Exchange 2007 uses SAN certificates, which allow you to mix several different server names in a single certificate. Generating a certificate can be a problem, as the PowerShell command needed to generate the certificate signing request can be long, and unwieldy – and it’s easy enough to make a mistake when typing in part of a long command.
Security back at the top of the exec agenda
In the wake of the recent Sony Playstation hack, Amazon EC2 outage and Epsilon data theft, information security is once again back in the news – for all the wrong reasons.
Like any other database, Exchange needs a little TLC if you want to recover from any downtime.
ActiveSync. Nokia and other handset manufacturers have licensed ActiveSync but there are still far more handsets that don’t support it.
Social networking has only gained popularity in the last three or four years, but it is generating the same concerns that instant messaging did at the start of the decade.
Dealing with end-of-life hardware can be a burden for it consultants, but managing recycling and trade-ins for clients provides a business opportunity, as well as a chance to help the environment.
Simplification is the most important thing when designing a backup system. Look for software that runs across all the operating systems you are backing up and that has the right agents and plug-ins for the applications your customer uses.
1. If your clients rack up the airmiles then WorldMate Live is an ideal travel companion. It’ll help manage itineraries, keep track of exchange rates and weather and (if you’re using the premium version) even find alternative flights.
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