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Announcing the Southern Ohio Exchange User's Group
I would like to officially announce the formation of the Southern Ohio Exchange User's Group! I know SOEUG doesn’t exactly roll off the tongue but it was the best I could do! This group is for IT Professionals in the greater Cincinnati and Dayton, Ohio area with a concentration on messaging technologies; specifically Microsoft Exchange as well as mobility and messaging security. The first meeting will be held in the beginning of September - hopefully at the Cincinnati Microsoft offices if ......

Posted On Friday, June 30, 2006 6:43 PM

ISA Server 2006 Standard Edition Release Candidate
ISA Server 2006 Standard Edition RC has been posted to Microsoft Downloads. Improvements include: Making it easier to provide security for corporate applications accessed over the Internet by pre-authenticating users before they gain access to any published servers inspecting even encrypted traffic at the application layer in a stateful manner, and providing automated publishing tools. In addition, by providing HTTP compression, caching of content including software updates, and site-to-site VPN ......

Posted On Friday, June 30, 2006 7:56 AM

Microsoft Ultimate Keyboard for Vista
All I can say is … nice. Rechargeable, wireless, backlit – watch the demo for the full experience.

Posted On Friday, June 30, 2006 7:46 AM

Exchange Server 2007 Documentation Posted

The Exchange team has posted the first beta of the online documentation for Exchange Server 2007. Read the post here and find the documentation here.

Listening to The Fray – Over My Head (Cable Car)

Posted On Friday, June 30, 2006 7:39 AM

Microsoft Office Developer Screencasts Galore!
I am a big fan of screencasts – The Blogcast Repository, and other sites like it provide a rich learning experience for IT Professionals and the curious alike. And I have found that a demonstration is so much more powerful and aides dramatically in the retention of the subject matter. So as Microsoft has been embracing screencasting and adding more and more content, I have been very happy indeed! Here is an excellent series on Microsoft Office Development – a topic which IMO lends itself ......

Posted On Tuesday, June 27, 2006 6:07 AM

Help Jesper Out With UAC in Windows Vista
I have blogged in the past about how much I hate the current implementation of UAC (User Account Control) in Windows Vista. It has been the first thing I have turned off each time I have installed the beta. Guilty as charged! However, Jesper, in his blog makes a good case for leaving UAC turned on throughout the beta process. However will we make it better? And when Jesper speaks, most people concerned with security usually have good reason to listen. I don't like UAC in its current form - it is ......

Posted On Monday, June 26, 2006 5:56 PM

Imaging a Hard Disk Using ImageX
I have finally squeezed out a blogcast (done during my lunch break so it is rough – be kind please) and have it posted here. I plan on ramping up in the next one to two weeks, especially with some Exchange 2007 content. Below are some links to the content I reference in the blogcast. Enjoy. Ask the Experts: Windows Vista Disk Imaging with ImageX and Windows Imaging Format (WIM) Windows Vista deployment is based on disk imaging, and the operating system will come with a built-in disk-imaging ......

Posted On Monday, June 26, 2006 1:43 PM

Michigan Football Shirt I'd Love to See
All my friends know I am a huge Ohio State Buckeyes football fan. Thanks for all the “Go Bucks!” I got while wearing my jersey around at TechEd. So when I saw this I just had to post it! I cant wait to mop up the ‘shoe with them in November. Go Bucks! ......

Posted On Sunday, June 25, 2006 6:17 PM

Vista June CTP 5456 Available on Connect
Technical beta testers can now download Vista June CTP build 5456 from Read more here. The next public beta is rumored to be in August and known as RC1.

Posted On Sunday, June 25, 2006 5:50 PM

Tagged My Laptop
I got my stickers in the mail the other day from Jeff Julian. Thanks Jeff! Got it slapped on my laptop and thought I would post some pics of it. Jeff did a great job getting these vinyl die-cut stickers. They look amazing ......

Posted On Saturday, June 24, 2006 9:13 AM

Fire Up Your PowerShell Scripts

The Exchange Scripting Center is holding a contest for the best one line PowerShell script that addresses some form of Exchange 2007 administration. See the contest announcement here. The winner will get a trip to the Exchange Server 2007 launch – whenever and wherever that is!

GOPWRSHL and unleash to capabilities of Exchange Server 2007!

Posted On Friday, June 23, 2006 2:10 PM

Vista You Sure Are Hard to Love Part Two

And the number one reason that Vista is so hard to love:

No client-based VPN support - from ANY vendor. I have heard even Microsoft's VPN client does not work on the beta 2 build of Vista. I have personally tested Nortel and Cisco with no success. Does anyone know of a major VPN client to work with Vista? This is a major show-stopper for most people trying to dogfood the beta in production.

Posted On Thursday, June 22, 2006 1:50 PM

Vista You Sure Are Hard to Love
Vista, you sure are hard to love. I am trying my best, to love you unconditionally - I know you are a beta baby - but you make it very difficult. I have loaded Beta 2 a couple of times already - but when the going got tough (which was usually pretty early on) I quickly bailed and re-installed XP SP2. This time, in my TechEd 2006, drinking the Kool Aide, hangover stupor, I decided to install it again and try my best to live through the tough times. Here is where I am at: Office 2007 Beta 2 works amazingly ......

Posted On Thursday, June 22, 2006 1:48 PM

Scoble Can You Do Me a Favor?
Message to Robert Scoble: Can you please do me a favor? As a fellow TabletPC fan, employee (for the moment) of Microsoft and all-around blogging pro – please go over to the TabletPC team, program manager, whomever and whack them in the head for me. When it was launched I was very happy to see the TabletPC team start blogging. The thought of news and views from the horse’s mouth really had me excited. Then – nothing. Three posts in six months? Wow. I know they are busy – so ......

Posted On Thursday, June 22, 2006 1:43 PM

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