Free access to Microsoft Azure Cloud services, Office 365, EMS, SharePoint & more!!

Microsoft IT Pro Cloud Essentials is a free annual subscription which includes cloud services, education, and support benefits. IT Pro Cloud Essentials provides IT Implementers with hands-on experience, targeted educational opportunities, and access to experts in areas that matter most to increase knowledge and create a path to career advancement. With this you can, -…


TechNet Wiki @ Microsoft Exchange Server 2016

Recently I published Wiki @ TechNet for Microsoft Exchange Server 2016 with related links(download, prerequisites, system requirements, Install, Prepare, Whats discontinued etc)… So please have a look at it which will help you to get started. If you are a fellow expert on Microsoft products, please visit to our TechNet Wiki and contribute @ (http://technet.com/wiki). Also…


Download : Microsoft Exchange Server 2016 Preview

Now you can download Microsoft Exchange Server 2016 Preview here – you can install the bits and get hands-on experience with the newest member of the Exchange family. > Initial product documentation available @ TechNet Exchange Server 2016 library > For more detailed information you can refer: http://blogs.technet.com/b/exchange/archive/2015/07/22/announcing-exchange-server-2016-preview.aspx Hope this helps.


Download: Windows 8 - Release Preview

Now you can download the Windows 8 Release Preview, the next milestone of the highly anticipated Windows 8 operating system. It’s available for download today in 14 languages at http://preview.windows.com, the Windows 8 Release Preview delivers a fast and fluid experience, along with a new user interface that responds equally well to touch as it…

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Click to connect MSDN/TechNet forums from your desktop

Using MSDN Forum Assistant and TechNet Forum Assistant gadgets offer a convenient way for the forum users to read the forum recent threads and your own threads, it also make it easy to create new threads and search in the forum. How is simple is that…. I tried the gadgets at my Windows 7 machine…


Improve Server Utilization & Reduce Infrastructure Costs with Virtualization

Predicting resource requirements for a new business application, especially one that is customer-facing is a tricky task. It’s hard to know if you have the new Facebook or your hands. You make your best estimates, then spend money on new hardware and hope your estimates were right. Only actual usage tells whether your server infrastructure…


Release to Manufacturing – Microsoft Lync 2010

On October 27, 2010 Microsoft Lync 2010 moved into the final engineering milestone – the next release of Office Communications Server and Communicator – also known as Release to Manufacturing, or RTM. For more information you can refer Kirk’s blogpost on the TechNet blog.


Developer Hub: Getting started with Windows Phone 7 design and development :)

Being a WP7 developer, i am here to share the following few of the useful design and development tools, sites, videos, tutorials, labs, training kit, Microsoft forums and a lot to start. There are tons of information available in MSDN, TechNet, Channel9 for developing and designing applications for WP7. Windows Phone 7 Design Guidelines UI…


Webcast : Collaboration Using Office, SharePoint Server 2010, and AD FS 2.0

If you’re an IT generalist and look for collaboration using MS Office, SharePoint Server 2010 and AD FS 2.0 then this TechNet Webcast is meant for you. This event is presented by Brjann Brekkan, Technical Product Manager, Microsoft Corporation. As the world grows more connected, demand is increasing for easy, secure ways to collaborate across…


OWA Customization Update : Outlook Web Access (OWA) 2010 Support Policy

Adding this blog post with respect to my previous article regarding support for Exchange Server OWA customization and its PSS Support Policy. We do get customers that they try and want to us provide assistance on OWA customization for OWA 2007 and 2010. They either want to customize OWA by changing features or by modifying…

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Download : Update Rollup 3 for Exchange Server 2007

You can download the Update Rollup 3 (thanks, Greg for helping here) for Exchange Server 2007 SP2 (x86/x64). It resolves issues that were found in Exchange Server 2007 since the software was released. This update rollup is highly recommended for all Exchange Server 2007 customers. Per MSExchangeteam.com, some highlights of the product improvements and critical bug fixes were…


Exchange Server 2007 SP2 : Data Path Security Reference

Tried finding the list of information about ports, authentication and encryption by Exchange Server 2007? Your search ends here. Please refer the TechNet article. You can find the list of information about ports, authentication, and encryption for all data paths used by Microsoft Exchange Server 2007. The Notes sections following each table clarify or define…


AD article: Managing multiple Active Directory schemas

Each Active Directory forest has its own schema, which defines the objects and attributes that the directory service uses to store data. When organizations have multiple Active Directory forests, IT administrators have to manage multiple Active Directory schemas; ensuring consistency between schemas is vital when managing multiple forests. In the April issue of TechNet Magazine,…