The Effects of Message Looping

I have seen this problem several times in the last few weeks and figured it was worth a quick blog entry.   Here is what happens: A Unix host with a running daemon sends some sort of email message a User reporting on the status of processing a request. The recipient of the message is…

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Teaching the Skill of Reading Code

One would think my last post related to this topic was a Oxidizing Agent in a Redux Reaction (yep, I started out as a pure science major) given the response by Larry and Eric. Hey, but thats a good thing… it gets people thinking. So a few sessions into this endeavor, here is what I think…

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Using your Mailbox to Store Work-in-Progress documents

Like most people, I work on a collection of work-in-progress documents. Over time I started loosing track of where the latest version of a particular document was left… my desktop, tabletpc, laptop, or on my home machine. Then I remembered a relatively unused feature of Exchange+Outlook which is “Free Docs”. If you didn’t know already, you…

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Chicken and the Egg… (aka. Read vs. Writing code)

So I have been asked to deliver training for a group of people on how to “read” source code. I guess I should frame this request a bit. With very large product such as Exchange there are millions of lines of code and no one knows everything about what is happening in source. Most developers are…

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Store Background Processes Part I – IS Maintenance

Overview IS Maintenance is the term applied to a series of operations performed by the Information Store to ensure logical consistency in the databases. Generally speaking the operations ensure items no longer needed by the system are removed from the database. If a custom schedule has not been defined for the database in Exchange System…

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Making Heads and Tails of Roles in PSS

Ever wondered what are all the different roles are in Exchange PSS support experience? Well maybe this might help… below is a brief explanation of each of the different roles that you may encounter when engaging PSS.   Technical Router This person is the first person to take a call, validate account information, and properly…

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Attention all Recruiters

  I must have been pinged a dozen times since I put up my blog by recruiters looking to sway me away from one of the best companies to work for. The opportunities they offer are to “deploy” or “consult” in the deployment of Microsoft Technologies, not to innovate the next generation of products… While…

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