HD Telepresence and Lync Online

http://www.polycom.com/partners/strategic_global_alliances/polycom_microsoft_alliance.html New Breakthroughs in Enterprise UC Polycom and Microsoft announced on June 1 a new enterprise UC productivity tool code-named “Rally” that combines HD telepresence with Microsoft’s Lync. This collaboration tool will enable a powerful yet simplified user experience and is an excellent addition to Polycom and Microsoft’s full line of integrated UC devices and…


The Microsoft Lync 2010 Conversation Translator

The Microsoft Lync 2010 Conversation Translator translates instant messages in real time using the Bing Translator service. Neat. http://www.microsoft.com/Presspass/Features/2011/jun11/06-20ConversationTranslator.mspx


Oxford Computer Group ADFSv2 Webinar

If you want to understand ASFSv2 a little more then this would be a good session to attend delivered by the Oxford Computer Group: Webinar – Federation with Microsoft AD FS 2.0 Thursday 7th of July 2011 11:00:00 AM A 30 minute webinar on Federated Identity and Microsoft Active Directory Federation Services 2.0… More information…


Exchange 2010 Technical Readiness Videos

As Office 365 is now everything I talk about, especially the  Exchange hybrid piece – it is sometime overlooked on exactly what Exchange 2010 SP1 can offer an organisation, or more importantly how to install and configure it. Below are some excellent education videos around DAGs, UM, Email Archiving etc where you can get the…

Outlook 2010 – network latency test results

Thanks to Neil – details are here especially when your looking at Office 365 http://blogs.technet.com/b/neiljohn/archive/2011/06/15/outlook-2010-network-latency-test-results.aspx  Technorati Tags: Office 365,Network

Microsoft IT Plans for Hybrid Deployment of Microsoft Office 365 Messaging

Microsoft Office 365 includes Exchange Online, Lync™ Online, SharePoint® Online, and Microsoft Office Professional Plus. As part of the planning for a “dogfood” deployment of Microsoft Office 365, Microsoft IT (MSIT) is moving to a hybrid deployment of Microsoft Exchange where MSIT hosts some user mailboxes in MSIT’s on-premises service and hosts other mailboxes online…

Free Office 365 Training

These recordings are from the 3 day Office 365 JumpStart training that was delivered last month are now available on TechNet Edge. 15 hours of content delivered by Office 365 Subject Matter Experts. • Office 365 Jump Start (01): Microsoft Office 365 Overview for IT Pros • Office 365 Jump Start (02): Deploying Clients for…

Microsoft Lync 2010 Adoption and Training Kit

The Microsoft Lync 2010 Adoption and Training Kit provides a one-stop shop for resources for IT pros, project managers, help desk agents, and trainers. The kit provides: A workbook that provides step-by-step guidance for each phase of the rollout and adoption process Adoption and training resources, such as primers, email templates, and templates for a…


Exchange Server Deployment Assistant Update for Exchange 2010 and Office 365 Coexistence

The Exchange Server 2010 Deployment Assistant has been enhanced to include support for configuring rich coexistence (“hybrid deployment”) for organizations interested in maintaining some users on-premises with Exchange 2010 and some users hosted by Microsoft Office 365 for enterprises in the cloud. Technorati Tags: Office 365,Hybrid,Exchange 2010