Every sysadmin knows that they should be documenting everything they can; not only is it good practice, it can be the difference between a speedy recovery and a lost job when something does go wrong. Barry Morrison delves into just what you should be covering, even if you think you can't spare the time.… Read more
So far, Johan has walked us through the whole process of preparing our new Lync Server 2010 environment, step-by-step. Now it's time to expand that environment, migrate the rest of our users and legacy resources across, and start getting ready to decommission OCS 2007 R2.… Read more
Sean Duffy recently had an unwelcome encounter with Exchange Server Back Pressure, which cut off his message flow due to a lack of space on the server. To make sure it didn't happen again, he found a way to automatically monitor all his servers from afar, with a little PowerShell magic.… Read more
As you start to use Office 365 more extensively, it becomes crucial that you understand all of the options for managing your new cloud-based infrastructure. Jaap Wesselius has done the research, and explains all.… Read more
Having pierced the veil of confusion surrounding High Availability, Wesley David finds himself asked (and being asked) whether HA is worth the money it burns through. Perhaps it's more cost-effective to have a recovery process that moves like greased lightning?… Read more
High Availability (HA) is a term that is beloved of the marketing people, with its connotations of an unspecific sense of reassurance. However, service reliability cannot be bought like bath salts: But, explains a seasoned and cynical expert in the field, HA can be more than the start of 'HAHA!'. There is a role for HA in keeping your services running, if used as part of a broader solution.… Read more
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