Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to all of you!  See you in 2007.


Application of the year…… [drumroll] …..

CRN’s software application of the year for 2006 is …….. Exchange 2007! Oh, and Vista got OS of the year.


Office Communications Server 2007

We recently announced the private beta of the next version of LCS, named Office Communications Server. From the press release… REDMOND, Wash. — Dec. 11, 2006 — Microsoft Corp. today opened a private beta of its new enterprise voice communications server, Microsoft® Office Communications Server 2007, to 2,500 IT professionals. Office Communications Server 2007 allows companies…


LCS – common questions

When I talk to customers about Live Communications Server (LCS) and Office Communicator (MOC), I often get asked the same questions. I’ve addressed most of these below but feel free to ask more by replying to this post –  as more questions are asked I will add them to this page. 1. What are the system requirements for…


How MSIT does Exchange 2007

There is some great information on how we design and run our internal Exchange 2007 infrastructure here at Microsoft on the IT Showcase website. This includes a podcast on How Microsoft IT Designs Its 64-bit Exchange Server 2007 Infrastructure –


Exchange 2007 is here!

It’s the news we’ve all been waiting for – the dev team has signed off Exchange 2007, and it is now released to manufacturing! We already have over 120,000 mailboxes in production here at Microsoft (with over 30,000 using Exchange Unified Messaging as their only voicemail solution), as well as over 55,000 mailboxes in production…


Exchange Server 2007 whitepaper

A great whitepaper on the business benefits of Exchange Server 2007 can be downloaded at Today’s business requirements—such as security, disaster recovery, and mobility—are more extensive than ever before. To meet these requirements, Exchange has extended its reach beyond simple e-mail to increase user productivity and keep information close at hand, while being flexible enough to…


Ready Summit presentation

The Ready Summit tour wrapped up last week with our final event in Canberra (thankfully I didn’t fall asleep during the UC session – find out why at the end of this post).  Thousands of people attended and learnt about our latest technologies, and overall the tour was a huge success. My presentation is now available for download…