Cincinnati, OH Questions and Answers: Gear Up for New Solutions (9-12-2006)

Good morning Cincinnati! 

(and I do apologize for forgetting to change my good morning slide, I know you are not Cleveland. )  J

Thank you for attending the TechNet Event in Newport!  I hope everyone had as much fun as I did!  I enjoyed being able to talk and show you some of the exciting technology that is coming with Exchange 2007 and Windows Vista.  You can download the betas for the products here:

Microsoft Windows Vista:
Exchange 2007:

As an extra bonus here is the location for the Office 2007 beta as well:

2007 Microsoft Office system:

As promised here are the questions from the event. 

If I missed any question please comment to this blog and let me know what I can do to help.

Q: How does the Exchange 2007 hub transport handle, play on words in email?
  The answer is it that it depends on how you configure the transport rules inside of the hub transport role.  There is a great article that explains the process located here: Overview of Transport Rules.  Basically each transport rule consists of the following components:

Conditions   Transport rule conditions are used to indicate which e-mail message attributes, headers, recipients, senders, or other parts of the message are used to identify the e-mail messages to which a transport rule action should be applied. If no condition is applied to a transport rule, the transport rule applies the configured action unless the message matches a configured exception.
Exceptions   Transport rule exceptions identify the e-mail messages to which a transport rule action shouldn't be applied, even if the message matches a transport rule condition. An exception doesn't have to be configured on a transport rule.
• Actions   Transport rule actions are applied to e-mail messages that match all the conditions and none of the exceptions that are present on transport rules, and modify some aspect of the message or the message's delivery. Every transport rule must have at least one action configured.

 Q: Where can I find information on the API set for text to voice in Windows Vista?
There is a great article on the API set and engines working behind this great technology. 
Exploring New Speech Recognition And Synthesis APIs In Windows Vista

Q: What server components are installed on the Exchange 2007 Edge server role?
You can find a lot of information on working with the new Exchange 2007 Edge server role here:
Edge Transport Server Role: Overview

Q: Can you provide more information on the next version of SBS server?
While I have no time frames, Exchange Server 2007 will be an integral part of the "Longhorn" (code name for the next Windows release) version of Small Business Server (SBS) and the recently announced "Centro" mid-market server offering. SBS and Centro are expected to be released six to twelve months following the release of Microsoft Windows Vista.

Q: Where is the search history stored in Windows Desktop Search?
The search history is stored in the registry.  Specifically the history is stored here: HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows Desktop Search\DB   The history is stored in the value: SearchStrings

Q: Where can I learn more about the Parental controls in Windows Vista?
You can learn more about the new tools here:

However, I would recommend that you go see the controls in action, go visit my good buddy Chris Henley’s blog:

Q: What are additional requirements for the USB devices to use ReadyBoost in Windows Vista?
Aside from having to have a USB 2.0 device, the device has to have 2.5MB/sec throughput for 4K random reads and 1.75MB/sec throughput for 512K random writes.  You will have to look on the side of the box when you purchase your drive to verify the device meets the requirements.   I found these specs on a great post by Tom Archer
Located here:

Q: Where can I learn more about the TV show that was about Katrina and the Red Cross?
I posted an entry about this some time ago, you can learn more about the show here:

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