Mar 1, 2013

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Group Pickup with Lync 2013 CU1

Group Pickup with Lync 2013 CU1

At the recently completed Lync Conference 2013 Microsoft announced two new features coming for telephony in the February 2013 update, group pickup and location based routing. Having recently upgraded my lab after MS released the update I thought it would be handy to cover the process of setting up group pickup. TLDR: skip down to “Configure Group Pickup” Background When...

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Feb 13, 2013

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Quick step-by-step Exchange 2010 SP3 install guide

Quick step-by-step Exchange 2010 SP3 install guide

This morning the Exchange team launched the long awaited Service Pack 3 release for Exchange 2010. Service Packs are normally fairly well trailed and anticipated for the new functionally they bring with them, however I doubt any other Service Pack has been as awaited as SP3 has been for Exchange 2010. Back in October last year Microsoft announced that they had reached RTM for...

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Oct 23, 2012

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Migrating Zune Pass downloads into X...

Update 24/10/12: After leaving the Xbox Music client overnight it seems to...

Oct 14, 2012

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SCCM 2012 client deployment fails in...

SCCM 2012 client deployment fails in HTTPS mode

During a recent SCCM 2012 deployment I noticed an issue when deploying the...

Jul 22, 2012

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Lync 2013 pre-requisite install

Lync 2013 pre-requisite install

This weekend I setup my lab to have a little play with Lync 15 Beta. I had...

Jul 13, 2012

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Provisioning Lync PIC federation via...

Provisioning Lync PIC federation via VLSC

Background Recently on a customer deployment we had to setup and configure...

Jun 13, 2012

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TMG – No valid network listene...

TMG – No valid network listener

So today was an interesting / frustrating day depending how you look at it, I...

May 1, 2012

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System Center blog resources

As part of my video for the “24 hours in the private cloud 2012” here is a...

Apr 22, 2012

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MCSE Redux

MCSE Redux

Recently Microsoft announced some changes to their line up of professional...

Apr 14, 2012

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MUCUGUK – Hitting the road aga...

Recently I’ve been helping out the guys over at MUCUGUK (Microsoft...

Mar 17, 2012

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F5521GW WWAN install on Windows 8 CP...

F5521GW WWAN install on Windows 8 CP (Lenovo X220t)

I recently upgraded from Windows 7 to the CP of Windows 8 and was surprised...

Mar 15, 2012

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Some initial impressions on Windows ...

Some initial impressions on Windows 8

Having played with the Developer Preview of Windows 8 and now running the...