Additional Feeds added to the Aggregated Feed

Hi,

I have just spent a little time updating the list of links on the links page and have also taken the time to ensure that any blogs that are linked to are also pulled into the Aggregated RSS feed.

You should therefore now find much more content on the aggregation page which means you can gather many blog feeds just by pulling down the RSS feed from the Aggregated RSS page:

http://www.mmmug.co.uk/cs/roller/default.aspx

Hope this is useful.

If there are any sites you would like added to the list or the feed then let me know.

Cheers

Nathan


Site Speed

It has been mentioned in the forums that the site speed is sometimes rather slow.

Firstly for me it appears that the load time is slow however, after that things speed up. I believe this is similar to other community server based sites so there may be little that can be done.

On the general speed side of things, the site will be moved to quicker hardware and a faster Internet connection in the next week or so, so if you can bear with me until then that would be great.

If things are very slow at specific times please let me know and I will investigate further.

Thanks

Nathan


The Unified Communications User Group

Hi,

Well I went to the second Unified Communications User Group (MUCUGUK) meeting last night.

The group is run by Arthur Pounder and Russ Kirk and has been going for just a few months. The evening was a great chance to meet up with the organisers of a user group which has a very close subject matter to our own.

I have no doubt that in the next few months we shall arrange some cross over sessions to introduce people to both the Live Communication Server and the new Unified Communications features of Exchange.

The web site for the group can be found here:

http://mucuguk.org/


Info about the old "push email" pre SP2

Here is a useful post on the ELHO blog which I hope some of you might find useful.

It is just an overview of some of the settings and issues that you will face if you deploy the RTM version of AUTD (Always up to date) which is based around SMS messages.

Here is a link:

http://msexchangeteam.com/archive/2006/07/18/428351.aspx

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For more info about Exchange Active Sync setup and feature see my article on the articles page.

http://www.mmmug.co.uk/cs/blogs/nweb/articles/6.aspx

Cheers

Nathan

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Request for content

Hi Everyone,

Well as you can now see we have our first members so the community is already beginning to grow.

This post is a request for help in providing quality content for the site.

If anyone is interested in blogging on the site or providing Exchange or Mobility specific articles please get in touch either through the site or by email:

nathan@clarinathan.co.uk

I look forward to hearing from you!

Cheers

Nathan

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Pocket Hosts App

Hi,

I have just found this very useful app called Pocket Hosts.

It is a very simple app which allows you to statically map names to IP addresses on Windows mobile devices just like creating a hosts file on a Windows PC.

This is really useful for testing especially when your test lab uses live Internet DNS names but is actually only an isolated system!

Here is a link to the download site, hope you find it useful.

http://www.handango.com/PlatformProductDetail.jsp?programId=45&productId=54305

Cheers

Nathan

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Edit:

One thing you should note…

….Make sure you do a soft reset after adding hosts otherwise they don’t seem to be picked up (at least on my test device anyway!)

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The Windows Mobile Emulator

Recently I have been investigating the new Windows Mobile Emulator that includes the MSFP.

If you are interested the emulator can be downloaded from here:

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=C62D54A5-183A-4A1E-A7E2-CC500ED1F19A&displaylang=en

I think that this is a great idea for a piece of software but as yet there is little documentation. In fact, getting it to connect to the internet is rather tricky especially on VMs (I haven’t actually managed it yet!)

Still there is some info out there. Take a look at the following pages for a good starter guide.

http://happyfunboy.blogspot.com/2006/05/wm5-device-emulator-preparation.html

http://www.chrisrue.com/funcave/2006/06/wm5-device-emulator-connection.html

http://www.chrisrue.com/funcave/2006/06/wm5-device-emulator-direct-push-action.html

http://msexchangeteam.com/archive/2006/05/19/427746.aspx

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I hope this helps a few people get started and with a bit of luck I may make progress getting it to work in a VM. If I do, I will certainly let you know!

Cheers

Nathan


Introduction to the MMMUG

Hi,

Welcome to the Microsoft Messaging and Mobility User Group UK.

This blog will be used to give information about the site and the group.

I hope that you find the site useful and look forward to meeting you at our meetings in various locations in the UK.

Cheers

Nathan