Tuesday, September 28, 2004

MS just released a nice set of reports for use with exchange. The price is right
and you can get alot of useful info with these.
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=108c2b01-2cc9-4a84-a669-eb22533fa5e2&displaylang=en

Tuesday, September 21, 2004

MS just released the exchange best practices analyzer.... take my word for it... you
want to get this tool. It will analyze your entire exchange setup and tell you what is
configured wrong or may not be configured in the best possible manner. The data
alone would be invaluable in a DR situation. Run now and get it.
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=DBAB201F-4BEE-4943-AC22-E2DDBD258DF3&displaylang=en

Monday, September 13, 2004

Here's some more comments from eWeek on the Sender-ID/IETF issue:
http://www.eweek.com/article2/0,1759,1644655,00.asp


According to the guys over at moongroup.com, the Sender-ID spec has been shot down
by the IETF due to patent issues and will not become a part of the standard (barring any
last minute changes by MS). Hopefully things will change but right now it doesn't look
good.
http://www.moongroup.com/index.php?option=content&task=view&id=25&Itemid=2

Sunday, September 12, 2004

MS just released two hotfixes for a new vulnerability found in Exchange 2003
when running on certain versions of W2k and W2K3. See the details for more
info.
  • http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=85796ed7-112d-4b41-a052-de917bd2b93d&DisplayLang=en

  • http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=56285e94-254b-4684-b37b-63a86132ade8&DisplayLang=en

    Tuesday, September 07, 2004

    According to slashdot.org, MS is negotiating with OSI on a possible open
    source license for SenderID. The information is based on an interview with newsforge's Larry Rosen. Hopefully this will bring resolution to this one sticking point with SenderID and the open
    source community.
    http://yro.slashdot.org/yro/04/09/07/231241.shtml?tid=111&tid=155&tid=1&tid=17
    Not mail related but MS just released a nifty little tool that will give
    you a ton of info about the ports being used on a particular computer. It
    even goes in to showing what processes are utilizing that port (XP and W2k3
    only). http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=69ba779b-bae9-4243-b9d6-63e62b4bcd2e&DisplayLang=en
    I'm starting to see alot more vendors license the Blackberry connect software
    for use in their handsets. Hopefully this trend will continue.
    http://news.com.com/Nokia+gets+a+slice+of+BlackBerry+pie/2100-1039_3-5348469.html?tag=nefd.top
    Looks like support for the SenderID spec is wavering from some of the
    open source pundits. I can see both sides of this story but we really
    need to push that stuff aside and get this roled out asap.
    http://www.vnunet.com/news/1157893