Exchange 2013 SP3 RU8 Fixed

Update 12/12/2014:

Exchange Server 2010 SP3 Update Rollup 8 has been re-released to the Microsoft download center resolving a regression discovered in the initial release. The update RU8 package corrects the issue which impacted users connecting to Exchange from Outlook. The issue was insulated to the MAPI RPC layer and was able to be isolated to quickly deliver the updated RU8 package. The updated RU8 package is version number 14.03.0224.002 if you need to confirm you have the updated package. The updates for Exchange Server 2013 and 2007 were not impacted by this regression and have not been updated.

Exchange 2010 SP3 Rollup 8 taken down

Update: Microsoft has re released it now

Exchange 2010 SP3 RU 8 is no good. If you have downloaded it already, toss it.

Microsoft pulled it and put a little disclaimer on the bottom of the Exchange Team blog about December releases

I installed it and find I cant read email consistently. No detail about what the issue is yet. Getting sick of these bad updates.

Update 12/10/2014:

An issue has been identified in the Exchange Server 2010 SP3 Update Rollup 8. The update has been recalled and is no longer available on the download center pending a new RU8 release. Customers should not proceed with deployments of this update until the new RU8 version is made available. Customers who have already started deployment of RU8 should rollback this update.

The issue impacts the ability of Outlook to connect to Exchange, thus we are taking the action to recall the RU8 to resolve this problem. We will deliver a revised RU8 package as soon as the issue can be isolated, corrected, and validated. We will publish further updates to this blog post regarding RU8.

This issue only impacts the Exchange Server 2010 SP3 RU8 update, the other updates remain valid and customers can continue with deployment of these packages.

 

INTEL Turbo Boost Not Enabled – Plug in the Power Cord

I noticed this on my Samsung Series 9 Ultrabook so I searched for an answer on Google.


It seems plenty of others asked the same question but the answers were either check BIOS or reinstall the turbo boost monitor.


Well there is no setting in the BIOS and the software is working fine. The monitor works it’s turbo boost that isn’t on.


duh. FIX: It only works if the power is connected.


Understandable with a notebook/ultrabook b


 


 


 


 


 

Exchange 2010 Migration

I have to say it was a hell of lot easier to install, maintain and troubleshoot Exchange 2003.


Perhaps a clean install is straightforward, a migration is certainly very complicated.
The management console is poor, you need to drop into Powershell to do many tasks.


And you get to troll Google for all the gotchas, after the fact.
Hey, I would have before hand, but it is not always easy to find them until you get the error messages and the data within them.


Anyway, Up and running except for Outlook Anywhere. Bloody certificates.


I’ll post some links to the info I found useful soon.

Windows XP SP3 breaks Windows Update

If you install XP SP3 on a clean SP2 box Windows Update will no longer work.
Unless you have the newer Windows Update Agent 3.0 your stuck in a hole
There is no way to get it via AU or WU or MU only a manual installation can resolve the issue

1. Download the new Agent (but do not Run it yet) to your Desktop (so you can find it below) :

X86 Version: http://download.windowsupdate.com/WindowsUpdate/redist/standalone/7.0.6000.381/WindowsUpdateAgent30-x86.exe

2. Start, Run, CMD

In the black box:

net stop wuauserv
“%userprofile%\Desktop\WindowsUpdateAgent30-x86.exe” /wuforce (don’t forget the quotation marks)
 net start wuauserv exit

 Thanks to Bill Castner for putting me onto it.

Microsoft Office Proprietary Formats released

Microsoft has finally publically released the specifications for the Word, Excel and Powerpoint and Office Drawing formats (97-2007)


Previously you had to write to Microsoft to obtain them.


http://www.microsoft.com/interop/docs/officebinaryformats.mspx


Microsoft Word


Word 97-2007 Binary File Format (.doc) Specification PDF | XPS


Microsoft PowerPoint


PowerPoint 97-2007 Binary File Format (.ppt) Specification PDF | XPS


Microsoft Excel


Excel 97-2007 Binary File Format (.xls) Specification PDF | XPS


Excel 2007 Binary File Format (.xlsb) Specification PDF | XPS


Office Drawing


Office Drawing 97-2007 Binary Format Specification PDF | XPS

Office DevCon 2007

We’d like to let you know about a community lead event taking place in the Sydney Microsoft Office on the weekend of November 3 & 4. The event has been organised by Australian Office- Access MVP, Graham Seach, and is being hosted at the Microsoft Sydney Office at North Ryde.   We would like to encourage attendance of staff working as Office Developers. It’s a free event afterall…


Office DevCon is a community-driven event aimed squarely at Microsoft Office developers and power-users. It allows people with interests across the Microsoft Office platform to come together in one location to network and hear expert presenters speak on a wide range of advanced Office-related topics.


The purpose of this event is to help you take your knowledge and skills to the next level by learning advanced topics from Microsoft and industry experts from around the world.

You can learn more, review the agenda and register at http://www.block.net.au/devcon/index.htm

Seating is strictly limited, so please be quick to secure a seat at this technical, Microsoft Office Developer event.


 

Vista Updates

So this is what I got last night (30/08/2007) via Automatic Updates


Update for Windows Vista (KB938194)


Update type: Recommended


This update resolves some compatibility and reliability issues in Windows Vista. By applying this update, you can achieve better reliability and hardware compatibility in various scenarios. After you install this item, you may have to restart your computer.


More information: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/938194


Update for Windows Vista (KB933360)


Update type: Important


Installing this update enables your computer to automatically adjust the computer clock on the correct date in 2007 due to revised Daylight Saving Time laws in many countries. After you install this item, you may have to restart your computer.


More information: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/933360


Update for Windows Vista (KB938952)


Update type: Recommended


Install this update to resolve a display issue that occurs during language pack installation and when accessing the Regional and Language Options control panel. After you install this item, you may have to restart your computer.


More information: http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=938952


Update for Windows Vista (KB939165)


Update type: Recommended


This update configures the Windows Customer Experience Improvement Program to improve the quality of software information sent to Microsoft. This information is used to help improve the features you use most often. Participation in the program is voluntary and no information collected is used to identify or contact you. After you install this item, you may have to restart your computer.


More information: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/939165


Update for Windows Vista (KB939159)


Update type: Important


Install this update to resolve an issue in the Background Intelligent Transfer Service (BITS). After you install this item, you may have to restart your computer.


More information: http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=96415


Help and Support:


http://support.microsoft.com