EMC 2007/2010 IE9 bug fixed

Microsoft have release an IE9 fix to resolve the interoperability issues with between Exchange 2007 and 2010 EMC. Great news (not that I ever get use EMC anymore, well at least that was until this announcement Future of /Hosting Mode).

Anyway back to the fix… Exchange 2007 or 2010 EMC might fail to close with "You must close all dialog boxes before you can close Exchange Management Console". The Exchange team have posted this on there blog with links to the fix, http://blogs.technet.com/b/exchange/archive/2011/10/17/a-fix-for-the-interoperability-issues-between-exchange-2007-and-2010-emc-and-ie9-is-now-available.aspx.


RIP /Hosting Mode – Exchange Server 2010 /Hosting

I have been waiting for this for a while, http://blogs.technet.com/b/exchange/archive/2011/10/13/future-of-hosting-mode.aspx.

In summary…

  • 180 U turn on hosting!
  • You don’t need to use /Hosting Mode, on-premise is probably the preferred choice now
  • No new features will be added to SP2 /Hosting Mode, that includes UM Sad smile
  • You will probably need to use an automation partner or have s**t hot Exchange Admins

While I do not agree with this, I do understand working with one product with tweaks is mush easier. Looks like it is back to the way I used to do Hosted Exchange 2000, 2003 and 2007 before /Hosting Mode was born.

I’ know what I’m doing for the rest of the month….

SysAdmin Required – Basingstoke

I’m looking for a Systems Administrator to join my team in Basingstoke, ideally someone with commercial experience of Exchange Server and PowerShell.

The position has been posted here, http://www.developiq.com/about-us/careers/system-administrator-microsoft.aspx. If you have great service skills and are looking for a step up from Support to SysAdmin this could also be the position for you.