Quest’s QAD Cmdlets

I’m generally very focused on Exchange and our PowerShell cmdlets, but I had an opportunity this week to attend a demo session for the Quest “ActiveRoles Management Shell” cmdlets, one of several PowerShell related tools from Quest. This suite of Cmdlets seems primarily targeted to supporting the Quest ActiveRoles server (their outboard provisioning system), but…

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Validation (and DirectoryEntry) demo from TechEd 2007

I didn’t get a chance to do this demo in my Exchange Automation with PowerShell session at Teched 2007, mostly due to time. However, I had a conversation with someone prior to my talk and I said that I’d cover it at some point. Well, let’s cover it here in the blog and call it…

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SMTP .net object demo from my TechEd 2007 PowerShell session

Wolfgang requested a reprint of the details from the “SMTP Demo” part of my TechEd talk last week. Here is (roughly) the transcript of the steps, and my comments interspersed… [PS] C:\>$dl = Get-DistributionGroup SomeGroup Ok, now we’ve got $dl variable loaded up with a distribution group object. [PS] C:\>$dladdr = $dl.PrimarySmtpAddress.ToString()[PS] C:\>$dladdrSomeGroup@somedomain.com And we’ve extracted…

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Post-Session at TechEd 2007

Thanks to all those die-hards who attended UNC309 session this morning at 8:30am, and to those who spent some time at the “Interactive Theatre” (ie – chalk-talk) session afterward for Q&A, much appreciated! The session seemed to go fairly well, although even with placing a clock up on the presenter station to keep me on pace,…

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TechEd 2007, Day 1: Exchange 2007 Overview

The first Exchange breakout session this morning served as a bit of an “Exchange 2007 Keynote” talk, with our General Manager Terry Myerson doing the delivery. He covered E2k7’s features and characteristics end-to-end in 75 mins, and had a couple of us help out with demos to dig in on a few areas (Unified Messaging,…

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TechEd 2007

Wow, time sure flies. No posts since end of April; sorry about that! I’m (more or less) caught back up at work from these crazy few weeks (months?) just passed, and I’m even just returning from a week vacation… raring to go!       So what’s next? Well… this is a short week, and…

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Why no blog posts lately?

You might have noticed that after several weeks of very regular blog posts, they suddenly and abruptly stopped. I have an explanation: I’m super busy this month at work! This should continue for a few more weeks. But expect to see more regular posts again for a while after that — I’ve got a good queue…

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Ack, I’ve been tagged!

Rod got me the other day with a “5 things you don’t know about me” post, so now it’s my turn. Five Things you (probably) don’t know about me: 1) I’m president of my homeowner association. Before that I was secretary. Before that I was secretary of the association in our Charlotte neighborhood. Conclusion: I’m a…

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Exchange cmdlets from C#

Vivek had originally posted about how to do some basic Exchange cmdlet access from C# — several months before E2k7 released: Calling Exchange Cmdlets from .Net Code. However, by the time we released, some things had changed in the technique and Vivek’s examples were out of date. Recently, someone pointed me to the updated UE docs that…

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Exchange Connections Spring 2007

I’ll be presenting at Exchange Connections (Spring/April 2007) conference at 9:30am on Monday, April 2nd, during “Microsoft Day”. Here’s the session abstract: EMS05: Managing Exchange Server 2007: The New Exchange Management Console and ShellEvan DoddsImagine having a toolset that is flexible enough to easily deploy and administer a single Exchange server and yet powerful enough to completely automate…

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