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Monthly Archives: April, 2012

Office 365 E-Mail Migration Performance

Last month Microsoft released a document outlining Exchange Online Migration Performance.  You can find the article here. While it’s not a bad read at 26 pages, I will highlight some of the important pieces. It’s always important to keep in mind the data and how it will get to Office 365 when considering moving to …

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Exchange 2010 RTM Setup Fails with Event ID 1002

While working through an Exchange 2010 RTM installation (to be updated to SP2 of course when the time came) at a customer site, we ran into an error that at first had us baffled: Exchange Server component Mailbox Role failed. Error: Error: The following error was generated when “$error.Clear(); $name = [Microsoft.Exchange.Management.RecipientTasks.EnableMailbox]::DiscoveryMailboxUniqueName; $dispname = [Microsoft.Exchange.Management.RecipientTasks.EnableMailbox]::DiscoveryMailboxDisplayName; …

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Windows Server codename 8 officially becomes…

Microsoft has confirmed the name will be Windows Server 2012. Additionally they confirmed it will come out this year. David Norling-Christensen Live from MMS 2012

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The New Cloud Certifications!

One of the questions that came up during the Columbus Windows 8 Preview Roadshow last week involved the changes to Microsoft certifications for the Windows 8 release cycle.  At the time, all I was allowed to say was that Microsoft was working on some changes, and that development was underway. Well, now a lot of …

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DPM 2012 RTM: LAB in Place Upgrade from DPM 2010 and SQL 2008

In this post, I am going to upgrade a LAB DPM 2010 server to DPM 2012 RTM.  This process will require several hours and take your backup environment offline during the entire process.  Be sure to do this during a time period where no backups are needed to be created or restored.  Additionally all backups …

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System Center Configuration Manager RTM: A Lab Installation

Since System Center Configuration Manager has been released, I thought it might be helpful to provide a how-to guide on a lab install of System Center Configuration Manager.  For this lab environment we will install both a Central Administration Point, and a Primary Site.  The instructions assume are familiar with SCCM 2007 and its install. …

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System Center User Group – Embracing the Consumerization of IT

Presented by Jason Roundy & David Glass – Quest Software Wednesday April 11th, 2012 from 5:45pm – 7pm Register Here The culture of work is changing. Tech-savvy and always-connected people want faster, more intuitive technology, uninterrupted services and freedom to work anywhere, anytime, on a variety of devices. It’s time to give people the freedom …

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System Center Configuration Manager 2012 RTM

Microsoft quietly released the full System Center 2012 suite on April 1st.  It appears however that Microsoft will not talk more about this until later this month at MMS 2012.  You can download it now from all the normal Microsoft locations (VL, MSDN, TechNet). David Norling-Christensen (MCSE, MCTS) Senior Systems Architect

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Windows 8 Road Show slides

I would like to thank all those who attended the Bennett Adelson Windows 8 Preview Roadshow.  In all, we had almost 100 attendees, many good conversations and received  a lot of great feedback.  We enjoyed putting on the event and hope that you will join us for the upcoming System Center 2012 Roadshow……..Details to be released …

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Windows 8 To Go with the Consumer Preview… The right way.

Windows 8 will include a new feature called Windows 8 to Go.  This feature will allow you to install a full installation of Windows 8 on to a USB device.  The USB device has the following advantages: It will auto detect the hardware of any PC it is booted into the first time.  This means …

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