Microsoft Lifecycles, Windows End of Support

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Just recently Microsoft came with its warnings for approaching support deadlines: http://support.microsoft.com/gp/support-reaching-end-2nd Many people I know were confused with differences between Microsoft’s mainstream and extended support. The end of mainstream support in actually not that big of a deal. All it means is Microsoft tells us “Hey, we’ll no longer going to…

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Largest collection of FREE Microsoft eBooks ever, including: Windows 8.1, Office 365, SharePoint 2013, PowerShell, Exchange Server, Lync 2013, System Center, Azure, Cloud, SQL Server, and much more

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FREE Microsoft eBooks! Who doesn’t love FREE Microsoft eBooks? Well, for the past few years, Eric Ligman (Microsoft Senior Sales Excellence Manager) has provided posts containing almost 150 FREE Microsoft eBooks. (more…)

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Finding Latest Versions of Lync and Exchange Hotfixes

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Sometimes you need to quickly find the latest rollup for Exchange 2010 / 2013 or Lync 2010 / 2013. Here is a site that lists the latest Exchange service packs and rollups: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/hh135098.aspx Lync 2010 / 2013 has a similar site that keeps track of the latest hotfixes and rollups…

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OWA for Android Now Available On Select Devices

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At the Microsoft Exchange Conference (MEC) in March, Microsoft announced that they’ll be bringing a native OWA mobile app to Android phones. Today, a pre-release of this app is available in the Google Play store. Here are the requirements to use OWA for Android: Your device is running Android 4.4…

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Recommended hotfixes and updates for Windows Server 2012 R2-based Failover Clusters

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This article describes the hotfixes and updates that are currently available for Windows Server 2012 R2-based Failover Clusters. Failover Clustering enables multiple servers to provide high availability of server roles. Failover clustering is frequently used for file services, virtual machines, database applications, and mail applications. (more…)

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WMI leak on Windows Server 2012 R2

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There is a WMI leak on Windows Server 2012 R2 DCs which renders them not so usable, generating SCOM agent scripts to fail. The leak is fixed in the latest UR for Windows Server 2012 R2 May which can be found here.

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