The following are Exchange resources from "25 Exchange 2003 Tips in 25 minutes." This content is excerpted from Scott Schnoll's book, "Microsoft Exchange Server 2003 Distilled," brought to you by © (2004) Pearson Education, Inc. Publishing as Addison-Wesley Professional. Return to the main page for more tips on this topic.
When working with a product as widely used as Exchange, it is not surprising to find that some very good and useful information can be found in some interesting places. Microsoft definitely is not the only source of information on Exchange; in fact, in many cases you may prefer unbiased information about Exchange that can come only from a non-Microsoft source. Several third-party Web sites provide technical information and places to share real-world experiences with Exchange, and I want to share some of the best Web sites with you. Unfortunately I cannot list them all, so you'll want to browse the links on the sites I have listed because they likely link to sites I have not listed. I am listing them, with a very brief description of each site.
- The Entourage Help Page (http://www.entourage.mvps.org): This site is devoted to Microsoft Entourage: mac, the Macintosh-based Exchange client. You can find the homepage for Entourage at http://www.microsoft.com/mac/products/entouragex/entouragex.aspx?pid=entouragex.
- Exchange Resource Center (http://www.amrein.com/eworld.htm): This site is a clearinghouse of Exchange-related resources, such as books, articles, software, tools, and FAQs.
- KBAlertz (http://www.kbalertz.com): This site was developed by Dave Wanta, a network administrator and developer. To stay abreast of Microsoft technologies, Dave spent a weekend writing a notification service that is tied to the Microsoft Knowledge Base Online. The service was designed to notify him when a new Knowledge Base article was released by Microsoft. Dave turned his service into KBALertz, which provides free e-mail and RSS notification of new Knowledge Base articles as soon as Microsoft posts them.
- The Mail Resource Center (http://www.mail-resources.com): The Mail Resource Center includes messaging-related news and information plus tools. Its Web Links section in particular is worth a visit -- it has more than 400 links in 61 different categories.
- Microsoft Exchange Server Resource Site (http://www.msexchange.org): This site provides articles and tutorials for configuring Exchange features, details on third-party add-on products, message boards, and discussion lists.
- OutlookExchange (http://www.outlookexchange.com): This site features more than 30 columnists writing articles on a wide variety of topics related to both Exchange and Outlook.
- SearchWin2000/TechTarget (http://searchwin2000.techtarget.com): SearchWin2000 is packed with tips, how-to's, discussions, WebCasts, and forums related to a wide variety of products and technologies. The company now has a new site -- http://www.SearchExchange.com, which is devoted entirely to Exchange and targeted to admins and managers. available.
- Simpler-Webb Exchange Resources (http://www.swinc.com/resource/exchange.htm): In addition to developing products for Exchange, the creators of this site have maintained FAQs pages for Exchange 2003, Exchange 2000, and Exchange 5.5.
- Slipstick Systems Exchange and Outlook Solutions Center (http:// www.slipstick.com): Slipstick Systems was Sue Mosher's Web site. Sue is a prolific author, journalist, Microsoft MVP, and all-around Exchange and Outlook guru, and this site is filled with lots of great Exchange and Outlook information. It has recently changed ownership and is now run by another Outlook guru (and fellow MVP) -- Diane Poremsky.
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About the author: Scott Schnoll, an Expert on SearchExchange.com, is an MCT, MCSA and a long-time Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP).
In addition to writing "Microsoft Exchange Server 2003 Distilled," he is a co-author of the upcoming "Exchange 2003 Resource Kit from Microsoft Press" and lead author for "Exchange 2000 Server: The Complete Reference."
Scott has written numerous articles for Exchange & Outlook Magazine, and is a regular speaker at Microsoft conferences, including MEC and TechEd, as well as industry conferences such as Comdex and MCP TechMentor, where he covers topics such as Exchange, clustering, Internet Information Services and security.