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Join us for UC BUG tomorrow, May 11!

If you are around Birmingham, UK, tomorrow evening, join us for the Unified Communications User Group May event starting at 6PM in Birmingham City Centre. The line up for tomorrow night is as follows – I’llbe arriving slightly later on and joining everyone present for a pint next door! Sign up here, and if you…

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UC Day UK is tomorrow!

Just a reminder that UC Day UK is tomorrow, the 28th September Doors open at 7:30AM where you’ll find breakfast waiting and we’ll be kicking off at 8:45AM. Don’t forget the details to print your badge from the registration terminals. You should have received this to the address you signed up around 4:15PM on Friday…

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New version of the Exchange Environment Report available now

Version 1.6.1 of the Exchange Environment Report is hot off the press and ready for download. New in this version… Added Exchange 2016 support Fixed issues with not showing latest Update Rollup Fixed issues with not showing latest CU Fixed bug detecting Autodiscover Service URI and added support for new Get-ClientAccessService command Removed option to…

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…

Shadow IT in Exchange and Office 365

Shadow IT is the result of consumer services outpacing the IT department’s ability to provide tools to end users. When the IT department doesn’t provide tools to help employees solve problems, they often search for their own answer. Before the advent of cloud services that were easy to use, many people used their own devices…

Using Office 365 Mobile Device Management

Whilst many organizations have found Exchange Online’s built in device management functional, it’s increasing found to be lacking in capability compared to third-party device mobile device management solutions. ActiveSync is a good protocol, which excels at delivering push email to devices, and combined with Exchange’s mobile device quarantine features and remote wipe provides a set…