Monthly Archives: April 2012

On the road again… to San Diego


This week I traveled from Dublin to San Diego to attend “The Experts Conference” (TEC). The conference organizers took care of tickets and I was routed via JFK on Delta rather than my normal choice (probably Aer Lingus to Chicago and onwards … Continue reading

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The Citadel of St. Tropez


Most people who visit St. Tropez on the French Riviera probably think about the glamour side of the town – its up-market shops, the restaurants dotted around the port that can charge an extraordinary amount for an ordinary pizza, the yachts … Continue reading

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A billion? Maybe good value if they’re good patents


At first glance, the news that Microsoft has agreed to pay AOL more than $1 billion for a trove of 925 patents (plus access to 300 patents kept by AOL) might seem to be an expensive purchase to some. Microsoft then … Continue reading

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Exchange 2010 SP2 RU2: Deep-dive into what’s in this roll-up update


On Monday, April 16, Microsoft released roll-up update 2 (RU2) for Exchange 2010 SP2. There was nothing strange or unusual in this process because it follows Microsoft’s practice of issuing cumulative roll-up updates for Exchange at regular intervals. On the … Continue reading

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Exchange Connections 2012 – Your chance to present


Following on from my recent post about the three major U.S.-based conferences that feature a lot of content about Microsoft Exchange Server, I note that the nice people at Penton Media have issued a call for papers for the Exchange … Continue reading

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First Exchange 2013 training course appears


December update: Now that Exchange 2013 is generally available, I want to make it quite clear that I neither endorse nor recommend the training mentioned below. This entry was posted to demonstrate the foolishness of launching a training course for a product … Continue reading

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HP’s (eventual) push into cloud services


News that HP has launched its first public cloud services and will enter public beta on May 10 provoked my interest from many angles. As a former CTO of a major HP business, I had observed (and sometimes participated in) … Continue reading

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To MEC or not to TEC, where are my Connections?


I think that there’s a fair chance that I am the only person to have presented keynote sessions at each of the Microsoft Exchange Conference (MEC), The Experts Conference (TEC), and the Exchange Connections conference. As such I might be … Continue reading

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March 2012 articles posted on WindowsITPro.com


Here is the digest of articles that I posted to March 2012 during March 2012: iPhone meet Exchange 2010 posted on March 29 is a review of Steve Goodman’s new book iPhone with Microsoft Exchange Server 2010 – Business Integration … Continue reading

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