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

How to create NIC teams and configure networking on Microsoft Windows Server 2012 Hyper-V using Powershell

One of the new features in Windows Server 2012 is the simplified creation of NIC teams. This has been possible to do before, but it required support from the NIC supplier to do this. In its latest server incarnation, Microsoft made it really easy to do. And as always, there are ways to do this. But the idea to have … Continue reading