GavinGee's Blog

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    Balanced view of MS Online Services

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    Here is a link to Dan Holme's articles on his experiences with Microsoft Online Services. The report card: "Final Report: "A" for Effort & Service; "A-/B+" for Features – Absolutely Worth Exploring What Microsoft has attained in this first release...
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    IE 8 goes beta 2

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    The Beta 2 release of Internet Explorer has been let out of the door here: http://www.microsoft.com/windows/internet-explorer/beta/default.aspx Worth checking out from both an end user experience perspective but also to check that if you own a website...
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    Demo and Trial Hosted CRM 4 site released

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    An updated implementation of hosted CRM 4.0 has been released to demo and allow trial of a hosted CRM 4.0 platform. The new site can be found here: http://www.hostedmicrosoftcrmtrial.com/ Note. This is not a Microsoft Dynamics CRM Online platform...
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    Energy Efficiency and Hosting

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    So we all know in the hosting field that power is a huge factor. In 2006 according to the EPA in the US, datacentres used 61 billion Kilowatt hours (KWH) which is the equivalent to 5.8 million households! Growing to 100Bilion KWH by 2011. This is...
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    Virtualisation support changes

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    Yesterday Tuesday 19 th of August we made some announcements around the change to support running on Virtualisation for our server applications. http://support.microsoft.com/kb/897615 http://www.windowsservercatalog.com/svvp/ As far as I can see...
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    Get Along to REMIX UK 18th and 19th of September

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    A 48 hr conversation all about the 'Next Web', what it means today and the potential impact of technologies, tools and techniques for the future. Inspiring designers and developers to take the media they love to new levels of user experience. http...
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    SQL server 2008 has Released to Manufacturing (RTM’d)!

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    MSDN downloads are available here: http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/subscriptions/downloads/default.aspx More details here: http://www.microsoft.com/sqlserver/2008/en/us/default.aspx http://www.microsoft.com/presspass/press/2008/aug08/08-06SQLServer2008PR...
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    Technet article on IIS 7 Top 10 Performance Improvements

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    Mike has written an article that's been posted on Technet on the above topic found here: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/magazine/cc745952.aspx
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    Microsoft.com Performance experiences with IIS 7

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    Missed this a few weeks ago, but the Microsoft.com team have published performance data on their experiences with IIS 7. All found here: http://blogs.technet.com/mscom/archive/2008/06/09/microsoft-com-operations-performance-analysis-of-iis-7-0-windows...
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    The Mojave Experiment

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    http://www.mojaveexperiment.com/ What is your perception?
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    New Exchange Whitepapers

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    Found this posted on the MS Exchange team blog : White Paper: Continuous Replication Deep Dive : Continuous replication is a key feature of Exchange Server 2007. Read about the technical details and inner workings of continuous replication technology...
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    Calling all CRM ISV’s!

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    I was having a chat with the guys over at Mural Consulting about some activities they have been doing with Microsoft in enabling ISV's for CRM in the S+S world. Check out the landing page here: http://crm.dynamics.com/microsoft_ISV_readiness/index.html...
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    Reasons why IIS 7 Rocks!

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    All details relocated from the IIS.NET website: IIS7 is faster and more efficient than any other version of IIS. With IIS7 you can manage whole Web farms from one place . IIS7 allows you to delegate management workload with site owners . Site...
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    What a week of acronyms! SaaS, S+S, WPC, MSOnline...

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    So I was fortunate to attend this year's worldwide partner conference over in Houston, Texas For those of you who don't know what this event is all about it's basically the big show of the year for Microsoft partners, 12000 of them in fact I believe...
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    Hyper-V and Exchange support

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    I caught this post up on my colleague's blog on Hyper-V and support for Exchange. http://blogs.technet.com/jkruse/archive/2008/06/27/hyper-v-is-here-what-about-exchange.aspx For those hosters who are considering delivering a Hyper-V based solution...
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    Hyper-V for Windows Server 2008 has RTM’d

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    Windows Server 2008 Hyper-V Virtualisation was "released to manufacturing" today - i.e. its done! Expect a lot more resources on Microsoft.com to be updated overnight as the sites become live with info. For now please see the press release: http...
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    Windows server 2008 Reviewers guide

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    I haven't blogged about this document before but it's a great resource to get a good understanding about everything in Windows Server 2008 Here
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    Who will be Successful Running Hosted Messaging and Collaboration?

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    I wanted to highlight this section from the new HMC 4.5 documentation: There are two types of service providers who can make money from selling Microsoft Hosted Messaging and Collaboration version 4.5 based services, those who run the service themselves...
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    Gotta love this... Seadragon on Surface playing around with megapixel images

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    Ok so not hosting related in anyway but just a great video playing around with megapixel images on a Surface device using Seadragon technology. http://www.gottabemobile.com/GBM+Shortcut+Live+Labs+Seadragon+On+Surface.aspx
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    WOW – New Service provider website with links to all the content for HMC 4.5

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    The new site looks fab: hopefully it will make it easier to find the content! http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/serviceproviders/default.aspx
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    UK hoster’s... having trouble getting support for HMC?

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    Following up on the news that the support policy has changed for hosters using the HMC solution: http://www.microsoft.com/serviceproviders/solutions/hmcpremiersupport.mspx If any hoster in the UK has trouble contacting PSS for support post this change...
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    HMC 4.5 Released and Available to Download

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    The Business Applications Services Enablement (BASE) Team is proud to announce the official release of the Microsoft Solution for Hosted Messaging and Collaboration (HMC) 4.5 HMC 4.5 brings together powerful Microsoft enterprise products such as Microsoft...
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    HMC 4.5 release imminent

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    Folks, I hear that the release of HMC 4.5 is very close. In fact potentially hours away. Keep checking back on the MS website www.microsoft.com/hosting and http://www.microsoft.com/technet/serviceproviders/default.mspx for the bits. I will post...
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    VARs Eye Boom in Hosted Microsoft Exchange Business

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    http://www.channelinsider.com/c/a/Microsoft/VARs-Eye-Boom-in-Hosted-Microsoft-Exchange-Business/ Interesting article from the VAR perspective of Microsoft's move into delivering services to customers. " they said, the fact that Microsoft was getting...
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    Just a few more weeks until HMC 4.5 gets released

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    Folks, getting a lot of requests for details on HMC 4.5... It's coming really soon just hold on a little bit longer!!! In the meantime make yourself aware of the HMC 4.0 docs as a lot of the base architecture will remain the same, and will provide a...
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