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    Enabling OCS Enterprise Voice using WMI and C# or PowerShell

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    One of the OCS projects I’m working on is building out a provisioning system for both Exchange UM and OCS voice for their upcoming OCS voice pilot.  If you’ve ever dealt with OCS automation you know its all WMI-based.  WMI isn’t the most friendly...
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    Shaking off the dust…

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    I haven’t posted recently – I know.  Between my current customer and some of the other things I’ve been doing, it’s been hard to find time to write. That said – working on some things in the background that I’ll start talking about in due time… in...
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    How I Use Hyper-V in my Consulting Role

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    As the title suggests, I work in Microsoft Consulting Services as a field guy.  This usually means that I work out of a backpack – have trusty laptop, will work anywhere.  Most anywhere, that is. Doing messaging and infrastructure projects,...
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    Using Regular Expressions to Programmatically Determine Exchange Server Role from the Server Name

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    My current customer uses a strong naming convention for their Exchange Servers.  This enables them to quickly and easily determine what role and which domain a server is located in. Their algorithm for naming goes a little like this: EXCH-<DomainID>...
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    Upgrading to Zune 3.1 from Zune 3.0 on Windows Server 2008

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    Updated: Added an image for the registry entry and clarified some details. As a follow up to my last post about overriding the hard block for Windows Server 2008 in the Zune 3.0 setup launcher ( http://blogs.msdn.com/dzazzo/archive/2008/09/16/installing...
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    Installing Zune 3.0 on Windows Server 2008

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    UPDATE:   If you are looking to upgrade Zune 3.0 to Zune 3.1 on Windows Server 2008 and used this or a similar workaround in the past, check this updated blog post out on how to do that. The Zune team released version 3.0 of the software and firmware...
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    Exchange 2007 - Unlimited isn't really unlimited

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    While researching a problem with message size limits at a customer site the other day, I stumbled across a very interesting situation with a setting of "unlimited" for the organization-wide message size limits. To configure organization-wide...
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    Virtualized Communications - Part two

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    I've been somewhat dark on writing as I was just going through an internal boot camp for new hires in Worldwide Services called Microsoft Services University.  Two week intensive course.  Whew! My new Dell system arrived a couple of weeks ago...
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    Domain/Forest Functional Levels

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    I'm taking an accelerated class next week for Windows Server 2008 and Active Directory in Charlotte, NC -- part of the class itself is a pretty in-depth self-study component. Covers everything from the marketing and positioning that we're doing along...
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    Cheat sheet: what's in a SID?

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    On the internal Directory Services mailing list, John Sanz (a Premier Field Engineer) posted this handy dissection of a user's SID.  The original question was whether or not someone could determine whether or not a particular SID was created on an...
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    Virtualized Communications - part one

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    As part of my Unified Communications technical readiness (and my general fascination with OCS and Exchange 2007 UM), I've been working on building out a virtual environment at home that uses my VoIP phone number, and eventually farms it out to OCS and...
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    it's techready6 time

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    So, this week, it's TechReady6, an internal "conference" designed for folks within Microsoft Services.  Staffers from all over the place come out to Seattle for this -- TAMs, Consultants, folks from DPE (still haven't found out what that...
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    It's Alive!

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    So, I've set up my MSDN blog. This should be obvious since you've stumbled across this initial posting. Thanks for coming. A little bit of background on me: I've recently joined the ranks here at Microsoft Consulting Services. I'm an infrastructure...
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