26 de dezembro de 2009



Uma vez que estamos em época de Natal, achei que gostariam de saber que têm estes 2 presentes à vossa espera:

  • First Look: Microsoft Office 2010 - For a limited time you can download this free e-book without stepping through any registration. First Look: Microsoft Office 2010, by Katherine Murray, offers 14 chapters of early content.
  • Windows PowerShell v.1 TFM - With the recent release of Windows PowerShell v.2 and the immanent publication of our well regarded Windows PowerShell v.2 TFM book by Don Jones and Jeff Hicks, SAPIEN is releasing our Windows PowerShell v.1 TFM eBook as a FREE download to the public. Even though this eBook is for version 1 of PowerShell, the book still contains loads of valuable information about PowerShell’s core workings and cmdlets.

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13 de dezembro de 2009

Forefront Protection 2010 for Exchange Server Best Practices Analyzer

O Microsoft Forefront Protection 2010 for Exchange Server Best Practices Analyzer foi recentemente disponibilizado!

Brief Description
The FPE 2010 Best Practices Analyzer examines a local server running FPE 2010 and presents a list of warnings and errors for configurations that do not conform to recommended best practices.

The FPE 2010 Best Practices Analyzer examines a server running FPE 2010 and checks the server’s system configuration as well as the FPE 2010 product configuration. Any settings or combination of settings that do not conform to FPE 2010 best practices are summarized and displayed in a consolidated report, so that administrators can easily identify and address these issues.
The FPE 2010 Best Practices Analyzer also includes documentation that explains each best practice, as well as the reasons why a setting might violate that best practice, so that administrators can judge whether that best practice applies to their server.

Actualização do filtro Junk Email do Outlook (Dezembro 2009)

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:

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5 de dezembro de 2009

TechNet Magazine – Dezembro 2009






A edição de Dezembro da TechNet Magazine já está disponível para leitura online ou, se preferirem, podem fazer download em formato  HTML Help (ficheiro .chm) para consulta posterior.

Apesar de existirem bastantes artigos sobre Windows 7 e Windows Server 2008 R2, o meu destaque vai todo para estas 2 colunas bastante interessantes sobre Exchange Server 2010:

  • Exchange 2010: A Closer Look - Microsoft’s latest Exchange features enable new levels of reliability, better performance, simplified administration, improved protection of communications, and greater business mobility for users. Read this article for the lowdown on what’s so great in Exchange 2010.
    by Henrik Walther
  • Exchange 2010: Ensuring High Availability In Microsoft Exchange 2010 - Microsoft Exchange Server 2010 incorporates a number of new high availability features that system administrators will find useful, including a new database availability groups (DAG) feature.
    by William R. Stanek

eBook GRÁTIS: Exchange 2010 - A Practical Approach

Para todos aqueles que se sentem entusiasmados pela nova versão de Exchange Server, está disponível para download um eBook grátis: "Exchange 2010 - A Practical Approach" da autoria do MVP de Exchange  Jaap Wesselius.

The 180-page book from Red Gate Publishing provides practical information and pitfalls for system administrators who don’t have time to read a long textbook. Wesselius installs Exchange 2010 in various set ups and guides readers through the steps required for successful implementation.

An area of special focus is coexistence with past Exchange versions, which Wesselius describes as “by far the most difficult part of transitioning to Exchange 2010.”

Este eBook contém 5 capítulos:

  • Chapter 1 is an overall chapter – what’s new in Exchange Server 2010 and what has deprecated with respect to Exchange Server 2007. Also there’s some information regarding Active Directory, the three containers in Active Directory and some information regarding Active Directory sites.
  • Chapter 2 is an installation chapter dealing with a fresh installation of Exchange Server 2010 and the subsequent basic configuration to get it up and running.
  • Chapter 3 is the coexistence chapter and it probably deals with most scenarios; installing Exchange Server 2010 in an existing Exchange Server 2003 or Exchange
    Server 2007 environment.
  • Chapter 4 is about managing the Exchange environment using the Exchange Management Console, the Exchange Management Shell and the Exchange Control Panel. And, real cool in Exchange Server 2010, are the remote options in PowerShell version 2.
  • Chapter 5 is the high availability chapter. It deals with the new continuous replication when using Database Availability Groups, the best Exchange Server high availability solution ever made.