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Author Archive: Michael C. Bazarewsky

Windows Server 2012 Beta Essentials Post 3: The Client View

In two previous posts, I talked about the installation process for Windows Essentials Server 2012 Beta and some of the configuration process. In this post, I am going to show the same lab environment with configuring a pair of clients, a Windows 7 client and a Windows Server 2008 R2 server. The Windows 7 Client …

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Lync-to-Phone for Office 365, First Look

We were recently asked to pilot Lync-to-Phone in Office 365, which is going through a soft launch in the US. It’s not a secret or anything – you can find it at http://pinpoint.microsoft.com/en-us/applications/jajah-voice-for-office-365-12884930736 as a public offering. But, it’s being kept off the radar somewhat as the service ramps up. Because we are a major …

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Windows Server 2012 Beta Essentials Post 2

[Also see PART 1, PART 3] In my previous post, I explained the installation process I went through to test Windows Server 2012 Beta (Release Candidate it calls itself) Essentials, as well as some of the reasoning behind the installation. In this post, I’m going to take you through the resulting server a bit. In …

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Windows Server 2012 Beta Essentials Install Walkthrough

[Also see PART 2, PART 3] I have been a fan of Windows Home Server since the 1.0 beta days, using it at home in a production fashion. I stuck with the platform into the Vail days (Windows Home Server 2011), even with the removal of Drive Extender, because the media components and remote access …

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Random Thoughts from TechEd NA 2012

I attended TechEd NA this year, making this the seventh year in a row I attended.  This year, I was a paid attendee, rather than working the Hands-On Lab area, which meant I was able to interact with more booths and see more sessions than usual.  My various unstructured thoughts follow in the hope you …

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Using UDP-SIP with Exchange UM and Lync 2010

Attachment: https://bennettadelson.wordpress.com/2012/06/04/using-udp-sip-with-exchange-um-and-lync-2010/kamailio-cfg/ (remember to change extension) Attachment: asterisk.tar.gz (remember to change extension) I am working on and off with a client that is deploying Exchange 2010 Unified Messaging and Lync 2010 in their environment. They want to use Exchange UM with a hosted SIP-based VoIP system from a provider that I will refer to as “PhoneCo” for …

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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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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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Microsoft Certification, The Private Cloud, Windows 8, and You

In an earlier blog post, I discussed why we value certification at BA, and I mentioned the new Private Cloud Certification from Microsoft. One thing that has come up for us recently that directly relates to this new certification is how Microsoft is moving very quickly to being “all in” on the cloud.  I was …

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The Private Cloud and Microsoft Certifications

This is the first in a short, occasional series of posts related to Microsoft Certification and why we care about it at BA. One way that BA works to ensure that the Advanced Infrastructure group – and indeed all of our consultants – stay relevant is through training and certification.  Technology changes quickly, and our customers …

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