Office 365 and BlackBerry... $0 per user per month!

Now, I thought this is an interesting move by BB that I like to share with everyone. So, if you are currently a hoster, you should probably contact RIM and discuss with them on similar BlackBerry Services. 🙂 Cheers, Kip


GAL Segmentation or Segregation in Exchange Server 2010...

Microsoft has officially released a statement on the support of GAL Segregation or Segmentation (however you want to call it) for Exchange Server 2010. I think many people has been waiting for this capability since the release of Exchange Server 2010. Some has even gone ahead and done it but as most of you know,…


Happy Holiday!!

Hey Folks, It is this time of the year where everything seems to just slow down to almost a complete stop. Yes, it is this time of the year where we will rest and have some fun time with family and friends. As passionate as I am with technologies, I can’t help it but to…


Lync 2010 RTM.

Hey Folks, Just in case you missed this. Lync 2010 has gone gold or RTM. Fun time ahead… 🙂   Official Lync Site.


The Next BPOS... Microsoft Announces Office 365

Finally, the name is out. … Microsoft Office 365, the company’s next generation in cloud productivity that brings together Microsoft Office, SharePoint Online, Exchange Online and Lync Online in an always-up-to-date cloud service. Here is hte Press Release…  


Are You Ready to go through the Migration Guide?

So, the HMC to Exchange Server 2010 SP1 migration guide is out. You are eager, you are planning, you are excited. Let’s do it. Starting from next week onwards for the next 1-2 months, I will be walk through the migration guide and will be discussing on some of the planning activities and etc. on…


Service plan is in an inconsistent state? What in the world...

I was away for few weeks, was on site at a customer location, handling some critical situations and then followed by Microsoft’s CSS Global Leaders meeting in Seattle. Finally, I have caught up with my email, with my sleep and etc. Finally, I have some time to blog again. It is good to be back….


HMC's Hosted Exchange to Exchange Server 2010 SP1 Hosting Deployment Migration Guide.

Hi folks, So, we have been mentioning the migration guide for Hosted Exchange in HMC to Exchange Server 2010 SP1 Hosting Deployment for a while. So, here it is, folks. Cheers, Kip    


Exchange Server 2010 SP1 Hosting Deployment - RBAC simplified #4 - Tenants

Tenant Administrators and Tenants By now you probably know that when you create a new tenant organization, there are a few RBAC roles being created and there are also a few role groups created out of the box. You may also see some assignments being created by default. So, by default, it creates the following,…


Microsoft® Lync™ Server 2010 RC is here...

Alright, a quick one. To those who do not know, Communications Server 2010 was renamed to Microsoft Lync Server 2010. It is the next generation of OCS. It will bring new features such as call admission control and remote site survivability. Hosting stuff? I personally haven’t looked at it yet so, I can’t give you…