Microsoft Exchange Server 2010 Deployment Assistant

Microsoft have released a Deployment Assistant Wizard which allows you to create Exchange 2010 deployment instructions that are customized to your environment. The Deployment Assistant asks a small set of questions, and based on your answers, it provides a set of instructions that are designed to get you up and running on Exchange 2010. Instead of reading dozens of topics in the Exchange 2010 library, you simply answer a few questions, and the Deployment Assistant gives you customized content to install Exchange 2010.

There are 4 different scenarios which are available now

  • Upgrade from Exchange 2003
  • Upgrade from Exchange 2007
  • Upgrade from Exchange 2003 & 2007 (Mixed Mode)
  • New installation of Exchange 2010

Website : Exchange Server 2010 Deployment Assistant
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Rollup Update 2 for Exchange Server 2007 SP2 has been released

A couple of weeks back Microsoft released Rollup Update 1 for Exchange Server 2010, and now its the turn of Exchange 2007 SP2. Recently Microsoft have released RU2 for Exchange 2007 SP2. Check the link below for more information

Description of Update Rollup 2 for Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 Service Pack 2
Download Update Rollup 2 for Exchange Server 2007 Service Pack 2

Windows 3.1 Emulator in Web Browser

Just cam across this exciting website of Michael Vincent. Its an nice website that simulates the Windows 3.1 UI without installing any Virtual Machine. One needs to go to his website, and you get a good old interface of Windows 3.1. It emulates the operating system, allowing you to explore it as if you had it installed on your own computer.

But remember the following:

  1. The browser isn’t really the same as it was in Windows 3.1
  2. One don’t actually get to experience the boot up process.
  3. There is no right click available

Website : MichaelV
Source : CrunchGear

Windows 7 God Mode

There is a new option available in Windows 7. It is hidden feature and known as the God Mode. There is nothing special about it as its an extended control panel that allows you to control various aspects of the OS that are not typically surfaced via a GUI.

Here’s how you enable it:

  1. Create a new folder, on any location
  2. Rename the folder to GodMode.{ED7BA470-8E54-465E-825C-99712043E01C}
  3. What comes up is a Control Panel like window with sections for Action Center ("Check security status" and so on), Administrative Tools, and AutoPlay.