Happy Birthday to the Internet!! – Win $40k by Finding just 10 Red Weather Balloons

  To celebrate the Web’s 40th anniversary, DARPA wants to explore social networking’s role in time-critical communication. It’s offering $40,000 in hard cash to the first entrant who finds ten 8-foot weather balloons located at fixed locations around the U.S. Registration begins on December 1, and the balloons will appear on December 5. The first…

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HOWTO – Automation of Exchange 2010 Pre-Requisites on Windows Server 20008 R2

Thanks to Neil Johnson over at MSUKUCC for this cool snippet of PowerShell goodness; Everyone knows its a good idea to automate your installations of Exchange.  It provides a solid, repeatable process by which to deploy your infrastructure – and it takes less time to complete the process – a real win/win!. One area that I have witnessed…

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Exchange 2010 Webcasts – The complete download list

I have been asked by a few people now to consolidate a list of public webcasts regard the new functionality of Exchange 2010.  Luckly the Exchange team have saved me the hard work by publishing the following great topic list on thier blog; MsEvents featured an eleven-part webcast series on Exchange 2010 during June and July…

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Exchange Webcast – Virtualization – Lets hope they confirm the Exchange 2010 support stance!!

The Exchange team have announced a good webcast coming up next week to discuss recommendations for virtualizing Exchange server and the benefits of choosing Hyper-V + System Center as your virtualization solution.  Heres hoping they talk about Exchnage 2010! TechNet Webcast: Microsoft Virtualization Best Practices for Exchange Server (Level 300) Wednesday, Nov. 4 at 10am Pacific…

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Exam 70-662 TS: Microsoft Exchange Server 2010, Configuring now public and available!!

The first Exchange 2010 exam has now gone live, also confirming the new Exchange 2010 track for the new product. Details here; Audience Profile The typical candidate is a Messaging Generalist responsible for the maintenance and administration of the Exchange servers in an enterprise environment. Day to day, the candidate typically installs and manages Exchange Server 2010…

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Exchange 2010 – Launch details starting to emerge, ballpark pricing – Exchange Server Standard will support HA DAG!!!

Thanks to Julie White for confirming some really GREAT early Exchange 2010 launch info: Exchange 2010 – Revving the Engines for Launch Two weeks ago we announced that Exchange 2010 was code complete and, as we get ready for launch, we’re seeing some amazing results from our early adopter customers.   They are so good, that…

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Exchange 2010 and Single Label Domain Names, Disjoint Namespaces, and Discontiguous Namespaces – SUPPORTED!!

In response to customer feedback, the Exchange team has updated their testing matrix and has determined that Exchange Server 2010 will be supported on Single Label Domains (SLD), Disjoint Namespaces, and Discontiguous Namespaces. This post contains a brief description of each of these scenarios and special considerations. If you intend to install Exchange 2010 into…

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Windows XP mode for Windows 7! FREE Download here

The announcement of Windows XP mode caused a lot of excitement, in this screen cast we have a look at how it is setup up, what users see and get an idea of what it can do. Download XP Mode for Windows 7          

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PLEASE Dont put HUB or CAS in the Perimeter Network!!

This is a GREAT post from the team over at EHLO about the dangers of a bad design decision; We sometimes hear customers talking about putting Exchange 2007 or Exchange 2010 Client Access Servers (CAS) into the Perimeter network (sometimes referred to as the “DMZ” – Demilitarized Zone). A Perimeter network is a network zone many companies…

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Scalable Networking Pack revisited for 2008 – COULD STILL BE ISSUES!!

A number of customers have been enquiring about the current situation of our Scalable Networking Pack in relation to Windows 2008 and thanks to Jane Lewis of the UK PFE team for running the ground work on this.  So, Info and recommendations are as follows; With Windows 2003 SP2  this setting was enabled by default.   Many customers experienced issues…

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