Sharing Exchange Server 2007 and 2010 PowerShell Scripts created by Phoenix Exchange Community Members, Lorie Brady and Lindsey Lindley

I am a very strong believer that the IT Pro community thrives when everyone shares their knowledge and expertise with each other.  In the Phoenix area, the Phoenix Unified Communications User Group have active members that don’t let competitive boundaries get in the way of helping each other out.  In the last UG meeting (July…


Upcoming IT Camp Events in West Region – Updated 2/15/12

In the West Region, Chris Avis and I are hosting a set of events in the March and May / June timeframe. In November 2011, we tried out a new format for events which we called IT Camps. This new format included the ability for the attendees to select the topics that would be discussed….


West Region IT Camps in November and December

On October 17th, I wrote a blog post about upcoming TechNet Events taking place in the West Region in the November and December time frame (  I am now writing a follow up post to make everyone aware of another set of events that will be taking place in conjunction with our TechNet Events.  The…


TechNet Webcast: Microsoft Lync 2010 Conferencing Question & Answer Log (10-14-11)

The fourth and last Webcast in the Lync Server 2010 Deep Dive series delivered by Byron Spurlock was delivered on October 14, 2011.  The full Question and Answer Log file is below.  You can download the PowerPoint deck here: You can reach Byron Spurlock here: Question: Why did you not use Lync Conferencing…


TechNet Webcast: Microsoft Lync 2010 Voice Deployment Question & Answer Log (10-7-11)

On October 7, 2011, Byron Spurlock delivered the third webcast in the Lync 2010 Deep Dive series.  I am a bit late, but here is the Q&A Log from that session. You can reach Byron Spurlock at Question: Does Lync 2010 offer a small business solution for companies as small as 5 users? What…


TechNet Webcast: Microsoft Lync 2010 High Availability Question & Answer Log (09-23-11)

I was able to work with Byron Spurlock (former Microsoft Consultant with MCS) to have him deliver another Webcast Series on Lync Server 2010.  The second one was delivered on September 23, 2011 on Lync Server 2010 High Availability.  I am a bit behind, but I am now catching up and posting the Questions and…


IT Camp – Windows Administration in Las Vegas on October 18, 2011 (1:00 PM–5:00PM)

For all those IT Professionals who administer some aspect of Microsoft servers and desktops and live in Las Vegas, I wanted to let you know that I am holding a last minute event in Las Vegas on October 18, 2011 (that’s 5 days from now).  I do apologize for the short notice, but I am…


Planning for a Private Cloud – Part 1

There are pros and cons to every job in every company.  In my role as an IT Pro Evangelist (ITE) here at Microsoft, I get to use the latest and greatest versions of our software.  Since my role is a technical one, I also get paid to be technically adept at all the upcoming products…


TechNet Webcast: Lync Server 2010 Edge Deep Dive Question & Answer Log

On September 16, 2011, Byron Spurlock delivered a TechNet webcast on Lync Server 2010 Edge services.  I helped Byron answer questions on the back-end during the webcast.  I am posting the full Q&A log here after validating the answers to the questions.  You can also find a copy of the PowerPoint deck on my Slideshare…