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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Farewell Movember

Another Movember has passed.  This morning I had my shaving ritual and am now walking around feeling like my top lip is exposed and vulnerable.   Kinda looks like a mugshot It was a great year and the Microsoft Mo Bros managed to raise thousands of dollars towards the cause. See you all next year!…

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OCS VoIP in a disaster zone

Massive storms in Brisbane recently left many people homeless, and in fact it was declared a disaster zone.         One of the people who had their home destroyed in this storm was my mate Bill Lockett from Dimension Data.  Our best wishes and thoughts are with him and his family during this time…

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Communicator Mobile 2007 R2

At the Office Communicator Team blog we’ve just released information on the soon-to-be-released Communicator Mobile (aka CoMo) R2 client. Those who have used CoMo 2007 will be happy to know that we have made huge improvements in data consumption and battery life with R2 – In fact I now have the client permanently signed in…

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OCS 2007 R2 readiness and training

We have rolled out a series of 6 videos showing the key OCS R2 features and the value those bring to customers. Check them out at TechNet Edge: · Office Communications Server 2007 R2 and the new Attendant Console · What’s New in Conferencing with Office Communications Server 2007 R2 · What’s New in Office…

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Movember the 21st

Week 3 of Movember is here, and my porn star Mo is slowly growing. Yes I know, it’s pathetic :(  I’m genetically facial-hair-challenged.  But I can feel it, and so can the ladies.   Some of the other Microsoft Mo Bros… John Smith (his real name), Mark Duckworth, Shashank Pawar, and Tarquin Swift.   To…

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Sydney UC – next meeting

The next Sydney UC meeting will be held at Gen-I next Tuesday, Movember the 18th. More details at http://sydneyuc.org/2008/11/10/next-meeting-18th-of-november/ See you there!

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