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Need to Explain RSS to Your Mom or Dad?

Point them here. This is a great 2 minute explanation on how to set up a reader and subscribe to feeds. No computers were harmed in the making of this video.

Posted On Tuesday, April 24, 2007 2:55 PM

Exchange 2007 OWA
You know with all the web advances (is that the 2.0 web or the 3.0 web?) that the next version of OWA was going to rock. I am happy to say that it really rocks. A lot of people have blogged about the free Microsoft and Unisys Exchange 2007 demo account you can request. I got one quickly and fired it up. If anyone would like to email me my address is chris.haaker@exchange2007de... . This means you spammers! Let's see what this baby can do! One of the features I really love spending a fair portion ......

Posted On Tuesday, April 24, 2007 2:35 PM


An interesting option for Exchange server disaster recovery.

Posted On Thursday, April 19, 2007 9:01 AM

Microsoft Codename: Tahiti
From InformationWeek: “Tahiti places a small toolbar icon labeled "Work with Me" in the toolbars of Office applications that when clicked, launches Tahiti. In the current version, when a Word document is being worked on collaboratively, changes are tracked in real time and each change is marked with the name of the user who made the change. This update tracking capability doesn't appear to carry over to other apps like Excel and Powerpoint. However, the program also uses what Microsoft calls "personal ......

Posted On Monday, April 16, 2007 3:10 PM

Apple Delays Leopard
I like Apple's computers, and if I had a few thousand lying around with nothing to do I might buy one. One thing I was never a fan of though, was Steve job's arrogance and open hostility towards Microsoft when on stage - and in advertising with regards to the delays surrounding Longhorn. Now it seems the shoe is on the other foot and I love these quotes from some of the Mac bloggers. From a ComputerWorld article: "I've gotta admit, this puts Apple is an awkward situation, given how much flak they ......

Posted On Monday, April 16, 2007 9:43 AM

Exchange 2007 SP1 Requirements
You Had Me at EHLO just posted some information on Exchange 2007 SP1. This one stood out - it will be a bit before Windows Server 2003 SP2 is implemented. Of course, it will be a bit before Exchange 2007 is implemented! Regarding the operating system, SP1 for Exchange 2007 will require Windows Server 2003 SP2. This will be a hard dependency for installation, so the operating system must be upgraded to Windows Server 2003 SP2 before you upgrade the Exchange 2007 RTM installation to Exchange 2007 SP1, ......

Posted On Wednesday, April 11, 2007 1:39 PM

River of Mail?
In the world of RSS and newsreaders there is a war of preferences going around over how people prefer to read their feeds. Categorized by feed, type of feed, or as a “river of news.” In other words first in, first displayed, in a long list and you simply scan top-to-bottom. I have tried both and IMO both have merit. River of news lets you see everything in an instant, and I find it useful for quickly locating important event. Then I read the “normal” stuff later on. When I am ready to consume all ......

Posted On Monday, April 9, 2007 10:58 AM

Message Statistics Sample Agent for Exchange 2007
When I first learned a lot about the Edge Server role in Microsoft Exchange 2007 last year at TechEd, I asked about the reporting that would be available. IT managers and directors love to request metrics on spam, discarded email and volume and the Edge server seemed to be the place where the raw data would best be obtained. Today I see a Message Statistics Sample Agent on Microsoft Downloads. From the official release: The Message Statistics sample agent examines and records aggregate information ......

Posted On Monday, April 9, 2007 8:11 AM

Adding Exchange Tabs to ADUC in Vista
There has been a hack and an official KB on how to run ADUC under Vista. And while not perfect, it is functional. No one I know can understand Microsoft's logic for not having this solved prior to shipping Vista. If you also want to enable the Exchange extensions in ADUC there is one more step. After you do the things mentioned here, copy these three DLL's from a Windows 2003 Server (c:\%systemroot%\system32): netui0.dll netui1.dll netui2.dll Then re-register regsvr32 \windows\system32\maildsmx.... ......

Posted On Friday, April 6, 2007 10:44 AM

Windows Live Writer Wishes
I have been using Windows Live Writer since it was released (sorry BlogJet!) and have been generally very happy with it. I have two wishes for anyone on the product team that may be listening out in the blogosphere: Add a way to export the blog account settings. This will allow me to easily get my accounts back in when I reinstall my OS. If you can export the preferences (and all my pings) that would be great too! Add a menu entry to check for updates to the program. I hate having to depend on blog ......

Posted On Thursday, April 5, 2007 8:48 AM

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