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

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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 […]

Make Web not War – PHP, WordPress, Joomla and Drupal available for download on Microsoft .com

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That a quote from the bottom of a series of Microsoft Web pages. Interested ? Read on…. Things have been rather interesting over at http://www.microsoft.com/web/, specifically over at www.microsoft.com/web/drupal www.microsoft.com/web/wordpress www.microsoft.com/web/umbraco www.microsoft.com/web/dotnetnuke www.microsoft.com/web/screwturnwiki www.microsoft.com/web/blogengine www.microsoft.com/web/joomla   Each one of these represents a download area to an installer to get any one of these applications downloaded […]

Make Web not War – PHP, WordPress, Joomla and Drupal available for download on Microsoft .com

Posted Posted in Anouncements, News, Product Review

That a quote from the bottom of a series of Microsoft Web pages. Interested ? Read on…. Things have been rather interesting over at http://www.microsoft.com/web/, specifically over at www.microsoft.com/web/drupal www.microsoft.com/web/wordpress www.microsoft.com/web/umbraco www.microsoft.com/web/dotnetnuke www.microsoft.com/web/screwturnwiki www.microsoft.com/web/blogengine www.microsoft.com/web/joomla   Each one of these represents a download area to an installer to get any one of these applications downloaded […]

Released: Update Rollup 4 for Exchange Server 2010

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A quick mention and a quote from the original post. I’d like to encourage anyone who is in an architectural or operational capacity to subscribe to the Exchange teams blog. Quoting from the original blog post: Exchange CXP team has released Update Rollup 4 for Exchange Server 2010 RTM (KB 982639) to the download center. […]

ITPRO Africa Cape Town Event – 10 June 2010

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We’re having our next free Cape Town based event. This time round we’ll have a particular focus on OCS integration and Windows 7. What can OCS integrate with, well darn near anything. To prove the point Uwin’s going to demonstrate integration from two extreme’s – Asterisk and Exchange 2010. One you would to be totally […]

Finding patches and hotfixes

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For some time we’ve had the luxury of a catalogue of patches, service packs, hot fixes and more, but it’s astounding how many people don’t seem to know about it. With that in mind, please feel free to browse to http://catalog.update.microsoft.com and search for just about anything. You may search for a technology – here […]

Exchange Best Practices Analyzer revisited

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Ok so this isn’t a new topic – but actually it IS. Exchange Best Practices Analyzer or ExBPA updates quite regularly, and as such it’s something that the Exchange administrator should be running regularly. The reasons are quite simple: Owning Exchange is a moving target – Patches, Rollup Updates, etc change the software landscape and […]

Free Antivirus

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Yip, it’s Free. With conditions of course. What’s the condition? You need to have a genuine version of Microsoft Windows…. If that doesn’t concern you – and it shouldn’t, then download and check out Microsoft Security essentials.

Hyper What?

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I’ve encountered a fair amount of confusion around Hyper-V and what you need to obtain Hyper-V. Hyper-V is available as a Role inside Server 2008, however it is ALSO available as a stand alone Hyper Visor platform without a surrounding Host OS GUI. Have a look at http://www.microsoft.com/servers/hyper-v-server/how-to-get.mspx for download locations and comparisons between the […]

Tech Ed 2008 – Day1

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Food Morning Durban. Tech Ed kicked off last night officially with an awesome party, Lasers, lights, people, music, it was all great. Thank you Microsoft for such an awesome opening event. So, it’s day one, and what are we expecting ? Loads of content! Most of my sessions and demo’s are Level 300, and I’m […]