Author Archives: Admin

Movin’ on Up…!

Well now, it’s been a while, hasn’t it!  For the past year I’ve been the technical lead on a large Exchange 2007 > Exchange 2013 on-premises email migration for Canada’s biggest Telco. From pre-sales to Pilot to Production implementation, I … Continue reading

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At School for Dynamics 365

Enjoying a day of Microsoft Dynamics 365 training here at the Microsoft Vancouver office, with the excellent Adriana Nedelcu presenting.  Interesting to see the maturation of the CRM suite, now with  hybrid capability embracing the power of Azure cloud analytics, … Continue reading

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Messaging Misery Ends Soon…

I’m pretty quiet on the blogging front right now, due to the fact i’m working exclusively on one project.  This is one of the largest email migration projects in Canada, migrating 85K mailboxes from Exchange 2007 to Exchange 2013.  We just … Continue reading

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Sometimes You Gotta Laugh…

Strange times in which we live, this made my day today… “Yes, insert the USB stick I sent you into the White House domain controller.”  credit ‏@SwiftOnSecurity

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Released: Exchange Server Role Requirements Calculator 8.4

Released: Exchange Server Role Requirements Calculator 8.4 New calculator released, get it now and size your deployments correctly!

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BIG NEWS! Introducing AzureAD Pass-Through Authentication and Seamless Single Sign-on

When I spoke with one of the Identity Management PMs couple of months ago in Redmond, he observed that many customers are deploying ADFS incorrectly or not following best practice, leading in turn to a Support overhead far above what … Continue reading

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Information about moving your data to the Canada datacenter region – November 1st Deadline!

  Customer Action required by October 31, 2016… Canadian Customers with data residency requirements who would like to have their core customer data moved to the Canada datacenter region, will need to request a move before October 31, 2016. Data … Continue reading

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Design your Exchange infrastructure right (or PLEASE consider moving to Office 365)!

I think I said somewhere recently that I’m technical lead on a rather large (well for Canada) Exchange 2007 > 2013 migration.  I’ve also been doing assessments on several other large (80,000+ mbx) environments with a mix of Exchange 2007/2010/2013 … Continue reading

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Download Ignite 2016 Videos and Slides!

I didn’t make it to Microsoft Ignite 2016 – but no worries it’s all available online!  As usual, Michel de Rooij MVP has developed a script that will download all the Ignite videos and slide decks. You can find his script … Continue reading

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Azure Bootcamp – Edmonton

Having much fun delivering some training to our customers in my home port of Edmonton today.  We’ve taken over the Microsoft office for the day.  Got a full session on Azure IaaS and ARM etc.  Exposure like this allows us … Continue reading

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