M. Omer Siddiqui's Blog

Infrastructure pieces on the web

January, 2011

  • Windows 7 Compatibility: Evaluation and Remediation Video

    Explore the importance of application compatibility in a successful Windows 7 deployment. In this video, you'll learn about potential driver and application issues, then how to evaluate the compatibility of your applications using tools like the Microsoft...
  • Video: Migration From Windows XP to Windows 7

    Find out what you need to know about the process of migrating your computers from Windows XP to Windows 7. This video discusses: Backup considerations and options Preparing hard drives and partitions Capturing Windows XP data and settings with the Windows...
  • Exchange 2010 GAL Segmentation

    We have recently blogged about our plans for a new feature of GAL Segmentation with Microsoft Exchange Server 2010. Since the early days of Exchange Server our customers have used various methods to provide different views of the Global Address List ...
  • Don’t Be the Last Company on Notes

    The new year is starting off with a bang – a great new set of Notes customers decided to Exchange and SharePoint.  At this rate, 2011 could be one of our biggest Notes “switcher” years, yet.    With IBM’s annual Lotusphere conference...
  • Exchange Partners Make the Switch From Notes Even Easier

    Exchange is fortunate to have a strong Partner community that helps our customers plan, deploy, and manage their Exchange environments.  Our Notes migration Partners have added an extra dimension by providing services and tools to move customers...
  • Kinect for XBOX 360

    Kinect brings games and entertainment to life in extraordinary new ways without using a controller. Easy to use and instantly fun, Kinect gets everyone off the couch. Moving, laughing and cheering. See a ball? Kick it. Want to join a friend in the fun...
  • Arc Touch Mouse

    With its innovative design and easy elegance, the stylish Arc Touch Mouse is a perfect fit for your lifestyle. It curves for comfort when in use, and packs flat when you're on the go, taking up virtually no room in your bag. This mobile mouse also features...
  • Career Center for Job Seekers

    Office Career Center is powered by Monster.com and comes packed with tips and advice to help you get started. Get top interview questions, Interview cheat sheet and Resume tips, all in one place. Visit http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/career-center-for...
  • Microsoft Assessment and Planning (MAP) Toolkit v5.5 released

    The Microsoft Assessment and Planning (MAP) Toolkit is a powerful inventory, assessment and reporting tool that can securely assess IT environments for various platform migrations and virtualization without the use of any software agents. The Microsoft...
  • Updated Exchange 2010 Storage Calculator v14.1

    The new version of Microsoft Exchange Server 2010 has been released. Please find the details at http://msexchangeteam.com/archive/2010/01/22/453859.aspx Bug Fixes: Fixed the Activation Results Scenarios to no longer display #NAME when dealing with dedicated...
  • Microsoft Office 2010 Deployment Guide

    Here is a book from Microsoft that contains information about how to plan a deployment of Microsoft Office 2010 . The audience for this book includes IT generalists, IT operations, help desk and deployment staff, IT messaging administrators, consultants...
  • Career Factor: The reality show

    Starting January 18th, check out Microsoft’s Career Factor , a real-time, online, interactive reality show.  It will tell the stories of nine real individuals around the world, each working to improve their IT careers.  During the next five...
  • Exchange Support on Operating system, Active directory and others

    Many customers have been asking on what is supported on various Exchange versions like operating system, Active directory environment, web browsers, Clients and others and the answer to them is Exchange Supportability Matrix. The Exchange Server Supportability...
  • Best practices for Infrastructure Planning and Design

    Download best practices for Infrastructure Planning and Design for products such as Microsoft Forefront Unified Access Gateway, Windows Server 2008 R2, Hyper-V, SQL Server 2008, Exchange Online, SharePoint Online, System Center, and much more from the...
  • Geek out with Perry

    Kick off the new year with a special new year's gift: a special edition Geek Out with Perry episode that includes answers to the questions you asked in Berlin during Tech·Ed Europe. He discussed topics such as offline archives, the importance of DAG's...
  • Unified Communications Open Interoperability (OIP) Program – Lync Server

    Find out more about the Microsoft Unified Communications Open Interoperability Program for enterprise telephony services and infrastructure, including finding qualified SIP Trunking Services, E911 Service Providers, Survivable Branch Appliances, SIP-PSTN...
  • Microsoft Solution Accelerators

    Tools and guidance that help you solve your deployment, planning, and operational IT problems. They are free and fully supported. http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/solutionaccelerators/default.aspx ?ocid=soc-n-SA-loc-services-omers What you can do with...
  • Download the Free Exchange 2010 Book

    Microsoft has released free guide for Microsoft Exchange Server 2010. You can download this guide from http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=199004
  • Microsoft at 2011 CES – Live Streaming

    2010 was a year filled with new products from Microsoft. Take a look at the latest updates from Kinect for Xbox 360, Windows Phone 7 and Windows 7, as well as a peek at what’s to come from Microsoft, as shared by Steve Ballmer in the CES 2011 keynote...
  • Microsoft Forefront Endpoint Protection 2010

    Microsoft Forefront Protection 2010 has been released recently. Forefront Endpoint Protection 2010 enables businesses to align security and management to improve endpoint protection while greatly reducing operational costs. It builds on System Center...
  • Exchange Server 2010 Cost Savings Calculator

    You can quickly calculate the potential cost savings you can achieve when you upgrade to Microsoft Exchange Server 2010. Enter basic information about your existing messaging environment and see your potential savings in specific areas of your business...
  • Windows Phone 7

    Find your new Windows Phone and see how it can help you get to everything you love easier and faster at: http://www.microsoft.com/windowsphone/en-us/default.aspx?WT.mc_id=soc-n-sa-loc-services-omers