Month: September 2012

New Exams for SharePoint, Lync and Exchange 2013 coming

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Microsoft has published some information regarding the new certifications coming for Wave 15 deployment, this is regarding SharePoint, Lync and Exchange 2013.This exams follow the new(old) MSCE certification tracks. Exchange:70-341 & 70-342 = MSCE Messaginghttp://www.microsoft.com/learning/en/us/certification/cert-exchange-server.aspx Lync:70-336 & 70-337 = MSCE Communicationhttp://www.microsoft.com/learning/en/us/certification/cert-lync-server.aspx SharePoint70-331 &…

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F5 Coming with a Network Virtualization Gateway for SCVMM

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As a part of WS2012 and System Center 2012 SP1, Microsoft are introducing their network virtualization feature. You can read more about it here –> http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/jj134174.aspx In terms of virtualization it allows to run multiple virtual networks on a physical network. As a…

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SCOM 2012 Setup error

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When installing SCOM 2012 w/webconsole you might the this error message during installation.   The ISAPI and CGI Restrictions are disabled or missing: Web Console cannot operate properly because the ISAPI and CI Restrictions in Internet Information Services (IIS) are disabled or missing…

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Citrix Receiver and auth parameters

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So with the latest version of Citrix Receiver you need to enter a URL with the prefix of https when setting up an connection.For a lab environment you won’t normally have an certificate installed for the service, so then you need to change…

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SCCM 2012 and High Availability

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Short post!What is important when planning your SCCM deployment ? Plan for High Availability! (among other things)SCCM can span from a simple to a very complex solution And it can also be in a complex hierarchy as well. So it is important to…

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Virtual Machine Manager 2012 SP1 Beta Network Fabric

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With the latest release of Beta of SP1, there is a lot of new functionality that needs to get tested VMM comes with some new and exciting features. Improved Support for Network Virtualization Extend the VMM console with Add-ins Support for Windows Standards-Based…

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Microsoft Assessment and Planning (MAP) Toolkit 7.0

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For people that don’t know about MAP it is an free solution accelerator from Microsoft, it offersan inventory and assessment of your infrastructure. You can download it for free from here –>http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/solutionaccelerators/dd537566.aspxYou can use this data to see if you meet the requirements(software…

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Microsoft Message Analyzer

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Microsoft did today actually release a beta of the new Message Analyzer.This is actually the new Network Monitor, so its build up from scratch and includes more features. As you can see it no longer primarily focused on network monitoring, but actually analyze…

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Windows Server 2012 Hyper-v And Vsphere 5.1

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A lot of fuzz is going on regarding virtualization these days, and the primary topic is Hyper-V vs VMware vSphere. And of course there going to be some arguments regarding which one is better, and which of them has the more features and…

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Changes to Forefront Product

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Today Microsoft released the following news, The following Forefront products are being discontinued ◦Forefront Protection 2010 for Exchange Server (FPE) ◦Forefront Protection 2010 for SharePoint (FPSP) ◦Forefront Security for Office Communications Server (FSOCS) ◦Forefront Threat Management Gateway 2010 (TMG) ◦Forefront Threat Management Gateway…

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