Download Windows Server 2012 Release Candidate Datacenter

May 31, 2012

“The next release of Windows Server, Windows Server 2012, will offer businesses and hosting providers a scalable, dynamic, and multitenant-aware, cloud-optimized infrastructure. It securely connects across premises and helps IT Professionals to respond to business needs faster and more efficiently.” The Windows Server 2012 Release Candidate Datacenter can be download from the following link.
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iPhone with Microsoft Exchange Server 2010 – Business Integration and Deployment – Book Review

After the first review of the book "iPhone with Microsoft Exchange Server 2010 - Business Integration and Deployment" I found that the name inappropriate to the information given in the book. First of all, the book provides a quick guide for junior IT that need to design and deploy an Exchange 2010 solution for SMB (Small Medium Business). Second, the book provides a quick guide for junior IT that need to design and deploy ActiveSync solution for SMB (Small Medium Business). Although the book title includes the name of "iPhone", most of the technical information can be used to...
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Active Directory Rights Management Service Client 2.0

May 28, 2012

“AD RMS Client 2.0 is software designed for your client computers to help protect access to and usage of information flowing through applications that use AD RMS whether installed on your premises or in a Microsoft datacenter.” The Active Directory Rights Management Service Client 2.0 can be download from the following link.

How to provide a High Availably solution for two Exchange 2010 servers with DAG (Database Availability Groups)

A while ago I had a meeting with some IT senior consult that said to me that he use a workaround to provide High Availably solution for environment with two Exchange 2010 servers that hosting DAG (Database Availability Groups). His workaround was to point a A DNS record to the DAG Cluster name, and then assign it to the CAS Array name. However, this workaround isn't supported and may lead to unexpected downtime. To make things easier,  we can draw the following scenario: Exchange 2010 SP2 Servers: Server1 – MBX, HUB, CAS Server2 – MBX, HUB, CAS DAG Name:...

Exchange 2010 Database Availability Groups (DAGs) and Witness Server location – Design Considerations

May 19, 2012

Exchange 2010 Database Availability Groups (DAGs) is an excellent solutions for customers that require to provide a high availability solution for the Exchange system.  However, some customers skip important design steps during Exchange 2010 Database Availability Groups (DAGs) deployment. The first common issue, is the Witness Server location. In most of the cases, the Witness Server should be reside near the Mailbox server that provide service to the local users. For example, in case that most of the users reside in New York, the Witness Server should be deployed in New York. The second common issue, is the amount...