The Three UC Amigos

Three Microsoft UC technology specialists covering U.S. Education

July, 2010

  • Education Cloud Computing Video

    This is new and pretty simple video of our education cloud vision but it clearly lays out our Software+Services strategy: Microsoft Cloud Computing for Education   Here are a couple of large Microsoft cloud education wins I want to showcase: 2 Million...
  • How did MS IT deploy Exchange 2010?

    I get asked this quite a bit for a reference architecture.  We just published our MS IT Whitepaper on how and what we did for deploying 180,000 mailboxes on Exchange 2010.  There is excellent information in there around Exchange 2010 best practices...
  • What are some of the top changes coming to the next release of BPOS (Online Services) for education?

    I have been asked this by several education customers evaluating our cloud solution so I put together a top 10 list of our proposed upcoming online services features (diagrams from our product teams or personal screen shots):   1) Single Sign On...
  • Interop with Windows Messenger

    One of the presentations at Teched went over this and I haven’t seen anyone mention this but it will be a big deal in education. Since many of our customers are already introducing Live@edu for students with respect to email and Exchange 2010 this inclusion...
  • iOS4 iPhone/iPod touch patch needed for using ActiveSync against Exchange server

    If you missed the note and you have iOS4 (new iPhone or new iPod Touch running the iOS4) users please ensure you add the new configuration profile patch to the latest iPhone or iPod Touch prior to connecting to Exchange Server or Exchange Online. ...
  • Cisco Call Manager integration with Exchange 2010

    The config notes for CuCM direct SIP integration with Exchange 2010 UM were posted last week. You can download them here .
  • Exchange 2010 DAG questions

    Some questions I received from a large university in the Chicago area:   How many nodes can I have in a DAG? Anywhere from 1 to 16 mailbox servers can be included in a DAG.   Does DAG use SMB replication like CCR and SCR did? No, DAG uses one...
  • Is there a SCW template for OCS 2007 R2?

    This was a question asked by a university in New Mexico.  I searched high and low for one but the product team has confirmed there is no SCW template available for OCS 2007 R2.   What can I do to reduce the attack surface for my OCS 2007 R2...