Outlook stuck on connecting while downloading OAB

Do you have Exchange 2010 and you face an issue where your Outlook clients stuck on connecting status when they try to download the OAB through web distribution? Read the article here http://blogs.technet.com/b/mbaher/archive/2010/09/23/outlook-stuck-on-connecting-while-downloading-oab.aspx


Multi-Tenant Support in Exchange Server 2010 SP1

With Microsoft Exchange Server 2010 SP1 built-in multi-tenant support, service providers that use Service Provider Licensing Agreement (SPLA) no longer need a solution like Hosted Messaging and Collaboration (HMC) to host multiple organizations. Multi-tenant support provides the core feature-set of Exchange Server in a manner that can be deployed to multiple customers in a single…

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Please welcome the DAG Active/Active model in the Mailbox Server Role Requirements Calculator

Yes, there is a new version of the Mailbox Server Role Requirements calculator (v12.3) that supports the Active/Active DAG model. Enhancements in this version: Incorporated Megacycle adjustment formula changes as documented in Guidance Change- Calculating the Megacycles for Different Processor Configurations Formula. The calculator no longer requires you to enter in the adjusted megacycles per…


Wanna learn Network Access Protection (NAP) for Windows Server 2008?

I’ve been doing some digging trying to find learning material for NAP and came across the following useful items. The NAP Solution Accelerator helps you quickly decide which NAP architecture is best for your needs – Infrastructure Planning and Design: Selecting the Right NAP Architecture The following labs help you learn how to implement NAP;…


Lync Server 2010 lab deployment guide (part 2, 3 & 4)

The rest of the series are published, go and get the complete deployment guide at Part 1: Lync Server 2010 lab deployment guide (Part 1) Part 2: Lync Server 2010 lab deployment guide (Part 2) Part 3: Lync Server 2010 lab deployment guide (Part 3) part 4: Lync Server 2010 lab deployment guide (Part 4)…


Lync Server 2010 lab deployment guide (Part 1)

Do you want to build your own Lync lab and you need guideline, I’ll post a series for a walkthrough for my lab setup and configuration over the next period… So let’s start by part 1… Read the full article at http://blogs.technet.com/b/mbaher/archive/2010/09/15/lync-server-2010-lab-deployment-guide-part-1.aspx


Microsoft Lync… Of course It’s the new OCS:)

I am thrilled to share with you this announcement from our UC team about the next release of OCS (Microsoft Lync)… Yes, Lync is the new name for the next generation of our real-time communications products, known until today as Communications Server and Communicator. Lync will continue on our UC vision by unifying enterprise voice,…


Installing Update Rollups on Database Availability Group Members

Although it’s documented on our TechNet however I always receive a question for how to install a RU on DAG members, so to make it easier here is the simple steps to do so: Use the StartDagServerMaintenance.ps1 script to put the DAG member in maintenance mode Install the update rollup Use the StopDagServerMaintenance.ps1 script to…


Microsoft IT Starts Migration of Microsoft.com to Windows Azure Platform

Microsoft IT Showcase is pleased to announce the publication of Microsoft IT Starts Migration of Microsoft.com to Windows Azure Platform, which discusses how MSIT quickly built and deployed the Social eXperience Platform (SXP) on Windows Azure to enable social media capabilities across Microsoft.com. Learn how Microsoft Information Technology (MSIT) quickly built and deployed the Social…