 2007 and Outlook 2007 ... better together?

    I get asked this question from time to time so I thought it might be a good idea to post something on my blog. The answer to this question is of course YES!. There are a number of features in Exchange 2007 that you just wont get if you don't have Outlook...
  • Exchange RTMs ... now its the beta for OCS 2007

    Working at Microsoft, I rarely find myself running a machine with RTM software on it, but with the RTM of Exchange 2007, Windows Vista and Office 2007, I have found myself running fully released code. I am glad to say I have now managed to fix this 'problem...
  • Want to help out with the next generation of Microsoft software?

    I was reading the MS Exchange team blog and came across this interesting Microsoft site that I wasnt aware existed. Have you ever thought 'why does the x feature in Word work like that?' or 'why can get make Exchange do x?' then its well worth spending...