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Enumerating IP Addresses on Network Adapters using PowerShell

Regardless of whether a server is for Exchange, for SQL, or for any other use; a key component of the server's configuration is the set of IP addresses assigned to it. Many organizations apply all addresses (even server addresses) using DHCP. For...

Exchange 2010 Licensing Survey

Paul Robichaux, a personal friend and another Exchange MVP is a regular writer for WindowsITPro . While performing research for an upcoming article, he found out some interesting factoids about Microsoft Exchange 2010 licensing. I and other MVPs found...
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Antivirus Exclusions and Windows

In December of 2007, I made two posts: File Level Antivirus for Exchange and Information Store Antivirus for Exchange . Since that time, there is no question that with Exchange 2007 and Exchange 2010 (and the ongoing advancement of various Internet-based...

Microsoft MVP 2009...

Yesterday I was notified that my MVP was renewed for another year (MVPs are awarded for one-year at a time, and there is a quarterly cycle of Jan/Apr/Jul/Oct). This is my sixth MVP award and part of it is due to you, my loyal readers! Officially, my MVP...
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Even More on Vista

So, yesterday I wrote an opinion-piece about Vista , and it appears that Bob Cringely did too . Completely unrelated, and I didn't read his piece before I wrote mine. Of course, his readership is more than mine. :-) His piece has generated lots of...
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MVPs Congregate...

Next week, in Redmond/Seattle, Washington, those of us who Microsoft calls "Most Valuable Professionals" congregate in an annual event where Microsoft wines us, dines us, asks our opinions, and tells us theirs. Which, shockingly (not), often...
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Microsoft Enters Collaboration Hosting Arena

In a move that was likely a surprise to no-one, last week Microsoft announced its offering for hosted Exchange 2007, hosted SharePoint (MOSS 2007, not WSS 3.0), and hosted LiveMeeting. This was the next logical progression from the Microsoft Office Live...

More on Single Level Domains and Exchange 2007

In this article I reported on the fact (then) that single level domains were not supported in Exchange Server 2007 sp1. Microsoft, as of today (February 15, 2008) has changed their position on single-level domains and Exchange Server 2007. This is the...

More on My Move to 64-bit Vista

On January 31, in this post I reported that I had loaded 64-bit Vista on my laptop and that things were going well. As I reported then, I expected it to take several weeks to re-install all my applications, but that my main applications were already running...
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SharePoint Licensing - The Toughest Licensing of the UC Products

In this post , I began talking about licensing of the various Unified Communications (UC) products, starting with Exchange Server. I followed that with this post discussing licensing for the next of the UC products - Office Communication Server. As part...
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Where is Microsoft Going With Small Business - Comments by Marc Maiffret

Marc Maiffret and I recently had a conversation on an e-mail based discussion forum. Marc is one of the founders of eEye (who produce the Blink and Retina digital security products) and he has recently gone out on his own again. I asked Marc about reproducing...
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OCS 2007 Licensing - More on the UC Wave...

In this post I talked about licensing vs. features for Exchange Server 2007. In that article, I made the comment that Exchange licensing made my "head hurt". The licensing for other pieces of the "UC Wave" are just as convoluted. Exchange...
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Even More on Exchange Server 2007 Licensing...the UC Wave?

My head hurts. Microsoft licensing was messed up enough already. With the release of Exchange Server 2007, it got even more complicated. Now, Outlook CALs aren't included in Exchange licensing. Ugh. Oh, and then wait, to get Enterprise IM (which I...
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Microsoft Hot Fix and Hot Issue Center

A new blog on technet appeared a few days ago, from the Hot Fix and KB content team. The intent is to publish weekly all of the KB articles and hotfixes that were released. If it happens, and is updated regularly, it will be a great resource! The blog...
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LOL Exchange - What More Can Be Said?

I'm guessing this is a budding project of some of those crazy Exchange kids at Microsoft, but you have to check out http://www.lolexchange.com/ ! Not much content, at least not yet, but if you like cats - you'll get a laugh or three!
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