Rob Costello

UC and Infrastructure stuff, or whatever else comes my way.

Rob Costello

  • Apple vs MS, the war is on… funny as…

  • Free Exchange 2010 eBook

    Get your free copy of the "Exchange 2010 - A Practical Approach" eBook by Exchange MVP Jaap Wesselius… All you need to know about Exchange 2010 Getting started What has been removed New features added Exchange Server 2010 and Active Directory...
  • Office 2010 – The Movie

    Awesome work MS Marketing!!!  This is what all tech ad’s should be like…
  • Mobile twittererer? Try Twikini

    I’ve been exploring a more synchronise communication tool lately that you may have heard of, it’s called Twitter . The one thing I’ve struggled with is the need for a mobile client, but I think I’ve found the answer, it’s a nifty little Windows Mobile...
  • Live Mesh for MacOS & Mobile

    Noticed on Nick’s blog we now have Live Mesh clients for Windows Mobile and MacOSX.  Check out his full post here… Live Mesh: MacOS, Windows Mobile | www.nickhodge.com Or to get your mobile meshing straight away use your phone browser to go to http...
  • OCS 2007 R2 Announced

    Ok, I know I’ve not blogged much lately and this post is a couple weeks behind, but it’s worth noting for historical reasons at least.  :) On October 14 we announced at VoiceCon in Amsterdam the upcoming release of OCS 2007 R2.  For the full...
  • Photosynth is cool

    How cool is Photosynth !?!?!  We come out with some cool technologies sometimes, and this is definitely one of them.   Share this post :
  • Daylight Savings Changes - October 2008

    It's that time again, when Daylight Savings changes need to be applied.  Please read the guidance below and make sure you don't get caught out...   In October this year, we will again be experiencing Daylight Savings changes in Australia. These...
  • BlackBerry Client for OCS 2007

    How cool is this, now there's a OCS mobile client for Blackberry's.     Check it out here... BlackBerry - BlackBerry Client for use with Microsoft Office Communications Server 2007 Share this post :
  • OCS 2007 Edge Planning Tool

    Great new tool to assist in planning OCS Edge deployments.  Check it out here... http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=149E5DD5-EAAE-46B6-AFBA-01C31E88A275&displaylang=en Here's the blurb... The Edge Planning Tool asks questions...
  • Exchange and Virtualisation

    A lot of people are talking about the updated support policy on virtualisation support for Exchange 2007.  If you missed it check it out here... Microsoft Support Policies and Recommendations for Exchange Servers in Hardware Virtualization Environments...
  • Long time no posts

    So things have been pretty crazy of the last couple of months, hence the lack of blog entries.  Things have calmed down now, sort of, so hopefully I'll find more time for talking to the world... or anyone that will listen.  Personally a lot...
  • Ninja's

    Only 24hrs in the US till I saw this...
  • What's this twitter thing about?

    I'm trying to get my head around Twitter. I'm all signed up if anyone wants to follow me, not that I'll have much interesting going on, but if you want my site/name is http://twitter.com/robcost . Let's see if I can get it working hey.
  • Long time no blogs

    So things have been pretty crazy of the last couple of months, hence the lack of blog entries. Things have calmed down now, sort of, so hopefully I'll find more time talking to the world... or anyone that will listen. Personally a lot is going on, new...
  • Virtual Machine Library

    How cool is this, ever wanted to find all the Virtual Machines we have for download for you to try out Microsoft products like Exchange, Biztalk, Vista, ILM etc etc.  Well here is the one address you'll need to find all our VHD goodness... http:...
  • Hyper-V lab up and running

    I wrote this a couple weeks back but forgot to post it... I've been pretty flat out the last couple of months, so haven't had much time for blogging and being a nerd at home, but I finally found some time to rebuild my lab at home to run on Hyper-V...
  • Powershell + WPF = Cool

    James Brundage has a great series of posts over on the Windows Powershell blog about using WPF to create simple user interfaces for your Powershell scripts.  Back when I was writing vbs scripts, I was on the bleeding edge of scripting, using IE as...
  • Hyper-V Release Candidate 1 is here

    If you haven't already heard, RC1 of Hyper-V is here.  Check out the release details at the Windows Virtualisation blog here... http://blogs.technet.com/virtualization/archive/2008/05/27/hyper-v-release-candidate-1-rc1-available-on-windows-update...
  • Mac Messenger 7.0 is here

    We're recently released the latest version of Messenger for Macs.  This version has some cool enhancements, namely support for OCS 2007, enhanced Presence information, and support for Audio and Video conversations. Check out the Mac Messenger site...
  • Powershell Tip - Storing and Using Password Credentials

    So I've been doing quite a bit of Powershell scripting lately, and this little tid-bit came in very handy, so I thought I'd share it with you all. In Powershell you can use the Get-Credential cmdlet to get alternate logon credentials when you need to...
  • Remote Server Administration Tools now available

    We've just released to the web the Remote Server Administration Tools (RSAT), which enable administration of Windows Server 2008 from Vista SP1 clients. This is the list of Windows Server 2008 administration tools which are included in RSAT: Role Administration...
  • Microsoft Deployment 2008 Released

    The next version of Microsoft Deployment (the old BDD), version 2008, has been released to the web.  This new release has plenty of stuff, including support for the following... Windows Vista Business, Enterprise, and Ultimate (32 and 64 bit) RTM...
  • Hyper-V Release Candidate

    The Windows Virtualization Product Team have announce the Release Candidate of Hyper-V.  Check out there post here... http://blogs.technet.com/virtualization/archive/2008/03/19/hyper-v-release-candidate-is-here.aspx From the article updated features...
  • Global Strategic Alliance with Aspect Software

    Today we announced at VoiceCon 2008 a new strategic alliance with Aspect Software to deliver a contact center solution built on OCS.  From the announcement... Under terms of the multi-year, global alliance, Aspect will integrate its .NET-based contact...