How To Do SharePoint Collaboration in the Absence of Proper Governance, Part 2

Written by Daniel Brunet, Senior Microsoft Premier Field Engineer. In my previous post, I explained the goal of this series of articles is to help SharePoint farm administrators make decisions when they have to maintain one or multiple SharePoint farms without governance, and touched on one of the most flexible and potentially challenging service offerings…


Windows 7 Slow Boot / Slow Logon (Why I do what I do)

Lately, the last year or two, I’ve been slowly drawn (moth to flame almost) into the remediation of the problem state of Windows slow boot or slow logon conditions. Interestingly enough, Microsoft Premier Field Engineering management allows (and…(read more)


RemoteFX (with Hyper-V) is a serious business tool. For games.

The Setup My downstairs PC (on the dining room table) is an HP Touchsmart all-in-one Core 2 Duo Intel Integrated Graphics 965-based box, which makes it absolutely abominable for games. Upstairs, my internet connection plugs into my Hyper-V host (actually, a TMG instance on it), and I’ve a sort-of-gaming PC set up next to that,…


Windows Server 2003: Restore and Reanimation of Tombstoned Group Membership Links

Written by Liju Varghese, Premier Field Engineer. The Issue Performing an authoritative restore on a Windows Server 2003 domain controller of a group results in the reanimation of tombstoned group membership links. The Impact If an Organizational Unit containing Users and Groups was deleted, the authoritative restore of the OU will result in users being…


How To Troubleshoot Microsoft Exchange Server Latency or Connection Issues

Written by Samuel Drey, Premier Field Engineer. This article is meant to be a hopefully useful guide to help Microsoft Exchange Server IT Operations teams understand, troubleshoot and remedy situations where users are experiencing issues connecting to the Exchange messaging service via Outlook or OWA. I’ve included information relating to Exchange Server 2003, 2007 and…


What You Need to Know About Microsoft Support Terminology

Written by Rod Fournier, Microsoft Premier Field Engineer. When discussing the meaning of Microsoft Support terminology with my customers, there are several terms that come up almost daily in conversations. Here are some hopefully helpful definitions for you that I use:     Supported – When we (Microsoft) state we support something, it really means…


Exchange 2010 Service Pack 2 – What You Need To Know

Written by Rhoderick Milne, Microsoft Premier Field Engineer. The Exchange team recently released SP2 for Exchange 2010 over on the Exchange team blog, and I wanted to use this blog entry to provide links to all the relevant content for SP2 and to raise awareness of some specific issues so that these will not negatively…


How To Do SharePoint Collaboration in the Absence of Proper Governance

Written by Daniel Brunet, Senior Microsoft Premier Field Engineer. In my previous post, I explained the goal of this series of articles is to help farm administrators make decisions when they have to maintain one or multiple SharePoint farms without governance.  One of the most challenging service offerings with SharePoint besides Content Management is Collaboration,…