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  • Blog Post: Keeping track of technology - Exchange and GroupWise

    In case you haven't noticed, I don't normally blog about other vendors technology, but this email came into my inbox last night and I had a great chuckle about it. It’s important to me that I stay on top of various technologies and interoperability across all platforms IT Professionals might use in their...
  • Blog Post: Exchange 2003 Push email to Windows Mobile (MSFP and Exchange SP2)

    I admit it – prior to joining Microsoft, I was a Blackberry RIM user back at the old employer. In fact, I had personally purchased my own device way back when after they introduced the larger 957 version here in Canada. Why was I using RIM? I needed access to my email remotely while on the road when...
  • Blog Post: I posted on CanITPro blog about E12 64 bit Hardware Recomendations

    If you are considering purchasing new server hardware in the near future (if you plan on using E12 or not) and you have the ability to future proof yourself a bit – why not get a hold of some 64 bit hardware. You know that you are able to put a 32 bit OS on it for now (if you have app compatibility...
  • Blog Post: The IMF filter as per out last TechNet Tour - Have you implemented it?

    On our last national TechNet tour, we introduced you to the Intelligent Message Filter and how it worked to combat SPAM in your Exchange messaging environment. By using an algorithm/process developed my Microsoft Research and millions of reference SPAM from hotmail and other sources, the IMF team came...
  • Blog Post: Exchange Performance Tuning and the IBM Storage tour

    I just wrapped up the eastern half of a partner event with IBM Canada storage group. I was asked to speak about Optimizing Exchange Performance at their 1/2 day information session on SAN storage solutions based on their DS4000 series SAN architecture. It was really nice to see the business partners...
  • Blog Post: Community Technology Preview of Messaging & Security Feature Pack (Exchange SP2)

    Hummm… This was timely. : ) I can finally give you the link to the CTP release of Exchange SP2! The overview page of Exchange 2003 SP2 is right here - it details all the new features and functions of the Service Pack... Main points of interest are: Seamless Direct Push to Mobile 5 devices...
  • Blog Post: It is now 5:55:55 on 5/5/5

    I had to post this one. I love numbers and this was too good to pass up. 5:55:55 PM on the 5th day of the 5th month of the 5th year of 2000. Not bad. -------------- What was I doing today? Nope - I wasn't helping a customer migrate from Exchange 5.5. Strangely enough I have been working a...
  • Blog Post: IMF archive folder management - Gérer le dossier d'archive de l'IMF (Exchange 2003)

    I’ve had a request for information from Christian P asking about managing the IMF (intelligent Message Filter) archive folder and what utilities you can use to help you with the task. Yup – IMF can be very useful, but it can also create a large volume of mail that you need to look at for false positives...