January 2012

Exchange Server 2010 Outlook Autodiscovery Tricks

I have been trying to work out for some time, a really easy way for AutoDiscovery services in outlook to be directed to the correct address allowing for easy user configuration of services. Without going into all the details, I have tried all the methods described in (yet another) Microsoft Whitepaper. http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb332063(EXCHG.80).aspx Had some level of success but while working through this stuff I discovered by mistake a little discussed method. A new feature is available that enables Outlook 2007 and later to use DNS Service Location (SRV) records to locate the Exchange Autodiscover service. Discussed here: http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=940881 To Hell with the the WhitePaper, this works fantastically well. It is everything that I need it to be.

Captivate SCORM reporting completed but not passed

Captivate SCORM Problems We have been playing in depth lately with some some of the Captivate SCORM outputs in an effort to better understand the SCORM Compliance and where Captivate falls down in this area. What we have found is very interesting and needs to be explained in detail to understand. The Problem Until recently, anyone who wanted to author SCORM-compliant content had few choices. Not many authoring programs existed and the technical knowledge to create compliant content was and, in fact, still is beyond the reach of most training developers. Now there are many affordable, easy to use content authoring programs to create SCORM-compliant content that can be deployed to learning management systems (LMS). Adobe, a leader in the multimedia authoring and programming industry, has recently thrown their hat into the ring and released Adobe Captivate – a SCORM-compliant authoring tool that includes screen capture, simulation, automated testing and… Read More »Captivate SCORM reporting completed but not passed