Sharepoint 2010: How to remove “Edit in Sharepoint Designer”

In Sharepoint Foundation 2010, there are menu items and ribbon buttons that allow you to edit things in Sharepoint Designer. If you haven’t got Designer installed, you get a pop-up a message, saying “Download Sharepoint Designer”. This even happens if you disallow Sharepoint Designer in the Web Application properties. The easiest way to get rid of those items is to modify two files in the Sharepoint installation. Remember to make copies of the original files before editing. Also remember that Read more [...]

Hidden menus and functions on the Blackberry Smartphone

Here's a list of Hidden Menus & Functions I've stumbled across. Some of them are handy for BES/Enterprise support only. Most require you to hold down the ALT key whilst typing the letters after the + sign (they don't need to be capitals). Enterprise Activation (Options->Advanced) ALT+CNFG - Settings for Enterprise Activation Address Book ALT+VALD - Validate the data structure and look for inconsistencies ALT+RBLD - Force a data structure rebuild from the Options menu, Read more [...]

BES 4.1.7: How to move the external Blackberry Router

With the Blackberry Enterprise Server you can have the Router component on a separate server in the DMZ. Recently, I had to move this service from one server in the DMZ to another. Here is how to do it: Install the router component to the new server (this will install the Blackberry Controller and the Blackberry Router service). Make sure that port 3101 is open from your BES to the new router and from the router to the RIM infrastructure on the Internet. On the main BES, start the “BlackBerry Read more [...]

Kerio Connect: Some sample Sieve Filter Rules

In Kerio Connect, the filtering of personal mails is based on the filter language Sieve. As I didn't find many good samples in the Web, find below some interesting ones. I will update when I have new ones: if allof ( header :contains "Subject" ["rma *","* rma","* rma *","rma"], address :all :contains "Cc" "") { fileinto "RMA"; keep; } This copies any mails to the folder RMA that match the following criteria: The subject of the mail contains the word RMA and the mail has Read more [...]

Why can’t I find all my e-mails on my Blackberry?

I get this question asked a lot by new Blackberry users. The simple answer is: The Blackberry smartphone is not a full-fledged mail client and you should not (ab)use it as one. By default, you have the mails of the last 30 days on it. But why the limitation? There are users that have very big mail boxes with ten thousands of mails, the maximum I have seen is a mailbox of 17 GB. It is clear that a device with 256 MB memory couldn’t store all the e-mails, even if they were compressed. So what do Read more [...]

BES 4.1: How to configure the BESAlert level

In the Blackberry Enterprise Server, you can configure that you get notified by e-mail when something critical happens to the BES Servers. For example, if the connection to the SQL Server is lost, you can get notified. Here is how to configure the alerts: In BlackBerry Manager, highlight the BlackBerry Enterprise Server and click Edit Properties. Click on the BES Alert option. In the SMTP Hostname field, type the DNS name of the SMTP gateway. In the SMTP Account Name field, type the Microsoft Read more [...]

BES 4.1: How to configure the Internet Proxy correctly

The Internet Proxy configuration is a setting of the MDS Connection Service (MDS-CS). This means, if you have the MDS-CS on several servers (e.g. in an active-standby server setup), you have to configure it on all instances. Configuring the Internet Proxy correctly enables your Blackberry users to surf via your companies network (using the MDS Browser). To set the proxy configuration up for on instance, see the following steps: Go to the Blackberry Management Console and click on the MDS-CS instance Read more [...]

Install WordPress on a Windows 2008 Server with IIS 7

You can find many instructions on the Web on how to install WordPress on your own web server, but it might still be a complicated task. So I did my own instructions as per below: Make sure you have MySQL installed on your server Make sure, IIS 7 is installed Make sure PHP is installed and php.ini is configured correctly Download the latest WordPress version (2.9.2 as of this writing) from Unzip the downloaded file into a newly created Inetpub sub-folder The newly Read more [...]

BES 5.0: How to find the number of pending data packets for a user

Sometimes it is very convenient to check the number of pending items of a specific user centrally on the Blackberry Enterprise Server Console. This used to be quite simple on BES 4.1, but on BES 5.0, RIM has hidden this figure deep down in the GUI. Here is how to retrieve it: Login to the web console Click Manage Users Click on the user name Click on the Component information tab You can now see the Pending data packets This can be very helpful when you are troubleshooting connectivity Read more [...]

Blackberry: Unable to read sent messages

If you send a message from Outlook, the sent e-mail gets replicated to your Blackberry Smartphone. You can identify sent items by the check mark left to message: When you open the message, you only see the headers, but not the body: This is by design to save bandwidth and memory. If you need to see the full message, press the Menu key and select More: This behavior is normal, even if you have “Auto More” enabled in the General E-Mail Options. “Auto More” is only applicable Read more [...]

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