SharePoint High Availability

I’ve been reading up on SharePoint high availability and disaster recovery lately. In my search for resources, I came across this very recent TechEd presentation by Neil Hodgkinson, called SharePoint Business Continuity Management. Neil is a senior program manager and knows quite a bit about the Microsoft Office server products. In the discussion, Neil talks about…

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Getting a handle on Hadoop

I like to keep up with Microsoft’s financial analyst meetings so I can get a sense of company strategy at a high level. Last week I was checking out the Financial Analyst Meeting 2013 and specifically Kevin Turner’s message. (I found out there was a power outage during his talk, but it looks like the transcript contains everything…

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Microsoft Curated Answers – Windows Azure and SharePoint

I’ve been checking out the Curated Answers and I like how the information is formatted to make it easy to ramp up on a concept. You can take a bunch of helpful links on a specific subject and present them in a spare, simple format that is easy to glance through. Here are a couple I found…

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FOPE to EOP Service Upgrade

Last week one of my coworkers published some TechNet content that will be of interest to Forefront Online Protection for Exchange (FOPE) customers. It’s called the Forefront Online Protection for Exchange (FOPE) Transition Center. You may know that all FOPE customers are being upgraded to Exchange Online Protection and wondered, “How is this going to work?” This…

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Phishing Scams – Hard to Spot

This article on MSN Money, Phishing: Consumers take the bait, caught my attention: Phishing — typically emails that fool the victim into believing they’re answering a request for information from a company they do business with — is one of the most common and longest running types of internet scams. Yet losses increased by more…

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Interview with an IT Pro

Recently I interviewed a couple IT pros I know to get their feedback on our products and our technical documentation (most of the questions are about Exchange, Exchange documentation, and Office 365, since I work on those products). My goal is to get a feel for how an IT pro approaches our products and the documentation on…

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New KB articles for Exchange Server and Exchange Online Protection

Sometimes the support guys give me a heads up when they write new articles for Microsoft Support. Here are a couple regarding Exchange and Exchange Online Protection, which are in my wheelhouse, so I thought I would re-post them here: “Relay Access Denied” NDR when you try to send mail flow from an on-premises Exchange…

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The New Exchange Deployment Assistant

The Exchange team has been updating the Microsoft Exchange Server Deployment Assistant for the release of Exchange Server 2013 and the new Exchange Online, and it’s ready to go! It’s the best place for detailed instructions about deploying Exchange. A recent blog post on the Exchange Team blog, Now Available: Exchange Server 2013 Deployment Assistant, explains it…

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The New Office 365

I haven’t written a post in over a month! That’s because I’ve been heads down on help content for the new Office 365. We launched it this week, so I have a moment to give you links to a few resources: Personally, I work on the Exchange Online Protection (EOP) help content on TechNet, so…

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Decommissioning your Exchange 2010 servers in a Hybrid Deployment

I wanted to advertise this blog post by Timothy Heeney on the Exchange Team blog, Decommissioning your Exchange 2010 servers in a Hybrid Deployment, since Forefront Online Protection for Exchange (FOPE), the product I write about (FOPE User Guide), is in the mix on hybrid deployments and hybrid is a logical next step for many FOPE customers….

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