Next year’s got to be better…

So it’s been a poor second half of the year as far as blogging goes….  First half wasn’t too bad though.  Must endeavour to do better next year.  I’ll think about it over Christmas. Happy Christmas to all…

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MCM Exchange Server 2007

At last funding and time permitted me to attend the Microsoft Certified Master program last month in Redmond.  Fantastic and intense 3 weeks.  Certainly recommend anyone who has the opportunity to get there to do so…  It’s a big investment in time and money but for anyone working regularly on Exchange Server I think everyone…

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Exchange Server 2010 News & Reviews..

Exchange Server 2010 Reviews Microsoft Exchange 2010 Beta Looks Solid from Core to Cloud (and related slideshow Microsoft Exchange Server 2010 Includes Welcome Improvements) – eWeek First look: Exchange 2010 beta shines – InfoWorld Exchange Server 2010 News Broader Office 14 testing coming by fall – CNet Next Exchange features e-mail ‘mute’ button – CNet…

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www.TestExchangeConnectivity.com

Nice tool to help you sort out problems accessing Exchange from out on the Internet. For more information see the blog on You Had Me At EHLO.. here and there is a quick presentation on Edge.TechNet.com here. Test EAS with Windows Mobile 5, EAS with Windows Mobile 6 (& autodiscover), OutlookAnywhere via Outlook 2003 or…

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What are all these changes to Active Directory?

This is a great blog if you are wondering about some unusual behaviour in Active Directory – specifically the following: “- Why has my AD database size increased by 500MB in the last three weeks?  – I see lots of AD replication in Domain Controller monitoring. What are all these changes?” Go to the Ask…

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CCR or SCC?

Have had this discussion on many occasions and this 3Sharp whitepaper by Missy Koslosky would have proved very useful as an external reference point… High Availability Choices for Exchange Server 2007: Continuous Cluster Replication or Single Copy Clustering In conclusion…  (this isn’t the only bit I read) “Exchange Server 2007 is a mission critical application….

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DPM in Paperback…

Just found this DPM book:  ‘Mastering System Center Data Protection Manager 2007’ by Devin L. Ganger (Author), Ryan Femling (Author) [..both 3Sharp, LLC] Has anyone read it?  Is it any good for Exchange?

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Microsoft and Google in the Education Cloud

This is worth a quick read if you are interested in what’s happening with Exchange in the cloud at Live@Edu and Google Apps… “Both Queensland University for Technology (QUT) and Ohio State University (OSU) have now signed up to Live@edu, Microsoft’s online cloud suite designed for students, including Hotmail, SkyDrive and Workspaces. Over 100,000 students…

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Want more Virtualisation?

Go to VirtualizationFeed.com and get the latest on virtualisation in Microsoft and in the wider world. Also worth keeping track of what’s happening in the #virtualization community on Twitter at the same place.

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To my fellow bloggers..

Quick list of the blog articles that have helped me and might help you…   10 Steps to Becoming a Better Writer 21 Ways to Make Your Blog or Website Sticky 20 Types of Pages that Every Blogger Should Consider How to Write With Confidence  7 types of blog posts which always seem to get…

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