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August 31, 2006

error code 0×85010004 synching windows mobile 5

Even with Exchange Activesync & OMA set up correctly on SBS 2003 and the necessary certificate properly loaded on a Windows Mobile device, the device may still be unable to sync properly.

You may see sync failure messages with an error code of 0×85010004 and the message Your Account does not have permissions to sync with your current settings. Contact your Microsoft Exchange administrator on the device.

Susan Bradley mentioned this exact error code a while back, with a link to an MS KB article, which mentions a hotfix. However, that article discusses this error showing with Exchange Server 2003 loaded on Windows Server 2000.

Obviously, that kind of setup isn’t on-point for SBS 2003 at all…

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August 28, 2006

the future

this post originally drafted july 16, fwiw…

so we had a big long talk about sbs show last evening.

of course it was all nda, so you won’t be seeing any of the details here at the funcave.

but what you will see is that…

going forward…

i have decided that i will no longer be a part of sbs show.

now…

this is not a rocketbooming because…

  • there’s absolutely zero money involved
  • the decision is/was totally mine
  • no one knows nor cares who the hell i am anyway

all best as always to sbs show…

it’s just not for me anymore.

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August 27, 2006

ports aren’t the problem

one of my good pals, the diva herself, talks a bit today about what a pain hosting your own e-mail can be.

i’ll agree with her on that, but not for the reasons she lists.

more than anything else, exchange needs a certain level of expertise.

speedy delivery!

i won’t say it needs the modern equivalent of a leonardo da vinci. any given exchange mvp will more than take care of saying that themselves.

but i do believe the vast majority of people tasked with maintaining an exchange system do not know even the most rudimentary subset of maintenance tasks necessary to keep that system running in tip-top shape.

even if you believe that exchange is the ferrari in the mothership’s stable of products…

it just doesn’t make sense for every ferrari owner to invest the time & money to each become a master mechanic themselves, right?

obviously, it does make sense for each of them to know some basic things to both do & watch for…

but more importantly to find a qualified individual to do the hardcore maintenance on that machine for them.

furthermore, i’d bet my right arm that the idea of port 25 being open is not what’s keeping the pop connector in business…

particularly since the risk inherent in advertising port 25 to the entire world can easily be mitigated by using an off-site filtering service as a front-end.

heck, if most people don’t really know the basics of their system anyway…

they most likely don’t even know what port 25 is, or what it’s for, or why advertising it should be a concern to them.

nope…

it’s the fact that, given any choice in the matter…

99% of folks can’t be bothered to take the time to change their e-mail addresses from the mail@jimmyjoebob.com service someone’s nephew set them up with originally.

once again…

convenience really ends up kicking the ass of best practice nearly every time.

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August 26, 2006

device emulator use #874

just wanted to point out how yours truly used device emulator to check the look of the barcampbirmingham theme below.

yep…

*not* the guy who carved up george washington

kinda starting to feel like the george washington carver of device emulator.

now, if i could only perfect its use as a soap…

i could sell it to the co-workers, spouses & loved ones of geeks everywhere!

talk about a license to print money…

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August 26, 2006

missing out…

it never ceases to amaze me…

now matter how much i plan & plan…

it is like someone’s put a freaking hoodoo curse on me when it comes to professional & peer networking events anywhere outside the glorious metroplex that is tuscaloosa/northport.

ones that cost money & require serious time away from the office are one thing…

but unable to get to one that’s freaking free, taking place on a weekend & within driving distance!?!?!

that’s right, kiddos…

i missed barcampbirmingham today.

the entire freaking day!

can ya tell i’m pissed as hell about it?

well, while i’ve been pissed…

i managed to churn out a custom windows mobile device theme just for barcampbirmingham.

get your barcamp on...in your pocket!

and of course…

the start menu remains totally functional & the graphics line up!

man...i freaking rock!

dunno if it counts as a contribution or not…

but at least it’s something, right?

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