Looking for the requirements to order and a Microsoft Action Pack subscription? Eric has the answers for you.

Over the years I’ve seen Microsoft Action Pack subscriptions show up in what I would consider to be fringe qualifiers of the Action Pack’s target audience.  Usually by way of a well-meaning acquaintance who tells the business owner or someone on staff that they should get a MAPS subscription since they do a lot with Microsoft and it is a great way to get a lot of software cheap, and even though they don’t do IT work or a Microsoft reseller in particular, what they do as “x” is close enough and they should order it. So for those on the … Continue reading Looking for the requirements to order and a Microsoft Action Pack subscription? Eric has the answers for you.

December 18th, 2008 PSSBS Meeting Cancelled due to the winter wonderland weather we are having in the Puget Sound this week.

Puget Sound Small Business Server User Group (PSSBS) TONIGHT’S MEETING (December 18, 2008) IS CANCELLED DUE TO THE EXTREME WEATHER CONDITIONS IN THE PUGET SOUND REGION.   Saw this this morning on the KOMO News Website.  Ryan Goeden is the person who submitted it to their site.  Click on the photo to be taken to the KOMO page. We have snow out here in Port Orchard too, so I’m staying off the roads personally today and figure you may all want to too.  Have a merry Christmas and I’ll see you all in January! – Steve Meetings are the third … Continue reading December 18th, 2008 PSSBS Meeting Cancelled due to the winter wonderland weather we are having in the Puget Sound this week.

Microsoft’s Digital Locker is going away

If you have used Microsoft’s Digital Locker for anything (like Vista Anytime Upgrades) you better head on over to the locker room and get your things because this school is a closin’ (they must have took a page from the Seattle Public Schools’ administrative handbook this week). From: Microsoft [mailto:Microsoft@newsletters.microsoft.com] Sent: Wednesday, December 10, 2008 3:54 PMTo: Steven BanksSubject: ACT NOW: Closing your digital locker account Your Digital Locker Account Will Be Closed in August, 2009.  Dear Digital Locker Customer, This is to notify you that on November 20, 2008 Windows® Marketplace  transitioned from an e-commerce site to a reference site. On … Continue reading Microsoft’s Digital Locker is going away

How to get IMAPS configured on your EBS network (as in BlackBerry Storm)

Okay, I got a phone call that the owner’s son at a customer site has picked up a BlackBerry Storm and is traveling across the country tomorrow and needs it configured.  How do you do it?  Like this: All you need to do to get IMAPS (TCP Port 993) to work for external clients is create a TMG rule.  You’ll want to use IMAPS only, not IMAP, so you’ll keep your email and credentials secure.  Once you create the following rule in TMG, you can go to your cellular provider’s BIS site (http://bis.na.blackberry.com/html?brand=vzw for example) and drop your email address and … Continue reading How to get IMAPS configured on your EBS network (as in BlackBerry Storm)