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Performance Tuning Guidelines for Windows Server 2008 R2 – Updated

I have previously written about this, but feel it’s worthy of another mention.  Microsoft have hidden away on their WHDC (Windows Hardware Developer Central) website, an excellent document on Performance Tuning Guidelines for Windows Server 2008 R2.  It is worthy of a read as it details lots of changes in functionality that can affect performance. […]

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Office 2010 Resource Kit (Deployment).

If you are the an IT professional who is looking for information on how to plan, implement and maintain Microsoft Office 2010 installations then this publication will help.  Microsoft have made available this download which provides how-to information on the recommended steps to execute specific deployment tasks, such as customising the installation; installing the Microsoft Office 2010 […]

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Exchange 2010 – Offline Help Download.

Microsoft have made available an Exchange 2010 offline helpfile (CHM format), it makes interesting reading, discussing the steps that must be taken in a migration or transition project to Exchange 2010 from either Exchange 2003 or Exchange 2007.  Contents: Download Note: The download file is a self extracting ZIP file, if after extracting the CHM file, you cannot […]

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Microsoft Infrastructure Planning and Design Solution Accelerators – Updated.

The Microsoft Infrastructure Planning and Design (IPD) guides are a series of documents that used to be known as the Windows Server System Reference Architecture.   The IPD guides help clarify and streamline design processes for Microsoft infrastructure technologies, each guide addresses a specific infrastructure technology or scenario. All IPD guides share a common structure: 1. […]

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Windows Common Engineering Criteria

Early last month I noticed that Microsoft had published their Common Engineering Criteria Program for Microsoft Server Products and yesterday via Twitter I saw that the Microsoft Common Engineering Criteria (CEC) website had relaunched, the common engineering criteria “establishes a set of engineering requirements across all Microsoft server products,  the aim of the CEC program is […]

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Microsoft Whitepaper: The Microsoft Exchange Large Mailbox Vision

This recent whitepaper from Microsoft discusses having large mailboxes without breaking your budget and keeping e-mail on the Exchange Server instead of allowing it to be scattered in Outlook Data Files (.PST files). By centrally storing email on the Exchange server it  helps reduce the risk of data loss; improves regulatory compliance and increase productivity among […]

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Performance Tuning Guidelines for Windows Server 2008/2008 R2

Microsoft have two excellent but slightly hidden documents on performance tuning for Windows Server 2008 and 2008 R2. These documents collate information on the major components of Windows Server that can impact performance. They are well worth a read – even if it’s just to refresh your mind on what RAID 6 is or how big your […]

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