Slow Boot Slow Login (SBSL) Hotfix Rollup for Windows 7 and Server 2008 R2 Available Today!

Mark Morowczynski has just blogged about this enterprise hotfix rollup so I wont repeat what’s already been said, but if you have Windows 7 or Server 2008 R2 then you should go apply this.   Jeff Stokes who was one of the key contributors also talks about it here:

Advanced Vital Signs

In Premier Field Engineering we have a very popular workshop called “Vital Signs: Performance Monitoring Windows Server”, one of the great things about this workshop is that it doesn’t matter if your a SQL engineer, an Exchange engineer, or even an Oracle engineer you will get something out of this workshop as it teaches you…


Exchange 2013 Ignite Online Training Available

What some free training on Microsoft Exchange Server 2013, then look no further, some great content to get you started here: Enjoy!

Microsoft Exchange 2013 JetStress Tool Released

Use Jetstress to verify the performance and stability of a disk subsystem prior to putting an Exchange server into production. Jetstress helps verify disk performance by simulating Exchange disk Input/Output (I/O) load. Specifically, Jetstress simulates the Exchange database and log file loads produced by a specific number of users. You use Performance Monitor, Event Viewer,…

Exchange 2013 Deployment Assistant Now Available

The Exchange Deployment Assistant is a web-based tool that helps you deploy Exchange 2013 in your on-premises organization, configure a hybrid deployment between your on-premises organization and Office 365, or migrate to Office 365. It asks you a small set of simple questions and then, based on your answers, creates a customized checklist with instructions…

Kemp Load Balancers with Exchange 2013

Nice post about using Kemp Load Balancers with Exchange 2013   Disclaimer: Other load balancing devices are available and this is in no way an endorsement of Kemp Load Balancers.

Office 2013 Visio Stencils released – Exchange 2013, Lync 2013, and SharePoint 2013 templates

Office 2013 Visio Stencils are available for download. The Office 2013 Visio Stencils are now available! You can download the stencils here: You can download the Exchange / Office 365 stencils (including the new Address Book Policy icon) here:


MEC 2014

PST Capture Tool V2.0 Now Available

What’s new in PST Capture 2.0? PST Capture 2.0 includes the following improvements: Support for Microsoft Exchange Server 2013 Updated profile generation code to use Outlook Anywhere (RPC over HTTP). Fixed Exchange Online import failure issue when PST Capture is not installed on an Exchange server. Removed User Interface limit of 1,000 users when performing…

Exchange and Firewall Support

If I had a pound (or dollar if your in the US) for every time a customer had asked about Exchange and firewalls then I would be a very rich man. Brian Day has put together an excellent article that should clear this up once and for all, so make sure you all read it:…