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    I was just going through some of my files here, and ran across a video I made a few years ago, that was a thank you for a parting gift from Exchange rotation 15 which I ran (this was prior to having any of the other tracks...when I was still a lone ranger - ha! - running things). Anyway - for those...
  • Blog Post: Busy Month Ahead - So Be Prepared

    We're in the third and final week of SQL now, OCS starts on Monday (Adrian flying in this weekend so fingers crossed no delays...) and a week from Monday, Exchange, SharePoint and Directory all start. It's a busy month ahead. If you are coming to one of these rotations, remember, get here nice and...
  • Blog Post: How was your summer?

    Mine was real rough ;-) I took a month of parternity leave in July, catching up with the family after our daughter was born in March, came back for 4 days, before heading out for a week of vacation which is our yearly family gathering in good ole' Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin (any cheeseheads out there...
  • Blog Post: Rotation 2 OCS MCM - showing Exchange and Directory that real time comms is where it's at!

    In between all the work during rotation 2 we managed to squeeze in some group events. The usual favourite was karting at K1 Speed in Redmond. For this rotation we combined forces with Exchange and Directory which were running at same time in Redmond and what is normally a fun filled 2 hours on the track...
  • Blog Post: Maybe I Didn't Shout Loud Enough?

    Have you seen the rather fantastic and funny video about shouting at your disks in the datacentre ? If you haven't, you should... it's interesting stuff. So much so that when we talked storage in the MCM Exchange R2 rotation we just finished, we decided to test this theory ourselves. So our instructor...
  • Blog Post: Yup, I think these puppies will do the job......

    Just getting the labs checked over for the Exchange session which starts Monday and I recently got some new toys... I think 48 GB of ram, 16 cores and 2TB of disk per candidate server should be enough for a lab or two... don't you? I've got 16 vm's running, and still have 10Gb free. Of course,...
  • Blog Post: One Week Done, Only Two More to Go..

    For Exchange and SharePoint that is. Directory is now only two weeks long, so they are at the halfway point, and OCS is entering their final week. Busy busy right now. It's been a great week in my room, or at least, I think it has. CAS and Transport done, survey scores are in, and they are great,...
  • Blog Post: See What Happens When You Pass a Masters Exam....

    So we're in week 3 of MCM Exchange 2007 Rotation 3 right now, which is why it has been a bit quiet... busy busy... On Monday the class took exam number 2, covering mailbox, performance, ccr, scr etc. It's a very tough exam. At 8pm Monday night the class got their results. A few of them were together...