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Apple’s MobileMe Service: No Linux For You

I have a first generation Apple iPhone and on the 11th of July I downloaded the version 2.0 software via iTunes. I had been reading about the iPhone’s new 2.0 software functions and the MobileMe service and was eager to try them out. We currently have a Microsoft Exchange 2003 infrastructure and I was curious to see how the MobileMe …

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Ten Years West-Age Web Services

A few friends have asked me to elaborate on this a bit because they know West-Age Web Services has been around about 17 years. I have decided I should write a bit of history about this and will publish it soon.

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Project File: Grants Pass Properties

West-Age Web Services announced today the launch of Grants Pass Properties, grantspass-properties.com, a property listing web site targeted at independent real estate agents, real estate brokers and small to mid-sized property management companies. The Grants Pass Properties web site presents an attractive look and user friendly navigation allowing the web sites visitors to easily find properties that meet their search …

Going Ubuntu Linux

I have been a loyal Microsoft advocate for a long time, everyone who knows me knows this.  I also was a early adopter of the Windows Vista beta program and did some extensive testing on our network with some positive results.  However, the final conclusion I arrived at was that there is really no compelling business reason to migrate to Windows …

Implementing SPAM Block Lists In Microsoft Exchange 2003

Many companies spend hundreds, even thousands of dollars each year attempting to reduce or eliminate SPAM junk email from their inboxes and servers. If you are using a POP3 email provider you are more or less at their mercy of how Spam is handled.  Often this is a digital yes or no option meaning that you can either enable their …

Quick and illustrative communication with your Tablet PC

I don’t come across many Tablet PC users in the field as most users of this platform tend to be vertical markets like FedEx, UPS or doctors, but when I do meet one you can usually tell they are very enthusiastic about the device.  I have been using a HP TR-3000 ruggedized TabletPC for over a year now and it …

Installing SharePoint Portal Server 2003 on a Server with Windows SharePoint Services

Abstract: Learn how to install Microsoft Office SharePoint Portal Server 2003 on a server that already has Microsoft Windows SharePoint Services 2.0 installed, and incorporate existing SharePoint sites into the new configuration. Introduction Microsoft Office SharePoint Portal Server 2003 builds on the technology of Microsoft Windows SharePoint Services 2.0. Users who have installed Windows SharePoint Services will often want to take full advantage of …

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Dell PERC RAID Multiple Drive Failure

This article is to help you get your Dell PowerEdge servers equipped with the PERC RAID controller back online if you experience a multiple drive failure.  A multiple drive failure will be indicated by flashing amber lights on more than one physical hard drive in your RAID array. Background:  Some Dell servers equipped with PERC RAID controllers can experience multiple drive …

How to configure connection filtering to use Realtime Block Lists (RBLs)

How to configure connection filtering to use Realtime Block Lists (RBLs) and how to configure recipient filtering in Exchange 2003 SUMMARYYou can use the connection filtering and recipient filtering features in Microsoft Exchange Server 2003 to help reduce unwanted mass e-mail or unsolicited commercial e-mail (UCE) in your organization. Connection filtering is used to configure Exchange Server to contact a …

SMTP tar pit feature for Microsoft Windows Server 2003

This article explains tar pitting your Windows 2003 Server. Important This article contains information about how to modify the registry. Click here for the full MS KB article (opens a new window). What is SMTP tar pitting? Tar pitting is the practice of deliberately inserting a delay into certain SMTP communications that are associated with spam or with other unwanted …