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New IT Podcast: Azure Site Recovery with Nicolas Blank: What can Azure Site Recovery do for you?

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I had the pleasure of an interview with Richard Cambell of RunAsRadio, werein we spoke about Azure ASR, backup, Exchange and how the world works according to my brain.I had an incredible time with Richard and was privilidged to feature in one of my favourite podcasts. The show can be found here, hope you enjoy […]

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Azure Site Recovery: IaaS Migration and Disaster Recovery | Pluralsight

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I’ve had the privilege of publishing a course thats very close to my heart on all things DR, using the current slew of Azure ARM based features on Pluralsight.The course is titled “Azure Site Recovery: IaaS Migration and Disaster Recovery” The course covers the basics of requirement gathering – as a consultant thats essential viewing, […]

HostedMigration 510 error : the user could not be moved because the tenant has not been enabled for shared SIP address spaces

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Scenario: When trying to migrate a user from Lync or Skype for Business on premises to Skype for Business online, you may experience the following error HostedMigration 510 error : the user could not be moved because the tenant has not been enabled for shared SIP address spaces AS a pre-requisite, you would have configured […]

Find all receive connectors with Anonymous Relay enabled

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When Migrating Receive connectors from an earlier version of Exchange (2007 upwards), it can be useful to find the application Receive Connectors, that are used by applications, multifunction devices, printers, etc. Relay permissions are an Active Directory permission and not an Exchange permission, with that in mind the line of PowerShell below looks for all […]

Office 365 Migration error: The Subscription for the migration user couldn’t be loaded

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If you’re migrating to Office 365, you may notice this error message, irrespective of your modality of migration, i.e.e cutover, IMAP or Hybrid mode migrations. The exact error message read: The Subscription for the migration user USER@DOMAIN.COM couldn’t be loaded. The following error was encountered: A subscription wasn’t found for this user.   There are […]

Office 365 users cannot see on-premises free/busy

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Issue My Customer introduced an Exchange 2013 server into the Exchange 2010 based organisation, however found that Inbound Free/Busy tests failed using Office 365 based OWA. The W3SVC IIS logs revealed the following error – the line has been shortened for clarity POST /autodiscover/autodiscover.svc/WSSecurity & ASAutoDiscover/CrossForest/EmailDomain//15.01.0225.018 – 500 0 0 124 Cause The Exchange 2013 […]

Exchange 2013 Hybrid Wizard–Empty Certificate Dropdown

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When Running the Hybrid mode wizard in Exchange 2013, occasionally you’ll find that the certificate dropdown selector within the wizard is empty, even though you’ve confirmed that the certificate is a valid third party certificate services have been assigned to the same certificate in Exchange with a screen which looks as follows:   We can […]

Azure Webinar–Getting Started with Azure Infrastructure

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On Mon, Jan 26 2015 17:00 (UTC) it will be my privilege to present “Getting Started with Azure Infrastructure” on behalf of the PASS Cloud Virtual Chapter In the webinar I’ll cover the basics on getting started with Azure virtual machines. I’ll cover topics such as Machine sizing administration via PowerShell and the GUI Networking […]

Hybrid Cloud – What does it mean for you?

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A few years ago, “cloud” was mostly considered the originator of precipitation of any sort. We talked about “clouds” with silver linings, earth bound forms of the same, such as mist or fig, and even the “fog of war”. We now rate clouds in terms of computing and storage capacity. Before “cloud” was hip, we […]