Microsoft Teams rolls out Background Effects. MVP Steve Goodman explains how you can set a custom background using it.Read More
How to use custom backgrounds in Microsoft Teams
MVP & Practical 365 Chief Editor, Steve Goodman, walks you through how to use the new Teams feature.
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We’ve been virtualising Exchange Server 2007 since it was first released but this week Microsoft has announced their official support policies for virtualised Exchange environments. It is a bit heavy on the Hyper-V but also references the list of support partners for non-Microsoft hardware virtualisation. When I checked this earlier in the week VMWare was […]Read More
I recently removed the Network Threat Protection component from the Symantec Endpoint Protection installation on all of the servers and desktops on a customer network. Here is a list of things that happened as a result: Backup throughput increased by 50% (using Symantec Backup Exec 11d) Exchange backups stopped failing due to the remote agent […]Read More
I was doing a little cleanup of the C: drive on a server that was unfortunately created with too small a volume size. One of the things I deleted was all of the files and subfolders in the Temp folder of my user profile. A few minutes later I launched the System Center Essentials 2007 […]Read More
I’m not a big fan of search engines that can’t return good results . The new Cuil search engine has been launched, developed by ex-Google engineers, and I’m disappointed so far .Read More
Microsoft has released information for exam 70-660, TS: Windows Internals. This might be an odd sounding title to anyone who has never heard of Mark Russinovich or Sysinternals. From the MS Learning site: This exam validates deep technical skills in the area of Windows Internals. Including troubleshooting operating systems that are not performing as […]Read More
With a simple Exchange Management Shell command you can display a list of your public folders and the item count for each one. All you need to do is pipe Get-PublicFolder into Get-PublicFolderStatistics like this: [crayon-5f01f7a3dbc2c813961811/]Read More
Some users may report that they are not able to access OWA after their mailbox has been moved to the Exchange Server 2007 server. Check the properties of the account in Active Directory Users & Computers and verify that in the Security tab the account is configured to inherit permissions. If the tick box is […]Read More
If you’re needing to do some SMTP testing using a Windows Server 2008 host you’re probably going to need a Telnet client. The Telnet client is not installed by default on Windows Server 2008, so you can use this ServerManagerCmd.exe one-liner to quickly install it: [crayon-5f01f7a3ddc8e349236622/]Read More
When planning a mailbox migration to Exchange Server 2007 you should consider the amount of transaction logging that will be generated by the move. In low risk environments circular logging can be used to avoid disk space problems caused by the volume of transaction logs generated during bulk mailbox moves. You can query the current […]Read More
I saw Dan’s post on this subject and did a little Googling and lo and behold, VMWare have announced that their ESXi product will be released for free. I’m no VMWare guy like these guys , but as I understand it ESXi is the skinny little hypervisor (clocking in at 32mb) that lets you run […]Read More