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Exchange 2010: Yeah, we’ve got that!

November 11th, 2009 at 3:00 pm » Comments (2)

Microsoft Exchange 2010 became Generally Available on Monday, November 9th. That was two days ago. A few things coincided that made moving to Exchange 2010 a good decision (I think), even though we just finished moving to Exchange 2007 from 2003 about a month ago, including some snapshot/backup issues with my Exchange 2007 server that […]

Exchange 2010: Moderation and Nested Bypass

November 11th, 2009 at 1:03 pm » Comments (7)

A new feature of Microsoft  Exchange 2010 (yes it’s out, yes we’re using it now, and yes I’m jumping ahead with this post rather than talking about implementing it :-) is called Moderation. It’s pretty slick, you can basically take a mailbox or Distribution Group and make it moderated so emails sent to it are […]

Palm Treo 755p and Centro Exchange 2007 ActiveSync

September 22nd, 2009 at 5:43 pm » Comments (2)

Did you upgrade to Exchange 2007 but are having issues with Palm OS devices like the Palm Treo 755p and the Palm Centro? I did this past weekend, and I have one Centro that worked fine, but three other PalmOS devices (two Treo 755p units and a Centro) had issues. They would connect, say Receiving, and […]

SMS Text Messaging and Churches

May 26th, 2009 at 11:49 am » Comments (3)

Most churches are using email now to connect with their members. Sure many were slow on the uptake and there are still some that don’t use it…there are enough churches around to cover all of the technological (or lack thereof) spectrum. We’ve certainly been through a few technolgies and right now we use (or are […]

Contemplating the iPhone 3G

June 12th, 2008 at 5:49 pm » Comments (9)

I really didn’t care that much when Apple introduced the original iPhone. Yeah it’s cool, but it wouldn’t sync with Exchange using ActiveSync, and without that it’s pretty useless to me. Well, that and it has no hardware keyboard. The new one coming out on July 11th will not only support ActiveSync (and better from […]

Postini does smaller non-profit online orders now! (Mostly)

March 7th, 2008 at 5:31 pm » Comments (2)

Thanks to Rob Shaw from Greenwood Christian Church for commenting on my last post about Postini and letting me know that Google has released Postini at non-profit pricing for their two lower-tier (Message Filtering, $3/year/user before 66% discount, and Message Security, $12/year/user before 66% discount) messaging solutions! Their highest tier, Message Discovery, adds message archiving […]

Apple’s iPhone Getting Exchange ActiveSync! And Google does Outlook Sync, too

March 6th, 2008 at 1:55 pm » Comments (2)

All I can say is: it’s about time. The only reason I can see for Apple not including ActiveSync capabilities (push email, calendar, and more synchronized directly with an Exchange server, just like Windows Mobile devices and some Palm devices) when the iPhone was released was that they needed the money from iPhone sales to […]

Postini doesn’t do non-profit yet, depending on size (updated)

February 6th, 2008 at 1:54 pm » Comments (2)

UPDATE on March 7th: Thanks to this comment below, I’ve discovered that Postini has now made two of the three options available for non-profits via web-based ordering! I received an email response from my request for a sales rep regarding Postini at non-profit prices. Here’s what they (in specific, Peter from The Google Message Security […]

Postini Email Filtering: price drops like Chevy!

February 6th, 2008 at 11:20 am » Comments (1)

Postini, a popular spam filtering service (also filters viruses and has some other cool features) purchased by Google a while back, just dropped their prices “like a rock.” The drop is for business users, but on top of the new price, non-profits and education customers get an additional 66% off! That’s two-thirds, folks! Apparently Google […]

How to Schedule Weekly Email Reports to Staff?

January 2nd, 2008 at 1:46 pm » Comments (3)

We have at least one weekly email that gets sent out to staff members each week. It’s a short report that each person fills out and sends to their immediate supervisor. It is supposed to be sent out early Monday morning every week. The administrative assistant that has been tasked with sending these to everyone […]