Exchange Activesync protocols now open

A further sign of Microsoft’s commitment towards being more open is that the protocols for Exchange Activesync (EAS) have now been published to the public (previously they were only available to licensees). EAS is already built into pretty much every major smartphone/PDA out there – but now that it is open I’m sure we will…

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Do You Really Need A SAN Anymore?

I have had many interesting conversations about my post on Advantages of DAS over SAN storage in Exchange 2007 and the related session I delivered at Tech.Ed 2008… many sceptics have seen the light, although some remain sceptical. It’s interesting to see that Forrester have published a paper titled “Do You Really Need A SAN…

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Microsoft uses software edge on Cisco in Unified Communications war

There is an interesting article over at SearchUnifiedCommunications.com about how the tables have turned between Microsoft and Cisco in Unified Communications.  Two years ago the Yankee Group recommended Cisco, but that now seems to be changing. Quote from the article: "It’s pretty safe to go with Microsoft now," Kerravala said. "The thought process was that…

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