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  • Blog Post: Application Layer Firewall protection for Exchange Server 2003 with ISA Server 2004

    For those of you deploying Exchange 2003 with ISA 2004 (hopefully lots of you!) this guide from TechNet may prove useful as it details how to use the New Mail Server Publishing Rule Wizard and additionally configure the HTTP and SMTP filters appropriately for an Exchange Server 2003 environment.This...
  • Blog Post: Westcoast: mobility in action

    Our friends over at Westcoast have a great newsletter that hopefully you receive already but if not check out their site They have a great offer on the HP 6515 Pocket PC Phone Edition which includes GPS in the unit. They also offer special pricing for partne rs on Windows Mobile devices!
  • Blog Post: WindowsMobileTraining

    You may think from the title of the message that I have a broken space key on my PC - thankfully not :) WindowsMobileTraining is a website that has a terrific set of resources to learn more about the Windows Mobile OS and the devices on which it runs. Windows Mobile 5 training just got added too! There...
  • Blog Post: The benefits of Microsoft mobile messaging

    Our partner in crime, Jason Langridge , has just posted a great piece on a paper by IDC outlining the benefits of Microsoft Mobile Messaging solution. The headlines were that companies implementing Microsoft Mobile based solutions: Paid back the cost of implementation in 4.3 months The one-year return...
  • Blog Post: XBOX 360

    Okay, apologies for going off topic again but I thought you may like to know that XBOX 360 day in the UK is going to be Dec 2nd. Start saving those pennies and informing Mr S.Claus :)
  • Blog Post: Upgrade Exchange 5.5 Customers before Time Runs Out! - Partner Readiness

    My colleague John Westworth has posted a useful link to Partner Readiness around the impending end of support for Exchange 5.5 Worth a look to learn more about how to leverage the upgrade campaign
  • Blog Post: Harold Wong's Blog Site : Exchange 2003 SP2

    The Exchange product team have blogged that they expect to release a customer technology preview of SP within a couple of weeks. Check out Harold Wong's Blog Site - we'll be sure to shout it from the rooftops when it hits as you'll get a look at Direct Push, device wipe and more!
  • Blog Post: Announcement coming on Monday....

    There has been lots of speculation about certain hardware manufacturers and Windows Mobile on the web for a while now. Mike Hall from the MED product group in Redmond has posted a little teaser video on his blog that hints at an announcement coming on Monday from the Windows Mobile group, Verizon and...
  • Blog Post: TBS Mobility partners with Anite

    Another great validation of the partnership approac this week - TBS announced a partnership with Anite Mobile that allows the latter to take the TaskMaster Field Mobility solution in to local and central governments, complementing Anite's Enterprise Mobility solution. Anite will act as the exclusive...
  • Blog Post: Windows Mobile platform security drilldown

    Check out this webcast by Dave Field from MDPG in Redmond. It covers the Messaging & Security Feature Pack details coming soon for Windows Mobile 5 including remote device wipe capability from the Exchange admin console. SP2 will be required for this and per the previous entry , this will go in to...
  • Blog Post: A Guide to Windows Mobile Programming for Palm OS Developers

    With the announcement yesterday of the Palm Treo running Windows Mobile, there is a useful article on MSDN for folks with Palm experience looking to develop with on the Microsoft platform. Summary: Learn how to help the Palm OS developer make a transition to programming for Windows Mobile. This article...
  • Blog Post: Intro to Blogging

    Hopefully this blog is proving useful to some of our partners out there (let us know if not). We decided to use a blog instead of the bi-montly Windows Mobile kitbag we were previously issuing as a blog allows you to opt in rather than us indiscriminately send you email. It also allows a better drip...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Gadgets

    Though I'm not a huge fan of the word "gadget" this is a great new blog on gadgets...though not quite what you traditionally think of when you hear that word! check oy the Microsoft Gadgets blog
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Partner Program 2006 Live Meetings

    Regular readers will be well aware that we're about to launch our Mobility Competency as a new competency within the Microsoft Partner Program. We'll be hosting a Live Meeting on November 2nd to discuss the MSPP 2006 and the new competenices. Worth checking out to find out about the new stuff
  • Blog Post: The Microsoft Partner Program Mobility Competency is coming!

    The Mobility Solutions Competency is designed for partners who are providing solutions that enable customers to access information on the go - using Windows Mobile. This new Microsoft Competency is expected to launch in October 2005 and you can begin preparing today to meet the requirements to achieve...
  • Blog Post: Implementing Mobile Solutions with Exchange Server 2003 Service Pack 2 and Windows Mobile 5.0: online training

    Great news for Microsoft Partners working with Exchange - we now have a Hand on Lab (HOL) available on the Microsoft Partner Program site . As many of you will know, SP2 for Exchange is shipping soon (very soon!) so now is a great time to get fully up to speed on how this mobility features work and how...
  • Blog Post: Visual Studio Hosted training

    If you're a developer you may want to check out the Visual Studio hosted labs - a great way to learn more about VS2005
  • Blog Post: Mobility Solutions - Partners - Microsoft UK

    Our Mobility Solutions - Partners - Microsoft UK has been up and running for a while and includes what I hope is a bunch of useful information for partners. Orginally much of the content was focused on suporting the Small Business Server and Mobility roadshow we ran earlier this year but we've been adding...
  • Blog Post: MCSA/MCSE Self-Paced Training Kit: Implementing and Managing Microsoft Exchange Server 2003

    Prep for the forthcoming mobility competency with MCSA/MCSE Self-Paced Training Kit (Exam 70-284): Implementing and Managing Microsoft® Exchange Server 2003 This site shows you some US resellers of the book but check out Amazon.co.uk where you can get it for under £30 in the UK :)
  • Blog Post: Why do we have this blog?

    Channel Development is a new role in Microsoft UK and is chartered with building our partner channels for solutions, specialisations and competencies - working closely with our Partner Technical Specialists (PTS) to do so. Over the last 10 months we've been working hard to do this in mobility and a number...
  • Blog Post: Vodafone & Windows Mobile

    I've worked with Vodafone for a long time on Windows Mobile and it's a pleasure to now see a range of devices bearing a Window Mobile OS on their UK site . The QTEK 8020 smartphone is there along with the QTEK2020i Pocket PC Phone Edition and the VPA Compact (aka Jam). That round out the major operators...
  • Blog Post: CoPilot 6 announced

    They powered the Gumballers across Europe and now the boys over at ALK have been busy updating CoPilot and have announced the arrival of v6 . I *love* this application as it just works - it's easy and powerful and if you're a business, you will love the Live element that allows you to track units in...
  • Blog Post: Business Travel Stops Here

    Well it made me laugh