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July, 2008

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July 25, 2008  12:58 PM

I know who I am – Do you know my name?



Posted by: Troy Tate
administration, awareness, blogging, Browsers, Database, DataCenter, DataManagement, design, Development, email, Exchange, Exchange 2007, howto, internet, Microsoft Windows, online identity, Policy, policy enforcement, reporting, research, Security, subscriptions, troubleshooting, website, wiki, WWW

If you read my previous post then you know we recently went through a major e-mail system migration. Part of that e-mail migration included moving from various naming...

July 25, 2008  12:41 PM

2000 users – new mailboxes – one weekend – DONE!



Posted by: Troy Tate
administration, antivirus, CA, certificate authority, CIO, DataCenter, DataManagement, design, digital signatures, email, Exchange, Exchange 2007, internet, Microsoft, Microsoft Windows, Networking, Outlook Web Access, OWA, Powershell, tools, troubleshooting

Well, we did it! We implemented new mailboxes on Microsoft Exchange 2007 for over 2000 users in one weekend. Of course it took lots of planning, testing and blood, sweat, tears during the process, but we are now on one e-mail platform where there were at least 5 before. We had more domains than we...


July 17, 2008  2:29 PM

Did you see this? – SharePoint Administration Toolkit (Office SharePoint Server)



Posted by: Troy Tate
administration, DataCenter, DataManagement, design, howto, Microsoft Windows, MOSS, SharePoint, tools

SharePoint Administration Toolkit (Office SharePoint Server) This article provides information for farm administrators about Batch Site Manager and the updatealert operation for...


July 17, 2008  2:10 PM

Did you see this? – Microsoft Security Compliance Management Accelerator toolkit



Posted by: Troy Tate
Data security, DataCenter, design, Metrics, Microsoft Windows, Monitoring, policy enforcement, reporting, Security, tools

Monitor the security compliance state of your IT environment for computers running Windows.

In today’s IT environment, the ability to comply with regulations and industry standards, such as the...


July 10, 2008  7:46 PM

Ten ways to realize your Internet connection is a little slow



Posted by: Troy Tate
Browsers, humor, internet

- Text on Web pages display as Morse Code. - Graphics arrive via FedEx. - You believe a heavier string might improve your throughput - You post a message to your favorite Newsgroup and it displays a week later. - Your credit card expires while ordering on-line. - Playboy web site exhibits...


July 8, 2008  5:12 PM

Browser warnings – Danger Will Robinson! – or did it just cry “Wolf!”?



Posted by: Troy Tate
anti-virus, antivirus, awareness, botnet, Data security, Development, Firefox, forensics, Google, honeynet, honeypot, IT education, malware, Metrics, online identity, Policy, policy enforcement, reporting, Security, web, website, WWW

I sometimes browse the internet using Firefox. I say sometimes because Internet Explorer is the standard browser at my company and Firefox is not supported by IT. Well, since I work in IT, sometimes you have to test things on behalf of users and also to see how certain sites are different depending...


July 2, 2008  2:33 PM

Did you see this? – The Great SPAM diet results are in



Posted by: Troy Tate
anti-virus, antivirus, awareness, botnet, Data security, email, malware, Metrics, Monitoring, online identity, Performance, reporting, research, Security, spam

See my previous post on The Great SPAM Diet. The results are now in and darkReading has the...

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July 2, 2008  1:57 PM

If no one is answering the front door – try the back door



Posted by: Troy Tate
awareness, blogging, Browsers, CIO, customer service, DataManagement, design, Development, diagnostics, howto, Metrics, Performance, troubleshooting, web, website, WWW

I recently went to Target and was going to look at my daughter's wedding registry to see what she and her fiance had selected. When I got to the registry kiosks, there was a Target team member and a customer having problems getting into the service. The Target team member was on the phone...


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