Insights into building a solid I.T. foundation in the mid-size business world.

Category: How To

  • MS Exchange Server: configuring maiboxes to accept calendar responses from external invitees

    My organization has been running Exchange Server 2010 for a few years now and we, only today, realized that it, by default, does NOT process incoming meeting invitation responses from invitees external to the server itself.

  • Free VMs for Internet Explorer/Edge testing

    Here’s a great resource to be aware of: Microsoft maintains a collection of freely-downloadable VMs, for a variety of OS/VM platforms, that enable you to test your web development against different combinations of MS Windows/IE. Options available for Windows, Mac and Linux-centric VM hosts! https://dev.windows.com/en-us/microsoft-edge/tools/vms/  

  • Send SMS messages from the command line

    This is, pretty much, my favorite discovery of 2016 so far: a freely-available API to send SMS text messages. Called TextBelt (http://textbelt.com/), it uses the *nix curl command to send a line of text and a specified phone number. I’ve started to use this with some of my server scripts set up to notify me…