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Technically Speaking All in on IT September 2006 Entries
How to do Exchange 2003 Recipient Tasks in Exchange 2007
The You Had Me at EHLO Exchange blog has a great article on how with Exchange 2007 you no longer do recipient-based tasks from within ADUC (Active Directory Users and Computers) but from within the Exchange 2007 Management Console (or PowerShell). This is great news for a large enterprise where the AD and Exchange engineers may be on seperate teams and not so great for smaller shops where one or more engineers do both roles ......

Posted On Friday, September 29, 2006 10:37 AM

Unread Mail View In Outlook 2007
I'm listening to Somewhere Out There by Our Lady Peace from the album Gravity I have really started to take advantage of the unread mail view\filter available in Outlook 2007 (and Outlook 2003) to get a better handle on mail coming in. This view will show all of my mail and RSS items that have the unread flag turned on. At first it took some getting used to as some of the RSS feeds that come with Outlook 2007 by default have a lot of postings (MSNBC News for example) as well as all of the MOM alert ......

Posted On Friday, September 29, 2006 10:21 AM

Upgrading to Windows Live Writer Build 141 (Update)

If you download the latest Windows Live Writer update (build 141) be aware that it will replace your defaultstyle.css with a new one. If any customizations have been made, back this file up and replace it after the upgrade.

Posted On Friday, September 29, 2006 8:42 AM

Microsoft Antigen 9.0 Management Pack for MOM
The new Microsoft Antigen Management Pack for MOM supports the 9.0 versions of Microsoft Antigen for Exchange, Microsoft Antigen for SMTP Gateways, and Microsoft Antigen Spam Manager. The MOM pack supplies critical events and alerts on virus, worm, and spam activity to MOM 2005, and also monitors the health and availability of these products. Download here ......

Posted On Friday, September 29, 2006 8:37 AM

Vista Beta Testers: Where Are You?
The Windows Vista Team Blog has a post up detailing an email sent to testers by Paul Donnelly wherein he mapped beta tester locations in MapPoint. There are some really great views that show the concentrations of testers in typical places like North America and Europe. However, in drilling down you see some funny things: In the US, North and South Dakota are woefully under represented. Why is that always the case? Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan is not all that much better off. There are more testers in ......

Posted On Monday, September 25, 2006 12:30 PM

How to Get Exchange Information from ADUC Without Installing ESM
I have had trouble in the past when installing the Exchange System Manager (ESM) on my laptop so I can modify email information about a user in Active Directory Users and Computers (ADUC). I get conflicts with Outlook (some shared or overwritten DLLs I imagine) or in the case of Outlook 2007 Beta 2, outright consistent crashes. I found this article by Jim McBee on how to copy just the needed DLLs from an Exchange server to the workstation in question. The page isn't available on his site for some ......

Posted On Thursday, September 21, 2006 11:11 AM

Microsoft Launches Windows Vista Tips n Tricks Website
Microsoft has launched a new Windows Vista Tips and Tricks site. Aimed at the non-technical end user, this site will provide useful information as well as webcasts delivering information to prepare interested users for Windows Vista. Information is power ...

Posted On Wednesday, September 20, 2006 9:47 AM

Microsoft Forefront Client Security Beta
Get information on Microsoft's new anti-virus and anti-malware client for the enterprise. You can watch an informative demo and sign up for the public beta. This is, IMO, one area where a Microsoft produced product offering seems like a natural due to the tight operating system integration needed for optimal performance and effectiveness. Link to Microsoft Forefront Client Security: Home tags: antivirus, antimalware, forefront, forefrontclientsecurity ......

Posted On Friday, September 15, 2006 10:10 AM

Upgrading to Office 2007 B2TR
Since the technical refresh to Beta 2 was released thousands have downloaded the new bits. I was a bit disappointed that the link the beta team posted brought me to the public site where Microsoft tried to charge me $4.50 to download the updates. I am also disappointed that the people who have been beta testing this for over a year and a half don't get some advanced lead on downloading the updates, but rather have to wait in quite the crowded queue with the general public. Thanks for the appreciation ......

Posted On Friday, September 15, 2006 7:08 AM

Microsoft Office 2007 Beta 2 Technical Refresh Now Available

Office 2007 B2TR is now available for download from Microsoft downloads. Get it here:

Posted On Thursday, September 14, 2006 5:47 PM

Apple Announces New Hardware and iTunes
Like a lot of people I eagerly awaited to hear the new announcements from Apple Showtime yesterday. I was busy preparing for a user group meeting so I couldn't catch it live. I have to tell you that no matter how much I love Microsoft software, I lust for Apple hardware. iTunes is okay. I haven't had a chance to test drive the new version 7 yet which is getting some good reviews. And I like that they are leading the charge to add the ability to download movies; even if it does lock you in to their ......

Posted On Wednesday, September 13, 2006 8:34 AM

OneNote Football Stationary

Show your love of football and OneNote this season with the new football stationary\template for OneNote from Microsoft. Works with OneNote 2003 and OneNote 2007 B2. Download it here and enjoy. Now if only I could get them to do an Ohio State Buckeyes template!

Posted On Monday, September 11, 2006 1:53 PM

Windows Vista Build rc1
Here's a screenshot of Windows Vista rc1 running on my Dell D620. Everything is working very well despite a few bugs. IE7 continues to give me some minor fits I cannot explain: 1. I cannot change my homepage and make it stick. 2. I cannot add URL's to the trusted sites zone or the intranet zone. On other fronts: 1. I have to launch the sidebar manually - although some think this is a good thing. 2. Expanding my monitor still is with its problems - the behavior isn't consistent. On the up side: 1. ......

Posted On Monday, September 11, 2006 1:27 PM

O-H-I-O Buckeyes Romp on Texas
Although my prediction last year could be seen as a jinx, I am going to go out and predict, again, that the Buckeyes will tear Texas a new two-step. The team looks impressive and the offense is absolutely loaded with stallions. Of course, one game isn't a tell-all, but things looked good. I was a bit disappointed that as many mentioned, after scoring 28 points in the 1st quarter, the Bucks seems to go on cruise control. I have been longing to see the bucks throw up a 65-12 score on someone like all ......

Posted On Wednesday, September 6, 2006 6:35 PM

Screen Capture\to\Flickr for Live Writer
I have been using Windows Live Writer more and more for my blog postings. I have been impressed by the community that has instantly sprung up around it to provide tools, support and plug-ins. One plug in that is a favorite of mine is the Live Writer OnScreen plug-in. There is also a repository of plug-ins here. Mike Torres also has an excellent blog post on his favorite plug-ins that is a good read. I only wish I had the programming chops and skillz to add to the plug-in community!! tags: WindowsLiveWriter, ......

Posted On Wednesday, September 6, 2006 1:38 PM

Microsoft Releases Windows Vista RC1
Windows Vista RC1 (RC1 v5600-16384) was released to technical beta testers yesterday. It will also be in wide public release soon through the Microsoft website and in the mail from various other testing programs. tags: WindowsVista, Vista, RC1 Update: More information here ......

Posted On Saturday, September 2, 2006 8:43 AM

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