Unified Communication day in Moscow

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BELTEL (@BELTELinc) with Aruba Networks (@ArubaNetworks), Plantronics (@Plantronics), Microsoft (Russia) (@RusMicrosoft) and AudioCodes (@AudioCodes) have organized a great Unified Communication day in Moscow (27 November, at the Microsoft Technology Center). http://www.beltel.ru/press-center/events/1381 It required a lot of work and coordination and I have to say thank you to all the aforementioned companies (expecially to BELTEL) for […]

Lync MVPs on Twitter: Lists by Continent and “Phone Book”

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Following updates on Twitter is extremely important to stay in touch with latest news. I think it is also necessary to create lists, in order to filter the content and make them easier to use. For my convenience I have created five public lists (which you can subscribe on my Twitter handle @fabriziovlp) containing Lync MVPs […]

The Map of Lync MVPs #Lyncmvpsmap October 2014

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On October 1, 2014 over one thousand people around the world were notified that they have received (or that they have been renewed) the Microsoft MVP Award. Being and MVP has a huge impact on the life of technical experts, both from a personal and from a professional point of view. As usual, I have […]

A Timeline of Windows Server Products, Starting with Windows NT 3.5

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The announcement of the release of Windows Server preview (http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dn765472.aspx) made me think about the many Server Operating Systems Microsoft has published in the past nineteen – twenty years. I thought a timeline would be a good idea to have a quick overview of the story so far. Needless to say, you will see that the rate of new […]

Lync Passive Authentication: Getting Your Hands Dirty

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Disclaimer: I always “eat my own dog food”. Right now I am working on a Packt book and one of the topics is Lync Passive Authentication. Before writing about this topic I have built a complete lab (honestly, more similar to a scaled down production environment) to test it. The following are my finding about […]

The Big Map of Lync MVPs #Lyncmvpsmap July 2014

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On the 1st of July 2014 over one thousand people around the world were notified that they have received (or that they have been renewed) for the Microsoft MVP Award. Being and MVP has an huge impact on the life of technical experts, both from a personal and from a professional point of view. As usual, […]

Published on LinkedIn: Kerberos and Windows 2012: Our Favorite Monster Is Changed (Again)

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I have just published an Active Directory / Kerberos dedicated post on LinkedIn. https://www.linkedin.com/today/post/article/20140704091030-1393501-kerberos-and-windows-2012-our-favorite-monster-is-changed-again Here you can read the introductive paragraph Kerberos and Windows 2012: Our Favorite Monster Is Changed (Again) Since Windows Server 2000, Kerberos protocol has been part of our day-to-day job. Its three heads (Key Distribution Center, the client user and the server hosting […]

Hybrid Clouds “Silver Bullet” of the Cloud Computing?

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Cloud Security Alliance has organized a beautiful event for Central and Eastern Europe, in Ljubljana. https://csa-cee-summit.eu/ I have received the honor to take part to the event, with speakers like  James Snow from Google, Michele Bezzi from SAP, Kai Roer form the Roer Group and Jesus Luna from CSA EMEA. My speech has been about Hybrid […]

Chapter 3: Managing users with Lync Server Control Panel (Part 1)

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This post is taken from the 3rd chapter of the free e-book Microsoft Lync Server 2013: Basic Administration – Release 2.1   The Lync Control Panel is the first administrative tool you’ll head to after the Lync installation is complete. Around 80-90% of all the administrative tasks can be managed with this graphical interface (the remaining […]

The Big MVPs Map #bigmvpsmap

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The map shows the number of MVPs in every country, with an “heat counter” based on the color. The data I used here are the ones available on the MVP Award Homepage https://mvp.microsoft.com/en-us/default.aspx Not all the MVPs agreed to make their data public and not all of them added a country information to their profile, […]