Exchange Online migration – Expanding your Exchange to the Cloud

Cloud is mainstream – and many organizations are taking advantage of the benefits of the evergreen service provided by Office 365 to get on board with the latest version of Exchange. In this article, Steve Goodman walks through the options available. Steve is an Exchange MVP, regular blogger, conference speaker and host of the UC…


Office 365 Deployment and Software Assurance Benefits.

Part of the Microsoft Licensing Logic series from the Microsoft Licensing team.  Software Assurance benefits are often misunderstood and underutilised by Microsoft customers and partners. If we were playing Family Fortunes and 100 people were asked to name a Software Assurance benefit, the top answer on our survey board would be new version rights. However Software Assurance (SA)…


Office 365 and the Hybrid Cloud

Mark Wilson is a Consultant in Risual’s unified communications team. Mark is a former Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP) who holds enterprise architecture and technical certifications, together with recent experience in technology leadership and IT strategy roles. Mark can be found on Twitter @markwilsonit. Cloud, cloud, cloud. The buzzword of a few years ago is…


Reflecting on Ignite

Chris Rhodes is a Microsoft Certified Trainer, and awardee of the MVP award in Windows IT Pro. He is one of the co-founders of the Windows User Group who give talks on hot Windows topics around the country. Catch him on Twitter or at one of the WUG events. Last week saw Microsoft host the…


The Ultimate Mobile Dev/Test Datacentre?

Colin Chaplin is a freelance Infrastructure Architect who helps large organisations transform Microsoft-based infrastructure. Like many of you, I’m incredibly mobile and other than my home office, don’t actually have a fixed base. My work also encompasses a vast variety of technology, sometimes unexpectedly and sometimes tech that I’ve not touched for a few years…


ITAR – An Office365 Dedicated Support Plan

The following article is contributed by Geoff Evelyn, SharePoint MVP and owner of SharePointGeoff.com Introduction If you run and/or own an Office 365 tenant, you are guaranteed 99.9% uptime, you get a Service Health Dashboard, and you can see a Planned Maintenance Schedule. This kind of remote administration ‘control’ provides the core support benefits; monitoring and and…


Is the cloud the right tool for your business & how do you know?

Alan Richards has been working in IT for over 17 years and during that time has been at the forefront of using IT. He has led teams that have been among the first to roll out Windows, Exchange and SharePoint. Alan is currently Senior Consultant with Foundation SP, a SharePoint services and delivery company. He's…


The Cloud and our Business

Colin Chaplin is a freelance Infrastructure Architect who helps large organisations transform Microsoft-based infrastructure.  Tailspin Toys is a fictional medium enterprise. It has outsourced its IT function, completed a Windows 7 migration, virtualised its server estate and migrated to Exchange 2010. Does any of this sound familiar? What would the cloud offer? Here are a…