Welcome to my column here on OutlookExchange.
My name is Mitch Tulloch and I am a trainer, consultant, and author of
several computing books including the Microsoft
Encyclopedia of Networking from Microsoft Press, Windows 2000
Administration in a Nutshell from O'Reilly, Administering Exchange 2000
Server from Osborne McGraw-Hill, and other
books. I also reviews new computing books on Swynk
and have a regular column on myITforum.
You can contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
16 Sept 02 MORE
ON TITANIUM - Apparently Titanium (a.k.a Exchange 2003) will be more
of an upgrade than a new version of the product. Microsoft has plans to
integrate SQL Server into a future version of Windows and use it to
replace the Exchange info store, but it won't happen in the next version
of Exchange. Instead, a future version called Kodiak (Exchange 2005?) will
employ Microsoft's new "unified storage" technology, thus
integrating more tightly the various Microsoft server products.
- There will be some enhancements in Titanium however, including:
- Improved migration tools useful for merging companies each having
their own AD forests.
- Shadow copy to let you create a volume snapshot to save to disk,
which complements existing tape backup technologies.
- Better support for wireless clients using Outlook Mobile Access,
borrowed from Mobile Information Server.
- Support for 8-way clustering using Windows .NET Server 2003 (note
that Exchange 2000 cannot install on Windows .NET Server 2003, you'll
have to install Titanium on it instead if you plan to migrate to that
NEW PRODUCTS - Discus Data
will be announcing two new products at the upcoming MEC n Anaheim,
- ExMS Enterprise Provisioning Manager for policy-based management of
- ExMS Password Reset Manager lets users reset their own passwords.
Check out their press release
for more info.
HOT - Be sure to check out my new Exchange/Outlook
Troubleshooter section, where I've compiled tips from KB articles and
other sources on various Exchange and Outlook troubleshooting issues. Topics I've added so far
include experiencing slow connections, cannot connect, connecting over a slow
link, client hangs, experiencing slow client performance. More topics
what Rod Trent, renowned SMS guru and manager of myITforum
says about my Microsoft Encyclopedia of Networking, 2nd
Edition, from Microsoft Press: "I love books like this! This guide has every network reference you can think of. If you are any kind of network administrator, you'll want a complete reference on your desk. When you were in school, you'd have to grab Webster's daily to complete projects or double-check your own work. Well...now that you've graduated into the Geek world, you need your own Geekified Webster's. I use this reference daily to look up terms I've always talked about, but not quite understood completely. And, believe it or not (OK, I'm a Geek, too), I'll sit in bed and just browse the text from time-to-time, picking up something new every time I crack the book."
it today! And be sure to check out other
books by Mitch!!
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