Threepeat

Today is the third anniversary of my first blog post. A whole lot has happened (and been blogged) in those years, including events such as: I changed jobs I started the Exchange blog (2 million hits a month later…) I helped release the custom quota service & its source I got Larry Osterman to blog (note…

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That ain’t right

At lunch today, two guys I did not know sat at the other end of the table that myself and a coworker were eating at. At some point, I ended up overhearing part of their discussion, which went like this: “So you know Star Trek, right? They have this alien race, called the Borg. The…

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Rain–>Pour

OK I realize how much it sucks to average one post a month for six months and then do several in one day, but I’ve got a bunch of things on my mind today and I wanted to blog them. Shoot me. I’m going to start writing a column for TechNet Magazine.[1] The first month I’m…

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Great post on developing software

On the windows mobile team’s blog. I hope that whoever is quoted in this eweek article saying that public folder access to OWA “must be like just 20 lines of code” reads it.


Have your server delete your email for you… and LIKE it!

Exchange 2007 has a feature called messaging records management that helps organizations apply special retention policies to folders in users’ mailboxes. For example, you might have a folder for legal contracts with a policy on it that says the messages need to be retained for 8 years. MRM takes care of all that. It also…

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Silence equals adoration?

Evan blogged today asking for feedback on the posts about systems management that have gone up on EHLO recently. Anecdotally, it looks like the “# of comments per post” has gone down over time on EHLO and we’re trying to figure out if this is a leading indicator of a problem we should be worried about….

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It only comes around once a year…

I blogged a few years ago about how I did an April Fool’s edition of my college’s ACM’s newsletter. What I neglected to mention in that post is that I actually came up with the idea in September of that year, and I became the editor of the newsletter that month for the express intention…

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Words to live by: "Start with the little dragons"

As I stepped off the elevator this morning, a coworker shared those words with me. “When you’re slaying dragons, start with the little ones.” He tells his kids every morning that he’s off to slay some dragons. He likes to start with the little ones, because they don’t put up near the same fight as…

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New Exchange PM joins the fray

Jason Mayans is the PM lead for many of the more end-user-oriented features in Exchange 12 such as improved calendaring and search. He’s kicked off his new blog with some cool historical posts on how we designed Smart Scheduling in Outlook/Exchange, including some screenshots of the designs over time which is always interesting to see:…

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How to programatically mail-enable an Exchange public folder

I’m feeling guilty for not having posted regularly much[1] lately, so just going through an archive of useful little tidbits I’ve archived over the years, I ran across this one: Q: What is the name of the attribute that controls whether or not a public folder is mail-enabled? A: Set PR_PF_PROXY_REQUIRED to true, and PR_PUBLISH_IN_ADDRESS_BOOK…

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