Archive for March, 2010

Exchange 2010 OS Support Matrix

March 30, 2010 Comments off
Categories: Exchange Server

Upgrade to cloud services‏

March 24, 2010 Comments off
Taken from recent Microsoft Marketing Email received….

Are you Prepared for Change…
The way people work has changed in recent years. More people are working remotely and flexibly; using video and telephone conferences; and instant messaging. And the amount of information and e-mail has grown immensely. The current economic climate has also forced organisations to cut costs whilst putting more pressure on everyone to be more productive.
Upgrade to the Future…
 Hosted services could be the solution for your budget, and your company’s changing needs. Harness powerful productivity capabilities from the cloud – quickly, easily, and with zero up-front investment.
Microsoft Online Services provides your business with flexible, always up to date, secure IT solutions for existing key IT projects, like email, as well as driving new initiatives that will improve the productivity of your employees, such as business instant messaging or project-focused intranet sites for collaboration and document sharing.
With a subscription-based service you have the ability to be flexible and combine the offerings to create the right solution for your business, utilising existing investments, and adding new cloud services such as document management software. Find out more about Microsoft cloud services
Read more at….

Microsoft VDI announcment – Time for VDI for Service Providers?

March 20, 2010 Comments off
Microsoft Accelerates Desktop Virtualization…
"…Microsoft Corp. today announced new investments around desktop virtualization technologies and solutions, including virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI), to help organizations of all sizes increase flexibility, employee productivity and IT cost savings. During a webcast at 9 a.m. PDT, the company will detail new technologies, simplified licensing models and an alliance with Citrix Systems Inc., furthering its virtualization strategy from the desktop to the datacenter….

…Employees crave options in where and how they work. And yet, IT still needs to enforce security and compliance of devices. The business is being pulled in two directions,” said Brad Anderson, corporate vice president of the Management and Services Division at Microsoft. “Microsoft’s desktop virtualization strategy is unique in addressing this balance. It builds on existing investments and comprehensive management to mitigate risks and control costs, while still equipping end users to be more productive from anywhere…"

Read the full press release at:

Cloud/ Hosting Industry Events 2010

March 18, 2010 Comments off
Some Hosting Dates (and Enterprise) for your Diary….

Forefront TMG – We’re on a Route to no where

March 17, 2010 Comments off
"…Server Publishing is Failing through TMG/ ISA Server….This is almost always caused by improper routing within the network. Because I have seen a lot of these cases, one of the first places I look on is under the To Tab on the Server Publishing Rule. There is a section  which specifies how ISA Server forwards the requests to the published server. In a lot of cases changing the default setting of “Requests appear to come from the original client” to “Requests appear to come from the ISA Server” resolves the issue..

In this article I will show you why changing this setting from its default is just a workaround that masks a larger problem of incorrect routing on the network…."

Dilbert on Projects Part Deux

March 5, 2010 Comments off

….I swear we have a mole!


Categories: Dilbert /Humour
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