26 de Setembro de 2007

TechNet Magazine - Outubro 2007

A Edição de Outubro da TechNet Magazine já está disponível online. Também pode ser descarregada como um ficheiro HTML Help file (.chm).

O tema principal desta edição é a poupança de energia no Datacenter, contribuindo assim para a salvação do Planeta.

Bem a propósito, o Primeiro Ministro de Portugal, José Sócrates, anunciou no debate sobre Mudança Climática das Nações Unidas que a União Europeia decidiu unilateralmente cortar 20% na emissão de gases de efeito de estufa, ou 30% se outros países industrializados (leia-se Estados Unidos) assinarem o mesmo compromisso.

E aqui fica a lista dos meus artigos preferidos desta edição:

22 de Setembro de 2007

Webcasts em Outubro

Aqui fica a lista de webcasts de Exchange & Unified Communications em Outubro (tirada do blog da Eileen Brown):

Exchange:
TechNet Webcast: Message Security, Active Protection, and Compliance with Exchange Server 2007 (Level 200)
Friday, October 05, 2007 - 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM Pacific Time
Chris Avis, IT Pro Evangelist, Microsoft Corporation
http://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/EventDetail.aspx?EventID=1032352474&Culture=en-US

TechNet Webcast: Introduction to Windows PowerShell Scripting in Exchange Server 2007 (Level 200)
Friday, October 19, 2007 - 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM Pacific Time
John Weston, TechNet Presenter, Microsoft Corporation
http://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/EventDetail.aspx?EventID=1032352635&Culture=en-US

TechNet Webcast: Exchange Server 2007 Client Access and Web Services (Level 200)
Friday, October 26, 2007 - 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM Pacific Time
Harold Wong, IT Pro Evangelist, Microsoft Corporation
http://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/EventDetail.aspx?EventID=1032352684&Culture=en-US

Momentum Webcast: Early Preview of Exchange Server 2007 SP1 (Level 100)
Wednesday, October 24, 2007 - 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM Pacific Time
Indika Boteju, Mid-Market Solutions Advisor, Microsoft Corporation
http://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/EventDetail.aspx?EventID=1032350850&Culture=en-US

Unified Communications
Momentum Webcast: A Sneak Peek at Unified Communications with Software-Powered VoIP and Unified Messaging (Level 100)
Wednesday, October 17, 2007 - 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM Pacific Time
Bob Clancy, Mid-Market Solutions Advisor, Microsoft Corporation
http://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/EventDetail.aspx?EventID=1032351243&Culture=en-US

Momentum Webcast: Amplify the Productivity of Your Business: Optimize Your Unified Infrastructure (Level 100)
Monday, October 29, 2007 - 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM Pacific Time
Indika Boteju, Mid-Market Solutions Advisor, Microsoft Corporation
http://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/EventDetail.aspx?EventID=1032349749&Culture=en-US

20 de Setembro de 2007

Actualização do filtro Junk Email do Outlook (Setembro 2007)

Está disponível uma nova actualização para o filtro Junk E-mail do Outlook 2003/2007.

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

O download está disponível para as versões Outlook 2003 e Outlook 2007, ou através do Microsoft Update. Como é habitual, está acompanhado pelo respectivo artigo da Knowledge Base:

Technorati : outlook, junk email, spam
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19 de Setembro de 2007

Exchange 2007 storage: um eBook e uma folha de cálculo

Da autoria do também MVP Jim Mcbee, The Shortcut Guide to Exchange Server 2007 Storage Systems, cobre o desenho, planeamento e dimensionamento de storage para o Exchange Server, os conceitos básicos de utilização de SANs iSCSI e as melhores práticas de operação das SANs em geral.

O eBook completo encontra-se disponível para download no formato PDF, publicado pela editora virtual RealTime Publishers. Aqui ficam os títulos de alguns capítulos:

  • Choosing an Exchange Server storage platform
  • Sizing the Exchange storage platform appropriately
  • Implementing an iSCSI storage system
  • Basic practices for implementing iSCSI storage

 

E já que estamos a falar de dimensionamento de storage a equipa do Microsoft Exchange disponibilizou recentemente a versão 11.2 da Exchange 2007 Mailbox Server Role Storage Requirements Calculator spreadsheet. A lista das actualizações pode ser consultada no post Updates to the Mailbox Server Role Storage Requirements Calculator.

A folha de cálculo encontra-se no formato Excel 2007. Infelizmente, para pessoas como eu que ainda tenham o Office 2003, o Office 2007 Compatibility Pack não vai funcionar desta vez:

A Microsoft está a trabalhar para resolver o problema.

18 de Setembro de 2007

Exchange Server 2007 Service Pack 1 Help

A Microsoft disponibilizou uma versão actualizada do ficheiro de help do Exchange Server 2007, por forma a contemplar as alterações introduzidas com o lançamento do Service Pack 1.

Quick Details

File Name: exchhelp.exe
Version: 05Sept2007
Date Published: 9/17/2007
Language: English
Download Size: 19.2 MB

Overview
The Exchange Server 2007 SP1 Help can help you in the day-to-day administration of Exchange. Use this information to guide you through Exchange Server 2007 SP1 features, tasks, and administration procedures.

17 de Setembro de 2007

Mensagens Out of Office creativas

Enquanto andava a navegar no site Pro-Exchange, houve um post sobre mensagens Out of Office que me prendeu a atenção. A lista destas mensagens bastante creativas pode ser encontrada no Blog do Curious George:

  1. I am currently out at a job interview and will reply to you if I fail to get the position. I may be a little moody so be prepared.
  2. You are receiving this automatic notification because I am out of the office. If I was in, chances are you wouldn't have received anything at all.
  3. Sorry to have missed you, but I am at the doctor's having my brain removed so I can be promoted to our management team.
  4. I will be unable to delete all the unread, worthless emails you send me until I return from vacation on 4/8. Please be patient, and your mail will be deleted in the order it was received.
  5. Thank you for your email. Your credit card has been charged £5.99 for the first 10 words and £1.99 for each additional word in your message.
  6. The e-mail server is unable to verify your server connection and is unable to deliver this message. Please restart your computer and try sending again.
    (The beauty of this is that when you return, you can see how many in-duh-viduals did this over and over.)
  7. Thank you for your message, which has been added to a queuing system. You are currently in 352nd place, and can expect to receive a reply in approximately 19 weeks.
  8. Hi, I'm thinking about what you've just sent me. Please wait by your PC for my response.
  9. I've run away to join a different circus.
  10. I will be out of the office for the next 2 weeks for medical reasons. When I return, please refer to me as " Sharon " instead of "Steve".

14 de Setembro de 2007

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Magic Quadrant for Unified Communications, 2007

 

Magic Quadrant for Unified Communications, 2007 é um estudo da Gartner que analisa os vários fabricantes nesta área e os organiza em quadrantes, de acordo com 2 vectores: visão e capacidade de execução. Mais uma vez a Microsoft é colocada no quadrante dos líderes.

Microsoft strengths:

  • Microsoft is a strong company with an ecosystem of partners that can deliver value-added products, professional services and wide distribution.
  • The company has strategic partnerships in specific areas, such as live voice, and IP and PBX add credibility in these technology and service areas.
  • Parts of Microsoft's UC portfolio are very mature (for instance, e-mail), and the overall portfolio is quite complete, with partnerships in weaker areas. The newer parts of the portfolio likely will get wide exposure throughout 2008 and will mature rapidly as a result.
  • An established base of desktop applications and experience in graphical user interface design will assist in making complex communication applications easier to use.
  • Enterprises looking into UC, particularly those with Microsoft applications already in place, should understand the Microsoft portfolio because it represents a new paradigm for communication by a market leader. Microsoft’s solution is comprehensive but is also the basis for a range of partner offerings.

13 de Setembro de 2007

Actualização do filtro Junk E-mail do Windows Mail [Setembro 2007]

Enquanto o Windows Live Mail não passa à versão RTM e consequentemente substitui o programa de correio electrónico que acompanha o Windows Vista, a Microsoft vai continuando a disponibilizar as actualizações do filtro Junk E-mail deste último, o Windows Mail:

Brief Description
Install this update for Windows Mail to revise the definition files used to detect e-mail messages that should be considered junk e-mail or that may contain phishing content.

Esta actualização encontra-se descrita no seguinte artigo da Knowledge Base: Description of the definition updates for Windows Mail.

12 de Setembro de 2007

Mais actualizações de documentação devido ao SP1

A Microsoft disponibilizou mais algumas actualizações de documentação técnica do Exchange 2007, por forma a incorporar as alterações introduzidas pelo SP1. Esperem por mais durante as próximas semanas:

11 de Setembro de 2007

Documentação do Service Pack 1 do Exchange 2007

Acabei de ler no blog do Scott Schnoll que a documentação online no site do TechNet foi actualizada para reflectir as últimas alterações devidas ao lançamento do Service Pack 1 do Exchange 2007:

We've refreshed our online documentation for Exchange 2007, and it includes content on Service Pack 1!  This content is newer and fresher than the ExchHelp.CHM (Help file) that ships with Beta 2, and it includes content not found in that CHM file.

You can find online documentation for Exchange 2007 SP1 at http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb124558.aspx.

This content includes information about:

And much, much more!  Enjoy!

And congratulations to the Exchange User Education team for a job well done!!

5 de Setembro de 2007

Menos 1 blog, mais 2 blogs

O blog da equipa de Unified Communications da Microsoft morreu, longa vida aos seu dois novos substitutos:

Já estão na minha lista de feeds.

Webcasts de Exchange em Setembro

TechNet Webcast: Exchange Server 2007 Deployment and Migration (Level 200)
Wednesday, September 05, 2007 - 8:00 AM - 9:30 AM Pacific Time
Bryan Von Axelson, IT Pro Evangelist, Microsoft Corporation
http://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/EventDetail.aspx?EventID=1032348652&Culture=en-US

TechNet Webcast: Technical Overview of Forefront Security for Exchange Server (Level 200)
Friday, September 14, 2007 - 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM Pacific Time
Matthew Hester, IT Pro Evangelist, Microsoft Corporation
http://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/EventDetail.aspx?EventID=1032348783&Culture=en-US

TechNet Webcast: Giving the Administrator More Control with Exchange Server 2007 (Level 200)
Friday, September 28, 2007 - 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM Pacific Time
Chris Avis, IT Pro Evangelist, Microsoft Corporation
http://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/EventDetail.aspx?EventID=1032348834&Culture=en-US

Small Business Webcast: Outlook Just Got Smaller with Outlook Mobile (Level 200)
Wednesday, September 19, 2007 - 11:00 AM - 11:30 AM Pacific Time
Carl Preston, Small Business Solutions Advisor, Microsoft Corporation
http://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/EventDetail.aspx?EventID=1032349382&Culture=en-US

Fonte: Eileen Brown's WebLog

2 de Setembro de 2007

Downloads de Antigen e Forefront

A Microsoft disponibilizou recentemente alguns downloads do software antivírus Antigen e Forefront:

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