Updated Facebook Provider for Outlook Social Connector and Group Policy settings

This post describes an update to the Facebook provider for the Outlook Social Connector and the related policy settings that are available for Administrators. Outlook 2010 includes a feature called the Outlook Social Connector which can show social updates for the people your users email with, directly in Outlook. Earlier this year, the Outlook team…


Your Windows – Connected to the Cloud Video

See how your people, files, and settings are connected and up to date across your devices in the video at http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows-8/cloud-connected Read my favorites blogs: Designing a backup less Exchange 2010 Architecture Step by step guide for upgrading Active Directory from Microsoft Windows 2003 to Microsoft Windows Server 2008 Microsoft Exchange 2010 CAS Array –…


Windows 8 – Do More–video

See how to do some common tasks in Windows 8 in the video at http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows-8/get-started?page=vid1 Read my favorites blogs: Designing a backup less Exchange 2010 Architecture Step by step guide for upgrading Active Directory from Microsoft Windows 2003 to Microsoft Windows Server 2008 Microsoft Exchange 2010 CAS Array – Steps and Recommendations Appear Offline in…


Released: v18.9 of the Exchange 2010 Mailbox Server Role Requirements Calculator

We’ve made several bug fixes based on community feedback. Please go to our Mailbox Server Role Storage Requirements Calculator updates tracking page to see what is in this new version! A blog post explaining the calculator is here and or you can download the calculator directly. Comments welcome! Ross Smith IV Principal Program Manager Exchange…


Exchange Server Deployment Assistant Update for Exchange 2010 SP2 and Office 365 Hybrid Deployments

We’re happy to announce that the Exchange Server Deployment Assistant (ExDeploy) has been enhanced to include support for configuring hybrid deployments using Exchange 2010 SP2 and the Hybrid Configuration Wizard. The first in several upcoming scenario additions for configuring hybrid deployments when using the Hybrid Configuration Wizard, this new scenario is for Exchange 2003 organizations…


The most comprehensive solutions for the cloud on earth

Get this solution at http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/cloud/default.aspx?fbid=4RvYE8ymqJD Read my favorites blogs: Designing a backup less Exchange 2010 Architecture Step by step guide for upgrading Active Directory from Microsoft Windows 2003 to Microsoft Windows Server 2008 Microsoft Exchange 2010 CAS Array – Steps and Recommendations Appear Offline in Microsoft Office Communicator Server 2007 Microsoft Exchange 2010 Test cases…


FREE – Microsoft Private Cloud Training–March rotation

Adopting this exciting new computing paradigm provides a whole new landscape of technology and career direction for IT professionals. Microsoft Learning and the Microsoft System Center 2012 team have partnered to bring you an exciting opportunity to learn what you need to know to deploy, manage and maintain Microsoft’s private cloud solution. Leveraging the popular…


Download Microsoft Private Cloud Evaluation Software

A Microsoft private cloud dramatically changes the way your business produces and consumes IT services by creating a layer of abstraction over your pooled IT resources. This allows your datacenter to offer true infrastructure service capability as well as optimally managed application services. Microsoft private cloud solutions are built on System Center and Windows Server….


Windows Vista and 7 Support Lifecycle

Microsoft provides support on the current service pack, and in some cases the immediately preceding service pack, for the products listed below. See the Lifecycle Support Policy FAQ for details on the Service Pack Support Policy. As a convenience to you, Microsoft is providing a list of the currently supported service packs: Supported Service Pack…


Recovering Public Folders After Accidental Deletion (Part 2: Public Folder Architecture)

Introduction In the previous blog entry, I explained how to safely recover accidentally deleted public folders from backup. I briefly mentioned some important public folder concepts in that article, and in this, the second part, I’m going to describe some of the inner workings of public folders themselves.  Each organization maintains a list of all…