mcs.ireland.blog/infrastructure

Welcome to the blog of the Microsoft Consulting Services infrastructure team in Ireland

July, 2007

  • Access Hotfixes without picking up the phone

    Steve's blog provides the exact details.
  • Infrastructure Optimisation - Implementation Guides

    Infrastructure Optimization (IO) serves as a gauge for IT organizations and provides a logical roadmap to progress from reactive to proactive IT service management. Essentially it is a framework to drive maturity in technology solutions and in the management...
  • Auto-generating Outlook signatures using Active Directory data

    Whilst working on a user provisioning solution with a customer, an interesting question arose. Now that the customer's AD has lots of useful information consolidated from HR, payroll and other systems, would it be possible to automatically create a standard...
  • Windows Server 2008 - Technet portal and free training

    For a limited period, some free e-books and online training courses is available at http://www.microsoft.com/learning/windowsserver2008/default.mspx . The overall Technet portal for Windows Server 2008 is at http://technet.microsoft.com/en-gb/windowsserver...
  • World-class Exchange management

    The "Managing Exchange Messaging Services by Using Metrics" whitepaper is an excellent read for those wishing to adopt a more proactive and metric-driven approach for messaging service management. If you are adopting ITIL/MOF, or you just want a more...
  • Best Practices Analyzers

    I know many of you are aware of the Exchange Best Practice Analyzer. It's a fantastic tool, that really makes life easy for the Exchange administrator. Recently I was having problems with a SQL installation and stumbled across it's SQL equivalent. Just...
  • Office 2007 Compatibility Pack

    If you haven't yet made the shift to Office 2007 ( what's keeping you!! ), your users may be experiencing difficulties opening documents sent from users who have already made the shift. While its relatively easy to configure Office 2007 to save documents...