With over 13 years of experience in IT support and email systems integration, Databias has helped many South African businesses set up professional email and web hosting.

The corporate email industry has in the past been largely dominated by Microsoft and it's Exchange messaging platform. Exchange became available to the general public almost a decade ago thanks to a change in licensing which enabled technical service providers to license Exchange on a per mailbox basis. Databias reliably operated it's Hosted Exchange platform for 7 years, supporting hundreds of companies and thousands of mailboxes. We've learnt that customer service is the key to being a successful Micrsoft reseller.

In 2011 Microsoft again introduced another change in the email market with the launch of the 365 platform, which offers Microsoft's products to companies and the general public on a pay as you go basis. We've learnt that giving customers tools to manage their digital assets is another key to becoming a successful reseller.

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Why choose an Azure reserved instance

After considerable interest from our previous post announcing the availability of Azure reserved instances, several customers have inquired as to the benefit of a reservered instance over a pay-as-you-go VM. Microsoft has the following to say (copied verbatim from their documentation):

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TNEF and winmail.dat – what’s that?

Do you ever see strange attachments to your emails named winmail.dat? This is a relic from the days when Microsoft monopolized the desktop operating system and decided to create it's own format for the transmission of email (completely ignoring already well established conventions). The called this oddity Transport Neutral Encapsulation Format (or TNEF for short). Some email readers (like OSx's Mail or Mozilla's Thunderbird) and email transfer agents (the server software that passes your email along until it reaches your mailbox) don't support TNEF and sometimes strange things happen which cause emails to display with winmail.dat attachments.

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