The official Lync Server 2010 Planning Tool shipped today

A lot of my customers have been asking when this was coming since they wanted to begin planning for their virtualized and physical Lync server deployments. This tool has quite a few improvements over the RC planning tool. I pointed out some them below. This tool has a new virtualization option in the tool shown…


Exchange 2010 Deployment Assistant Wizard updated

This is pretty nice update since it is adding in updates for coexistence and cloud hybrid and cloud only scenarios if you looking at our cloud offering for Exchange Online. Here is a checklist for moving to the Office 365’s Exchange Online: Updated Coexistence checklist for deploying Exchange 2010 with both Exchange 2003 and Exchange…


New Exchange Server 2010 Deployment Assistant scenarios released today

This is a nice update to the Deployment Assistant where you can walkthrough different coexistence scenarios. Visit the updated page here. Provides a nice checklist for you to follow during your Exchange 2010 deployment You can even export the deployment scenario to PDF for offline viewing/printing:


R2 Edge planning tool just released

This is a very nice tool as it will help layout your OCS R2 Edge environment: You can enter all your IP information via the wizard and it provides a nice Edge summary at the end:   Along with Firewall rules: Certificate needs: DNS needs: and how to configure for OCS R2 within the console…