The Exchange 2010 SP1 Archiving enhancements you’ve been waiting for PLUS having Microsoft host your archive for you…

So as I blogged about previously, Exchange 2010 SP1 has arrived!  I mentioned briefly during a previous post that the most anticipated feature from my point of view was the ability to host the user’s archive on a separate storage.  For those of you who are unfamiliar with the Exchange 2010 Personal Archive feature, it…


Windows Phone 7 now a bit closer, a smarter smart phone is coming

While I was out enjoying an evening with a number of the NY Metro Community influencers at a social last night, the news of Windows Phone 7 being released to manufacturers (RTM in Microsoft-speak) became official.  This step brings Windows Phone 7 devices a bit closer to a place where they can finally start to…


In case you missed it, Exchange 2010 SP1 is now available

Big things always seem to happen when I go away on vacation… As I return from my summer vacation, it seems there was a big announcement from the Microsoft Exchange Product Group – Exchange 2010 SP1 was released to the web last week.  As I’ve blogged about previously, there is much goodness that comes with…


TechNet Series Events now scheduled

TechNet Events registration is now open! As I mentioned in a previous blog post, the next set of TechNet events will be in a “firestarter” format and will include a full day of content on a single topic.  The day will start off with a morning session that has 100-200 level content and then goes…


Renewed TechNet Professional 25% Off Discount code – TNITQ411

A short time ago the TechNet folks renewed the Discount code that I had been publishing in the April through June timeframe to receive a 25% discount off the TechNet Professional Subscription.  Rather than paying the list price of $349, New Subscribers can use the TNITQ411 Discount code and receive 25% off and pay only…


Extreme Makeover, Blog edition

So if anyone of my regular blog readers came here late Friday afternoon, you probably noticed some fairly significant changes to the format of and content at my blog site.  After a few months at one format and a few more with a default, almost “blank” format from the blog platform upgrade, it was time…


SharePoint Deployment to the Cloud

So I was planning on doing a blog on SharePoint in the cloud, but I recently came across a Channel 9 video that covers the vast majority of this exact topic.  How perfect! In my previous role in EPG I had one of the largest customers I worked with purchase the latest version SharePoint and…


How to use Twitter to keep up with everything that goes on at Microsoft

Just how do Microsofties and others keep up with all the goings on at Microsoft and all their technologies?  My most recent favorite way is Twitter.  So many of you who have been to any of the regional TechNet events, I prominently display my twitter hash (@bobhms) at all my events.  I’ve heard feedback from…


Microsoft Assessment and Planning Toolkit v. 5.0 now available!

For those of you who attended recent TechNet events, I spent some time talking about and demoing the Microsoft Assessment and Planning Toolkit v. 5.0.  This toolkit is updated to include providing guidance and insight for deploying Microsoft Office 2010 inside your enterprise, so go ahead and download it now from here. See the official…