IE9 RC got released to the web! Grab your copy and test drive it

Microsoft just released to the web the long awaited IE 9 RC ! Grab your copy and test drive it yourself! Beauty Of The Web Windows Internet Explorer 9 Release Candidate for Windows 7 64-bit Edition and Windows Server 2008 R2 64-bit Edition from here Windows Internet Explorer 9 Release Candidate for Windows 7 from…

Microsoft Lync Server 2010, Planning Tool

The Microsoft Lync Server 2010, Planning Tool will asks you a series of questions about your organization and the features that you are interested in. The planning tool will then use your answers to recommend a topology based on the tested Microsoft Lync Server 2010 user model. Your organization may have a different user model….

Failed to Install System Center Essentials 2010 on a Virtual Machine??

I have been trying to install System Center Essentials 2010 on a test VM for the past couple of days and the setup failed each time I tried!!! I have started my troubleshooting by reviewing Event Logs and there was no much details about the root cause. Afterwards, I have expanded my research and tried…

GAL Segmentation is coming in Exchange 2010 SP2

Organizations looking for a native solution for GAL Segmentation built into Exchange 2010 will get it with Exchange Server 2010 SP2. For more details please review the announcement that was made today by Kevin Allison on the MS Exchange Team Blog here.

Is this Virtualization setup supported??

Hi, Ever wondered if the setup you are planning to host on Virtualization technology is supported or not?? Head on to Microsoft Server Catalog and check for yourself.

Exchange JetStress in depth – Updated April 2011

After deploying Exchange 2010, Microsoft recommends to test the Storage sub-system before moving to Production. The below two links take you to guides (Thanks to the Authors!) on how to do it. Jetstress Field Guide Automating Jetstress

Storage Calculators for System Center Data Protection Manager 2010

DPM 2010 administrators can use these .xlsx storage calculators to aid  in sizing the DPM storage pool – per workload being protected. there is a specific calculators for Hyper-V, SharePoint and Exchange environments. Download from Source.  

Microsoft Lync Server 2010 Protocol Workloads Poster

This poster shows each workload in Lync Server 2010, describing relationships, dependencies, the servers that initiate connections, and certificate requirements. Relationships between Microsoft Lync 2010 communications software, Microsoft Lync 2010 Phone Edition, Microsoft Office Live Meeting 2007, Microsoft Lync Web App, and other communications software are also described. SIP and XMPP connection patterns are shown…

Lync 2010 and DNS Load Balancing

DNS Load Balancing Microsoft Office Communications Server 2007 requires a Hardware Load Balancer (HLB) to provide resilience for the Enterprise pool. This configuration is both expensive and difficult to configure for SIP load balancing. Lync 2010 introduces DNS load balancing as an alternative to hardware load balancing. How it Works (Continue at Source)    …

HP StorageWorks P4000 Virtual SAN Appliance Trial Software

Are you looking for a way to implement virtual server high availability that does not require the costs and complexity of separate external shared storage devices? Well here is a simple way to get that: HP StorageWorks P4000 Virtual SAN Appliance Software (VSA) enables the benefits of a physical SAN with the ability to transform…