Using an Exchange mailbox just for the calendar?

I recently had a discussion with Exchange administrators from a couple of major Universities to decide whether it would be possible for someone to use their Exchange mailbox in a “calendar only” capacity. The end user would like to maintain his or her own Email but they would like to still take advantage of group…


Storm warnings and recorded TV

I’m currently living in the Midwest where there have been some pretty substantial storms in the past few weeks.  Luckily, my friends and family weathered without substantial loss, many have not been so fortunate. The technology in our living rooms is constantly changing, at least for many of the people I socialize with.  In the…


Vista versions and Higher Education environments

I have delivered/attended a number of Vista presentations and demos this year with customers in Higher Education.  One question has consistently been asked in every forum, and that is “which version of Vista will be right for us?” First, I’ll provide a link to the version information for Vista: http://www.microsoft.com/windowsvista/versions/default.mspx There are 5 versions given…


Digital Literacy

Looks like this may have been up for a couple of days now but I just heard about the Microsoft Digital Literacy curriculum. http://www.microsoft.com/digitalliteracy This may be something to consider for new students that need basic computer training.  For most students today that is not an issue but occasionally it does still come up.  The site…


Support Article: Send MOM alerts through anonymous SMTP

This came up in a discussion last week and  I could see this being an issue for many customers in Higher Education.  When MOM 2005 sends alerts via Email to attempts to authenticate using NTLM.  If NTLM is not available or if the server is set to relay anonymously the message fails to send. This…


MOM Alerts via RSS!!!

The latest version of MOM 2005 Resource Kit – now available for download! The newest version includes several exciting updates, including a new Power Toy – Alert to RSS Utility: Now subscribe to alerts via RSS! Besides being able to capture alerts in a newsreader, this extends how developers can capture MOM alerts and integrate them…


Links to documentation – moving from WSS to Sharepoint Portal Server

This question comes up fairly often and since I will be part of a discussion on this topic tomorrow, I’ll post documentation while I have the links handy. Installing SharePoint Portal Server 2003 on a Server with Windows SharePoint Services This document covers how to do either an in place upgrade or migration to a…


Systems Management Server 2003 Service Pack 2

(First Post!) In case you didn’t see it last week, SMS 2003 SP2 has been released. I’m anxious to get a new test server setup this evening, using SQL 2005!!! http://www.microsoft.com/smserver/evaluation/2003/sp2.mspx