Exchange 2013 RTM Help Files Now Available

  Looking for some interesting bedtime reading?  Want to pick through the new and exciting features in Exchange server 2013? Well then this should be something you want to scoot off and download – The Exchange 2013 RTM build of the standalone help file.   Note that there are two downloads, one for hybrid configurations…

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Exchange 2013 Hits RTM

    11-10-2012 is an interesting number as this is the date when the Exchange product group signed off on the build to release Exchange 2013 to Manufacturing.   If you are in the UK, yes I know the month and year are the “wrong” way around   That aside, the other magic number is 15.00.0516.032 …

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Return of The MEC

This week I am fortunate to be at MEC along with thousands of other people who are passionate about Exchange, and are looking to get the latest information on Exchange Server 2013.           The event is at the Gaylord Palm Hotel in Orlando, and I have to say it is a…

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Exchange 2013 Video Sessions From TechEd Australia 2012

If you are looking to see the first public presentations on Exchange 2013, then look no further!  Channel 9 has recordings from last week’s TechEd Australia. You can find these great sessions on Exchange 2013:   Exchange Server 2013 High Availability and Site Resilience – EXL315     Exchange Server 2013 Architecture Deep Dive –…

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Upcoming Changes to Forefront Products

If you leverage products from the Forefront family, then you will want to read about changes announced today on the Server & Cloud blog.     Today, as a result of our effort to better align security and protection solutions with the workloads and applications they protect, Microsoft is announcing changes to the roadmaps of…

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System Center 2012 SP1 Beta Available

  The beta release for System Center 2012 SP1 is now available for you to download and test in your lab environments.  This is an interesting release as it is adding support for Windows Server 2012.  In the case of SCVMM 2012 SP1, it means that it can only be installed on the RTM version…

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Re-Release Of Exchange 2010 SCOM Management Pack

Since the System Centre Operations Manager (SCOM) Management Pack (MP) for Exchange 2010 has been re-released to the Microsoft download center, I thought that it would be worth bubbling this up.  The previous post can be found here on the blog. This is build 14.03.0038.004 of the MP, and is dated August 31st 2012.   …

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Important Upcoming Certificate Changes

Please be aware that there is a pending change for the minimum key length for certificates with RSA keys.  The private keys used in these certificates can be derived and could allow an attacker to duplicate the certificates and use them fraudulently to spoof content, perform phishing attacks, or perform man-in-the-middle attacks.     The…

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Facebook Language Settings – Avast!

Here I was just trying to update my Facebook profile to use English UK, and what do I see?   Entries for not only English Pirate, but also English (upside down)…..     One can only surmise that the (upside down) is meant for our Antipodean chums!   Now for the pirate theme, I guess I…

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Solving Additional Issues With Exchange OAB Download

  Frank Plawetzki posted a great article on issues that can affect how clients retrieve their Offline Address Book (OAB). This has also been the source of some recent work for myself, though with slightly different root causes. The issues that I have encountered were due to: Invalid SSL Certificate OAB web.config file  Incorrect process…

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