How to Export ALL of Your Skype Contacts

By on Nov 5, 2017 in Software | 0 comments

It’s been a while since I made the move to Skype for handling all of my business calls. There have always been problems with Skype for business use, including confusing billing and an abysmal management interface, but the removal of custom voicemail greetings was the last straw. Tomorrow my number is being ported to Vonage. The most important thing to migrate over from Skype is my contacts. I’ve got years of phone numbers saved that I don’t want to have to re-enter. One would think this would be an easy process. After all, Skype does include the ability to backup contacts to a file, but this ended up exporting less than half of my contacts. When people call my phone number, which is setup through Skype, I see their number in caller ID. Then I rename it to their personal or company name for future use. Apparently, Skype doesn’t consider these to be...

How to Setup Your Company Exchange Server on an Android Phone

By on May 21, 2014 in Android, Blog Posts | 0 comments

Last December I wrote an article detailing how to setup your company Exchange server on a Windows phone. Recently, the same company needed to setup their corporate Email and calendars on some Android phones. I am happy to report that it’s much easier to setup on Android than Windows. Setting up Exchange in Android is easy! The first step is to make sure your Exchange server is serving up at http://server/exchange internally because you’ll probably want to be able to access that remotely for testing purposes. Assuming that’s already working, the next thing to do is allow it through your firewall by forwarding ports 80 and 443 to your Exchange server. Next, on your Android phone, open your corporate Email app. In stock Android 4.4.x it’s just called “Email”. Enter the Email address and anything for the password, then tap “Manual setup”....

How to Setup Your Company Exchange Server on a Windows 8 Phone

By on Dec 12, 2012 in Blog Posts, Software | 0 comments

I had a Windows Server SBS 2003 w/SP2 box with Exchange 2003 SP2 installed. The certificate on IIS was expired, but it pointed to servername.local. The internal domain name meant that I needed to use a dynamic DNS address for external access and also allow webserver/SSL ports through the company firewall. That part was easy, but the connection didn’t work.I was trying to connect a Windows 8 phone to the Exchange server, but it failed because the certificate name didn’t match. I was using a dynamic DNS address such as example.dyndns.org to attach to the server remotely. https://www.testexchangeconnectivity.com/ told me the problem lay in the certificate file.My problem: I wanted to set up the company IIS/Exchange server to allow the remote connection from a Windows 8 phone to the Exchange Server which wasn’t going to work with a mismatched SSL certificate.Turns...