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A Unique Blend of IT Education and Good Natured Cynicism for Geeksters

Ride the Virtualization Wave

Virtualization is becoming the norm.  Most organizations I talk with already have virtualized some of their servers or have plans to roll out virtual servers.  I get questions frequently on the process for going to virtual email servers.  Micheal Noel over at Windows IT Pro has written a great article on the requirements and some best  practices for virtualizing Exchange 2010.  Check it out below

Going Virtual with Exchange 2010


July 27, 2010 Posted by | Exchange 2010, Hyper V, Microsoft, Virtual Server, Virtualization, Windows Server 2008 | 1 Comment

Sit back…..relax….and learn

Microsoft has released its Microsoft Desktop Player for IT Professionals and Developers.  It pulls together content from different areas of Microsoft’s site all in one resource.  It can include video, podcast and white papers.   You can search for information on .NET, Exchange Server 2010, Office, SharePoint, SQL, Visual Studio, Windows Azure, Windows 7 and Server 2008.  Check out the web version here: Microsoft Desktop Player

June 8, 2010 Posted by | Active Directory, Certification, Exchange 2010, Microsoft, Office 2010, Windows 7, Windows Server 2008 | Leave a comment

Exchange Server 2010 backups, are they really needed?

Exchange 2010 introduced several new feature that have enhanced the overall reliability of Exchange.  Features like Database Availability Groups, deleted item retention, and litigation hold are just a few of the features that make it possible to run an Exchange Server environment and not have to follow the traditional backup process.  The folks over at have a two part article discussing this very topic.

Eliminating Traditional Backups using native Exchange 2010 Functionality

A more practical view of this same process, and one that I recommend, can be found at WindowsIT Pro.

Going Backup-less with Exchange 2010?

May 26, 2010 Posted by | Exchange 2010 | Leave a comment