Henrik Walther Blog

Written by Henrik Walther, the intention with this blog is to deliver the best content when it comes to information, news, tips and tweaks for the Microsoft Exchange Server product. There is a discussion on various aspects of Exchange administration and management with a very special focus on Exchange Server 2010.

RIM Acquires Ascendent Systems

I must admit RIM are going in the right direction with this move, especially with Exchange 12 (E12) on the horizon…
Acquisition Enables RIM to Deliver Enhanced Voice Solutions to Enterprise Customers
San Jose, CA and Waterloo, ON – Research In Motion (RIM) (Nasdaq: RIMM; TSX: RIM) today announced it has acquired Ascendent Systems, a leading provider of solutions that simplify voice mobility implementations in the enterprise. Ascendent, a member of the BlackBerry® ISV Alliance Program, makes the Ascendent® Voice Mobility Suite, a standards-based software solution that augments existing PBX (Private Branch Exchange) and IP-PBX (Internet Protocol Private Branch Exchange) systems and supports heterogeneous telephony environments to "push" voice calls and extend corporate desk phone functionality to mobile users on their wireless handset or any wireline phone. Ascendent will become a wholly-owned subsidiary of RIM. Terms of the agreement were not disclosed.
“The Ascendent Voice Mobility Suite is a perfect complement to the BlackBerry Enterprise Solution. This deal allows us to further extend and enhance the use of wireless communications in the enterprise by offering a voice mobility solution that helps customers align their mobile voice and data strategies,” said Jim Balsillie, Chairman and Co-CEO at RIM.
“We developed a solution that extends the identity, security and manageability of the corporate desk phone to the wireless phone. It allows enterprises to be more responsive to their customers, encourages collaboration and increases sales opportunities by providing a mob

RIM Announces Availability of BlackBerry Enterprise Server v4.1

New Release Makes it Easier to Manage Larger BlackBerry Deployments, Provides Integration with Enterprise Instant Messaging (IM) Systems, and Incorporates a New Visual Development Tool for Creating Applications from Web Services
Waterloo, ON – Research In Motion (RIM) (Nasdaq: RIMM; TSX: RIM) today announced the immediate availability of BlackBerry Enterprise Server™ v4.1 and BlackBerry Enterprise Server – Small Business Edition v4.1 for Microsoft® Exchange and IBM Lotus® Domino™. The latest versions of BlackBerry Enterprise Server build upon the manageability and power of BlackBerry® as a platform for wireless communications and mobile access to corporate data.
Incorporating feedback from thousands of enterprise customers across the globe, BlackBerry Enterprise Server v4.1 includes new functionality that makes it easier than ever to expand populations of BlackBerry users and manage larger scale deployments. The new release further expands wireless communications in the enterprise by providing tight integration with leading platforms for enterprise instant messaging, including Microsoft Windows Messenger, Live Communications Server 2005 and IBM Lotus Sametime. BlackBerry Enterprise Server v4.1 also incorporates support for the new BlackBerry Mobile Data System™ v4.1 (MDS) application development and deployment environment, which includes BlackBerry MDS Studio™ (a new visual development tool for creating BlackBerry wireless applications from Web Services).
“RIM continues to enhance the BlackBerry platform and extend its industry leadership. BlackBerry Enterprise Server v4.1

Are you having issues when synchronizing your Windows Mobile 5 device with an Exchange 2003 Server using Exchange ActiveSync (EAS)?

All the way back since the first Windows Mobile 2005-based devices started appearing on the market, I’ve had several questions from people who, for one reason or the other, couldn’t get their device to synchronize properly with an Exchange 2003 Server using Exchange ActiveSync (EAS). In most of the cases the reason turned out to be, that the mobile device simply didn’t trust the certificate provider, who issued the certificate that had been installed on the respective Exchange Server. For some reason (and I really don’t know why! ) a Windows Mobile 5 device, by default, doesn’t trust all the certificates Internet Explorer trusts. This means that you, in most situations, need to install the immediate and root certificates from the respective certificate provider manually on the device. This can typically be done by copying the certificate to the device (in .DER format), where you then simply double-click on it in File Explorer.
I’ll also include this information in one of my upcoming articles, that will cover the new Messaging Security Feature Pack (MSFP) also known as the Adaption Kit Update 2 (AKU2), which will appear here on MSExchange.org in a near future.

The MSFP (Messaging Security Feature Pack) aka AKU2 (Adaption Kit Update 2) starts appearing

Yes I agree we have waited far too long for the mobile device providers to ship an updated ROM that includes the MSFP (Messaging Security Feature Pack) also known as the AKU2 (Adaption Kit Update 2). For those of you who should not know this the MSFP, among other things, allows us to make use of the new DirectPush technology included in Exchange 2003 Service Pack 2 (I’m currently finishing an article covering DirectPush in-depth, it should get publish here on MSExchange.org in a near future).
A little over a week ago i-mate released an updated ROM for the K-JAM device, and will release an update for the JasJar in a few days (should already have been released in the beginning of this week). Today Orange UK released an updated ROM build for the SPV C600 device, which you can download here.

First E12 article has been published

As I promised you in the February edition of our newsletter, you can look forward to plenty of Exchange 12 (E12) related articles here on MSExchange.org in a near future. If you haven’t already noticed, the first one which shows you how to do relatively simple Exchange management tasks (such as moving mailboxes etc.) via the Exchange 12 Management shell (which are based on MSH aka Monad) were published today!

Blog intro

Alright finally I have decided to start a blog here on MSExchange.org. There are several reasons behind this decision, some of you might be aware I’ve been blogging since 2002 (over at my Danish Exchange site – www.exchange-faq.dk), back when blogging still was a very new concept. But since Denmark isn’t among the biggest countries in the world, I thought I would try to reach an even larger crowd by starting a blog in English here on MSExchange.org too.
The main purpose of this blog is get even closer to all you readers of my articles, as well as all you Exchange admin’s who hangs around and post interesting questions/issues on the message boards.
I look forward to post about interesting Exchange (mainly Exchange 2003/12) related subjects/issues, and to communicate with you in an additional way

[STICKY] Exchange Server News: Microsoft Exchange Server, messaging and collaboration news and updates

Be sure to get all the breaking news on the latest developments regarding Microsoft Exchange Server, the Collaboration and Messaging server, within the News section.

The Exchange News section will update Exchange administrators on when patches, tools, service packs and new versions are released, when webcasts are broadcast, and seminars are held; Be informed of new mobile messaging and mobile access features, security updates and OWA enhancements.

[STICKY] Exchange Central: Microsoft Exchange Server information, tips, and tweaks by MVP Henrik Walther

The Exchange Central category delivers information, tips and tweaks for Microsoft Exchange Server on topics such as mobile messaging, MONAD, and Active Directory integration.

There is also a discussion on various aspects of Exchange administration and management with a very special focus on the upcoming version of the product, Exchange Server 2007 (aka E12).

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