Exchange/Messaging


Microsoft To Launch Communications Tools in October

The next generation of Microsoft's efforts at unified communications will be unveiled on Oct. 16.

A Step Beyond Exchange Management Shell Primer

Messaging administrators can get a handle on their Exchange 2007 servers by speaking the language of the Exchange Management Shell. Here's a guide.

Skype Outage Caused by Microsoft Update

A two-day outage that left millions of Skype users unable to use the popular Internet phone service was caused by an abnormally high number of restarts after people had downloaded a Windows security update, the company said Monday.

Exchange Service Pack Beta Released

Exchange Server 2007 reached the next step in its lifecycle with a community technology preview (CTP) of its first service pack.

France Warns Officials on BlackBerry Use

BlackBerry handhelds have been called addictive, invasive, wonderful -- and now, a threat to French state secrets. That, at least, is the fear of French government defense experts, who have advised against their use by officials in France's corridors of power, reportedly to avoid snooping by U.S. intelligence agencies.

Microsoft Publishes Four Critical Updates

Patch Tuesday comes with the publication of six new security bulletins that collectively address vulnerabilities in Windows, IE, Outlook Express, Office and Visio.

Repairing Outlook 2007 Data File Errors

Here's how to clean up Outlook 2007 data file errors.

Live Meeting 2007 Release To Come This Fall

Microsoft said it expects to have Microsoft Office Live Meeting 2007, its virtual collaboration and conferencing software, released to manufacturing later next month, with availability some time this fall. The company made the announcement at the Tech Ed Conference taking place this week in Orlando, Florida.

VoIP, Conferencing Added to Office Communication Server 2007 Beta

Microsoft's unified communications picture is making one more push before seeing the light of day this summer in the form of deployable products.

Getting Back with MySpace

Plus: Web 2.0 leaks; Cisco's NAC problems are not a problem (we think).

Microsoft Patches a Septet of Critical Flaws

Microsoft published seven new fixes for "critical" vulnerabilities in its Windows, Office, Exchange, Internet Explorer and BizTalk Server products.

Vista E-Mail Client Replaced by Live Hotmail

Windows Vista's mail client is obsolete after just a few months of life as a commercial product.

Microsoft's New Hotmail Goes Live

The latest version of Microsoft Corp.'s free Web-based e-mail is now widely available to the public in 36 languages.

Seven Critical Patches on Tap for Tuesday

All seven updates will address critical issues, Microsoft said. Redmond lumped the bulletins into several groups, two of which affect Windows.

Microsoft, Unisys Team Up To Offer Exchange 2007 Test Drive

Those with a desire to see how well messaging runs on 64-bit power but without the infrastructure or money to put that kind of environment in place now have a way to take a free, week-long test drive.

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