Mr. Proactive and Miss T. Proactive

I have been quiet on this blog for a number of reasons.  Check out the new site for all PFEs who want to blog at  This is a site that’s has 4 main purposes: Tell more about what a Premier Field Engineer (PFE) is what we do Share with the community Proactive items and…

Update: Direct Booking using Outlook 2010

There is now a KB article that is available regarding this.  It answers questions about how to make the change with a Group Policy or using the Office Customization Tool. 982774  Direct Booking does not successfully book a resource in Outlook 2010;EN-US;982774

Direct Booking using Outlook 2010 against Exchange 2003 Servers

Now that Office 2010 has RTM’ed, we’ve started to see a number of issues pop up where customers are finding that they are having problems reserving a conference room using it.  The reason is that Outlook 2010 by default has Direct Booking disabled.  This is by design since Direct Booking is the old Exchange 2003…

Our new phones –Kin

Looks like we can now get to  Looks nice.  First phone to ship with Zune…  Very cool.

How I install Exchange 2010 RC on Windows 2008 R2

I have been messing around with the installation of Exchange 2010 RC on Windows 2008 R2.  I chose to go with Windows 2008 RC since it already has more of the things needed to install Exchange like the right version of PowerShell and the .NET framework.  To make my lab installs go faster I have…

Exchange 2010 RC to RTM Upgrade… Can I Install into Production?

I mentioned in my last post that customers will be able to upgrade from the Release Candidate (RC) of Exchange Server 2010 to the final Release to Manufacturing (RTM) version.  This was taken from the Exchange team’s mention of this here.  Since then there has been some questions about what this means.  Does it mean…

Exchange Server 2010 Release Candidate Available <Updated>

Today we announced that Exchange Server 2010 Release Candidate (RC) is available for download at:  (This link works…) Some things to note: · This version will coexist with Exchange 2003 and 2007.  In order to coexist with Exchange 2007 you will need the Exchange 2007 SP2 which will be released soon (later this month)….


Exchange 2010 Beta is here!

Finally.  Exchange 14 is now officially Exchange 2010.  Learn more at

Part 21 – I used to do it this way… Now how do I do it? Administering Exchange 2003 vs. Exchange 2007

To return to part 1 click here Transport POP3 and IMAP4 In Exchange 2003, POP3 and IMAP4 were both receive-only protocols that enabled a client to receive e-mail. To send e-mail, these clients had to relay SMTP traffic through the Exchange organization. Below you can see that the IMAP Virtual Server is disabled. The default…