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I am not a coder, but I now have an App

Yes, its true.   The last time I wrote a piece of code it was on a ZX81, had 50 lines of code and ran out of memory. I am at the Microsoft UK and Ireland MVP event in Dublin this week, and I just learnt how to make a quick App and publish it to the Microsoft App store.    Now,… Read more →

If you have Windows Server 2012, and HyperV, install this now Products which belong to Essentials and Small Business Server family might crash if virtualized on Windows Server 2012 Hyper-V host in the event that the host crashes or loses power. The active directory instance may become corrupted and might result in blue screen/bug check with error: c00002e2 Directory Services could not start because of the following error:  %hs  Error… Read more →

More Office365 Midsize would be sold if…..

…Microsoft stopped advertising like this: You see, the problem is that you cannot in fact mix these two plans.    Even though they are displayed side by side on the Microsoft website.    If you actually read the details, you can see that the M plans, like the P plans, cannot be mixed with E plans. The problem here is that most… Read more →

Windows Server Essentials 2012 R2 Preview

This is the best write-up I have seen on Windows Server Essentials 2012 R2 from Paul Thurrott.    The guy is a machine for churning out great articles quickly! For me, the greatest thing coming with R2 is the fact that Essentials is now a role.   So many clients we have will make use of this! Read more →

Windows Server Essentials Rollup 2

EDIT: For some reason this post didn’t show last month!  Fixed! Microsoft have released the Windows Server Essentials 2012 Update Rollup 2.    I highly recommend installing this update!    The link to the list of issues resolved in this update is here: Major issues that are resolved by this update Issue 1 Assume that you have the Microsoft Office 365… Read more →

Office 365 Wave 15 stopped an Outlook 2007 client connecting

….but that isn’t the whole story. There must have been a problem with this XP Machine for a while, but the Wave 15 upgrade made it stand out.    The problems seemed to stem from a missing certificate which meant that the chain was broken.  I was getting “The Issuer of this certificate could not be found” on the… Read more →

A time consuming issue caused by the SBS 2011 to Windows Server 2012 Essentials Migration procedure

Overnight and today I have been working on Migrating from Windows SBS 2011 Standard server to Windows Server 2012 Essentials with Office 365 Hosted services.   The whole process appeared to be going pretty well until this morning when I noticed that Outlook 2010 could not connect to any of our existing internal mailboxes.   (Though the ones that were already connected… Read more →