Changing my focus in 2016.

January 5, 2016 | Uncategorized | No Comments

I’ve always had two passions throughout my IT career, Messaging, and Security. I tend to change my focus from one to the other every few years. For the past couple years as a Premier Field Engineer, I was fortunate enough to be able to leverage both of my passions, however Messaging was my primary focus. Yesterday […]

This week I was helping a customer figure out why their Windows 8.1 with Outlook 2013 clients couldn’t connect to Exchange 2010 over Outlook Anywhere with Smartcard Authentication, but their Windows 7 with Outlook 2010 clients could.  After a couple days of looking at network traces on firewalls, Process Explorer, and Process Monitor on several […]

A month in advance of the Ignite Conference, an anonymous source within the Exchange Product Group tells us Exchange 2016 is being built on, and will run entirely inside of, Minecraft.  Check out my exlusive interview below!   FixTheExchange: Why Minecraft?! Anonymous Exchange Product Group Person: We were really excited when Microsoft bought Minecraft. We'd […]

If you haven't already heard, I'll be delivering a session at the Microsoft Ignite conference at the McCormick Place in Chicago Illinois May 4-8.  My session is called "Shut the Front Door! Securing your Messaging Environment". (Session code BRK3109) UPDATED!  TIME CHANGE! (Updated again, for some reason the strikethrough text isn't working, removed some text to […]

Exchange 2013 CU7, Exchange 2010 SP3 RU8,  Exchange 2007 SP3 RU15, and UM Language Packs for CU7, were all released yesterday.  These include important security fixes for vulnerabilities outlined in MS14-075. There have been reports of RU8 breaking Outlook connectivity.  Because of this, RU8 is being recalled, so expect an RU8v2.  For more information, see the […]

2014 Black Friday/Cyber Monday Deals

November 24, 2014 | Uncategorized | No Comments

The Holiday shopping season is upon us, and retailers are posting their Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals already.  I refuse to go participate in the madness that is Black Friday, and prefer ordering things online anyway, so I usually participate in Cyber Monday, if I even participate at all.   In recent years, many retailers […]