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Click here to download Rollup 4 for Exchange Server 2010 Service Pack 1.
Some of the known issues were addressed @ Update Rollup 4 for Exchange Server 2010 SP1:
2465292 "MAPI_E_FAILONEPROVIDER (0x8004011D)" error message when you access an Exchange Server 2010 mailbox by using a MAPI application
2394554 An email message is not delivered if it contains unsupported encoded characters in the subject line in an Exchange Server 2010 environment
2491951 You cannot install Exchange Server 2010 SP1 if the NetBIOS domain name of the domain controller contains an ampersand (&) character
2500648 "There are no items to show in this view." error message when you try to view a folder in Outlook in an Exchange Server 2010 environment
2533538 You cannot look up the free/busy information of a user who is located on an Exchange Server 2010 organization from another Exchange Server 2010 organization
2506820 The free/busy information does not display of a user whose mailbox is located on an Exchange Server 2003 server
You can get the list of issues fixed in this Rollup available here.
It’s nice to see an update from Windows team blog regarding from Terry Myerson Windows Phone 7’s upcoming Mango that Windows Phone development team officially signed off on RTM (Release to Manufacturing). For more info, click here…
Earlier this year at CES 2011, MS announced that the next version of Windows will run on System-on-Chip (SoC) architectures. It revealed more about how every level of Windows architecture is being reimagined, specifically details around how we are thinking about the user interface & new generation of touch-centric hardware. Some time earlier, we showcased the next generation of Windows at D9 conference, code named “Windows 8”. You can have a look at the below video introduces a few of the basic elements of the new user interface, titled Building "Windows 8" - Video #1.
View in stand-alone player (.mp4) If you’re a developer you can sign-up for our developer event called BUILD: Windows in September to get more about the platform.
What way to start with…
Today Windows Server Home Server announced the release of the Windows Server Solutions Phone Connector for Windows Home Server 2011 (aka Integrating Windows Phone 7 with your WHS 2011 Server). This add-in enables you to connect to your home, business, or storage server by using your Windows Phone 7 phone. This installation package provides the Windows Server Solutions Phone Connector server component for integration of Windows Phone 7 into Windows Home Server 2011, Windows Small Business Server 2011 Essentials, and Windows Storage Server 2008 R2 Essentials.
Once the integration of your Windows Phone 7 phone into a Windows Server Solutions server, you can use your phone to perform remote server management tasks (such as view alerts, manage users, and start and stop backups). In addition, with appropriate permissions, you can use your phone to view or access media files that are stored on the server.
The Phone connecter requires both a server sided add-in which you can download from http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=214671 , and a Windows Phone 7 Application which can be downloaded through the Zune Market place on your phone or via your PC or simply search for My Home Server to find the application.
References: Windows Team blog : http://windowsteamblog.com/windows/b/windowshomeserver/archive/2011/07/15/windows-server-solutions-phone-connector-for-windows-home-server-2011-releases.aspx TechNet: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/hh319881.aspx
What I tried? Sometime earlier i reviewed (tried) the new command-line utility Microsoft Office Binary File Format Validator (beta) – which helps to to validate binary file format files for the following files and applications: .doc files (Microsoft Word 97/2000/2003 and file formats supported by Microsoft Office Word 2007/2010), .xls files (Microsoft Excel 97/2000/2003 and file formats supported by Microsoft Office Excel 2007/2010) and .ppt files (Microsoft PowerPoint 97/2000/2003 and file formats supported by Microsoft Office PowerPoint2007/2010).
Interesting facts that I observed: + Utility runs without requiring an installation of Word, Excel or PowerPoint on the computer. + Utility is supported on any computer that is running Windows XP with Service Pack 2 (SP2) or later versions. + When you run Microsoft Office Binary File Format Validator Beta, it either validates the complete file or fails at the first point where the scanned file does not comply with the particular binary file format open specification. Installation/Uninstall: Installation/Uninstall is straight forward. You can download appropriate one for 32-bit or the 64-bit operating system. On successful installation, you can notice a shortcut Microsoft Office Binary File Format Validator Beta launcher to the Start menu in Microsoft Office Binary File Format Validator in All Programs. Also the uninstallation works great for me.
How to validate & what’s the outcome?
+ When a nonconformance issue is located in the scanned file, Microsoft Office Binary File Format Validator Beta writes out a detailed log file, in XML format, that helps you locate and debug the error.
+ Let we see how to the Successful validation works: I tried the following at command line to validate “sample1.doc”: C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\BFFValidator>bffvalidator.exe “C:\test\Sample1.doc” I notice that the Command Prompt window message includes the location of the file that was scanned, the time stamp of when the scan was finished and the location of the log file. PASSED at 07/12/11 10:14:19 Log at: C:\test\Sample1.doc.bffvalidator.07-12-11_10-14-19.xml I looked at the .xml file (log file), which contains the following information <BFFValidation path="C:\test\Sample1.doc" datetime="07/12/11 10:14:19" result="PASSED"> </BFFValidation> Will continue the remaining in the next post about my further review on the same…
Haven’t you tried the new SQL Server cloud-ready information platform Microsoft SQL Server Code Name “Denali” Evaluation edition is available for download & evaluate?
If you have tried earlier then, you can share your valuable feedback about the new Business Intelligence (BI) features, creating tabular models on an Analysis Services server etc? Also let us know, what additional features would you like to suggest? If you found any new software bugs, you can upload the same and provide your valuable feedback to us, using the following @ http://connect.microsoft.com/SQLServer/Feedback (you can add new feedback or comment on existing issues!!)