31 de Julho de 2006

Webcasts de messaging em Agosto

Lista de webcasts de messaging para Agosto tirada do blog da Eileen:

Microsoft Webcast: Optimize Your Exchange Server Availability Through Service Level Management (SLM) for Messaging (Level 200)
Wednesday, August 02, 2006 - 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM Pacific Time
Tom Bondi, Engagement Manager, Microsoft Corporation
Maintaining high availability for Microsoft Exchange Server-based messaging systems is vital to business survival and growth. Any e-mail downtime, even short periods of outages, can bring work to a stop, leading to lost opportunities and increased IT support costs. Service Level Management (SLM) for Messaging is a solution from Microsoft Services that can help prevent this scenario from happening. In this webcast, we explain how SLM can help you achieve significant, measurable, and sustained improvements in your organization’s messaging environment and deliver the productivity, efficiency, and return on investment required by your business.

TechNet Webcast: How Microsoft IT Monitors and Manages the Exchange Messaging Infrastructure as a Service (Level 300)
Tuesday, August 15, 2006 - 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM Pacific Time
Grant Hogan, Microsoft IT Service Manager, Microsoft Corporation
In this webcast, learn how Microsoft IT improved its messaging service using targeted metrics and great processes. Hear about the service level agreements (SLAs) and reports the company uses to focus on operational and service improvements. We describe IT service reviews and explain why they are an important component of a successful service. We also show examples of experience-based scorecards and the metrics that go beyond server uptime to enhance the messaging experience for end users.

Microsoft Office System Webcast: A "First Look" at Five New E-mail and Collaboration Features in the 2007 Microsoft Office System (Level 100)
Thursday, August 24, 2006 - 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM Pacific Time
Evan Archilla, Senior Training Specialist, Projectline Services
The 2007 Microsoft Office system helps users better manage their time and information, connect across system boundaries, and take advantage of a broad set of new capabilities for sharing information more effectively. Join us for this informative webcast to learn five important ways the 2007 Microsoft Office system helps users increase productivity and improve collaboration.

Momentum Webcast: Compelling Reasons to Upgrade to Exchange Server 2003 (Level 100)
Tuesday, August 01, 2006 - 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM Pacific Time
msam, Technology Presenter, Microsoft Corporation
If your organization is currently running Microsoft Exchange Server 5.5 or Exchange Server 2000, Microsoft Exchange Server 2003 can offer significant cost savings by operating on fewer servers. With new resources and tools, the upgrade and migration to Exchange Server 2003 is smooth, fast, and cost-effective. Organizations with more advanced communication and collaboration requirements can couple Exchange Server 2003 with other products like Microsoft Office Live Communications Server 2005 for instant messaging and presence awareness, Microsoft Office Live Meeting for Web conferencing, and Microsoft Office SharePoint Portal Server 2003 for data and document management. Attend this webcast to discover how Exchange Server 2003 enables your mid-sized business to gain access to critical communications whenever and wherever you need it, while delivering greater security, availability, and reliability.

Momentum Webcast: Improving Productivity with the 2007 Office System, Exchange Server 2007, and Windows Vista (Level 100)
Tuesday, August 22, 2006 - 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM Pacific Time
Technology Specialist, Microsoft Corporation
Tune in to this webcast to discover how the 2007 Office system, Microsoft Exchange Server 2007, and Windows Vista provide the essential technologies and features to deliver significant productivity improvements to businesses of any size. New product suites, servers, and services in the 2007 Office system offer enhanced functionality and new solutions to increase business productivity. Learn how the updated packaging options give you more flexibility to adopt the specific technologies and solutions that best meet your needs. We also explain how new features in Windows Vista can help you achieve cost and operational efficiencies in desktop image deployment, management, and security.

28 de Julho de 2006

Leitura de fim-de-semana

Por favor escolher:
[ ] Bom fim-de-semana
[ ] Boas férias
[ ] Boa praia
[ ] Boa leitura

Windows Live Mail Desktop



Já está disponível publicamente a versão Beta do Windows Live Mail Desktop.
Este cliente de correio electrónico permite não só aceder à conta da Hotmail (ou Windows Live Mail, se preferirem), mas também a qualquer conta POP3/SMTP de outros fornecedores.
A parte boa desta Beta é que está disponível para toda a gente, não é necessário um convite prévio. Para a obter, basta proceder do seguinte modo:

  1. Go to http://ideas.live.com
  2. Find the tile for “Windows Live Mail Desktop beta”
  3. Click on “sign up”
  4. Click on “download”
  5. Walk through the beta agreement and accept.
  6. Download and you’re done!
  7. Be sure to sign into Mail Desktop with the Passport email address you used in step 3 and 4.

Já agora, aqui ficam mais algumas características:

  • Speedy access to multiple e-mail accounts in one place (even AOL and Gmail)
  • The power of desktop software with the flexibility of Web-based e-mail
  • A way to get your newsgroups and RSS feeds as easily as you get e-mail
  • The ability to compose, delete, and organize e-mail even when you're offline
  • A massive 2GB* of online inbox storage
  • Address AutoComplete and other handy features to let you speed through your e-mail like never before
  • The power to instantly add an MSN Spaces blog entry about any message
  • Keep in touch with your MSN Messenger contacts right from inside the program
  • Easy creation and editing of photo e-mails

26 de Julho de 2006

Screenshots do Exchange 2007 Beta 2

Boas notícias para os mais impacientes em pôr a vista no novo Exchange Server 2007 Beta 2. Andrew Willet publicou no site Black Digital vários screenshots da nova coqueluche da Microsoft em termos de messaging.
Setup, Administração, OWA e PowerShell são alguns dos tópicos em destaque.

25 de Julho de 2006

Dicas de implementação de Sender ID

Está disponível para download o documento Sender ID: "Implementation Tips for the Sender ID Framework—Creating Your SPF Record" v.3.0.

"The print-ready brochure describes the benefits of authenticated e-mail and of Sender ID implementation to both senders and recipients. Follow this step-by-step guide to create your own SPF record, and learn valuable tips for implementing the Sender ID Framework."

24 de Julho de 2006

Dia B2

Hoje é dia de Beta 2 (B2)! A Microsoft disponibilizou as versões públicas do Exchange 2007 e também do novo Forefront Security.

REDMOND, Wash. — July 24, 2006 — Microsoft Corp. today announced availability of the public betas of Microsoft® Exchange Server 2007 and the new Forefront Security for Exchange Server. Exchange Server 2007 builds on the leading e-mail, messaging and calendaring server with new features for improved security, remote and mobile access, compliance management, and unified messaging. Forefront Security for Exchange Server helps provide advanced protection against viruses, worms and spam, and is the first product available under the recently announced Microsoft Forefront brand for business security products.
Aqui ficam alguns links relacionados:

18 de Julho de 2006

Exchange 2007 no WSUS


Há tempos vi esta notícia no Bink e tenho andado desde então para verificá-la. Só agora consegui instalar um WSUS de testes e pude de facto confirmar que na lista de produtos a actualizar aparece o Exchange Server 2007.
Agora que se aproxima a Beta 2, os early adopters mais corajosos ficam com a garantia que o novo servidor de correio electrónico é actualizado com os mais recentes patches de segurança.
Reparem que também já aparece na lista a nova gama de produtos de segurança da Microsoft, denominada Forefront.

Actualização da Technical Library de Exchange

Do Exchange Team blog vem a notícia de que a Exchange 2003 Technical Library foi actualizada:

The following topics are new:

The following topics have had major updates (for example: procedures changed, support policies changed, best practices guidance changed):


The following topics have had minor updates (for example: spelling errors corrected, URLs updated):

The following documentation downloads are new:

To read the most current version online of the Exchange Server 2003 documentation, see the Microsoft Exchange Server TechCenter.

Content Available Only in English

The following documentation downloads have been updated:

17 de Julho de 2006

Repositório de scripts de PowerShell

Esta descobri no blog do Jim Mcbee: a Microsoft disponibilizou um repositório de scripts de PowerShell, com alguns exemplos para as tarefas de administração/gestão do Exchange Server 2007.
Aqui fica o link: Exchange Server 2007 - Sample scripts for managing Exchange Server 2007.

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12 de Julho de 2006

Actualização do filtro Junk Email do Outlook (Julho 2006)

Está disponível uma nova actualização para o filtro Junk E-mail do Outlook 2003.

"This update provides the Junk E-mail Filter in Microsoft Office Outlook 2003 with a more current definition of which e-mail messages should be considered junk e-mail."

O download está disponível aqui ou através do Microsoft Update. Como é habitual, está acompanhado pelo respectivo artigo da Knowledge Base:

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11 de Julho de 2006

A minha OPML

Por vezes perguntam-me quais as minhas fontes para gerar semanalmente a rúbrica "Leitura de fim-de-semana" (provavelmente a primeira pessoa que me perguntou tal coisa foi o fellow MVP Arnaud Alcabez).
Obviamente que a resposta só pode ser uma: um monte de RSS feeds (64, mais concretamente). A maior parte é sobre Exchange Server, mas também leio alguns mais genéricos, tais como o Slashdot ou o Bink.
Mas quem estiver interessado em saber o que eu leio praticamente todos os dias, aqui vos deixo a minha OPML. Disfrutem!

7 de Julho de 2006

Leitura de fim-de-semana

O fim-de-semana são 2 dias, a leitura de fim-de-semana são... aqueles que forem preciso ;-)

Microsoft ActiveSync 4.2

Foi recentemente disponibilizada a última versão do software de sincronização com dispositivos móveis: Microsoft ActiveSync 4.2.

Overview: Microsoft ActiveSync 4.2 is the latest sync software release for Windows Mobile-based devices. ActiveSync provides a great synchronization experience with Windows-based PCs and Microsoft Outlook right out of the box. ActiveSync acts as the gateway between your Windows-based PC and Windows Mobile-based device, enabling the transfer of Outlook information, Office documents, pictures, music, videos and applications to and from your device. In addition to synchronizing with a desktop PC, ActiveSync can synchronize directly with Microsoft Exchange Server 2003 so that you can keep your e-mail, calendar data, tasks and contact information updated wirelessly when you’re away from your PC.
Changes in ActiveSync 4.2 help resolve connectivity related issues with Microsoft Outlook, proxies, partnerships, and connectivity.

  • Microsoft Outlook Improvements: Resolves issues relating to error code 85010014.
  • Proxy/DTPT interaction Improvements: Improved auto configuration of device Connection Manager settings when desktop has no proxy path to the internet.
  • Improved Desktop Pass Thru behavior with ISA proxy failures.
  • Partnership improvements: Better resolution of multiple devices with the same name syncing with the same desktop.
  • Connectivity Improvements: Better handling of VPN clients (resolve unbinding of protocols from our RNDIS adapter). New auto detection of connectivity failure with user diagnostic alerts.

ActiveSync 4.2 supports PC sync via USB cable, Bluetooth, or infrared connection.


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6 de Julho de 2006

Increasing the Exchange 2003 Private Mail Store Size on SBS 2003

Tenho falado nos últimos tempos de alguns documentos que têm sido actualizados pela equipa de Exchange da Microsoft.
Este de que vos vou falar não é um desses casos, este é uma estreia absoluta:

Sem dúvida uma leitura imperdível para quem já tem o Service Pack 2 do Exchange e os 16GB da mailbox store já não são suficientes.

Alguém falou em migração de Lotus Notes?

A Microsoft actualizou recentemente alguns documentos referentes ao processo de migração de Lotus Notes (para Exchange, claro ;-)):

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4 de Julho de 2006

Concurso de scripting Exchange 2007

Activate the PowerShell – And Enter to Win a Trip to the Exchange Server 2007 Launch!

If you’re looking for the deal of a lifetime then you’ve come to the right place: write a one-line script for managing Microsoft Exchange Server 2007, and you’ll have a chance at winning a trip to – well, wherever the Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 Launch extravaganza will be held. (The date and location have yet to be announced, but you can bet the launch will be held somewhere really cool.

Todos os detalhes neste link.

1 de Julho de 2006

Webcasts de messaging em Julho

Lista de webcasts de messaging em Julho, de acordo com a Eileen Brown:

TechNet Webcast: Exchange Server 2003 Tips, Tricks, and Tools (Level 300)
Friday, July 07, 2006 - 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM Pacific Time
Chris Avis, TechNet presenter, Microsoft Corporation
This webcast introduces you to some of the new tools that are available from Microsoft to help make your Microsoft Exchange Server 2003 administration tasks easier and less time-consuming. We also share some tips to help you administer your Exchange Server 2003 installation more efficiently and effectively. Learn about the Microsoft Exchange Server Best Practices Analyzer, a tool that makes recommendations for improving Exchange Server performance and reliability. We also cover several other tools for Exchange Server 2003, such as the Disaster Recovery Analyzer Tool, the Performance Troubleshooting Analyzer Tool, the Microsoft Office Outlook Web Access Administration Tool, and the Exchange Server User Monitor. Finally, we explain how to simplify the configuration of Microsoft Operations Manager using the Exchange Management Pack Configuration Wizard.

TechNet Webcast: How Microsoft IT Does Mobile Messaging (Level 300)
Tuesday, July 18, 2006 - 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM Pacific Time
David Wilson, Microsoft IT Service Manager, Microsoft Corporation
This webcast describes how Microsoft IT used Microsoft Exchange Server 2003 with Service Pack 2 and Windows Mobile 5.0 with the Messaging and Security Feature Pack to enhance its mobile messaging infrastructure. By implementing these new technologies, Microsoft IT was able to manage mobile devices more easily, better secure mobile devices, and enable end users to take advantage of a richer mobile messaging experience.

Momentum Webcast: What Is Microsoft Antigen? (Level 100)
Monday, July 10, 2006 - 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM Pacific Time
Peter Eicher, Senior Product Manager, Microsoft Corporation
Microsoft Antigen products provide server-level antivirus, anti-spam, and content filtering solutions that help businesses protect their e-mail and collaboration environments against viruses, worms, spam, and inappropriate content. Attend this webcast to learn about the new Microsoft-branded versions of Antigen e-mail security products (based on the acquisition of Sybari Software) now available, along with new and improved Microsoft pricing and licensing options. Discover how content and file filtering technologies help organizations control compliance with corporate content policies, eliminating inappropriate language and dangerous attachments from internal and external communications.