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February, 2011

  • Configuring Multiple OWA/ECP Virtual Directories on Exchange 2010 Client Access Server

    A while back we published an article explaining the support constraints that surrounded deploying Exchange 2007 with multiple Outlook Web App (OWA) Virtual Directories (see here http://msexchangeteam.com/archive/2008/01/07/447828.aspx ) and as this idea...
  • Hyper-V Cloud Practice Builder

    The Microsoft Hyper-V Cloud Practice Builder enables systems integrators to scope, resource, plan, deliver, and operate a private cloud engagement. Take advantage of guidance about planning and managing a server virtualization engagement, and about installing...
  • Microsoft and Nokia Announce Plans for a Broad Strategic Partnership to Build a New Global Mobile Ecosystem

    Nokia and Microsoft announced plans to form a broad strategic partnership that would use their complementary strengths and expertise to create a new global mobile ecosystem. Nokia and Microsoft intend to jointly create market-leading mobile products and...
  • Windows 7, Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 and Exchange Server

    Is Exchange supported running on Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1? We wanted to let you know that we've completed testing with Windows 2008 R2 SP1 and the following versions of Exchange are supported to run on Windows 2008 R2 SP1 (the RTM version of SP1): Exchange...
  • Windows 7 Deployment: Finding, testing, and fixing applications on Windows 7 Video

    Windows 7 Deployment: My Application is Broken and Can’t Get Up! Finding, testing, and fixing applications on Windows 7 with the Application Compatibility Toolkit 5.6 In Windows 7 migrations application compatibility is an important issue. That’s where...
  • Momentum increasing for Microsoft Web Hosting Gallery

    Already, 350+ Hosters have become a WebMatrix spotlight partner and are being featured in the Microsoft Web Hosting Gallery, since its launch, January 14th, 2011. The Microsoft Web Hosting Gallery is marketplace where hosting providers can engage with...
  • Exchange 2010 Diagnostics: The Unified Messaging Troubleshooting Tool

    The Unified Messaging Troubleshooting Tool is a diagnostics cmdlet which every administrator should run whenever someone desperately (or not) comes to them and says "Help! My voicemail isn't working!". The tool executes a set of tests and outputs...
  • Building Microsoft Messaging and Collaboration Cloud Services

    The documents in this file are intended to provide system integrators and service providers with guidance for migrating from Microsoft Solution for Hosted and Messaging Collaboration (HMC) to Microsoft® Exchange 2010 SP1 in Hosting mode. Download at http...
  • Best practices for maintaining Office 2010

    You can maintain and customize a Microsoft Office 2010 installation by using any of the methods that are described in this blog. Microsoft Office 2010 provides the following methods for customizing and maintaining Office installations: Config.xml   ...
  • TechNet Video: Windows Azure Platform Security Essentials for Business Decision Makers

    In this video, Graham Calladine, Security Architect with Microsoft Services, answers the most common security concerns CxOs and other business decision-makers have regarding the security of their data in Windows Azure cloud platform. You’ll learn about...
  • Microsoft Mathematics

    From basic math to precalculus, Microsoft Mathematics 4.0 can help you visualize and see mathematical concepts as you’ve never seen them before. This free downloadable tool includes step-by-step instructions and explains fundamental concepts. The wide...
  • Microsoft Lync Server 2010, Planning Tool

    The Microsoft Lync Server 2010, Planning Tool provides prescriptive guidance to get you started with planning your topology. The Microsoft Lync Server 2010, Planning Tool asks you a series of questions about your organization and the features that you...
  • Exchange 2010 SP1: The Troubleshooters

    When managing an Exchange 2010 server organization in a production environment, an Exchange Administrator many times wants to keep track of things like Database Latency, Disk Space problems, search issues, user needs, and more. PowerShell was created...
  • Microsoft Surface 2.0

    The Microsoft Surface software platform is ideal for any scenario in which users need to interact on the same device—whether it’s on a Surface device or on a Windows 7 touch PC. Microsoft Surface features many exciting, new changes that range from a slimmer...
  • Windows 7 Deployment Learning Portal

    The portal is designed to help you identify the strengths and gaps in your knowledge around Windows 7 deployment and provide some targeted learning to help you reach the top of your game. About This Portal The Deployment Learning Portal is an online assessment...
  • Security Intelligence Report

    The Security Intelligence Report ( SIR ) is an investigation of the current threat landscape. It analyzes exploits , vulnerabilities , and malware based on data from over 600 million systems worldwide, internet services, and three Microsoft Security Centers...
  • User Group Special Promotion Order

    Tech∙Ed is pleased to offer the following special offer to official Microsoft User Groups. MVP’s, MCT and other official Microsoft program members may apply to also take advantage of this User Group Special Promotion. User Groups must sign up for this...
  • Exchange 2010 SP1 and Exchange Online (Office 365) Calendaring FAQ

    Exchange 2010 SP1 and Exchange Online (Office 365) incorporate federation to enable secure organization-to-organization free/busy and calendar sharing with other Exchange organizations. Also new is the ability for users to publish their calendar in iCal...
  • Microsoft Online Standard Service Descriptions

    Microsoft Online Services provides enterprise-level hosted solutions for e-mail, collaboration, instant messaging and Web conferencing. Services are delivered from a highly reliable network of Microsoft data centers located strategically throughout the...
  • TechEd 2011 Session Catalogue

    The session catalogue is published and you can start to review the list of trainings that will be available.  Find out at http://www.teched.ae/session-catalog.aspx .  You can also tell us what you think of the catalogue by completing the session...
  • Exchange 2010 Mailbox Server Role Requirements Calculator updated

    Microsoft Exchange 2010 Mailbox Server Role Requirements Calculator v14.4 has been released recently. Find the bug fixes at http://msexchangeteam.com/archive/2010/01/22/453859.aspx To download the latest calculator, go here
  • Windows Phone 7 at Mobile World Congress 2011

    Windows Phones are designed for life in motion, so you don’t miss a moment. This newsroom provides the latest product news, articles and reviews, event resources, and other press materials about Windows Phones. Read more and see the video of Steve Ballmer...
  • If you love Windows 7, there’s more to love

    If you love Microsoft Windows 7, then there is more to love. Add features to your PC with Windows 7 by moving up to a more powerful edition. Want to personalize your desktop with photos? Safeguard your work with automatic network backups? You can move...
  • Go Virtual to Cut Costs and Carbon

    Go beyond doing more with less and reducing your carbon footprint; virtualization enables a more agile, responsive infrastructure and lays the foundation for cloud services. Read and download tools at http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/default.aspx?ocid...
  • Microsoft security updates for February 2011

    As part of Microsoft's routine, monthly security update cycle, we released 12 new security updates on February 8, 2011. Get the details and download at http://www.microsoft.com/security/pc-security/bulletins/201102.aspx?WT.mc_id=soc-n-sa- loc -services...