15 de março de 2006

MSFP, finalmente!

A propósito de comparações entre BlackBerry e o Windows Mobile, actualizei recentemente a ROM do meu i-mate JASJAR, sendo que agora já inclui o famoso Messaging and Security Feature Pack (MSFP).
Traduzindo isto por miudos, tenho uma série de funcionalidades novas entre as quais o direct push e-mail, ou se quiserem, e-mail "na hora" (aliás, no segundo).
A experiência tem sido bastante boa e recomenda-se. Tive até que desligar o direct push, ou arriscava-me a ter uma factura de telemóvel astronómica (não é que a funcionalidade consuma muito tráfego, eu é que recebo muitos mails).
Agora resta esperar que os outros fabricantes comecem a disponibilizar ROMs com o MSFP.

14 de março de 2006

BlackBerry vs Windows Mobile

A WIPRO disponibilizou um documento comparativo entre as tecnologias RIM BlackBerry 4.0 e o Windows Mobile com o Messaging and Security Feature Pack (o tal que permite direct push e-mail). O estudo é patrocinado pela Microsoft, por isso não esperem grandes críticas negativas à tecnologia de Redmond ;-)
O documento pode ser consultado neste link.

3 de março de 2006

Leitura de fim-de-semana

Gostava de poder dizer que estou num paraíso tropical a escrever esta lista, mas não, estou em casa a ouvir a chuva lá fora :-(

Exchange 12 Beta 1 Community Technology Preview

A notícia já tem 2 dias, mas para quem ainda não sabe, a Microsoft vai disponibilizar a versão Beta 1 do Exchange 12 como Community Technology Preview (CTP). Isto na prática quer dizer que os assinantes TechNet e MSDN (cerca de 200.000) vão poder por as mãos na próxima versão do Exchange Server.
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2 de março de 2006

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1 de março de 2006

Actualização do JetStress

A Microsoft disponibilizou hoje uma versão actualizada da ferramenta JetStress. A nova versão, 06.05.7795, aparece cerca de 1 mês depois da última actualização (06.05.7775). Ainda estou a tentar perceber quais são as diferenças...

"Use Jetstress to verify the performance and stability of a disk subsystem prior to putting an Exchange server into production. Jetstress helps verify disk performance by simulating Exchange disk Input/Output (I/O) load. Specifically, Jetstress simulates the Exchange database and log file loads produced by a specific number of users. You use Performance Monitor, Event Viewer, and ESEUTIL in conjunction with Jetstress to verify that your disk subsystem meets or exceeds the performance criteria you establish."

Webcasts de messaging em Março

Lista de webcasts de messaging e colaboração, compilados por Eileen Brown:

TechNet Webcast: An Overview of Exchange “12” (Level 200)
Tuesday, March 14, 2006 - 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM Pacific Time
Terry Myerson, General Manager, Microsoft Corporation
The next major version of Microsoft Exchange Server (code-named Exchange “12”), represents a leap forward in technology, enhancing information workers’ access to larger mailboxes while giving the e-mail administrator a more manageable and secure e-mail infrastructure. This webcast provides an overview of the product direction and offers a sneak peek at some of the new feature enhancements that will be included in Exchange “12”.

TechNet Webcast: Giving the Administrator More Control in Exchange “12” (Level 200)
Wednesday, March 15, 2006 - 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM Pacific Time
Perry Clarke, Product Unit Manager, Microsoft Corporation
You can now have a complete and scriptable command-line interface for Microsoft Exchange Server. In this webcast, find out about the biggest changes for administrators in the next version of Exchange (code-named Exchange “12”), from the new setup interface and Exchange System Manager to the Exchange command-line shell. See an overview of the updated architecture of Exchange “12” and learn how improvements to input/output and advances in high availability and disaster recovery can make large mailboxes widely available at lower cost.

TechNet Webcast: Client Access and Web Services in Exchange “12” (Level 200)
Thursday, March 16, 2006 - 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM Pacific Time
David Lemson, Group Program Manager, Microsoft Corporation
The front-end server you know from Microsoft Exchange Server 2003 has evolved into the Client Access Services role in the latest release (code-named Exchange “12”). Along with the name change comes new capabilities and broader access to the resources in the Exchange environment. In this webcast, learn about advances in Exchange “12” client access support, including Microsoft Office Outlook Web Access. We also show you how to integrate mail, calendar, and other data from the Exchange store into your line-of-business applications.

TechNet Webcast: Message Security and Active Protection in Exchange “12” (Level 200)
Friday, March 17, 2006 - 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM Pacific Time
Marco DeMello, Product Unit Manager, Microsoft Corporation
Regulations, spam, viruses, snoops, and spies are just some of the many threats and complications that affect e-mail today. In this webcast, find out how the next release of Microsoft Exchange Server (code-named Exchange “12”), can help your organization move from insecure, postcard-like e-mail that can be easily intercepted and read, to e-mail in secure digital envelopes that are encrypted and signed. We explore the anti-spam and anti-virus features in Exchange “12” that help create a cleaner message stream. We also look at the updated range of messaging policy and improved regulatory compliance features in this new release, including transport rules, per-user journaling, message labels, and bannering.

TechNet Webcast: Exchange Server 2003 Tips, Tricks, and Shortcuts (Level 300)
Friday, March 24, 2006 - 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM Pacific Time
Kevin Remde, TechNet Presenter, Microsoft Corporation
Your organization is running Microsoft Exchange Server 2003, and it is stable. What can you do to improve your Exchange operations, customize them, and optimize them to better meet the requirements of your organization? This webcast provides tips on how to customize system messages, address lists, and Microsoft Office Outlook Web Access. We also explain how to control which versions of Microsoft Outlook are allowed to connect to the Exchange server, how to use Mailbox Manager, and how to create catch-all mailboxes.

TechNet Webcast: Exchange Performance Tuning (Level 300)
Wednesday, March 29, 2006 - 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM Pacific Time
Kevin Remde, TechNet Presenter, Microsoft Corporation
Are you getting all the performance out of Exchange Server 2003 that you'd like? During this session, which was highly rated when presented at Tech•Ed 2005 in Orlando, Florida (TechEd ID: MSG368), we explore all aspects of performance tuning for Exchange server 2003, covering Windows, Exchange, and system resources. Understand and learn best practices, registry tweaks, and performance monitoring that can help your Exchange environment run more smoothly.

TechNet Webcast: Introduction to the Latest Suite of Exchange Migration Tools (Code-Named Red Bull) (Level 200)
Wednesday, March 29, 2006 - 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM Pacific Time
Erik Ashby, Program Manager, Microsoft Corporation
Gary Devendorf, Technical Evangelist, Microsoft Corporation
A development group at Microsoft is devoted to providing tools and utilities to assist Lotus Notes customers with migrating to or co-existing with Microsoft Exchange Server and Microsoft .NET. If you currently work with Lotus Notes, check out this webcast to find out what tools are available now and what is planned for the future. Never before has there been this much emphasis on helping Lotus Notes customers embrace the Microsoft platform. It is worth your time to stay up-to-date on the latest developments, because things are changing fast.

Microsoft Office System Webcast: Top 10 Tips to Save Time in Outlook (Level 100)
Thursday, March 16, 2006 - 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM Pacific Time
Andrew Reed, Senior Training Specialist, Pacific Technical Consulting (PTC)
Improve the way you manage information, communicate with others, and organize your work using a single resource. The new and improved features of Microsoft Office Outlook 2003 and Microsoft Exchange Server 2003 work together to help you more effectively manage and organize your e-mail and share information. Join us for this informative webcast to learn some of our favorite tips and tricks for getting the most out of Outlook 2003.

Microsoft Office System Webcast: Tips and Tricks to Take Your E-mail Skills to the Next Level with Outlook 2003 (Level 100)
Thursday, March 23, 2006 - 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM Pacific Time
Andrew Reed, Senior Training Specialist, Pacific Technical Consulting (PTC)
Do you feel comfortable with the basics of Microsoft Office Outlook 2003? Are you ready for more sophisticated techniques? This webcast provides a brief walkthrough of Outlook 2003 and focuses on some of the product's intermediate capabilities. Learn how to manage your Inbox by using rules and alerts, share online calendars, protect and control your sensitive information using Information Rights Management, and more. Improve the way you manage information, communicate with others, and organize your work with Outlook 2003.

Momentum Webcast: Increase Your E-Mail Security and Availability by Leveraging Active Directory (Level 100)
Thursday, March 16, 2006 - 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM Pacific Time
Tim Armstrong, Technology Presenter, Microsoft Corporation
Information technology professionals face many daily challenges. Maintaining the security and availability of e-mail for users is probably one of the most important of these daily challenges. Microsoft Exchange Server 2003 was developed with this in mind. Exchange Server 2003 builds on the strengths of Active Directory and provides you with a secure and powerful e-mail infrastructure. Attend this webcast to learn how Exchange and Active Directory work together to increase the security and availability of your e-mail system, while opening new ways for your users to access their information.