November MMMUG in London

This event will be held in London at the MSFT offices in Cardinal Place near Victoria. This month we have a topical session led by Clive Watson, Brett Johnson and Julius Davies from Microsoft. We will be discussing the new support statements surround the issue of virtualising your Exchange environment. Having understood which pieces of…

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MCSTalks Today – Security and PKI

Don’t forget to attend the next in the UK MCSTalks series.  Today’s topic is ‘Security and PKI’.. For details of how to register to listen in go to the ‘MCS Talks’ blog at; http://blogs.technet.com/mcstalks/default.aspx  This is a list of the sessions: 6th August 2008 Infrastructure Architecture 21st August 2008 Core Infrastructure 3rd September 2008 Messaging…

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How quick’s it going to take to backup and restore Exchange data with DPM?

One of the most often asked, and most difficult to answer, questions concerning Microsoft System Centre Data Protection Manager (dpm) is how long will it take to backup and restore data…  As you’d expect the answer is ‘it depends’.  So I thought I’d provide an example from my own experience which it might be useful…

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‘Exchange 2007 Recipient Management’ Technet Session at the Microsoft offices, London

Why not go along to Daniel Kenyon-smith’s (UK MCS) TechNet presentation ‘Recipient management, policies and permissions in Exchange 2007’ at our Microsoft offices in London… Abstract In this session we will discuss the recipient management model, which has changed since Exchange Server 2003. There are a number of things we will cover here, most notably,…

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September MMMUG in London

Don’t forget next weeks meeting of the UK ‘Microsoft Messaging and Mobility User Group‘ . A little bit about the event… "The event will be held in London at the MSFT offices in Cardinal Place near Victoria. This month we have a exciting session led by John Stewart-Murray from Dialogic. John will be introducing telephony…

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Exchange 2007 Virtualization Support Policy

Well, Hyper-V launched in June 2008 and the Exchange product group promised to revise their support strategy for running Exchange products within a virtual environment.  That statement has been out for a few weeks now, so I thought it would be a good time to discuss what it actually means… First of all here is…

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Idle Storage Groups and CCR…

Let’s say that over a period of an hour only a very small number of transactions are generated for a particular CCR enabled storage group.  If those changes add up to less than 1MB’s worth of transactions and are therefore not sufficient to fill up and close the current log file does that mean those…

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MCS Talks…

UK consultants are currently presenting a series of webcasts on Technet.  For details of how to register to listen in go to the ‘MCS Talks’ blog at; http://blogs.technet.com/mcstalks/default.aspx  The following is taken from the blog: "The aim of each presentation is to share our real world experience of designing and architecting core Microsoft technologies in…

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The MS UK UC Community Blog is now open for business…

Welcome to the Microsoft UK Unified Communications Community Blog.  This blog will include content from a variety of sources within Microsoft in the UK… MCS: Microsoft Consulting Services – architecture & design for messaging and UC. PFE: Premier Field Engineering – Onsite proactive support. GTSC: Global Technical Support Centre – Reactive technical support Pre-Sales: Technical…

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