Add a buffer to that email you wish you hadn’t sent

We have all sent e-mails that we later regretted (usually that regret comes seconds after hitting the “send” button).  If you are running Outlook along with Exchange, you can occasionally recall/replace the message.  However, message recall doesn’t tend to work if you: Wait too long to recall Sent the e-mail to a distribution list Sent…

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Masters of the (Reading) Universe.

Unless you are Uber-l33t, you are probably not working on your Microsoft Certified Master certification.  This is  where the best-of-the-best come visit the better-of-the-best on the Redmond Campus to learn everything there is to know about Active Directory Services, SharePoint, OCS, SQL Server, or Exchange. Seriously… take a look at the instructors. Anyhoo, just because…

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Migrating to Microsoft Online

As quoted by Mary Jo Foley, “In five years, 50 percent of our Exchange mailboxes will be Exchange Online,” said (Microsoft Senior Vice President Chris) Capossela, who expects a portion of Exchange Online customers to come from customers switching from International Business Machines’ Lotus Domino system.” This work is done through the Microsoft Online Services…

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Migrating from Lotus Domino to Exchange

If you have been tasked to work on a Lotus Domino to Exchange migration project, you will want to take a look at the following document, which goes into EXTRAORDINARY detail about everything you will need to know to make the transition.  Screenshots, Single-Phase Migrations, Multiple-Phase Migrations, Test Labs, Free-Busy connectors, you name it…  It…

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Take a look under the Kimono

Have you ever been curious how Microsoft protocols such as SMB, CIFS, BITS, IPSEC, or NTLM work behind the scenes? Perhaps you are a Computer Science student, and you want to see how thing work in a commercially available Operating System, or perhaps you are a developer that works on a product that needs to…

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Security Best Practices

By no means a comprehensive list, today’s Best Practices are brought to you by the letter “security”. TechNet Security Home Assess Your Environment •The Security Risk Management Discipline module •The Assessing Network Security book •The SANS Security Policy Project   Protect Your Network •The Deploying Virtual Private Networks with Windows Server 2003 book •The Using…

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16 New Features in Exchange Server 2007 Service Pack 1

Most admins are familiar with the process of downloading and applying Service Packs for servers and desktop systems. These downloads, of course, provide hotfixes and security updates that help to keep your systems current. Sometimes, however, a service pack includes something more. This is the case with the release of Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 Service…

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More Virtual PC/Server Images

The product groups have been going buck-wild releasing preconfigured Virtual PC/Virtual Server images for you to play around with!  I mentioned a bunch of them in this post, and the master TechNet page is here. Keith, however, noticed a few more: Exchange Server 2007 SP1 VHD – 1.8GB download SQL Server 2008 November CTP VHD…

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How much iron do I need?

Photographers get to call their lenses “glass”, so server engineers can get away with calling their servers “iron” :).  Quite often on the internal discussion lists, I see questions along the lines of “my customer is going to implement Exchange 2007 in their environment.  How many servers do they need?” The answer, of course, is…

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Protecting Exchange 2007 with Data Protection Manager 2007 – Walkthrough

Time for part two of my DPM 2007 Series (Part 1 showed installation), Protecting Exchange 2007 with DPM 2007… Let’s Go! Let’s start with required reading, and then I’ll walk through the process with screenshots: System Center Data Protection Manager 2007 Protects Exchange Server Datasheet Protecting Exchange Server with DPM 2007 White Paper TechNet Webcast:…

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