What’s the story with WINS?

Recently, someone asked the following question on an internal Microsoft distribution list: Can someone please outline the ways in which Exchange 2003 is dependant upon WINS..? Here’s the answer I wrote back: Exchange 2003 is dependent upon three different things that are related to WINS: 1) DNS resolution of “short names” – i.e. there are…

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Exchange 12 unveiled

Where have I been?  I have been so very bad at blog posting.  I like to think that I favor quality over quantity :-), but I’m afraid I’ve been a huge slacker when it comes to this blog.  But I’m going to try to change and blog more often, now that we’re starting to go…

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TechEd Day 1&2 from an Exchange perspective

It’s been a huge couple of days for the Exchange team, especially the Exchange Mobile Sync team, which is in my group.  In case you missed the news, at TechEd on Monday we announced Exchange 2003 Service Pack 2 as well as the Messaging and Security Feature Pack for Windows Mobile 5.  It’s so exciting…

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My favorite spot on the MS campus

I was just reading a not-so-old post on Adam Barr’s blog about his favorite spots on the MS campus and then a follow-up to it, and I thought I’d write about my favorite spot.  The other day, we were coming back from a meeting in building 31 on our way to the building 34 cafeteria…

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Great MCE 2005 feature: Info on Movies

It seems like every day I find a Media Center 2005 feature that makes me say, “wow isn’t that cool!”  Today’s is “More Info” on Movies.  First, when you want to pick something to watch, it treats movies separately, you can see what movies are on now, on in the next hour, etc.: This was…

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Quiet MCE, Part Deux

Earlier this year, after being a TiVo fan for quite a few years (I have the little plush toy they sent me in my window at Microsoft :-), I decided to see what Microsoft’s solution was all about and installed a Media Center 2005 machine.  Now that we’ve been using it, the plan is to…

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HELLOMOTO

Today, our second Exchange ActiveSync licensee announced their upcoming device with direct Exchange Server connectivity: Motorola and their upcoming A780.  Of course Motorola has several Windows Mobile devices (the now-shipping MPX 220 and upcoming MPx) which, like all Windows Mobile devices, can also connect directly to Exchange Server, but the A780 is remarkable because it is…

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Treo 650 and Exchange ActiveSync

I am sorely overdue in posting, and I apologize about that.  I will hide behind the sorry excuse that the vast majority of what I do nowadays is work on an upcoming release of Exchange that we aren’t talking about yet, so I feel like I can’t blog all that much about my current work. …

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The RFC 2821 “Covenant”

In a recent comment, Mark Hicks asks: Is there a way to accept a message for an invlaid recipient and then delete it without generating an NDR to the (usually fake) sender? I still want to generate an NDR for my internal users when mail cannot be delivered to an external recipient. -Thanks. No, Mark,…

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