Voicemail: a story of unrealised potential

This whitepaper details the value that Exchange 2010’s Unified Messaging capabilities offer to empower your users, reduce cost and manage risk by replacing your voicemail system. Voicemail is a relatively mature technology. It is so thoroughly established in users’ daily workflows that it has become practically invisible to the organization except as an ongoing expense….


Exchange 2010 has left the building

The Exchange PG has declared RTM, so Exchange 2010 has been signed off and is now officially completed. This is an exciting release and provides great value to business of all sizes. Read more at the Exchange Team Blog. Woohoo!


Exchange Server 2007 Service Pack 2

Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 Service Pack 2 (SP2) has been designed specifically to help meet the challenges of any business and the needs of all the different groups with a stake in the messaging system. Exchange Server 2007 SP2 is a mission-critical communications tool that enables employees to be more productive and access their information…


100,000 staffers to use online Exchange, SharePoint, OCS

From ComputerWorld…. Microsoft Corp. officially launched its Business Productivity Online Suite outside of the U.S. today, headlined by a deal with GlaxoSmithKline PLC as its first major customer for the hosted communications software suite. The London-based drug maker is migrating 100,000 employees from IBM’s Lotus Notes to Microsoft’s hosted suite, which includes Exchange for e-mail,…


Exchange critical patch

Just in case you’re not on the security announcement lists…. Executive Summary This security update resolves two privately reported vulnerabilities in Microsoft Exchange Server. The first vulnerability could allow remote code execution if a specially crafted TNEF message is sent to a Microsoft Exchange Server. An attacker who successfully exploited this vulnerability could take complete…


Exchange Activesync protocols now open

A further sign of Microsoft’s commitment towards being more open is that the protocols for Exchange Activesync (EAS) have now been published to the public (previously they were only available to licensees). EAS is already built into pretty much every major smartphone/PDA out there – but now that it is open I’m sure we will…


Do You Really Need A SAN Anymore?

I have had many interesting conversations about my post on Advantages of DAS over SAN storage in Exchange 2007 and the related session I delivered at Tech.Ed 2008… many sceptics have seen the light, although some remain sceptical. It’s interesting to see that Forrester have published a paper titled “Do You Really Need A SAN…


Sydney UC community to launch at Tech.Ed 2008

At Tech.Ed next week we’re launching a new community for Unified Comms in Sydney – Sydney UC! If you work in, are passionate about, or just enjoy Exchange, OCS, VoIP, video, or comms in general – this is the place for you to network with your peers, learn from the experts, see the technologies and…


Exchange DST questions

Alan’s Tip O’ The Day (not updated daily). Alan Cardenas is an Exchange engineer from the Sydney GTSC, and has provided the following FAQ for the Australian Daylight Savings changes in Exchange.  For information on Windows Mobile updates – see Rog42’s post. DST Is there a video that I can watch before reading all the…


Exchange Activesync on the iPhone

Personally I have mixed feelings about the iPhone – it is an awesome device to play with, but in my opinion it has seriously lacked in a few key areas: the touch keyboard sucks for writing long emails, there was no Exchange support, it doesn’t play Windows Media, and of course it’s not 3G.  (I’m…