BlackBerry Enterprise Server Express Support Options

as at March 5, 2010 – Prepared by Ian Matthews So now that BlackBerry Enterprise Software (BES) is free to businesses with less than 30 BlackBerry users through RIM’s BES Express product, you might think you are free an clear… not so fast.  You are likely going to need support. If you don’t want to pay $250 per call you will likely want to buy one of the packages below.  Most companies are going to…

How to Troubleshoot Exchange 2007 / 2010 AntiSpam Failures

By Ian Matthews, Up & Running Technologies Inc, February 10, 2010  Last Updated February 11, 2010 If you are new to Exchange it can be VERY frustrating trying to find out what happened to a particular email message which you suspect was caught in your spam filter.  This page will help you understand Exchange 2007 / 2010 logging and message tracking. Often, a user will complain that an inbound message was bounced.  The first thing…

A Newbies Guide to Configuring Exchange – ADVANCED TOPICS

By Ian Matthews, Up & Running Technologies Inc, Sept 1, 2009  Last Updated March 14, 2010 You should know three things before you start: I am a definite newbie to Exchange, which is why this I thought I could do a good job creating this documentation for newbies. I am writing this primarily for myself as a cookbook for future Exchange installations.  It is provided WITHOUT WARRENTY OR GUARANTY OF ANY SORT.  USE AT YOUR…

2 Hour Exchange 2007 SP1 Single Server Install

By Ian Matthews, Up & Running Technologies Inc, April 19, 2008  Last Updated October 1, 2009 You should know four things before you start: I am a definite newbie to Exchange, which is why this I thought I could do a good job creating this documentation for newbies. I am writing this primarily for myself as a cookbook for future Exchange installations.  It is provided WITHOUT WARRENTY OR GUARANTY OF ANY SORT.  USE AT YOUR…

Invisible File Extensions in Windows

Invisible file extensions on Windows By Floydman, Bachelor in Computer Sciences [email protected] [email protected] May 7th, 2001 You can distribute this document freely, as long as no changes are made to the file, or as long as credit for it is not pretended by someone else. All comments and suggestions about the material presented here should be directed at [email protected] If future versions of this document include add-ons coming from other people than me, then proper…

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Intel seeks to change cybersecurity with $7.6B McAfee acquisition

By Tim Conneally | BetaNews.com Published August 19, 2010, 10:44 AM Intel Corporation Thursday morning announced that it will acquire security software and management company McAfee Inc. for $7.68 billion in cash. Intel says the move reflects the changing security climate as more non-PC devices connect to the Internet, like cars, TVs, and medical equipment. …”Frankly, the industry needed a paradigm shift — incremental improvements simply couldn’t bridge the opportunity gap. McAfee and Intel Corporation are…

Hard drive breakthough could herald mega-capacity drives

By Ed Oswald | BETANEWS Published August 19, 2010, 3:31 PM …Toshiba said Wednesday that it had made a breakthrough in hard disk design that will allow hard drives to have much higher capacities than what is currently possible today. The research is in something called bit-patterned media, a magnetic storage technology. The recording surface is broken up into tiny magnetic bits, each of which can hold a single bit of data. The bits are…

How To Renew a Terminal Server / Remote Desktop SSL Certificate

CREATE A NEW CERTIFICATE REQUEST: Launch IIS Manager and click the SERVER name (not the websites or virtual directories) In the IIS section, click SERVER CERTIFICATES (if you don’t see this, you are likely not at the server level, go click on the server name at the top of the IIS Manager CONNECTIONS tree) Click CREATE CERTIFICATE REQUEST and complete the form. Note that the only things that really counts is the certificate name (like tsg.commodore.ca)…

11 Reasons NOT to Buy and Apple iPad

The Name: I guess the machine only works 3 out of 4 weeks! No USB: Absoultely inexcusable that Apple is still trying to screw their customers with proprietary peripherals. If I could drop a USB keyboard into it, it might be useful. No Flash: Other than through the use of a special YouTube player you will not be able to watch Flash videos (i.e. most of the videos on the web) 4:3 Aspect Ratio: Love…

Firefox Accounts for 44% of Vulnerabilities Compared to IE’s 15%

http://prosecure.netgear.com/community/security-blog/2009/11/web-browser-vulnerability-report—firefox-leads-the-pack-at-44.php A recent report by Web application security vendor Cenzic pointed out that in the first half of 2009 Firefox totaled for 44% of all vulnerabilities amongst popular Web browsers. Also somewhat surprising is Safari coming in at 35% due to iPhone Safari vulnerabilities (that’s another story in itself). IE came in third at 15% and Opera at 6% (BTW, where was Chrome?).  Firefox (by the way, I’ve been a Firefox user since its debut)…