Error “The WebDAV server extension is either not installed or not configured properly” in Configuration Manager 2007

We have seen couple of cases on this issue here in product support recently and since I didn’t see the information documented on our site anywhere I thought it would be worth a mention here. Issue: The SMS Site Component Manager fails to install the SMS_MP_CONTROL_MANAGER component on a Windows Server 2008 based computer.  The…

Ramp Up – Implementing System Center Operations Manager 2007 R2

Microsoft System Center Operations Manager 2007 R2 uniquely enables customers to reduce the cost of data center management across server operating systems and hypervisors through a single, familiar and easy to use interface. Through numerous views that show state, health and performance information as well as alerts generated according to some availability, performance, configuration or…

Lync 2010 has RTM’ed!

Today the Microsoft UC team has announced that Lync 2010 has reached Release to Manufacturing (RTM).  This means that all the features and code are final. The announcement from the UC team can be read HERE. The next major milestone is General Availability (GA).  This is set for November 17th and will line up with…

Adding Context to Lync Conversations

The wonderful thing about Lync is that you can initiate communication across all available modalities no matter what application you are currently working in.  While this has been true since OCS, Lync has taken it a step further. Take the scenario of when you are digging through your emails and need to respond to one. …

Tip: Silverlight Anonymous Type Binding

When Silverlight databinding evaluates a binding expression, it does one of two things. If the object it is bound to inherits from DependencyObject and there is a DependencyProperty matching the binding expression, it uses FrameworkElement.GetValue to retrieve the value [simplified]. If not a DependencyObject and not a DependencyProperty, Silverlight falls back to using reflection to…