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January 31, 2012  9:46 PM

TouchDown e-mail App for Android!

Posted by: Raj Perumal
activesync, Android, corporate mail server, email client for exchange, email client for groupwise, Exchange, Honeycomb, Kerio, MDaemon, Novell GroupWise, Office 365, samsung galaxy tab, TouchDown, Zimbra

HI folks! So if you're like me, you hate the built-in mail app for the Samsung Galaxy Tab. I tried using the app but just can't stand it. I find that the app lacks a ton of features and is just too kludgy to use. I started speaking with different people using the same tablet as me and I found...

September 30, 2011  11:27 PM

Outlook for Mac

Posted by: Raj Perumal
Apple, Mac, MacBook Air, Microsoft Office, Outlook

Hi folks! So I've been using my Mac lately to connect to Microsoft Exchange 2010. I bought Outlook and installed it on my MacBook Air. I have to say that I'm quite impressed with Outlook for the Mac. It works great and it's easy to get around in the application for a user like myself that is...

April 30, 2011  9:40 PM

Recovering Exchange 2003

Posted by: Raj Perumal
Exchange 2003, Recovery Storage Group, restore Exchange, RSG

Hi folks, so you have a failed Exchange 2003 server and you need to do a recovery. With all the Exchange 2010 installs out there now, sometimes it's easy to forget how you use to do things. Well never fear it's pretty straightforward. As long as you are backing up your Exchange server with a...

November 30, 2010  5:35 PM


Posted by: Raj Perumal
collaboration, competitor, e-mail, email, Exchange, Microsoft, VMWare, Zimbra, Zimbra vs Exchange

Hi folks! So for a long time now MS Exchange has been the dominant player in the collaboration space. Well as you may know, VMware acquired Zimbra. What is Zimbra exactly? Well Zimbra is an email and collaboration alternative to Exchange and it is open source. Now Zimbra can offer to us an...

July 31, 2010  11:16 PM

Save money using Exchange hosting

Posted by: Raj Perumal
Exchange 2003, Exchange 2007, Exchange 2010, Exchange hosting

Hi folks! These days there is a huge need for the collaboration abilities of Exchange. However most small businesses can't afford the costs of managing and maintaining it. What do you do in these cases? You can host your email at an Exchange hosting provider. Believe it or not, a lot of people...

July 31, 2010  11:11 PM

Exchange DAG to the rescue!

Posted by: Raj Perumal
DAG, Database Availability Group, Exchange

Hi folks! So you are looking at that new daunting Exchange migration that you are thinking about doing and you're wondering if it's worth it? Well I say it is! With Exchange 2010, there is one overriding reason to migrate to Exchange 2010 from your old Exchange 2003 setup. That reason is DAG!...

June 30, 2009  3:31 PM

Microsoft Direct Push Technology

Posted by: Raj Perumal
BlackBerry, Exchange 2003, Exchange 2007, iPhone, Microsoft Direct Push Technology, mobile device, Palm Pre, push e-mail, smartphone, Windows Mobile

Hi folks, so I wanted to talk a little bit about push technology as it relates to mobile devices. This is something that RIM has had for a long time with it's BlackBerry devices. This was one of the major things that set RIM apart from the competition. For example, push technology is when you...

February 6, 2009  4:54 PM

Enabling SSH on a VMware ESXi Server

Posted by: Raj Perumal
#ssh, /etc/inetd.conf, BusyBox, Enable SSH, Enable SSH on ESXi, Enable SSH on VMware ESXi, ESX, Linux, script, scripting, scripts, shell access, unsupported, vi, VMware ESX, VMware ESXi

For those of you that are used to having service console access in VMware ESX server, you might find yourself in for a bit of surprise when you try and do this with ESXi. By default you do not have access. However there is a way to enable access to the console. Why do you need access to the...

January 26, 2009  9:48 PM

Option for showing contacts in Address Book grayed out

Posted by: Raj Perumal
Contacts in address book, grayed out, Outlook

Here's a quick little tip for you Outlook users. In a new Outlook profile you might want to be able to use your Contacts folder in your address book. The obvious way to do this is to go to the properties of the Contacts folder and then check off the Show contacts in address book box. This...

December 1, 2008  1:19 AM

Using BES (BlackBerry Enterprise Server) with Exchange and Multiple GALs (Global Address Lists)

Posted by: Raj Perumal
BES, BlackBerry, Blackberry Enterprise Server, Exchange, Exchange Domain Servers Group, GAL, global address lists, Microsoft Exchange, Microsoft Exchange 2003, multipe GALs, multiple global address lists, offline address list, Outlook, sync appointments, sync calendar

Hi folks, here's an issue you might run into and tear your hair out over. If you have a BES server working with Exchange and are using multiple GALs (Global Address Lists) in your environment, how do you setup the BES service account to access all the users in the different GALs? Well the...

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