Reminder: BI User Group meeting August 13th!

Reminder, we are having our next Central Texas Microsoft Business Intelligence User Group meeting a week from today, August 13th, 2009 from 6:00pm to 8:00pm at the Microsoft Austin office. Session Topic: "PerformancePoint Monitoring and Analytics 101" Description: In this session we will cover the basics of PerformancePoint: what it is, how it is deployed…

Project and Project Server 2007 Webinar Recording

In case you missed the EPM Webinar on Maximizing Your Investment in Microsoft Project Professional and Project Server 2007, you can access the recording at mms://videos.catapultsystems.com/Marketing/epm1.wmv. Maximizing Your Investment in Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 Project Workspaces Building a Project Management Information System (PMIS) with Microsoft Technologies

Best Practices for Troubleshooting OCS 2007 R2

Start with validating that the design meets the stated requirements in the OCS documentation Validate DNS is pointing to the right IP address on the right interface Validate Certificates Validate the the Edge Server has separate IP/Port Combinations Validate that each Edge Role has a separate FQDN’s for each external interface (internal interface should just…

Forecasting Exchange 2007 Mailbox Migrations

I had a customer request my assistance last week with forecasting how long a group of mailboxes would take to migrate. This particular organization wanted to perform the migrations after hours, to prevent their users from getting the error message in Outlook ‘The system administrator has made a change that requires you to restart Outlook.’ …

Network Monitor 3.3 – Part 1

I will be reviewing Microsoft’s Network Monitor. The team at Microsoft that develops this tool has done an amazing job and I now regularly use this tool for troubleshooting. It has been especially helpful troubleshooting Office Communications Server 2007 R2 issues. The first feature I will highlight is the Display Filter Templates. When capturing information,…