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SMB Nation - SBS Presentation

So I just finished my presentation on SBS 2003 SP1 and R2 at SMB Nation, and got a lot of great...

Author: Charlie Anthe - MS Date: 09/10/2005

Episode III: The Backup Strikes Back

Somehow I managed to get home, crawl into bed, get 6 hours of sleep, and then get up to immediately...

Author: Charlie Anthe - MS Date: 09/09/2005

Hanging out at SMB Nation

So before I continue my saga on my experience as a partner, I thought I'd post a quick comment about...

Author: Charlie Anthe - MS Date: 09/09/2005

Life as a Partner: Part Deux

When last we left our intrepid SBS Release Manager, he had been humbled at the all mighty task of...

Author: Charlie Anthe - MS Date: 08/26/2005

So this is what life as a partner is like

For the past several years I've been having a personal experience of the movie "Groundhog Day", only...

Author: Charlie Anthe - MS Date: 08/11/2005

Request for info on Dell and Windows Server SP1 on SBS

To help us pinpoint the root issue with reports of Dell servers getting a BSOD when installing...

Author: Charlie Anthe - MS Date: 07/06/2005

What does RTM/RTW mean? (Part 2)

When last we left our intrepid release manager, we had a Bill of Materials for all of our SKUs. Now...

Author: Charlie Anthe - MS Date: 07/02/2005

SBS SP1 is done!

On Thursday I sent mail to the entire SBS development team announcing that we have now officially...

Author: Charlie Anthe - MS Date: 07/02/2005

What does RTM/RTW mean? (part 1)

Since I've become a Release Manager at Microsoft, I've learned a lot about what it actually takes to...

Author: Charlie Anthe - MS Date: 06/24/2005

Additional release of SP1

While I'm here I just thought I would mention that we've now released SBS SP1 in 16 of the 18...

Author: Charlie Anthe - MS Date: 06/24/2005

Anti-discrimination bill and MSFT

I realize most of the world has passed this issue by, but it's been getting a lot of discussion...

Author: Charlie Anthe - MS Date: 05/03/2005

It's dangerous this time of night

When you've been up and working late for several weeks, late at night is a dangerous time to be...

Author: Charlie Anthe - MS Date: 04/29/2005

Update on lockouts and SP1

My colleague Sean Daniel reminded me that in SBS SP1, we've enabled a new feature in Exchange SP1 to...

Author: Charlie Anthe - MS Date: 03/22/2005

More from the mailbag - user name lockouts

Dan asked (a long time ago, sorry Dan) that he was getting notifications of accounts being locked...

Author: Charlie Anthe - MS Date: 03/21/2005

Your questions answered!

I often get the complaint that I don't post to my blog often enough. (Somehow Eugene even mentioned...

Author: Charlie Anthe - MS Date: 02/10/2005

Talk to Bob!

Here's your chance to talk to Bob Muglia (or just Bob as we know him), VP of Windows Server (which...

Author: Charlie Anthe - MS Date: 01/06/2005

SBS and Dynamic DNS

Someone asked whether I had any experience with SBS and using a dynamic DNS provider (such as TZO or...

Author: Charlie Anthe - MS Date: 01/06/2005

Whew! The finale of volleyball (pt. 2 - long)

So arriving on Saturday morning the final match brackets are posted. For all of Friday's matches,...

Author: Charlie Anthe - MS Date: 11/23/2004

Whew! The finale of volleyball (long)

Warning - this post has nothing to do with SBS, computers, or Microsoft. :-) Those who work/live...

Author: Charlie Anthe - MS Date: 11/22/2004

Catching up - SBS Beta and Watson

Some people have been asking where the hell I've been. Well, life got a little busy. The short short...

Author: Charlie Anthe - MS Date: 10/20/2004

Even more on licensing

Wow, I didn't realize I was entering such a hornets nest when I started making comments about...

Author: Charlie Anthe - MS Date: 07/22/2004

More on Licensing Notification

Someone made the excellent point that the Messenger service that SBS uses to notify users of a...

Author: Charlie Anthe - MS Date: 07/21/2004

Hockey

Peaboy asked what I think about the Flyers draft options. Just as an FYI to everyone: - I grew up in...

Author: Charlie Anthe - MS Date: 07/19/2004

SBS and Licensing/Shutdowns

Deep 7 posted asking why it is that SBS shuts down the server "without warning" when we detect that...

Author: Charlie Anthe - MS Date: 07/19/2004

Whoops - didn't quite get all of it

That was kind of weird - my last post didn't have my ending comments. What I meant to add in was...

Author: Charlie Anthe - MS Date: 07/16/2004

SBS fixes

The SBS Exchange SP1 QFE is now online and available at...

Author: Charlie Anthe - MS Date: 07/13/2004

Random recent SBS notes

In recent days, I've posted about the issue with Exchange SP1 and SBS. (Susan copied it excellently...

Author: Charlie Anthe - MS Date: 06/21/2004

X-country summer trip

Just as an FYI - my girlfriend Prashanthi and I will be doing a cross country trip from Ohio to...

Author: Charlie Anthe - MS Date: 06/21/2004

More on Exchange SP1 and SBS 2003

Several people have posted back saying they are having issues with alerts from store.exe after...

Author: Charlie Anthe - MS Date: 06/09/2004

Languages and Ex SP1 memory updates

2 things: 1. I challenged someone to tell me the 18 languages that SBS ships in. I realized 10...

Author: Charlie Anthe - MS Date: 05/28/2004

Random Musings on SBS - patches, SPs and the like

So even now I'm not sure what else to post up here - SBS 2003 is established pretty well in the...

Author: Charlie Anthe - MS Date: 05/27/2004

How to call a "Lift" ball in volleyball

Surprise, Roger asked me for my thoughts on what is a “held” ball in volleyball when I'm...

Author: Charlie Anthe - MS Date: 04/17/2004

ICW options

Some interesting feedback from folks on how to get people to run the CEICW - most people seem to say...

Author: Charlie Anthe - MS Date: 04/17/2004

What's one more blog in my day?

Some of the SBS MVPs suggested I start a blog. It's actually something I've thought about doing for...

Author: Charlie Anthe - MS Date: 04/13/2004