Put all your environment-specific configuration in one place for a pleasant troubleshooting experience

Most software applications leverage a variety of third party libraries, middleware products, and frameworks to work. Each of these tools typically comes with its own method of configuration. How you manage this configuration has an impact on your ability to reduce time wasted tracking down problems related to differences in the environment in which your…

Office 365 Win for Austin Office

Catapult Systems is assisting one of our Austin clients with the planning, design, deployment, and migration of a subset of users to a hybrid deployment with Single Sign-On for Office 365 Exchange Online. The client has approximately 1,200 mailboxes on Exchange 2007 in a single Active Directory forest with a mixed environment of Outlook 2003/2007/2010/2011.…

Windows IT Pro article: Microsoft System Center Operations Manager 2012 Dashboards (#SCOM) by Cameron Fuller

“Microsoft System Center Operations Manager 2012 offers significant new functionality, including enhanced network monitoring and application performance monitoring, as well as architectural changes to remove the root management server and to add management server pools. These capabilities are all important, but one of the most interesting investments is Operations Manager 2012’s integrated dashboard functionality.” Are…

Musings on a Monday Morning

I am now officially a Microsoft Certified I.T. Professional (MCITP) for Office 365, Administrator! I took the two Office 365 Beta Exams, Administering and Deploying, back in January. These exams are now available to everyone, http://borntolearn.mslearn.net/btl/b/weblog/archive/2012/04/04/microsoft-office-365-exams-are-here.aspx   SkyDrive has been updated! A new desktop app is included with this update that makes sharing files with…

Office 365 Inaugural User Group Meeting

Well it is just about here, Tomorrow at 2pm Denver time (8:00pm GMT/UTC) the first Office 365 International User Group meeting will begin. I have updated my website with the Meeting information and a calendar entry to be downloaded. Looking to get this User Group off the group and to meeting Office 365 enthusiast around…