Episode 63 of the UC Architects podcast is out now

We’ve had a six month break from the UC Architects without any good reason whatsoever, apart from being really busy and life continually getting in the way. That’s not a good excuse though really, and not something we want to let continue, as we all still enjoy making the podcast – and of course still…

Building Exchange in Azure

Microsoft already run Exchange Online in their datacenters as part of Office 365, but as of May 2015 it is now supported for IT pros to build out Exchange 2013 in Microsoft’s Azure Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS). This means, should you need to, you can build virtual machines within the Azure service and install…

Registration is open for UC Day UK

For the last 6+ months, I’ve been involved (with a few others) in helping to organize the first ever one-day conference in the UK dedicated to Microsoft Unified Communications – we call it UC Day UK. What we’re doing is simple; we’re putting on a mini MEC (Microsoft Exchange Conference) and Lync Conference for IT Pros primarily…

The UC Architects: Episode 20, Two in a row!

Episode 20 of The UC Architects is available, hosted by yours truly! On this shown I’m joined by Johan Veldhuis, Michael Van Horenbeeck, Paul Cunningham, Michel De Rooij, John Cook, Justin Morris and Andrew J. Price On this show we talk about: 00:06:30 Exchange CU1 http://blogs.technet.com/b/exchange/archive/2013/04/02/released-exchange-server-2013-rtm-cumulative-update-1.aspx 00:31:38 Lync Updates http://blogs.technet.com/b/nexthop/archive/2013/04/10/cumulative-updates-for-lync-2010-april-2013.aspx 00:39:56 Outlook Web App 00:52:20…

Article and Podcast Roundup – February and March 2013

Oh my.. I’ve been very bad by not posting to here for the last few weeks, when in actual fact my stumpy fingers have been typing away every evening on various articles for MSExchange.org and SearchExchange.com. So, let’s have a quick round up of the latest articles you’ll find on both of those top sites,…

Microsoft MVP Award – Exchange Server

I’m excited to let you know that as of today, I am the recipient of the Microsoft MVP Award for Exchange Server! The MVP award is given by Microsoft as recognition of their contributions to the technical community: I’d like to take this opportunity to thank my readers for keeping coming back and driving me…