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16 July 2008
16 July 2008

Using Exchange 2007 for Resource Booking

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The process of booking various resources to go with a meeting room just got a whole lot easier with Exchange 2007. Nathan Winters explains Exchange's resource-scheduling functionality and offers practical advice on how you might go about configuring Exchange to allow users who are scheduling meetings to specify that such things as video conferencing, projection equipment, and refreshments are required for the meeting.… Read more
03 July 2008
03 July 2008

Message Hygiene in Exchange Server 2007

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Around four out of every five email messages are spam. Now that the nuisance threatens to engulf what has become the normal route of business communications worldwide, all the vendors of Mail Servers are taking more active steps to confront the problem. William Lefkovics explains how Microsoft Exchange 2007 is meeting the challenge of the rising tide of spam… Read more
10 June 2008
10 June 2008

High Availability in Exchange 2007

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Neil Hobson writes about the ways that MS Exchange 2007 can ensure that your organisations messaging remains available. He looks at the way that the Mailbox Server role can be made more available using features as Single Copy Clusters, Local Continuous Replication,  and Clustered Continuous Replication. He also discusses ways of improving the resilience of the other server roles.… Read more
11 May 2008
11 May 2008

Execution Plan Basics

Every day, out in the various discussion boards devoted to Microsoft SQL Server, the same types of questions come up again and again: Why is this query running slow? Is my index getting used? Why isn't my index getting used? Why does this query run faster than this query?. The correct response is probably different in each case, but in order to arrive at the answer you have to ask the same return question in each case: have you looked at the execution plan? … Read more