External User Access to Office 365 SharePoint Online Sites

Office 365 SharePoint Online – Enable External Access for a Site   Wanted to enable External User access for a SharePoint Online (SPO) site. Figured this was a great way to learn for my upcoming Office 365 Microsoft Certificate Exams and also it would make a good blog post! http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/sharepoint-online-enterprise-help/share-a-site-with-external-users-HA102476183.aspx is the help topic I…

Office 365 Saturday Inaugural Event in Redmond

​ I recieved word this morning that my session on Office 365 Hybrid Deployments with Exchange 2010 SP2 has been accepted for the inaugural Office 365 Saturday event in Redmond on February 25th. Very honored to be speaking at the first Office 365 Saturday event! Check out information about the Office 365 Saturday Organization, http://office365saturday.org/…

Why I am no longer an Operations Manager MVP… but I am a System Center Cloud and Datacenter Management MVP!

There was an interesting discussion today (Taming IT with the Microsoft Private Cloud) which shows the deeper level of integration occurring in the System Center space. The following is my “Summary for Geeks” from the meeting above: Packaging and Pricing change: simplified the pricing from 8 SKU’s down to 2 SKU’s [System Center Standard, System…

ContentIndexState Failed Exchange 2010 DAG

Periodically, after doing maintenance on Exchange one or more content indexes will fail in a DAG. I have had this happen as recently as 1/13/2012, while running Exchange 2010 SP1 Update Rollup 5. The command to check health is Get-MailboxDatabaseCopyStatus The fix is to restart the MSExchange Search service on the node which has the…

What does the Root Management Server Emulator (RMSE) actually DO in OpsMgr (#SCOM)?

OpsMgr 2007 introduced the concept of a Root Management Server and Secondary Management Servers. In OpsMgr2007 the RMS comprised 3 services providing the following functionality: · SDK Service o Console access and role based access control o Connectors to other management systems · Health Service o Notifications o Group Calculations o Availability o Dependency Monitor…