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December, 2011

  • OWA Cross-Site Silent Redirection in Exchange 2010 SP2

    By now, many of you have seen the articles that discussed Address Book Policies , hosting changes , and the Hybrid Configuration Wizard , but deep down I know you all have been hoping that we would discuss the most sought after feature that we decided...
  • Microsoft security updates for December 2011

    As part of Microsoft's routine, monthly security update cycle, we released 13 new security updates on December 13, 2011. Get the details at http://www.microsoft.com/security/pc-security/bulletins/201112.aspx Read my favorites blogs: Designing a backup...
  • Desktop backgrounds (wallpaper)

    Celebrate the joyous season with this classic evergreen bough. To get a desktop background, click Get it now, right-click the image, and then click Set as background. Get them at http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows/downloads/personalize/wallpaper...
  • Introducing the Hybrid Configuration Wizard

    During the beta of Office 365 for Enterprises, we received great feedback from our customers and wanted to vastly simplify the process for configuring Exchange in a hybrid deployment with Office 365. We are introducing the Hybrid Configuration Wizard...
  • PC Security

    Security scanners, tools, and safety guidelines for your PC, laptop, or mobile device. Find them all at http://www.microsoft.com/security/pc-security/default.aspx#Safety-products-and-scans Read my favorites blogs: Designing a backup less Exchange 2010...
  • Download Microsoft System Center 2012 Pre-Release Products

    System Center solutions help you manage your physical and virtual IT environments across datacenters, desktops, and devices. Using these integrated and automated management solutions, you can be a more productive service provider for your business. System...
  • Exchange Online December 2011 Service Update

    Over the next several months Microsoft will deploy the Exchange Online December 2011 Service Update. As a part of this update, we will also make high availability architecture enhancements in all datacenters that host Office 365 tenant domains. These...
  • Fix it Solution Center

    Find automated solutions for your issues. Select a problem and find solution at http://support.microsoft.com/fixit/ Read my favorites blogs: Designing a backup less Exchange 2010 Architecture Step by step guide for upgrading Active Directory from Microsoft...
  • Microsoft Server and Cloud Platform

    System Center 2012 pre-release products help your organization achieve IT as a Service by enabling productive infrastructure, predictable applications, and cloud computing on your terms with a common management experience. You can deliver flexible and...
  • Database Maintenance in Exchange 2010

    Over the last several months there has been significant chatter around what is background database maintenance and why is it important for Exchange 2010 databases. Hopefully this article will answer these questions. What maintenance tasks need to be performed...