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  • Blog Post: Tech Ed 2008 Interview with Bharat Suneja (Exchange)

    In this video Interview, Bharat Suneja (Exchange Experience Team) shares some of the things that he does as a Technical Writer for the Exchange team.  it's also interesting to note that Bharat was an Exchange MVP prior to joining the Exchange Team earlier in the 2008 calendar year. To activate the...
  • Blog Post: Tech Ed 2008 Interview with Peter Schmatz (OCS)

    In this Video interview, I spent a few minutes with Peter Schmatz (PM with Office Communications Server).  Peter gives us some information on the Best Practice Analyzer for OCS as well as other topics such as what we're doing with the product for international deployments.  Remember, click...
  • Blog Post: Tech Ed 2008 Interview with Lhase Pettersson (MVP)

    Lack of sleep, too much humidity and just a week in Orlando with a bunch of geeks gave me an "inspiration" on a twist for one of my video interviews during Tech Ed 2008.  Lhase Pettersson is an MVP out of Sweden who was working the UC booth area with me.  I decided to ask my questions...
  • Blog Post: Tech Ed 2008 Interview Videos - Question?

    Before I keep going with anymore Tech Ed 2008 Video Interviews, I thought I would pose a question to my readership.  The first 4 videos I posted were quite large, but of pretty decent quality.  I'm curious if the download size is too large for you?  Or is it okay and worth it for the quality...
  • Blog Post: Tech Ed 2008 Video Interview with Rafael Reyes

    In this final Video Interview I did during Tech Ed 2008, I talk to Rafael Reyes who is an IT Pro Audience Marketing Manager with the Unified Communications team.  Rafael is responsible for making sure there are technical tools and documentation available for the IT Pros as it relates to Unified...
  • Blog Post: Tech Ed 2008 Interview with Sean Smith (Customer)

    As I said in my first post last week about the Tech Ed Interviews I did this year, I did get a customer to agree to be interviewed. The engineer's name is Sean Smith and he works for CorVel out of Portland, Oregon. He attended a 2 Day OCS Ignite class (hands on labs) that I delivered towards the end...
  • Blog Post: Tech Ed 2008 Interview with Joe Schurman (MVP)

    In this video Interview, Joe Schurman (MVP) shares some of the things they are doing around testing Office Communications Server in a Virtualized environment.  Please understand that this is not an officially supported configuration from Microsoft, but at least you can see that there are folks doing...
  • Blog Post: Tech Ed 2008 Interview with Brent Alinger (Exchange)

    Now that Hyper-V has released, I know there are a lot of people who are wondering if and when we will "officially" support Exchange 2007 in a virtualized environment.  I was wondering the exact same thing and luckily, I had the opportunity to ask Brent Alinger what he has been doing in...
  • Blog Post: Tech Ed 2008 Interview with Ken Ewert (OCS)

    Here's the first in a series of Video Interviews I did with different folks during Tech Ed 2008 in Orlando. This one is with Ken Ewert, Principal Group Program Manager with OCS). In this Interview, Ken shares a little of his responsibilities and duties. One of the things Ken is responsible for is Sustained...
  • Blog Post: Tech Ed 2008 Interview with Caroline Chung (Unified Communications)

    Here's a totally off the wall, nothing to do with technology interview with Caroline Chung who is a Product Manager on the Unified Communications team.  This may not have much to do with Exchange or Office Communications Server, but you can get some insight at Caroline's thought on foot wear. ...
  • Blog Post: Tech Ed 2008 Interview with Becky Benfield (Exchange)

    Here's the next video interview from Tech Ed 2008 in Orlando back in June. In this video, I talk to Becky Benfield about some of the things she is responsible for. If you saw the two interviews with Becky from the last 2 years, then you know the topic I always ask Becky is around High Availability and...
  • Blog Post: Tech Ed 2008 Interviews available for download

    I have been posting a streaming version of the Tech Ed 2008 Video Interviews on my blog via a Silverlight control.  If you want to download the interviews for whatever reason, you can find them posted at edge.technet.com as well.  It is available for download on that site (easier to make things...
  • Blog Post: Tech ed 2008 - Orlando, FL

    For those of you who don't already know, Tech Ed 2008 will be taking place in Orlando, FL in June. The Developer one will be the week of June 2nd and the IT Pro one will be the week of June 9th. I will be delivering a session in the Unified Communication track this year so I will be there!!!!! ...
  • Blog Post: Tech Ed 2008 Video Interviews - Introduction

    For the last two Tech Eds (2006 in Boston and 2007 in Orlando), I recorded video interviews of Exchange Product Group folks.  Then I took them and published them via the Exchange Team Blog on the Video section.  These interviews were pretty much the "talking head" format where I was...
  • Blog Post: Office Communicator Phone Edition and OCS Update Service

    As I was building out my demo environment for my session for Tech Ed 2008, I found some very good articles that I figured would be useful for anyone looking to deploy Office Communicator Phone Edition and / or the OCS Update Service. Here are the links to the documents that will save you hours of frustration...
  • Blog Post: Tech Ed 2008 Interview with Paul Englis

    In this video Interview, Paul Englis (Exchange Hosting) shares some of the things that are happening in the online services arena for Exchange.  As this calendar year progresses, we'll hear a lot more around our Software plus Services strategy, so this is just a short teaser. To activate the Silverlight...