Alex Marin Gasga

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Alex Marin Gasga

  • 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)...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Shadow Copies en Windows 2003

    Sabes qué son las Copias de Respaldo (Shadow Copies), pues si no lo sabes, o si lo habías escuchado y no sabes como explotarlo, contínua leyendo, este post te puede ser útil. :) Este nuevo servicio dentro de la plataforma Windows 2003, te ayuda a recuperar...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Consideraciones Generales de Diseño de una Arquitectura para Exchange 2003

    Muchas de las veces "Diseñamos" una arquitectura de Mensajería-Exchange 2003, pensando en un solo criterio, comúnmente el esquema de administración (si es centralizado o descentralizado), pero hacemos a un lado otros componentes que son esenciales dentro...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • How to troubleshoot SMS 2003

    Recently I was involved in troubleshooting a client discovery issue, sometimes becomes a nightmare troubleshoot the SMS logs if you don't have a clear understanding of the components and SMS flow. To help us with that, MS has released the troubleshooting...
  • Badmail folder: a Front-End Migration issue!!!

    How many of you have migrated to Exchange 2003 from Exchange 2000? I guess that too many people have done that and specially Front-End Servers (obviously... are the first component to be migrated)... But how many of you have faced the situation when the...
  • ISA Server really rocks!!!!

    Este mes en particular, fue un periodo bastante dinámico con respecto al entrenamiento offline (webcasts) provisto por Microsoft. Y como muestra te invito a que revises los Webcasts (en inglés) presentados sobre ISA Server, en ellos podrás conocer un...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • IT Forum 2004

    Si tu responsabilidad es la planeación, implantación, aseguramiento y administración de una infraestructura Microsoft, esto te puede interesar. Está próximo el IT Forum 2004, para ser precisos el siguiente mes (Noviembre 16-19). Habrá conferencias, sesiones...
  • 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...
  • SMS Operating System Deployment Feature Pack

    Recientemente se liberó un Feature Pack de SMS, para llevar a cabo despliegue del Sistema Operativo, actualmente lo estoy ocupando a nivel de laboratorio y se ve bastante interesante y útil, se tiene más control comparado con RIS. Si quieren saber un...
  • Teaching Security to Non-ISA Firewall Administrators

    By Thomas W Shinder MD, MVP I often get to work with non-ISA firewall administrators who are in the position of introducing an ISA firewall into their corporate networks. These non-ISA firewall admins are typically part of the network infrastructure team...