Windows Exchange: From Email Client to Unified Communications Server

Windows Exchange started out as Microsoft Exchange, an e-mail client included with Windows 95 and subsequent versions up to Windows 98. During this period, it was renamed Windows Messaging, which was succeeded by Outlook Express and Outlook, the current e-mail … Read More


It’s easy as an information technology professional to get excited about new things. But one of my responsibilities with my clients is to be a realist: “After you unwrap the box, what surprises lurk for the shiny new technology Read More


Windows Small Business Server 7 Beta Released

Microsoft’s latest release of their Small Business Server, SBS 7, is now available for public beta testing. This latest SBS is designed for low-end servers and complements Microsoft’s two other low-end offerings: Windows Home Server (codenamed “Vail”) and their hybrid … Read More


I’ll tackle the upgrade question in a minute but let me first say, if you are still on Windows XP, you do need to make sure you’ve applied Service Pack 3 (SP3). Many firms are now taking advantage of managed Read More


Top 10 Reasons to Upgrade To Windows Server 2008 R2

Should You Upgrade to Windows Server 2008 R2?

If you are using a Windows Server, you will find upgrading to Windows Server 2008 R2 an issue worthy of serious consideration. The latest version of Windows Server has some great new … Read More


Top 10 Ways Windows Server 2008 R2 Helps the IT Professional

The client-server model has become the de facto networking model these days. The model depends on the reliability of the server, often a single computer, for its successful operation. Making that server failproof is crucial, as is enhancing the capacity … Read More


Video – Migrating from Oracle to SQL Server

This four minute video walks you through each key step to migrate from Oracle to Microsoft SQL Server.

Welcome To the New Microsoft Infrastructure Blog

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