Monthly Archives: March 2012

DMARC and the continuing fight against spam

According to its web site, DMARC, (Domain-based Message Authentication, Reporting and Conformance), is “a technical specification created by a group of organizations that want to help reduce the potential for email-based abuse by solving a couple of long-standing operational, deployment, and … Continue reading

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Reverting to Outlook’s AutoArchive feature

A question arising from my post about some things to consider when you enable Exchange 2010 archive mailboxes asked how a user could revert back to Outlook’s AutoArchive feature if they decided that they really didn’t want to use the archive mailbox. … Continue reading

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Exchange ActiveSync books – one coming, one in production

There’s no doubt that ActiveSync has been an enormous success for Microsoft. Every important mobile device vendor has licensed ActiveSync and although the implementation of the features enabled by ActiveSync varies from vendor to vendor, it’s still true to say … Continue reading

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Windows 8: New O/S – new UI – not sure yet

After returning from the annual MVP Summit in Redmond, it seemed like a good time to apply the Windows 8 Consumer Preview to a PC. My first selected victim was an old HP NW8230 (circa 2005-2006 vintage), as it seemed … Continue reading

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New French breathalyzer law

[Updated to reflect changed regulations] Driving in France can present some unique challenges.  Drivers who are new to France who have to transit the massive roundabout at the Arc de Triomphe in Paris receive a rude introduction to some of … Continue reading

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Enterprise Vault, ALL-IN-1, and all that

My recent post about the origins of Symantec’s Enterprise Vault product provoked a flurry of email conversations with many people, including the redoubtable Nigel Dutt, ex-CTO of KVS, the creators of Enterprise Vault. Nigel and I have butted heads over … Continue reading

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Climbing the rock: Rocher de Roquebrune

I have passed by the Rocher de Roquebrune frequently ever since my first trip to the South of France in 1981. The Rocher (literally “large rock”) is located close to the village of Roquebrune-sur-Argens in the department of the Var. The … Continue reading

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