Monthly Archives: February 2012

Twitter Spam: Or why having lots of followers isn’t much good after all

One of the interesting (but banal) things that I have picked up as I have attended technical conferences over the last year or so is the fascination that some people have with the number of “followers” that they’ve attracted through … Continue reading

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Microsoft Exchange 2010 Inside Out heads for another printing

O’Reilly Media, who look after printing activities for Microsoft Press, contacted me yesterday to give the good news that Microsoft Exchange Server 2010 Inside Out is now almost out of print. They plan to print a new run of the book … Continue reading

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Snow in the Var

The French Riviera is usually associated with pictures such as the gentle swaying of palm trees framing the glittering Mediterranean in 30 degrees warmth, with of course those who are deemed to be movers and shakers busily quaffing champagne and telling each … Continue reading

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Best of Show award for Microsoft Exchange Server 2010 Inside Out

Following along from January’s “Distinguished Award” for Microsoft Exchange Server 2010 Inside Out, I received news today that the book won the “Best of Show” award for “Informational Materials” at the 2011 Puget Sound Society for Technical Communications competition. It’s … Continue reading

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Analyzing what’s in the Exchange 2010 SP2 RU1 update

Microsoft released Exchange 2010 SP2 RU1 (roll-up update 1 for Exchange 2010 Service Pack 2, or version on Monday, February 13, 2012. As you probably know, a roll-up update provides a complete set of fixes for a software product … Continue reading

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Snowy rugby weekend in Rome

Last weekend, I was in Rome for the Six Nations clash between Italy and England. An uneventful flight from Dublin to Rome’s Fiumicino airport (FCO) was marred only by the slow baggage delivery. FCO took 50 minutes to get bags … Continue reading

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An increase in web site quality from at least one site – Hurrah!

I was delighted to read the story in Kerry Lauerman’s blog (editor-in-chief of describing the trauma experienced in its attempts to drive web page views followed by the success that the site has gained by reversing course to focus on … Continue reading

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