Monthly Archives: June 2010

Some good French restaurants

A number of excellent dinners in restaurants across France enlivened our trip as we meandered from Normandy to Paris to Chamonix to the Cote d’Azur and back again. In date order these were: Le Mascaret in Blainville –sur-Mer (Normandy): This … Continue reading

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VM machine requirements for Exchange 2010 training

Some people who have browsed the announcement of the Exchange 2010 training that Paul Robichaux and I are doing in Boston and Anaheim in October ( have noted this small but very important section at the end of the page: … Continue reading

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Selecting a book about technology

Recently, a question was posed on the Exchange MVP mailing list about what books people would recommend to help technologists get up to speed with Exchange 2010. Clearly this is a topic that I am both interested in and have … Continue reading

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Exchange 2010 (SP1) Training in Boston and Anaheim

The first Exchange training that I organized was held in Dublin in 1996. On behalf of Digital Equipment’s European Messaging Team, I asked Microsoft to send over their best trainer and they obliged. The training was not a happy event … Continue reading

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The cutting technique

I blogged a few days ago about the need to reduce the size of my Exchange 2010 SP1 book to bring it down from the 1,600 or so pages that Microsoft Press has estimated its current size to something more … Continue reading

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Chamonix Serenity

For the last five days we have been staying at Les Balcons de Savoy (, a four-star apartment residence in Chamonix. Our apartment has two bedrooms, a kitchen, and a small sitting room – and best of all, a balcony … Continue reading

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A gem in Blainville-sur-mer

We had to pick somewhere to stay in Normandy for our first night in France. The easy decision would be to head to somewhere focused on tourists such as the resorts that service the D-Day beaches on the Manche coast. … Continue reading

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