Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Configure email routing based on sender email address

We had a request for one of our customers that have an MS Exchange 2007 hosting infrastructure about configuring the users from one hosted domain to send their emails via a certain smart host. If you haven’t tried that yet, you will say: “it’s simple, we create a transport rule and it will work”. When you will start the configuration of the transport rule you will see that there are no options regarding the connector that a certain rule should use.

Making some research, I found out that you can create your own routing agent that will take care of this. It involves a little programing skills but it’s doable. I recommend you to read the following articles:

http://blogs.technet.com/appssrv/archive/2009/08/26/how-to-control-routing-from-your-own-routing-agent.aspx

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb125012.aspx

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=6eb8c09a-6ea4-442a-9faa-de33265ceb84&displaylang=en

Monday, May 10, 2010

Pictures from "The new efficiency community launch 7 Mai 2010"

On 7th May I took part to "The new efficiency community launch 7 Mai 2010 " speaking about MS Exchange 2010. You can find more details about the presentation agenda here: http://sqlserver.ro/forums/thread/8227.aspx.

You can find also some pictures (thanks Adrian Stoian!) bellow:

Saturday, May 8, 2010

Windows seminar for Linux professionals

Last week, together with Todi Pruteanu and Florentina Taune from Microsoft Romania I participated at two seminars (Bucharest and Constanta) about Windows Server for Linux professionals. The seminars were about features of Microsoft products compared with Open Source products and how we can make them work together.
When Todi proposed me to do that I said ok without blinking. After a while, when I started to realize what I had to do I was starting to think that I am crazy. I was going in the lion pit with Linux professionals. Considering the animosity between Open Source professionals and Microsoft, I was starting to think that they will eat me alive. Another challenge was that I had to speak about a lot of Microsoft products and features, not only abut MS Exchange.
When Todi started to talk and all the participants introduced themselves I understood that none of them was using only Open Source programs and some were Microsoft fans. My first impression was that the audience not chosen right. After two full days of seminars, I realized that all of them were using products from both sides and their most challenging task is to make them work together.
There are two more seminars like this, one in Craiova and again in Bucharest. I am looking forward to speak there, not because I want to convince somebody that Microsoft is better but because I think that I have a lot learn from the participants.