Windows 8 Mail requires 3rd party SSL certificate for Exchange

If you have a Windows 8 Mail client that won’t connect to an Exchange account, check to see if you have a self-assigned SSL certificate installed on your Exchange Server. A “3rd party” certificate (GeoTrust, Thawte, VeriSign, Go Daddy for example) will take care of your problem. You can confirm if this is in fact the case by running the Microsoft Remote Connectivity Analyzer, testing Exchange ActiveSync (

Windows 8 for Microsoft Partner Action Pack Subscribers

I checked today with the Microsoft Action Pack Regional Service Center for the Unites States on what the availability of Windows 8 will be for US Partners who have current Action Pack subscriptions. We will be getting usage rights for 10 licenses of Windows 8 Professional. Available August 20, 2012. Also check out release dates here on the Windows Team Blog (thanks to Brandon LeBlanc): People will be able get Windows 8 starting on October 26th either by upgrading for $39.99 or on a new PC or device. And if you buy an eligible Windows 7 PC today, you … Continue reading Windows 8 for Microsoft Partner Action Pack Subscribers