Archive for October, 2010

Exchange 2010 Architecture Poster

October 26, 2010 Comments off

Exchange 2010 Architecture Poster

Exchange 2010 Architecture Poster

Exchange 2010 Architecture Poster now available on the MS Exchange Team Blog Here

For transport architecture diagrams, see Exchange 2010 Transport Architecture Diagrams Available for Download.

Categories: Exchange Server

IPEXPO 2010 – My day 2 Diary

October 20, 2010 Comments off

Here’s how I am planning my day 2 at IPEXPO 2010….

Virtualisation and business continuity – where the wild gaps are
Virtualisation promised more affordable business continuity, but there are still issues to consider around availability, continuity and backup for virtual machines, particularly as companies begin using more than one virtualisation or storage platform. Will cover the challenges that still exist around business continuity and virtualisation.

SaaS, PaaS or IaaS- Where will the Enterprise sit in the Cloud
Businesses today demand that their IT functions deliver certainty, confidence and agility, whilst achieving ever-improving efficiency and reduced Total Cost of Ownership, but how will Cloud Computing change the Enterprise IT landscape?

True Cloud – The Google Vision for Enterprise Computing
Find out about the world’s largest and most scalable cloud computing platform, that is changing the world of traditional enterprise computing.

The Secrets of Successful Cloud Adoption: what they don’t tell you
Cloud has a seemingly unstoppable momentum behind it- but is it clear at the outset what the benefits of Cloud are beyond the shift from cap-ex to op-ex? What exactly are these benefits and how do we access them to adopt Cloud successfully?

The virtualization path to cloud computing
The virtualization expert of today will become the cloud computing guru of tomorrow. In this session you will learn about the VMware journey to cloud computing where a key stage to an integrated approach to cloud computing is the creation of an internal cloud in the datacenter that is dynamic, scalable and able to meet the needs of even the most demanding applications.This session extends the discussion from the internal cloud to the enablement of full application portability to external hosting- and service providers by creating an external cloud with the same availability and performance as the internal cloud.Covering VMware’s latest announcements and strategic directions, all IT, infrastructure and application development professionals will find this session key in understanding the next dramatic shift in how an IT infrastructure will be providing the critical IT services to their organisation.

The future of collaboration: SOA and the Cloud
This session looks at business transformation, cost reduction, productivity enhancement, user empowerment by large enterprises through the combination of Unified Communications, mobility, SOA, Virtualisation and Cloud Computing to deliver change defining solutions.

What makes Cloud Services so compelling?
Enterprises struggle with how to effectively manage and maintain their Information and Communication Technology (ICT) solutions to be more efficient cost-wise, and to improve their business processes. They also have to address security, standards, regulatory, pricing and governance concerns.

Microsoft Cloud Platform: Enterprise-Class Architecture
Is it secure & scalable? Is it difficult? Is it being over-hyped? “Cloud Computing” is a buzzword that’s tossed around a lot these days to describe the direction in which infrastructure seems to be moving. It’s a new platform, yet familiar. Microsoft’s Windows Azure and SQL Azure cloud computing platform integrates all the capabilities of a Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) that provides you with highly scalable, secure and agile IT environment. Microsoft is investing heavily across our products & services to deliver the world’s most robust computing platform & applications – whether you want traditional, hybrid or cloud computing models. This session will address each area of architectural interest – from security, scalability, connectivity, development & storage.

Categories: Events

Microsoft Exchange Team Blog – New HA Design Guidance Articles

October 14, 2010 Comments off

Taken from…

“Last week we updated our Exchange TechNet articles. Within that update are two new articles that I wanted to call out:

Understanding High Availability Factors – This article summarizes my US TechEd 2010 Exchange 2010 High Availability Design Considerations breakout session by discussing several design decision points you must make when architecting an Exchange 2010 High Availability and/or Site Resilient design.
Database Copy Layout Design – A month ago we released a blog article on how to design a symmetrical database copy layout that results in an even distribution of active databases across the servers in the DAG. This TechNet article offers additional scenarios that you may need to consider given your HA design.”

Categories: Exchange Server

Ensim Unify – Hosted Exchange 2010 SP1 / Sharepoint 2010

October 14, 2010 Comments off

The following is now available in Ensim Unify Service Provider Edition…

Hosted Exchange 2010 SP1 Support

“Ensim announced availability in June 2010 for Hosted Exchange 2010. Now we are pleased to let you know we have incorporated all updates related to SP 1. Ensim Unify is the only platform that enables service providers to add Hosted Exchange 2010 without installing a new platform. That’s right, just add the Unify resource forest and HE 2010 service manager onto your existing Unify 4.7 platform and you can start selling, provisioning and managing HE 2010 right along with your other hosted applications like SharePoint, CRM, etc… Additionally, Unify allows for co-existence of your Exchange 2003 and Exchange 2007 along side your newly deployed Exchange 2010 service. Please contact your account manager for more information and to schedule an installation”

SharePoint 2010 Service Manager

“Coming in late November, the Ensim Unify SharePoint service manager incorporates many new features that are now available in SP 2010. It empowers your customers with role-based administration tools for managing their own users, Web sites, discussions, and other collaboration services. The result: decreased maintenance and support costs for you, and increased customer satisfaction all around. Several new developments for much deeper SharePoint functionality, especially at the end user level are in development and we look forward to updating you in Q1 as to availability”

More details of Exchange 2010 Provisioning and BPOS can be found in my Blog Post here… Ensim Unify Bpos Exchange2010 Provisioning

Ensim Unify – BPOS Syndication Service Manager

October 14, 2010 Comments off

BPOS Syndication Service Manager available.

Wondering what BPOS Syndication is? …Read my Blog Post here S is for Syndication

“…If you are a certified Microsoft BPOS Syndicated Reseller, your customers can now have to same Ensim Unify platform and control panel to provision and manage users. In addition, BPOS can run from the same Unify platform as your other Microsoft and non-Microsoft application and aggregated cloud services. This service manager is a great way to signup customers who are looking for the cost advantages offered by Public Cloud platforms, but still want customer service and 3rd party applications only an independent service provider can provide….”

Ensim Unify Platform Updates – MPS/MPF RIP!

October 14, 2010 Comments off

Below is the first of a coupleof posts from me on Updates to Ensim Unify Service Provider Edition Just released….

“…Unify Service Provide Edition 5.0.0 will be available in late Q4 and will introduce MPF replacement component based on WCF. New customers can deploy Unify 5.0.0 without requiring MPF and existing Unify customers can directly upgrade from Unify 4.7.0 to a non-MPF Unify 5.0.0. The new WCF based MPF replacement in Unify 5.0.0 will continue to support multiple CP and PE deployment for redundancy and avoid single point of failure. In addition, new workflow functionality has been added providing even greater flexibility in integrating Unify with other systems and processes and customizing Unify for specific use cases….”

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