The need for speed

As I’ve written before, the main engine that we are using to provision users on our Exchange system is Microsoft‘s Hosted Messaging and Collaboration (HMC) framework. I’ve had a few issues with it and various hoops that I have had to jump through. Many of which I have not had a chance to document on this blog. Those will hopefully come out in the coming months. Today, I was dealing with a speed issue that we have been having in our customer portal that hits HMC.

Adventures in HMC

As many of my close friends know, I have been working on a project that is a roll out of a new Exchange 2007 platform for LightEdge Solutions. This has been an exciting project for me and one that has had many challenges. Over the next several months I will be sharing some of the challenges that we have run into with the rollout and HMC 4.5 (Hosted Messaging and Collaboration) and how we have worked around them.

A storm is coming…

Do you ever get to a point where you know that you are about to go on wicked run, but aren’t sure where it is you are going to go? I’m at that point. The last time this happened I programmed for 16 of 24 hours and came up with a pop3 proxy that could check for spam, viruses, apply certain actions based on the results and do various account verification and logging.