Monthly Archives: September 2012

MEC 2012 Wrap-up

Day 3 of MEC delivered another set of sessions containing lots of interesting information about different Exchange topics, the most interesting of which was named “Ask an Exchange Dev (because program managers and marketing lie)”. This session was announced late … Continue reading

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MEC day 2: Geek Out could have been better, but much to applaud

The second day at the revamped, relaunched, recherished Microsoft Exchange Conference (MEC) commenced with quick wrap-up of day 1 from Michael Atalla (a man who books a theme park and then fills it to 5% capacity must be respected) followed … Continue reading

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MEC launches with insults, edgy humour, but lots of good technical content too

MEC swung into action on Monday with two keynotes followed by a set of technical sessions covering different aspects of Exchange 2013. Overall, it was a highly productive day where a lot of interesting content was shared. It all started … Continue reading

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Some color problems as MEC swings into action

The first full day of the Microsoft Exchange Conference (MEC) swings into play this morning with the normal menu of an opening non-technical keynote followed by a technical keynote. The difference of course is that the first is for marketing … Continue reading

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Squeaky lobster’s at MEC: Is this the start of the excitement?

This coming week is all about the relaunched, revamped, and hopefully not-a-warmed-over-copy-of-Teched Microsoft Exchange Conference (MEC). I flew from Dublin to Orlando yesterday, enjoying a reasonable service from Aer Lingus on a flight that must have set a new record … Continue reading

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HP: Once more into the smartphone breach?

Meg Whitman’s interview with Fox Business News where the CEO of HP revealed “My view is we have to ultimately offer a smartphone because in many countries of the world, that is your first computing device” is a little surprising … Continue reading

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The consequences of Microsoft’s new cloud-centric security product strategy

If you haven’t read the news about Microsoft’s new direction for its on-premises security products, you might not be aware that offerings such as Forefront Protection for Exchange (FPE) and Threat Management Gateway (TMG) will not be carried forward into … Continue reading

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Tools to manage email and some PowerShell cheat sheets

It was interesting to see the launch of “Inbox Pause”, an add-in for Gmail from Baydin Software, the same folks who develop Boomerang for Gmail (and indeed, Boomerang for Outlook). These add-ins are designed to help manage the constant flow … Continue reading

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Enterprise Vault, stubbing, and competition

Last March I wrote a post about the early history of the product now sold as Symantec Enterprise Vault. I’m now delighted to see that Nigel Dutt has published a comprehensive account of the history of the Vault. The account … Continue reading

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Outlook 2013, swelling OSTs, and retention policies

Speaking about OST sizes and the change made in Outlook 2013 to drive down the amount of data cached by users, another thought came into my mind (I know, a very unusual occurrence). Just how big can an OST grow … Continue reading

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