SharePoint 2013 Distributed Cache 5 Important Items

​I was working with a client today trying to talk about the Distributed Cache in SharePoint 2013 and I found this great article by Sean McDonough (spmcdonough). http://blog.idera.com/sharepoint/the-five-minute-cheat-sheet-on-sharepoint-2013s-distributed-cache-service/ High points: Distributed Cache replaces the older Cache mechanisms in SharePoint 2007 and 2010 and adds some security stuff as well Runs on the AppFabric Cache model…

Operations Manager and SolarWinds: Monitoring Operations Manager with SolarWinds (#SCOM, #SolarWinds)

This is the second of a three part blog series highlighting the integration available between System Center Operations Manager 2012 and SolarWinds Server & Application Monitor. This topic was initially mentioned around the timeframe of the Microsoft Management Summit this year – information is available at: http://myitforum.com/myitforumwp/2013/04/09/monitor-the-monitor-alert-on-operations-manager-health/. I’ve been working with the folks at SolarWinds…

Installing Exchange 2010 SP3 on an Edge Server

I’ve run into multiple issues with this task, so I thought I’d write a post on how to successfully update your Exchange 2010 Edge server to Service Pack 3.  In my scenario, I’m running a single server with the following services: Exchange 2010 SP1 Edge server Forefront Threat Management Gateway (TMG) 2010 Forefront Protection for…

Dual Authentication for Office 365

Microsoft is rolling out two factor authentication for Windows Azure Active Directory (WAAD) called Windows Azure Active Authentication, http://www.windowsazure.com/en-us/services/identity/. I wanted to give this a test drive, here is my experience with the new Active Authentication.  Setup Microsoft published a TechNet Article about configuring WAAD for Active Authentication, http://technet.microsoft.com/library/dn249466.aspx From the Article: Creating an Active…