Category Archives: Exchange

My god Vlad, what did you do?

Boss, Exchange, ExchangeDefender, OwnWebNow

Earlier today I held our final webcast of 2010 – in no small way it’s the biggest, most ambitious thing we’ve ever done. And we’ve spent entire 2010 to bring our organization and our relationships to the level to actually … Continue reading

Who is killing ExchangeDefender?

Exchange, ExchangeDefender

Good headline, eh?   I’m sure many of you who hate my guts would probably say “Vlad, your service, your people, your reliability and this blog are the reason!” Hey, if you can’t laugh at yourself who can you laugh … Continue reading

Competing on Price

Exchange, IT Business, Microsoft
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In the recent months I have been talking to several of our close partners about the competition, specifically with regard to Microsoft’s BPOS product. Currently, Microsoft has the single biggest advantage in the marketplace for Hosted Exchange and that advantage … Continue reading

Something I learned in the past two weeks

Exchange, ExchangeDefender, Shockey Monkey
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If it’s easy, everyone will go for it. Only a small fraction of people appreciate the benefits that can be realized from complexity and the true power that comes from being able to completely fine tune everything to perfection. Most … Continue reading

What would you say you do around here?

Exchange, ExchangeDefender, Microsoft
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Earlier today I got a question that I feared answering for a long time. I have to be completely honest and admit that I didn’t think it would take this long for someone to ask it, especially considering that most … Continue reading

This is why your email is getting delayed..

Exchange, ExchangeDefender

On Friday I actually got into an argument with one of our partners about what is causing an issue with the sudden stop of mail flow from ExchangeDefender. It immediately prompted the “My name is Vlad and I’ll bet you … Continue reading

Karl Sideshow Notes & Cloud Tips

Exchange, Friends
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Today I’ll be joining Karl on his Cloud Services Podcast to talk a little about what has really made us successful at Own Web Now through the years. If all goes according to plan, we’ll talk a little more about … Continue reading

Can you do better than 16?

Exchange, System Admin

I recently got a challenge to build a solution that could be price comparable to what cloud storage services charge, except with the performance being key. The challenge: You can’t build a $3 Exchange 2010 Mailbox! Vlad: “Sure I can! Just … Continue reading

Outlook 2010 SMTP Headers

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I get this question all the time so here it is, the mythical SMTP headers. 1. Right click anywhere in the ribbon and select Customize Quick Access Toolbar. The Quick Access Toolbar are the commands immediately next to the Outlook … Continue reading

State of the MSP

Exchange, ExchangeDefender
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What a fantastic few days it has been playing a host to the cloud of MSP providers the ConnectWise and HTG conferences have brought to Orlando. I have three quick thoughts I have to share with you all, but given … Continue reading