Migrating your Datacenter to Azure

Posted Posted in Anouncements, Azure

Warren du Toit and I will be presenting a free Webinar hosted by Kemp Technologies on the 20’th of April 2017. We will be discussing the disciplines relating to doing a datacenter move for the very first time, including Elasticity and SLAs, the promise of cloud Basic cloud-based data center design from the ground up […]

Azure Site Recovery: IaaS Migration and Disaster Recovery | Pluralsight

Posted Posted in Anouncements, Azure, Power Shell, Technology

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, […]

How to migrate just about anything

Posted 2 CommentsPosted in Anouncements, Documentation, Event Feedback, Exchange, Feedback, Office 365

I worked with the nice folks over at Mimecast to build a series of Webinars, which include: Webinar 1 – Migration planning: where to start Webinar 2 – How to design your Exchange migration process Webinar 3 – Migration gotchas: real world examples Webinar 4 – Measuring migration success I really enjoyed building these webinars, […]

Exchange 2010 Live Migrations now supported

Posted 1 CommentPosted in Anouncements, Documentation, Exchange, Hyper-V

  Microsoft now supports Live Migrations for Exchange 2010 SP1 as well as clustered VM hosts, while the below speaks specifically to Hyper-V everything on the approved list of hypervisors will be supported as well, quoting from the announcement: The updated support guidance applies to any hardware virtualization vendor participating in the Windows Server Virtualization […]

Corporate mail users use any mail platforms to “get the job done”

Posted Posted in Anouncements, Commentary, Exchange, Feedback, General News

A new study shows that younger users will use any mail platform available – to the exclusion of the corporate platform provided – in order to get their work done. Mimecast have published a blog post and a press release with potential huge shock value to most companies with formalised email infrastructure. A demographic of […]

Nokia Adopts Windows Mobile as it’s Phone OS

Posted 1 CommentPosted in Anouncements, Commentary, Mobility

Nokia and Microsoft jointly announced today that Nokia will be using Windows Mobile as it’s smart phone OS. Nokia will add value to the Windows Mobile platforms in the area’s where Nokia did well, however this agreements narrows the phone market down to 4 major players, Specifically Microsoft, Apple, Blackberry and Android. Where’s this going? […]

Going to Cloud Based Exchange and don’t know where to start? Want to Compare Gmail and Exchange online side by side?

Posted Posted in Anouncements, Cloud, Exchange, News

Very common for most orgs evaluating cloud based mail to not know where to start, or understand where the benefits are. This morning I was made aware of a free tool from Quest, called the Quest Migration Assessment Tool, or QMAT for short. It’s a  browser-based application that provides guidance for evaluating Microsoft Exchange Online […]