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… 🙂 http://blogs.technet.com/b/uc/archive/2010/10/27/microsoft-lync-released-to-manufacturing.aspx   Official Lync Site. http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/lync/default.aspx


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… http://www.microsoft.com/Presspass/press/2010/oct10/10-19Office365.mspx?rss_fdn=Press%20Releases  


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….


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…


Checking MPS and AD Integrity… Part #7: OAB Servers

Yes, while the whole world is talking and about to planning to move towards the next release of Hosted Exchange (Exchange Server 2010), I haven’t forgotten that we still have folks in HMC world. The good news is that the migration guide is on the way. I have read through it, looks reasonable so far….


Exchange Server 2010 SP1 Hosting Deployment – RBAC simplified #3 – Resellers

Resellers The concept of Resellers in Exchange Server 2010 SP1 Hosting Deployment, well… let me be really direct here, it doesn’t really exist anymore. Remember in HMC world, we have to create resellers before you even create any tenant organization? When you are setting up Exchange Server 2010 Hosting Deployment, very quickly you realize that…