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  • Blog Post: Microsoft Office 365 is Open for Business!!

    This great news just arrived in my inbox from Kurt DelBene…  I have been working with the Beta of Office 365 for a little under 12 months now and its great to finally see it unleashed upon the world! Office 365:  Open for Business Today, I’m proud to announce that we launched our cloud services...
  • Blog Post: Office 365 Deployment Guide

    I have been involved with a number of Office 365 deployments over the last 12 months, one thing that they have all had in common was struggling to find good sources of information.  Things are generally documented… somewhere.. its just a matter of finding what you need! I spotted that the deployment...
  • Blog Post: Office 365 Service Accounts–How do I stop DIRSYNC from breaking every 90 days…

    So, this is something I wanted to blog about a few months ago but it got pushed to the bottom of the list of things to do (As usual!).  Anyway… during the early adopter testing of the Office 365 service we had a number of customers who had deployed what was termed “Exchange Rich Coexistence” or...
  • Blog Post: Outlook Performance Counters are missing–take 2

    Back in the summer (remember that?) I wrote an article about viewing the Outlook performance counters and how to get them to be visible on Windows 7 and Vista. I have recently noticed that there are further complications to this.  On one customer site we could not get the Outlook performance counters...
  • Blog Post: Outlook Performance Troubleshooting including Office 365

    I have been involved in a number of discussions recently regarding Outlook performance troubleshooting in the cloud. Mostly these discussions were in the context of why the customer didn't want to move to the cloud since they figured it would be impossible to troubleshoot Outlook performance afterwards...
  • Blog Post: Outlook Performance Counters are missing…

    I have been working on a number of Exchange projects recently with cloud integration.  One common area of concern when you move a workload to the cloud is end user performance – will my users have an acceptable experience? To help customers make this decision I usually propose some form of user...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Exchange Online Migration Performance Guide for Office 365

    I guess it's pretty obvious by now that I am a bit of a nerd when it comes to Exchange and Outlook performance. One area that has always felt like a black box though is migrating data into Office 365 Exchange Online service. The problem for me was that sometimes I would be able to migrate very quickly...
  • Blog Post: Exchange Server 2010 Technical Video Series

    One thing I often do when I am learning a new area of technology is look for webcasts or recordings from TechED about that topic.  I find that it helps me understand topics much more quickly by watching a presentation and then going off afterwards and reading the deeper technical documentation once...
  • Blog Post: Office 365 Proxy Server Exclusion List – Office 365 Service URL’s

    I am just posting this here since it's a bit of information I regularly provide to customers and I always have trouble remembering where I found it (yes I know I should create a browser bookmark, but I thought I would share!). When you deploy Office 365 one of the most difficult (and poorly documented...
  • Blog Post: Outlook 2010 - network latency test results

    Over the past 18 months I have been dealing with more and more cloud engagements.  One thing that crops up during the planning phase of all of these engagements is network link latency and bandwidth requirements. Bandwidth prediction is something I am working on in the background, but network link...
  • Blog Post: Using your iPad, iPhone or Windows Phone with Lync 2010 and Office 365

    I have had a few recently from customers wanting to use Lync 2010 Mobile on their shiny mobile devices. I thought I would go through the steps here to connect iOS devices, such as iPad and iPhone as well as Windows Phone WP7 devices to Lync Online in Office 365. Prerequisites This post assumes...