Have you been wondering what the aka.ms URLs we've been posting on Twitter and elsewhere are all about? They come from a Microsoft URL-shortening service. Not only does it allow us to shorten URLs to the minimum characters possible, it also creates vanity URLs that are easier to remember! Note, although it's not a public service (short URL creation is internal), but once they're created, these short URLs are available externally.

A common way to find content is by using Bing, The Decision Engine (<shameless plug!> We love what our friends at Bing are doing!) or other search engines.

For example, to search Exchange cmdlets like New-RetentionPolicyTag, you would either enter the cmdlet name or keywords in a search engine (or the search box in your browser, or the address bar in the browser – now that most browsers are getting rid of the search box as well). If you wanted to get more targeted search results, for example from a particular web site like microsoft.com, you’d type site:microsoft.com in that search box.

Read out the complete blog at http://blogs.technet.com/b/exchange/archive/2011/07/22/navigating-exchange-content-like-a-pro-using-short-urls.aspx

Read my favorites blogs:

Designing a backup less Exchange 2010 Architecture

Step by step guide for upgrading Active Directory from Microsoft Windows 2003 to Microsoft Windows Server 2008

Microsoft Exchange 2010 CAS Array – Steps and Recommendations

Appear Offline in Microsoft Office Communicator Server 2007

Microsoft Exchange 2010 Test cases