Microsof SQL Server 2005 Express Edition

November 9, 2005 at 9:45 PM2102

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Microsoft Exchange 2003 SP2 Released

October 27, 2005 at 11:15 PM2102

Add even better protection, reliability, and easier administration as well as improved mobile messaging to your Exchange Server 2003 messaging environment when used with compatible devices.

What Is SP2?

SP2 is a cumulative update that enhances your Exchange Server 2003 messaging environment with:

  • Mobile e-mail improvements
  • Better protection against spam
  • Mailbox advancements

Read more about it here and download it from here. ;-)

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Happy Birthday Microsoft

September 23, 2005 at 11:42 AM2102

Microsoft, the worlds largest software company, celebrates its 30th anniversary today.

Microsoft Chairman and Chief Software Architect Bill Gates and Chief Executive Officer Steve Ballmer will congratulate employees for their contributions to date at Company Meeting Today at Safeco Field in Seattle.

  • Microsoft currently has 640,000 partners in the Microsoft Partner Program.
  • The youngest current employee at Microsoft is 18 years old; the oldest is 74.
  • There are more than 2,000 bloggers at Microsoft.
  • More than 3 million internal e-mail messages are exchanged by Microsoft employees every day.
  • Approximately 42 million cans of soda have been consumed by employees since 1978, when the Microsoft tradition of free soda started.
  • Microsoft started with two employees 30 years ago, Bill Gates and Paul Allen. Today, the company employees more than 60,000 people in 80 countries.

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Next Generation TCP/IP Stack in Windows Vista and Windows Server "Longhorn"

September 15, 2005 at 12:58 PM2102

Microsoft® Windows® Vista™ Beta 1 and Windows Server™ "Longhorn" Beta 1 include a new implementation of the TCP/IP protocol suite known as the Next Generation TCP/IP stack. The TCP/IP protocol stack provided with Windows XP and Windows Server 2003 was originally designed in the early 1990s and was modified and enhanced over time to meet the needs of home and enterprise users. The Next Generation TCP/IP stack in Windows Vista and Windows Server "Longhorn" is a complete redesign of TCP/IP functionality for both Internet Protocol version 4 (IPv4) and Internet Protocol version 6 (IPv6) that meets the connectivity and performance needs of today's varied networking environments and technologies.

Read the rest of article from The Cable Guy.

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Google launched Blog Search Engine

September 15, 2005 at 12:53 PM2102

Google has just launched a Blog Search Engine...



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New User Interface for Office 12 Core Applications

September 14, 2005 at 11:11 AM2102

Hmmmm, nice... ;-)

Office 12 Access


Office 12 Excel


Office 12 PowerPoint


Office 12 Word




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Microsoft Codename Max

September 14, 2005 at 10:59 AM2102

Microsoft® Codename Max is not like any other product. That's because it's not a product—it's your opportunity to try an exciting new user experience from Microsoft. Today Max lets you make lists of your photos and turn them into beautiful slide shows to share with your family and friends. Tomorrow...who knows?

It looks cool ;-) Is it usefull? I guess so. Especially for digital photo enthusiasts. ;-)

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Release Notes for Exchange 2003 SP2 CTP

September 14, 2005 at 10:54 AM2102

If you have downloaded the Microsoft Exchange Server 2003 SP2 Customer Technology Preview (CTP), you may have noticed that the release notes are not updated.

Here are a few (interesting) things from the latest online version of Microsoft Exchange Server 2003 SP2 CTP:

  • Intelligent Message Filter (IMF) version 2 - If you are running IMF version 1 you must uninstall it prior installing Exchange Server 2003 SP2 (don`t worry, you are prompted during SP2 setup if you forget...). Don`t install IMF version 1 after SP installation. IMF version 2 is automatically installed on server. However, you must still enable IMF version 2 on the Virtual Server Instance (VSI). The IMF is not cluster-aware and can`t be installed on a server that is a member of a server cluster. However, if can run on front-end servers and Exchange SMTP gateways that are members of a network load-balanced cluster.
  • Custom Weight Feature of IMF - you can tweak rules of IMF (to better fit your organization needs) through MSExchange.UCEContent.Filter.xml. For example, if your company uses the word "Mreza.Info" a lot in your e-mail subjects and you want prevent false-positive junk e-mail detection, add the line: <CustomWeightEntry Type=”SUBJECT” Change=”MIN” Text=”Mreza.Info”/>. This will change SCL rating to 0 and e-mail will pass through. You can also choose words in the body, subject, or both.
  • Log public folder deletions - The logging public folder deletions feature enables the administrator to track who has deleted public folders. But you will need to turn on logging (MSExchangeIS\Public Folders - set to Medium logging)
  • Enabling or Disabling MAPI Access per User - Exchange Server 2003 SP2 adds functionality to enable administrators to completely turn off MAPI access for a given user, or to grant access to a user whose Microsoft Office Outlook is configured for cached mode, but to deny access otherwise. This functionality is valuable to providers of hosting services who want, as an example, their end users to connect to Exchange Server with Outlook Web Access, but not with Outlook.


New features in SP2 (complete list):

  • Enabling or Disabling MAPI Access for a Specific User
  • Enabling Direct Push Technology
  • Managing Security Settings for Mobile Clients
  • Remote Wiping of Mobile Devices
  • Global Address List Search for Mobile Clients
  • Certificate-Based Authentication and S/MIME on Mobile Devices
  • Tracking Public Folder Deletions
  • Manually Stopping and Resuming Replication
  • Synchronizing the Public Folder Hierarchy
  • Using the Manage Public Folders Settings Wizard
  • Moving Public Folder Content to a Different Server
  • Improved Offline Address Book Performance
  • Specifying the Servers to Exclude from Connection Filtering
  • Sender ID Filtering
  • Intelligent Message Filtering (version 2)
  • Database Size Limit Configuration and Management



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Move your autocomplete (Outlook) entries from your old computer to new one

September 6, 2005 at 9:05 AM2102
  • Exit Outlook! ;-)
  • On the old computer go to X:\Dosuments and Settings\UserName\Application Data\Microsoft\Outlook
  • Copy OutlookProfileName.nk2 (Outlook.nk2 for default profile)
  • On the new computer put your OutlookProfileName.nk2 to same path (X:\Dosuments and Settings\UserName\Application Data\Microsoft\Outlook)
  • If Outlook profile name on new computer is different, you must rename your *.nk2 file to for example OutlookProfileName2.nk2
  • Open Outlook to view changes ;-)


That`s it...

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Windows Vista Security

September 5, 2005 at 10:00 AM2102

Security is the foundation of the Windows Vista architecture. With Windows Vista, you’ll be able to connect to whomever you want and do the things you want to do, confident that Windows Vista is keeping your information and your computer safe.

Windows Vista security features protect against the latest generation of threats, such as worms, viruses, and malware. And in the unlikely event of a successful attack, Windows Vista ensures that the damage is minimal.


Read the eWeek article (by Larry Seltzer) with focus on some of the new security features in Windows Vista.

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