João Ribeiro

Exchange Server ;Office Communications Server and Windows Mobile / Phones

Understanding Exchange ActiveSync Mailbox Policies and Windows Phone 7

Hello , This is not a new topic and has been discussed for quite some time. Exchange ActiveSync mailbox policies let you apply a common set of policy or security settings to a user or group of users. The following table summarizes the settings you can specify using Exchange ActiveSync mailbox policies. Everything is ver… Read more

Demystifying the CAS Array Object – Part 1

Since its release in 2009, the interest in Exchange 2010 has been fantastic.   While working with customers to educate them and prep them for moving to Exchange 2010, we’ve uncovered some common misconceptions . One trend has to do with misconceptions around the Client Access Server array object, or CAS array object for short. … Read more

Best Practices for Virtualizing Exchange Server 2010 with Windows Server 2008 R2 Hyper V

Many organizations today rely on some degree of virtualization. Whether it is a few virtual machines running on a single physical computer or a whole server farm across multiple root servers, virtualization optimizes investment in hardware and network infrastructure by:   Increasing the utilization of underused hardware. Improving server availability. Reducing IT costs.   The… Read more

Updated : What’s new Windows 8 beta Hyper-V – Consumer Preview

Just an update on this post to provide you with the Windows Server “8” Beta Hyper-V Component Architecture Poster.   It can be downloaded from :“8”%20Beta%20Hyper-V%20Component%20Architecture%20Poster.pdf   Kindest regards,   João Ribeiro   ======================== |====================== | =======================   Hello,   Since the developer preview specs have been changed for Hyper-V in the Windows… Read more

Windows 8 Consumer Preview is now available for download

Hello,   Long time no post, but I’m back and for a very good and exciting reason 🙂   The moment that many of you have been waiting for is here : the Windows 8 Consumer Preview is now available for download !   There is already several information and tips around this release over… Read more

Announcing : Microsoft Outlook Configuration Analyzer Tool (OCAT )

We just announced a new tool : Microsoft Outlook Configuration Analyzer Tool or OCAT. The Outlook Configuration Analyzer Tool (OCAT ) provides a quick and easy method to analyze your Microsoft Office Outlook profile for common configurations that may cause problems in Outlook. This can be very useful for busy Help Desk personnel when end-users… Read more

Released: Update Rollup 1 for Exchange 2010 Service Pack 2

Yesterday the Exchange CXP team released Update Rollup 1 for Exchange Server 2010 SP2to the Download Center.   This update contains a number of customer-reported and internally found issues since the release of RU1. See KB 2645995: Description of Update Rollup 1 for Exchange Server 2010 Service Pack 2′ for more details.   Find the… Read more

Building Windows for the ARM processor architecture – Building Windows 8

Hello,   Last nght Steven Sinofsky released the following post, regarding Windows 8 and WOA ( Windows On Arm )   Building Windows for the ARM processor architecture – Building Windows 8 – Site Home – MSDN Blogs It’s an extensive reading, but it will sure worth your time 🙂   Kindest regards,   João… Read more

A script to troubleshoot issues with Exchange ActiveSync

The Exchange support team relatively frequently receives cases where mobile devices using Exchange ActiveSync (EAS) protocol send too many requests to Exchange server resulting in a situation where server runs out of resources, effectively causing a ‘denial of service’ (DOS) attack. The worst outcome of such a situation is that the server also becomes unavailable… Read more