M. Omer Siddiqui's Blog

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August, 2011

  • Retention Hold and Litigation Hold in Exchange 2010

    In Exchange 2010, you can place a mailbox on retention hold or legal hold. Both holds serve a different purpose. It's important to understand the functionality provided by both. Retention Hold: As the Messaging Records Management page in the EMC suggests...
  • Exchange Server and SP1 for Microsoft Office Filter Pack 2010

    Starting with Exchange 2007, installation of the current version of Office Filter Packs is a prerequisite. For Exchange 2007 and Exchange 2010 RTM , the pre-req was 2007 Office System Converter: Microsoft Filter Pack . In Exchange 2010 SP1, this was updated...
  • New worm targeting weak passwords on Remote Desktop connections (port 3389)

    We've had reports of a new worm in the wild and that generates increased RDP traffic for our users on port 3389. Although the overall numbers of computers reporting detections are low in comparison to more established malware families, the traffic it...
  • Cloud Computing: Achieving Control in the Hybrid Cloud

    Learn how to control applications and services dynamically deployed from a variety of cloud environments into devices like user desktops, Microsoft Terminal Services and a range of mobile devices. Read the complete article at http://technet.microsoft...
  • Prevent archiving of items in a default folder in Exchange 2010

    In Exchange 2010, you can use Retention Policies to manage message retention. Retention Policies consist of delete tags, i.e. retention tags with either Delete and Allow Recovery or Permanently Delete actions, or archive tags, i.e. retention tags with...
  • TechNet Virtual Lab: Internet Explorer 9: Deployment

    After completing this lab, you will be better able to add Internet Explorer 9 packages to a Windows 7 image using Deployment Image Service and Management Tool (DISM), use Windows System Image Manager to create an answer file for unattended setup, deploy...
  • Exchange Deployment Options Whitepaper

    The purpose of this paper is to help you choose how to deploy Microsoft Exchange: as Exchange Server 2010 on-premises, Exchange Online with Microsoft Office 365 in the cloud, or using both in a temporary or permanent hybrid scenario. Download this whitepaper...
  • Taking Lync for a Test Drive

    Volkswagen Group of America (VWGoA) is a company on the move. The company needed a communications solution to help its people stay connected on the go, save on travel, and reduce the company’s carbon footprint: Enter Microsoft®Lync™ 2010. Over the next...
  • "Windows Server 8" Sneak Preview

    If you’re in IT you are likely pulled between an almost infinite need for more computing power to deliver business solutions and the ever increasing demands for greater agility, higher efficiency and lower costs. Fortunately, you can now deliver on these...
  • Refresh Your IT Skills for the Cloud

    IT professionals are now being challenged to keep up with the emerging requirements for the cloud and learn the new skills needed to meet those requirements. Get all the solutions and trainings at http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/cloud Read my favorites...
  • August 2011 Security Bulletin Release Video Webcast

    On demand video of the August 2011 Security Bulletin Release Webcast can be found at http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/edge/august-2011-security-bulletin-release-webcast Read my favorites blogs: Designing a backup less Exchange 2010 Architecture Step...