Monthly Archives: November 2012

Microsoft increases prices for Office products – time to chat with your sales rep


Microsoft customers probably didn’t enjoy reading about the new prices for Office 2013 products that are reportedly on the way from December 1. The date is important because that’s when the Office 2013 versions of applications like Exchange, SharePoint, Lync, … Continue reading

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Kemp reveals LoadMaster changes after Microsoft drops TMG


In my post that discusses the notion of creating protocol-specific namespaces for use with Exchange 2013, I wondered what the load balancing vendors would react to the changing landscape of the Exchange world. Of course, it’s not just the new … Continue reading

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Announcing Exchange 2013 Inside Out: Well, we’re starting anyway…


We are delighted to announce a new joint project: Exchange 2013 Inside Out, a two-volume set that we will write for Microsoft Press, with an anticipated publication date in Fall 2013. Tony is writing part 1, which covers the mailbox … Continue reading

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Analyzing Exchange 2010 SP2 RU5


Microsoft has re-released Exchange 2010 SP2 RU5 (v2) - This update should fix the DAG problem that was reported soon after the original release. However, protect yourself by making sure to test RU5 thoroughly before it goes anywhere near a production … Continue reading

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Exchange 2013 and the case for protocol-specific namespaces


Perhaps the Exchange developers were unaware of the law of unintended consequences when they decided to change Exchange’s load balancing requirement from layer 7 to layer 4 of the network stack. For the most part, the change is wonderful. For … Continue reading

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Three short days in Iceland


I might just be the world’s worst tourist, especially when arrangements are made for me. But a pretty bleak choice exists if you live in Ireland and want to visit Iceland, namely, to sign up for an IcelandAir tour package … Continue reading

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New CTO, new Linux focus for HP?


The conspiracy theorists will have had a field day with the news that HP has spent $500,000 to upgrade their membership of the Linux Foundation to “Platinum” level. Taken together with the other recent announcement that Martin Fink has taken … Continue reading

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Exchange Unwashed Digest for October 2012


October 2012 was quite a busy month for my “Exchange Unwashed” blog on WindowsItPro.com with 11 articles appearing. Here’s the regular monthly digest: Exchange 2013 reduces number of mounted databases to 50 (October 30). I wonder how many companies run … Continue reading

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HP’s BYOD dilemma, Google’s weak keys, and Apple’s PR mastery


A number of recent events have attracted my attention. Maybe they will interest you too. First, an HP executive made an interesting comment in an interview about BYOD when he said that HP wouldn’t introduce a bring-your-own-device to work anytime … Continue reading

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