Brien Posey

Brien Posey is the vice president of research and development for Relevant Technologies. He writes technical content for a variety of publications and Web sites. You can reach him through his Web site at brienposey.com.

Articles by Brien Posey
Managing Exchange 2007 in a Mixed Environment
Learn about some common coexistence problems with Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 and Exchange Server 2003, and what you need to know about working around them.
Preparing for Office Communications Server 2007
OCS can be a bear to install, so make sure you're ready before you start.
Email Archiving: What Are You Waiting For?
In this Technical Advisory, you’ll learn why you should care about email archiving, how to avoid some rookie mistakes, and the problem with Exchange Server PSTs. And it provides a quick reference to email compliance regulations.
Modernizing Exchange Server Backup and Recovery
Traditional tape-based backups have problems with performance and recovery options, but disk-to-disk-to-tape and Microsoft VSS–based solutions can help you modernize your backup system.
Virtualizing Exchange 2007 and Exchange 2003 with Hyper-V
Hyper-V performs much better than Microsoft's previous virtualization products. Here's an overview of the considerations, processes, and requirements associated with using Hyper-V to virtualize Exchange 2007 and Exchange 2003 servers.
Introducing System Center Mobile Device Manager
Microsoft offers robust, secure mobile functionality for the enterprise with System Center Mobile Device Manager (MDM) 2008. MDM takes advantage of Windows Mobile 6.1 devices, and brings more security to Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 mobile messaging.
New Features Freshen OWA in Exchange Server 2007 SP1
A slew of improvements to Outlook Web Access, such as a more robust OWA Light, personal DLs, and new or improved support for WebReady Document Viewing, S/MIME, public folders, and monthly calendars, give your end users a better Outlook webmail client.
Secure Your Exchange Server - 13 Aug 2008
Executive Summary:

Use the Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 XML files Exchange2007.xml and Exchange2007Edge.xml with Windows Server 2003 SP1’s Security Configuration Wizard to secure your Exchange environment.

Secure Your Exchange Server - 26 Jun 2008
Use two Exchange 2007 XML files in conjunction with Windows Server 2003 SP1’s Security Configuration Wizard to harden your environment.
Troubleshooting Exchange ActiveSync
Solve mobile device synchronization problems in Exchange Server 2003 with these tips and a free Microsoft tool that you can use for problems related to Exchange ActiveSync (EAS), Always Up to Date (AUTD), and mobile messaging in general.
Exchange Server 2007 for Exchange 2003 Admins, Part 1 1
A redesigned architecture has given us a new set of management tools that you need to learn how to use.
Integrating Exchange Server 2007 and SharePoint Server 1
Learn how to configure Microsoft Office SharePoint Server (MOSS) to work with Exchange Server and Outlook Web Access (OWA) so your organization can use an intranet to easily share documents.
4 Tips for Maintaining Your Server Hardware
Hardware doesn’t live forever. If you neglect an aging server and expect it to continue to perform the way it always has, you’re in for a surprise.
6 Tips to Keep Exchange Server 2003 Humming
As a server ages, it can become a lot less reliable. But you can prolong your Exchange Server’s life, and avoid nasty surprises, by following these common-sense maintenance tips.
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