Alex Marin Gasga

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Alex Marin Gasga

  • What Telcos talk about when they talk about cloud?

    Recently I came across this article “ What telcos talk about when they talk about cloud ”, it’s a short and refreshing one. Let me share with you just a few insights on the content: Opportunity Managed-service offerings...
  • Enterprise Voice Services for Small and Medium Businesses (Hosted Lync 2013)

    For the last few weeks I’ve been having discussions with some of my Telco partners about their future plans for VoIP offerings and the integration with Lync. It’s been of great help that the multi-tenant pack for Lync 2013 has been released...
  • From e-mail to Unified Communications, from an idea to a reality!! (3/3)

    Finally, here is the last part of the series and I hope the most insightful one. To get started The following diagram depicts the server architecture to support up-to 50,000 subscribers for a UC offering, it considers redundancy & high availability...
  • From e-mail to Unified Communications, from an idea to a reality!! (2/3)

    The Solution By working with Microsoft to deliver robust Hosted Unified Communications (UC) solutions you can be assured that you’re dedicating your most precious resources to the right partner, the right market, and the right solution at the...
  • Don't use your mobile network while calling, use your data connection!!

    Consumers have changed the way they communicate, the usage of mobile traffic (calls, sms, etc.) is shifting towards data/IP traffic (e.g., skype, whatsapp, viber, fb messenger, etc.). As a Telco, being ready to embrace this change in the consumer's behavior...
  • From e-mail to Unified Communications, from an idea to a reality!! (1/3)

    The following note -a series of 3- has the intent of providing my definition of MS Hosted UC as an offering and the foundation to build up a commercial model around it. Let's start. Overview In a service environment, people need to collaborate...
  • Exchange 2013 for service providers just got released (multi-tenant)

    In efforts to continue enabling our service providers with the right tools and guidance to set up cloud services with MS software, the multi-tenant guidance for Exchange 2013 has just been released. The following article from Greg Taylor (MS PM Lead)...
  • Have we seen the end of "Colocation" services? is Cloud the answer to IT Outsourcing?

    I've been working with Hosting and Service providers for few years now, continuously hearing the same questions from our partners. And it's clear that "Colo" is evolving along with Cloud services, and not necessary fading away. Cloud will not be the answer...
  • HMC 4.5 is available now!!! deploy deploy deploy

    This weekend the most expected version of HMC was released for service providers to deploy it. With this version, service providers can offer OCS (IM, Collaboration, PC-toPC VoIP) services as part of their online services. At the same time support to...
  • Windows 2008 - online sessions (Videos)

    I'm excited with the new changes and functionalities that Windows 2008 will provide to the enterprise and hosters. To mention some of these features, Windows 2008 provides a minimal version of the OS (Server Core - the most efficient Windows version ever...
  • Enterprise Search in Microsoft? What's that?

    If you haven’t heard about MS Enterprise Search solutions, let me summarize the relevant points and what are the options available in Microsoft to address this space. The people in the organizations are hard at work making things happen. When they...
  • Are you an MPS developer or have an MPS-portal? there are some news you should be aware of...

    For those of you (ISVs, Hosters) who develop applications for MPS (multi-tenant applications, provisioning), it's important for you to know that there is an MPS SDK update available for you to review and consider in your development. As an example of...
  • Activesync Policies in E2k7 SP1

    After Exchange 2007 SP1 got released, additional mobility features were included along with extra policies settings to restrict their usage. Following you'll find a comprehensive matrix of these policies comparing the different versions of messaging platform...
  • More downloads on CRM 4.0 are available

    If you are you planning to deploy CRM 4.0, the following downloads might be of interest to you: Server generic page (CRM 4.0 bits for testing purposes): http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=99CB3A7A-EBA9-4DE9-B0F1-2EBF11C3D756&displaylang...
  • Offer WSS as part of your hosted solutions

    Currently there are a couple of ways to offer WSS to customers in a shared configuration: WSS as a single offer: Lately a guide to prepare WSS for hosted configurations was published. This document explains what are the different aspects to consider...
  • CRM 4.0 (Titan) multitenant planning/deployment guide is available

    Recently the guide to deploy the latest CRM 4.0 got released. For those hosters who are planning to deploy CRM as part of their offering, this is a good guide to follow during the implementation. Compared to the previous versions where each customer needed...
  • IIS 7.0 Labs available online!!!!

    Hi guys, There are very good news!! IIS 7.0 labs are available online: http://virtuallabs.iis.net/ You just have to register to respective lab and you'll have immediate access to this session for a period of 90 mins (per session). Once the times...
  • Exchange 2007 on VS 2005

    If you are planning to run Exchange 2007 on a virtual environment, think twice before following that path: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb232170.aspx From the previous article, these are the messages that you have to consider: Neither...
  • Architecture Principles

    After browsing in the web for a few hours looking for architectural principles. I found the following articles which i highly recommend you to read (they are not that long... 3-5 mins reading each article, unless you get hooked with reading and decided...
  • SCOM 2007 & HMC 4.0 just released!!!

    One of the most expected guides has been released, the guide to deploy SCOM 2007 in HMC 4.0. Be one of the first ones to update your MOM 2005 infrastructure in HMC 4.0 by following the details mentioned in this guide: http://www.microsoft.com/serviceproviders...
  • Here I go Again!!!

    Hi guys, After a couple of years of absence in this blog (yes ... 2 years already)... not necessary off-blogging but not posting on this one... it's time for me to restart this interesting journey of sharing experiences with the rest of the community...
  • How the kernel memory is managed in an Exchange 2003 server

    I got this information about how the kernel memory is managed in an Exchange 2003 server. Here you'll find a series of three articles, which i'll be posting as soon as I get them. Following there is an introduction to the complete series which you could...
  • How the kernel memory is managed in an Exchange 2003 server (1/3)

    EXECUTIVE SUMMARY Personal computer hardware continues to improve rapidly and dramatically in speed and storage capacity. But one thing that hasn't changed is the 32-bit processor and operating system architecture in the majority of Intel and AMD based...
  • Do you want to have access to a useful resource on MIIS 2003 and its failover capabilities?

    Searching over the internet i found a very interesting resource which can take you through the installation, general configuration and failover of MIIS 2003 SP1 (~30 mins). http://xpstream.winisp.net/alextch/miisha.wmv The general steps followed in...
  • Did you know that MIIS has a MA for OpenLDAP??

    If you want to read more about it, and download the bits of this MA, have a look at the following reference: http://sourceforge.net/project/showfiles.php?group_id=150971 There you will find documentation, bits, and more references about this MA. This...