Pricing consideration on Exchange on-premise – v – Office 365

Since Microsoft has decided to annoy all small business IT admins by discontinuing the Windows Small Business Server (SBS) product line, it’s time to look in to what to replace the good old SBS with. To be more precise, what form of messaging system to use. There might be some who might replace Exchange with other 3rd party solutions (non-exchange) … Continue reading

Windows Server 2012 Deep Dive – Day 2

  The 2nd day of this Microsoft session was a bit on a “heavier” side of things, but still a lot of interesting information.  Here’s the tidbits from today’s session. NIC Teaming I already looked in to Creating NIC teams using Powershell. The first information is more of a trick of the trade – to quickly access NIC team configuration, … Continue reading

Windows Server 2012 Deep Dive – Day 1

Today was the day 1 of Microsoft’s 2 day session on Windows Server 2012 called Windows Server 2012 Deep dive. The day started with a general summary by Dave Northey (@ieitpro), followed by (my favourite) session on storage, presented by Aidan Finn (@joe_elway). After lunch John Mc Cabe (@mccabej) ran through improvements in Server 2012 networking, and the day concluded … Continue reading

Office 2013 installation gets stuck

Came across this recently the first time – had to setup a bunch of computers, includes the latest and greatest Microsoft Office 2013. All went fine up to a certain point, when the installation seemed to got stuck. First i though “Maybe i should have waited with Windows Update until the Office installation is finished”. So i left it at … Continue reading