About

**** Update: May 2017

Due to a busy schedule and changing roles, I have not been able to devote much time into this blog lately.

The microsoftNOW blog is hence being discontinued. I would like to thank all my readers and subscribers from the past 10 years for their support and encouragement. I hope my posts have helped you. The archives will still be available online for the benefit of the community and you can use the search feature. Comments are now closed on all posts.

I may consider writing a whole new blog on a different subject.

Best regards,

Shijaz Abdulla


 

Hi there!

I’m Shijaz Abdulla and I used to work as a Partner Technology Advisor at Microsoft. Several years ago, when I was working as a Technical Consultant for another organization, I came up with this idea of sharing knowledge and my experience on Microsoft technologies. Thus, this blog was born.

For my contributions to technology in this blog, in the Microsoft technet forums, and as a speaker at local technology events, I was awarded the Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP) Award in the years 2007, 2008 and 2009 – three times in a row. In 2009, I accepted a full-time employee position at Microsoft.

Initially called “Technically Speaking” at the URL blog.shijaz.com, this blog went through a couple of changes over time to become what it is today – microsoftnow.com.

I enjoy posting on this blog and welcome your comments for each post! Subscribe to this blog’s RSS feed to stay up-to-date.

Shijaz Abdulla
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Please do not email me for technical support.

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  2. Fahad says:

    I read your article on HTTPS inspection, and blocking certain Messengers via TMG, will try it later. I have a workgroup at my office, ,my question is i can use these procedures to filter out HTTPS traffic, originating from PCs, but what about mobile devices? with all those androids out-there, is there any possibility to filter their https traffic as well?

    Thanks

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