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Introducing… Exchange Hosting!

Jun 26

WintersNet are proud to add their first publicly available Enterprise solution to our line-up of products. As of 07/01/2014, eligible customers will be able to sign up for a Managed Exchange 2013 Mailbox service, hosted in South Central USA with geo-redundant links to Europe and Asia.

The packages and pricing details are as follows:

Small: 5 Hosted Mailboxes (@wintersnet.net domain ONLY) – $5.99/month
Medium: 25 Hosted Mailboxes (@wintersnet.net OR @yourdomain) – $39.99/month
Large: 75 Hosted Mailboxes (@wintersnet.net OR @yourdomain) – $59.99/month

Included with the purchase price will be a license for Microsoft Outlook 2013, and full support from WintersNet staff. We will even assist with data migration from your older e-mail services into Exchange, free of charge! Nathan Scott, founder of WintersNet, is an experienced Messaging Engineer by trade, and spends his time managing a complex organization’s Exchange 2010 / Exchange 2013 e-mail architecture.

Stay tuned for how to order, and thanks.

WintersNet – Our Servers

Jun 15

Please see below for the current servers, owned and ran by WintersNet, that we make available for use by both ourselves and our clients.

ambrosial.wintersnet.net – Atlanta, USA – Hosted by QuickPacket - Dual Intel Xeon / 8 Cores / 24GB DDR3
ephemeral.wintersnet.net – Ireland, EU - Hosted by Microsoft - Dual AMD Opteron / 2 Cores / 3.5GB DDR3
immemorial.wintersnet.net – Virginia, USA – Hosted by Microsoft - Dual AMD Opteron / 2 Cores / 3.5GB DDR3
stargazer.wintersnet.net – Los Angeles, USA – Hosted by Quadranet - Dual Intel Xeon / 8 Cores / 8GB DDR3
storytime.wintersnet.net – Illinois, USA – Hosted by Microsoft - Quad Core AMD Opteron / 4 Cores / 7GB DDR3
winterspell.wintersnet.net - Texas, USA - Hosted by Microsoft - Quad Core AMD Opteron / 8 Cores / 14GB DDR3

If you’re interested in hosting with us, please get in touch: nathan@wintersnet.net. In most cases (non-profit, Charity and academia) we are able to do this free of charge.

WintersNet links with EsperNet

Nov 23

Following on from my post yesterday, it’s with great pleasure that I can announce that EsperNet have decided to take us up on our offer.

More details to follow, but for now I highly recommend you check them out: http://www.esper.net

We hope this is the beginning of a long and fruitful partnership for both parties.

From SearchIRC: “Founded in 1996, EsperNet boasts a long history of serving its IRC community with a stable, enjoyable chat environment, and looks forward to many more years of the same.  Though its name suggests a focus on fantasy genres, EsperNet features channels focused around a variety of different topics and interests and welcomes new channels of any (legal) nature.”

I’ve created a monster

Nov 22

So, pardon the dust. I’ve had to move the site at short notice to a brand new server, in order to accommodate a new project — the details of which I’ll post in the upcoming days. Needless to say, I’m working as fast as I can to get the content back up, so bare with me!

In other news, I learnt the hard (or at least irritating) way today, regarding managing Full Access permissions on a Microsoft Exchange 2010 user mailbox. Microsoft, in their infinite and glorious wisdom, have half-implemented what would have been a great feature: auto-mapping the mailbox to your Outlook client. In practice this works great… when you first notice it pop up in your client. However, when you’ve finished and presumably need to revoke the access to the mailbox, you’ll notice that it lingers there. Not a problem, I thought to myself, It’s obviously sitting underneath Account Settings. Nope. Well, then, where the bloody hell is it? It’s nowhere. Here’s the kicker, folks:

Once you add yourself to Full Access via the EMC, the only way to remove it from your Outlook Client is by using ADSIEDIT.

Well, bravo Microsoft. You’ve once again managed to half-implement what would have been a truly fantastic, time-saving and useful feature — and subsequently turn it into a pain-in-the-ass.