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  • Blog Post: Support for Virtualising Exchange Server 2010 SP1 has changed..?

    The support stance for virtualising Exchange Server 2010 SP1 has changed significantly over the last few days and seems pretty unambiguous. However you need to be a bit careful about what actually is and isn’t supported. The statement from Kevin Allinson on the Exchange Team blog yesterday reads: “Combining...
  • Blog Post: Office 365 and Exchange Online

    A very quick summary of Office 365 blogs, wiki’s and articles… Exchange Online – the first place to start (includes some useful screenshots)… Office 365 Beta BLOG and WIKI …  An RSS feed off the blog is a useful source of Office 365 news. ( Take a look at the Microsoft Online Services Team Blog...
  • Blog Post: MCM Exchange Server 2007

    At last funding and time permitted me to attend the Microsoft Certified Master program last month in Redmond.  Fantastic and intense 3 weeks.  Certainly recommend anyone who has the opportunity to get there to do so…  It’s a big investment in time and money but for anyone working regularly...
  • Blog Post: Exchange Server 2010 News & Reviews..

    Exchange Server 2010 Reviews Microsoft Exchange 2010 Beta Looks Solid from Core to Cloud (and related slideshow Microsoft Exchange Server 2010 Includes Welcome Improvements ) – eWeek First look: Exchange 2010 beta shines – InfoWorld Exchange Server 2010 News Broader Office 14 testing coming by fall ...
  • Blog Post: A bit of love from Network World…

    Exchange alternatives: Pros and cons Testing shows Microsoft's Exchange still tops for features and management hooks @ http://www.networkworld.com/reviews/2009/030909-exchange-alternatives-test.html “In this Clear Choice Test, we explore how Exchange alternatives stack up against Microsoft's offer, as...
  • Blog Post: Technet Session – OCS R2

    OCS R2 session on Technet from a couple of colleagues: “In this 60 minute session Brett Johnson and Julian Datta Shepherd (?) will provide an overview of OCS 2007 R2 covering the new features and functionality which will enhance business productivity and reduce costs. This session will focus in on the...
  • Blog Post: IronMountain CloudRecovery webcast…

    Following on from the recent announcement on CloudRecovery for DPM from IronMountain ( Backup your DPM data into the cloud…? ) the DPM blog has just announced a webcast on the subject… ( here! ) “ Iron Mountain has recently announced the availability of CloudRecovery for Microsoft DPM. This new service...
  • Blog Post: MSUKUCC lives…

    The Microsoft UK UC Blog is now alive and kicking after a slow start…  The blog will have contributions from various parts of the Unified Communications teams across Microsoft – so that’s support, field engineering, consultancy and pre-sales… …couple of blog just posted: Mail routing with a single...
  • Blog Post: Technet UK on Twitter

    Excerpt from the latest Technet Newsletter … “Finally, I'd like to announce the launch of our ASKTechNetUK Twitter. If you want to ask a question about TechNet or Microsoft, or just fancy a general chin wag with us, then ask us at ASKTechNetUK . We'll soon have people from all areas of the business on...
  • Blog Post: OCS Master and ‘The Master Blog’

    I’m a bit late to the party but in case you haven’t seen this already there’s some information on the OCS blog about the new ‘ Microsoft Certified Master (MCM) Program for Office Communications Server 2007 ’. ..and on a related note most will already have seen the equivalent ‘ranger’ training for Exchange...
  • Blog Post: BPOS

    Really nice couple of articles on msexhange.org about BPOS (Business Productivity Online Standard Suite) by Henrik Walther : Introduction to Exchange Online - Uncovering BPOS (Part 1) Introduction to Exchange Online - Uncovering BPOS (Part 2)
  • Blog Post: MMMUG Event at UC Expo

    As in previous years UK User Groups are coming together to put on a two day event on March 11 th and 12 th . The SharePoint User Group and the Microsoft Messaging and Mobility User Group will be hosting a unique event at the Unified Communications Expo 09 at Olympia in London. The aim of this community...
  • Blog Post: February 2009 MM&M UG UK

    ..announcing the next meeting of the Microsoft Messaging and Mobility User Group in the UK… This event will be held in London at the MSFT offices in Cardinal Place near Victoria. This month we have a evening about managing and automating Exchange led by Jonathan Medd from Hampshire County Council and...
  • Blog Post: Strategic alliance announced in the NY Times

    “ Iron Mountain Digital and Microsoft Work Together to Deliver Cloud-based Backup and Recovery Solution for Microsoft System Center Data Protection Manager 2007 ” ..announced in the NY Times last week. “Iron Mountain Digital, the technology arm of Iron Mountain (NYSE: IRM) and the world's leading provider...
  • Blog Post: Technet Events for 2009… {Powershell v2 and OCS etc..}

    TechNet Events Live: TechNet Event : Managing Windows Servers with PowerShell V2 Location: London Date: 10 February 2009 TechNet Event: Microsoft Systems Management and understanding the role of System Center Location: Birmingham Date: 12 February 2009 TechNet Event: Self Service Business Intelligence...
  • Blog Post: Powershell, DPM and Virtualisation – some great blogs…

    Powershell Explore Your [Environment] on the Windows Powershell blog, written by Jeff Snover.  The article takes a bit of reading but has a great walk through of using Powershell to invoke the System.Environment .Net class.  For example: “ [Datetime]::Today Saturday, December 13, 2008 12:00...
  • Blog Post: MCS Talks – No. 10

    Registration is now available for Session Number 10 of the MCS Talks Series – application virtualization this time.  Please see the MCS Talks blog for more information.  If you are new to MCS Talks they are a series of online webcasts driven by MCS in the UK on a variety of technologies but...
  • Blog Post: DPM SP1

    Earlier this month Microsoft announced DPM Service Pack 1.  Some pretty significant updates particularly around Windows 2008 and Hyper-V.  For example using a combination of Hyper-V and DPM for branch offices is a pretty decent solution I think. For Exchange the main update is the ability to...
  • Blog Post: Exchange Online

    Microsoft Online Services was officially released this week and so we move a step closer to a world where more customers host their mailboxes in the cloud .  OK so it’s for US customers only at the moment but I think it’s still worth keeping up to date with developments.  First place to start...
  • Blog Post: MCS Talks – No. 9

    Registration is now available for Session Number 9 of the MCS Talks Series – Sharepoint this time.  Please see the MCS Talks blog for more information.  If you are new to MCS Talks they are a series of online webcasts driven by MCS in the UK on a variety of technologies but centring on how...
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