TechEd Europe 2012: Thursday’s (day 3) quick thoughts

Same quick summary as previous days, I was dead beat so wrote it this morning enroute to day 4. SWAG: Did a bit better with USB hub, 2 USB 4GB Sticks, and some other stuff. Oh yeah; I won a Nokia Lumia 900!!! At the Nokia booth after handing over the tile from the conference bag and clicking randomly on a screen. You can’t beat that! Well, a Win8 tablet could have 😉 Weather: very nice and I had no

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TechEd Europe 2012: Wednesday (day 2) quick thoughts

Same as yesterday’s post, some quick thoughts:  Skipped Keynote. I figured that I watch it via Channel9 and get some extra rest. Good decission.  Wi-Fi: Had no real issues, sometimes darkspots or loss of connectivity during walking. In any cas not as disasterous as yesterday. Weeeh! Again some great meet-and-greets and discussions. Looked like even more than yesterday! If that trend continues… 🙂 Airconditioning: the day started colder, but it seemed they turned up the airco. I felt a draft

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TechEd Europe 2012: Tuesday’s (day1) quick thoughts

Just quick post to sum up day 1 (for me, don’t mind the typing errors. I’m dead tired and typing via my iPad): Keynote: nothing earthshattering as most was the same as TechEd North America. WiFi: almost nonexistent until the end (almost a full conference day!). I know MSFT isn’t directly responsible, but come on!  Azure: That stuff is cooool! Definitely something to keep an eye on, IMHO Exchange: no real new stuf, as expected. Although a quick mention of

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The UC Architects Podcast is live!

Since Steve Goodman’s tweet regarding a good Exchange podcast and the first recording, took about two weeks. In that time, 13 IT Pros, MCMs and MVPs have gathered (virtually) and realized a website, LinkedIn page, Facebook page, Twitter page, requested an intro and outro theme (Paul van Geldrop: Thanks!), recorded a podcast via Lync 2010, edited and now published it via the site, iTunes and Zune! This podcast was a lot of fun to do and I’m hoping to do

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Exchange SSL Offloading and the upcoming update blocking certificates with RSA key length less than 1024bit

Microsoft announced yesterday new approach regarding the validation of certificates coming in august this year. Certificates with a key length less than 1024bit will be blocked: Adding to our defense-in-depth measures, in August, we will release a change to how Windows manages certificates that have RSA keys of less than 1024 bits in length. Once this key length update is released, we will treat all of these certificates as invalid, even if they are currently valid and signed by a

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See the difference Office 365 can make

I’ve blogged about my own experience regarding Office 365 in the posts Migrating to Office 365 Part 1: Business Case and Migrating to Office 365 Part 2: Exchange Cutover migration tips. I did show a picture of my “server room”, but now I actually have dismantled the physical servers and the difference is best shown in the following pic: To be fair, only the three computers on the floor are active. On the table two switches, a KVM and a

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