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  • Blog Post: Step-By-Step: Uninstalling A Microsoft Lync Server 2013

    Depending on the circumstances , it is sometimes necessary to uninstall Microsoft Lync Server 2013 a production environment . The example provided in this S tep-B y-Step showcases a Microsoft Lync Server 2013 environment that is composed of a front-end server and an Edge server. In the standard version...
  • Blog Post: Étape-par-Étape : Désinstaller Microsoft Lync Serveur 2013

    Selon les circonstances, il est parfois nécéssaire de désinstaller Microsoft Lync Serveur 2013 d’un environnement de production. Dans ce guide étape par étape, l’environnement Microsoft Lync Serveur 2013 est composé d’un serveur Front-End...
  • Blog Post: A Few Sleepless Nights

    A while back Ruth did an interview with Cameron McKay about an upcoming infrastructure project he was in the planning stages on.  While the planning is done and the implementation also complete, I thought it was time to revisit with Cameron and talk about how things went.  Turns out Cam was...
  • Blog Post: Bringing the Team Together - Unified Communications at Work

    One of the challenges we on the Community Team at Microsoft face is working across distances. Because we are often on the road, and with the team split between Ottawa, Mississauga and Calgary, getting everyone together for a meeting is a challenge. I know that Rick in Ottawa and John in Calgary sometimes...
  • Blog Post: Final City Report - TNX: TechNet Exchange (YUL - Montreal)

    I can't get away from posting the final report on the last city on the TechNet Exchange tour. Montreal . It was last Thursday with over 300 attendees who came to eagerly see the tour and experience the power of collaboration with Sharepoint, Live Communication Server and Exchange on the mobile platform...
  • Blog Post: Unified Communications Launch Tour Wraps Up in Toronto

    Tomorrow, Tuesday December 4, marks the last stop of the Unified Communications Launch Tour .  If you have not yet registered to attend the event, although registration has closed we can still take a few more folks so come down to the Metro Toronto Convention Centre - South Building and learn about...
  • Blog Post: It Is That Time Again

    I was catching up on my RSS reading and noticed a post by my fellow IT Pro Advisor, Ruth Morton , on the Canadian IT Managers blog . It seems that the time is nearing, time for another round of DST "fun". She posted some great links which I'll share here... Key Dates: September 30th, 2007 – The...
  • Blog Post: Getting Live Communication Server 2005 up and working; and my call to Microsoft Support.

    Colin Harford (Edmonton, Alberta, IT Pro) An IT Pro's call to PSS During the Edmonton stop of the IO Tour I met Colin Harford, a member of the Edmonton User Group executive, and he was asking Bruce and myself about an issue he was having with Live Communications Server . As we were both stumped...
  • Blog Post: IgniteIT Awards Finalist – B-Line Technical Services

      Project: Welaptega Reborn   The Challenge Describe the situation, challenge or problem you or your team faced.   This client based in Halifax was facing enormous challenges trying to keep their infrastructure system up and running. I found out about their issues when I visit their CEO...
  • Blog Post: Who Wants a Licensing Advisor?

    I do! I am the first to admit that licensing can be really confusing but there are some tools that can help you (including the CanITPro team) navigate the waters so to speak. In the virtualization realm there are some calculators which I linked in a previous article to which would help you figure out...
  • Blog Post: TNX: TechNet Exchange - Vancouver Edition

    Damir and I had a great time out in Vancouver - and we brought the sunshine with us. The clouds parted and dry weather prevailed for the two short days I was in town. To recap the events: VanTUG User Group Meeting: After taking a cab from the hotel to the SportBC venue, we arrived in time to setup...
  • Blog Post: TNX: TechNet Exchange - Calgary Edition

    After Vancouver, Rick and I split the TNX:TechNet Exchange Tour into two parts - he went to Ottawa and I headed for Calgary. First stop - the Calgary IT Pro Community user group session at the Sandman Hotel. The venue had to be changed from the usual meeting place of the Calgary IT Pro Community to a...
  • Blog Post: TNX: TechNet Exchange Tour - Ottawa (YOW)

    I thought I would try something a little different. I wrote this post on my Windows Mobile 5 UTStarcom 6700 smartphone from Telus Mobility while en route to Toronto. While I wrote this post on the plane, I am now offstage at the Toronto event watching Damir present on Sharepoint and Sharepoint Portal...
  • Blog Post: Live Communications Server co-existence mode information...

    This is the first of many responses to Feedback and Questions that we gathered up from the TNX TechNet Exchange tour feedback/comments as well as the many personal emails and discussions Damir and I had throughout the tour. This one goes out to Jason Parente… He was an attendee at the Montreal TechNet...
  • Blog Post: TNX: TechNet Exchange - Toronto (YYZ)

    So here we are, the next day after the event in Toronto and I’m already in the next hotel in the next city writing a blog post. I’m working in my mobile state with Outlook 2003 working in Cached Mode using RPC over HTTPS to connect back to my Exchange server in Redmond at mail.microsoft.com...
  • Blog Post: Is Unified Communications Going to Make My Network Crawl? Where to get some of the answers...and free software!

    My blog post a few days ago about how using web cams, headsets, Microsoft Office LiveMeeting and Office Communications Server 2007 helped us to give everyone on the Community Team a richer experience during meetings got a number of emails and comments. Some of the feedback I got centered around How does...