My contributions to future and past events

Reading Time: 2 minutes Sometimes people ask me whether I’m busy and with what. Well, next to my “normal” job consulting, designing, implementing and troubleshooting Exchange, Office 365 and some other stuff. Next to attending events and such, I also contribute to them. The 31st of October there will be an Exchange day in the Netherlands, organized by the Dutch IT Pro group NGN. Together with Jaap Wesselius, Kay Sellenrode, Johan Veldhuis, Jetze Mellema,  Michel de Rooij and Ashley Flentge we will have full

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Exchange 2013 and all other Office products RTM bits are now available on TechNet!

Reading Time: < 1 minute Looks like Microsoft itself can’t wait to release the RTM bits of Exchange 2013 and it’s family members, because they are currently available on TechNet. See proof below: Like the RTM announcement this availability is quite a lot sooner than expected, or actually announced. Microsoft itself aimed at half november for TechNet subscribers. Should we think more of this? Nah, let’s just enjoy it. If anything, Microsoft had al lot extra time built-in just in case one of the product

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iOS6 and ActiveSync bug fixed in Zarafa/Z-Push

Reading Time: 2 minutes Yesterday Zarafa published a blog post in which they announced their fix for the iOS6 ActiveSync appointment issue. For those who don’t know, Zarafa is an open source Exchange clone (a bit like Zimbra) and uses the open source “plug-in” Z-Push for its server side ActiveSync implementation. Although the work seems solid and commendable, I do have some issues with the post (No, I’m not trying to be mean). Especially when they describe their fix for Exchange (which is not

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Exchange Server 2013 certification path visualized

Reading Time: < 1 minute A few days back my pal Cor Reinhard (like me a MEC 2012 veteran ) posted information on how to achieve the new Microsoft Certified Solutions Master: Messaging certification and the issues that currently surround it. As I was planning my own certification path, I decided to visualize this as it can be confusing and not always very clear which requirements are needed for a certain certification title. I’ve decided to make this available for everyone interested in it. At

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Windows Phone 8 in pictures – Samsung ATIV S hands-on

Reading Time: 5 minutes During an Windows 8 event (Dutch) organized by the company I work for (OGD ICT Diensten, Dutch) there was also a small exhibit hall. I was responsible for Office 365 and Exchange and even demonstrated the Exchange 2013 Preview, especially the new OWA on an iPad. That’s awesome BTW . But Samsung also had a stand (next to others) and next to the very interesting ATIV tablets, they also had the Windows Phone 8 (WP8) ATIV S! I could even

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Exchange 2013 is RTM, so… what now? (or Migrating to Exchange 2013)

Reading Time: 3 minutes *20121026 updated 2010 Schema prepped scenario* Last week Microsoft announced the Release to Manufacturing (RTM) status of it’s Office products including Exchange 2013. That’s exciting news! Now can we upgrade already? Well, no not yet. Firstly, the RTM bits will be available mid-november for MSDN/TechNet but also for Volume licensing customers. General availability is announced for first quarter of 2013. Secondly, availability of the bits is not everything. Depending on your situation you possibly have to wait for updates etc.,

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