Important Changes to Forefront Product Roadmaps – Microsoft Kills TMG and other 4 Forefront family members

On September12, 2012, Microsoft announced a major and important change to the Forefront roadmap. They are discontinuing any further releases of the following Forefront-branded solutions: Forefront Protection 2010 for Exchange Server (FPE), Forefront Protection 2010 for SharePoint (FPSP), Forefront Security

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What is Sonus? and What is its Portfolio?

About Sonus: Sonus is a leader in IP networking with proven expertise in delivering secure, reliable and scalable next-generation infrastructure and subscriber solutions. With customers in over 50 countries across the globe and over a decade of experience in transforming

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NET is now Sonus!

On August 27, 2012 Sonus completed its acquisition of Network Equipment Technologies, Inc. (NET) and announced an expanded portfolio of enterprise session border controllers (SBC). A combination of the existing Sonus SBC product set and the former NET UX line,

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Whats New in Lync 2013 (Wave 15)

Server Roles and Collocation: Archiving and Monitoring are no longer a separate role. Front Ends connects directly to the Archiving and Monitoring DBs AV MCU cant separate, Always collocated. Resiliency, Availability and DR: All user data is now replicated between

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Announcing a licensing change for Multi-Mailbox Search

On Jul 13, Bharat Suneja (MSFT) wrote; Multi-Mailbox Search required an Enterprise Client Access License (CAL) for each mailbox searched. (…). Today we’re making a change to Exchange 2010 licensing so you’ll no longer require an Enterprise CAL for Multi-Mailbox

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Lync 2010 CU6 is here – June 2012

Updates for Lync Server 2010 Download the LyncServerupdateInstaller.exe package now. And as usual, after running the installer, do not forget to run — Install-CsDatabase -Update -ConfiguredDatabases -SqlServerFqdn <EEBE.Fqdn> -UseDefaultSqlPaths — From the FE. (Run it from the BE only if

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Lync 2010 – Move / Migrate the Central Management Store CMS Database

For reason or another you may need to move or migrate the Central Management Store CMS Database. This can happen for; Move from a PoC to production, Disaster Recovery or other relocation reason. Well, you will need to follow these

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NET Announcing availability of VX 4.7.5 v67 for Lync 2010 Cumulative Update 5 (CU5)

NET Announcing availability of VX 4.7.5 v67 for Lync 2010 Cumulative Update 5 (CU5) https://support.net.com/display/VXDOC/VX+Service+Advisory+2012-05-03 VX 4.7.5 Release Notes is here

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Lync 2010 Comulative Update 5 KB2493736 – March 29, 2012

Lync Server 2010 Hotfix KB 2493736 · Updates that are released for Lync Server 2010 o Update for Administrative Tools 2670358 (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2670358/ ) Description of the cumulative update for Lync Server 2010, Administrative Tools: February 2012 o Update for Core

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Exchange Unified Messaging vs Cisco Unity Unified Messaging

Feature Exchange   Unified Messaging Unity   Unified Messaging play VM in inbox Yes Yes play on PC speakers yes yes embed notes in VM for indexing yes no play on pc outlook control yes, only outlook 2007, form automatically

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