HMC CreateFolder

Today I had the chance to get back to some code for CreateFolder which creates a public folder within our Exchange 2007 environment support by Microsoft’s Hosted Messaging and Collaboration frame work. I’ve been highly critical of Microsoft’s code before, and today has taken that to a new level. Here is what I’m dealing with. First, let’s go to the documentation on TechNet: Pretty clear that we have a few required parameters and a few optional ones to set some quotas.

OSX Lion + LiveMeeting

Today marked the first time that I had to attend a live meeting after I recently upgraded my primary workstation to OSX Lion. Unfortunately, it wasn’t the smoothest experience. Typically, Safari renders these meetings the best so it is my go to browser for meetings. Unfortunately, I would get the prompt for trusting the java app and a window would load with nothing happening. Same with Chrome. Firefox actually rendered the window with a Java loading icon spinning for all its worth, but never actually loading the meeting.

Updated: OS X BUG – Formerly Communicator Bug

UPDATED: Check out the comments for where the bug really lies. I have checked the “Always Trust” checkbox on this window EVERY time I have launched this app. Yet, it really doesn’t think I trust it. Thanks Microsoft! Share this: Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window) Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window) Click to share on Google+ (Opens in new window) Click to share on Pinterest (Opens in new window) Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window) Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)


Recently we had a pretty funny conversation with our Microsoft premier support tech. It was clear that a memo had gone out from up above and he was doing his part to push bing out to everyone that he could. Unfortunately, he forgot he was talking to engineers. We’re smart ass bastards and he should know better. The conversation went something like this. Tech: Have you guys tried Bing yet?

HMC Resource Management

Today I’m going to talk about the wonderful thing that is the Resource Manger for HMC (Hosted Messaging and Collaboration), the wondering framework from Microsoft for provisioning users for Exchange, OCS and SharePoint automagically. Now, we tend to do things a bit differently at my current job. For example, I’m pretty sure I’m the only developer in the US that is hitting HMC (again, a Microsoft product) with PHP hosted on our linux based customer portal.