My Other Blog Site

While I will continue to post to this location, I will also be posting to my new personal blog location at my recently obtained domain, ​http://office365evangelist.com/.  This site will also be focused on all things Office 365 and posts related to Microsoft technologies will be posted in both location (wow, that going to be a…

Huge company bans internal email

I just read an article describing how one large company with 74,000 employees is replacing all internal email with instant messaging and social networking. The CEO who implemented this policy has not sent an email since he took over in 2008. The only justification given for this policy is “only 10 percent of the 200…

New Hotfix: Task sequence fails with an “0x80004005” error code in System Center Configuration Manager 2007 SP2

  New Hotfix: Task sequence fails with an "0x80004005" error code in System Center Configuration Manager 2007 SP2 – The Configuration Manager Support Team Blog – Site Home – TechNet Blogs Here’s a KB article we published today on ConfigMgr 2007. This one describes a hotfix/update we released that addresses an issue where a Task…

Office 365 Ugrades and Improvements

So Great news on the Office 365 front today from Microsoft! The added 22 additional markets tonight. Also the Microsoft is reporting greater integration with the MAC OS with the release Lync for MAC! Along with the great updates to Office 365, Microsoft also announced improvements to Skydrive! probably the biggest improvement to Skydrive is…

Unlocking the FEP Collections

The information provided in this blog entry is provided as-is, proceed at your own risk. I recently was working on separating permissions for desktop and server groups. This is easily done by separating out the collections and only allowing each group to see the collections and resources associated with their group.  However, by default the…

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OpsMgr 2012 Trivial Pursuit (#SCOM) – can you install an OpsMgr 2012 Management Server on Server core?

I had a good quick question asked by a colleague of mine recently – can an OpsMgr 2012 Management Server be installed on Server core? If we look into the OpsMgr 2012 RC documentation available at: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/hh205987.aspx (in the OpsMgr_SupConfig document) we see: “Server Operating System: must be Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1” But, that…

Office 365 Managed Services

So one of my roles at Catapult is being the Office 365 Technical Evangelist. With this role I help educate my peers about Office 365 and ensure we as a company are moving forward with Office 365 as a service line. One of the newer service lines that Catapult offers is Managed Services for SharePoint,…