New Remote connectivity Analyzer

Hi, all of you know this tool to test your Exchange or Lync plateform from outside your company. So this tool has receive a huge improvement and a new URL : testconnectivity.microsoft.com This tools is a merge between the Exchange and Lync remote connectivity tool (since June 2011). This version was able to do the test on Office 365 too but this version include two new test : New Hybrid configuration Free/busy test for Office 365 Continue reading New Remote connectivity Analyzer

Remove SMTP Address in Microsoft Exchange

Hi, Just a post to explain how to remove an SMTP address on many users. Most of time when you need to add SMTP addresses (%m@gsx.com) to users you will use “email address policies“. Very easy and is very fast. However if you decide to remove a SMTP address (%m@gsx.com) you will pass through the same feature for sure…so you will launch your “Email address policies” wizard, remove your address and choose to apply email Continue reading Remove SMTP Address in Microsoft Exchange

Create a DAG with Exchange 2013 – Troubleshooting

Hi, A lot of you tried to create a DAG (database Availability Group) with Microsoft Exchange 2013. Me too…So a lot of you get many errors when you tried to add DAG member. Most of issues are found with the couple Active Directory under Windows Server 2012 + Exchange Server 2013. Most of issues and error list below are not present if you are using an Active Directory under Windows Server 2008 R2. So you’ve Continue reading Create a DAG with Exchange 2013 – Troubleshooting

SharePoint 2013 Upgrade Overview

Upgrade is safer than before The upgrade from SharePoint 2007 to 2010 was not easy and could become very complex if you get a lot of custom apps and customizations. Microsoft try to offer better availability of data during the migration and offer different solution to get a safer migration: Removal in place version to version migration Adding site collection health check to verify if you site collection will be migrate correctly to SharePoint 2013 Continue reading SharePoint 2013 Upgrade Overview

Windows 8 and Vsphere Client cannot view Console

I think a lot of you try to install windows 8 and get an error message if you try to view the console of your virtual machine with the Vsphere client. The error message is : The VMRC console has disconnected.. attempting to reconnect You can see the error on this screenshoot : So you have two options to fix this : – install the last update of 5.1 – use the VGC client to Continue reading Windows 8 and Vsphere Client cannot view Console

What’s new in Microsoft Exchange 2013 Preview

The preview version has been release the 16th of July. There is many changes in this version. I think Microsoft continue to push his customer on the cloud. Small company should finish in the cloud and big ones in an hybrid configuration. In this Article I will present some big improvement of this new version and in next blog posts I will describe some of them. Let’s go! Exchange Administration Center (EAC) The new EAC Continue reading What’s new in Microsoft Exchange 2013 Preview

How to manage Windows 2008 R2 with Windows Server 2012 RC

We just installed our new Windows Server 2012 RC and the first application opened by the OS is…Server Manager. Great ! It’s time to see how does it works. Very quickly you’ve understand this new server manager will be the console to manage easily all your servers, and for the moment you have one 2012 server for many 2008 servers…so let’s go to add them ! On the Dashboard you have a button to add Continue reading How to manage Windows 2008 R2 with Windows Server 2012 RC

Windows Server 2012 virtualization

yes it is easy to use Hyper-V to virtualize Windows Server 2012. However it is not the same story with other products. VirtualBox 4.1.6 we did the test with the version 4.1.6. It is not the last one. You can find the last version here VirtualBox webSite VirtuaBox is able to read VHD so you have two options : Download the VHD Download the ISO to install Windows Server 2012 (recommended) VHD or ISO can Continue reading Windows Server 2012 virtualization

Windows Server 2012 Jump Start

Hi, Mohamed Baher from Microsoft post videos regarding Server 2012 from an event organize by Microsoft Learning partnered with the Microsoft Server and Tools team and Developer and Platform Evangelism (DPE). It was presented by Rick Claus and Corey Hynes. Windows Server 2012 Jump Start (01): Core Hyper-V | TechNet Video Windows Server 2012 Jump Start (02a): Virtualization Infrastructure, Part 1 | TechNet Video Windows Server 2012 Jump Start (02b): Virtualization Infrastructure, Part 2 | TechNet Video Continue reading Windows Server 2012 Jump Start