Category Archives: Microsoft

LogMeIn Free being discontinued

LogMeIn has announced that they are discontinuing their Free service.  We often set this up for home users that need access to their office computers.  This is what you’ll see if you log into your free account right now: Source … Continue reading

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Sharepoint Config database on SBS 2008 very large

You may notice that these databases become larger than expected on the C:\ drive of a default SBS 2008 installation.  You will have to shrink them to regain the space that the log (.ldf) files are consuming. Databases that might … Continue reading

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Microsoft Office Live Small Business Discontinued

Here’s the email as of today: We want to sincerely thank you for being an Office Live Small Business customer. The service is now discontinued. If you had a domain (also known as a custom web address) hosted on Office … Continue reading

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Windows Server 2008 Backup to 3TB Western Digital USB Drives fail

Larger drives can cause Windows Server 2008/Vista/Windows 7 backups to fail because of the 4k Logical Sector Sizes found on certain drives such as the WD 3TB drives. Here is an overview of the error when trying to use Windows … Continue reading

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How to get a list of users sorted by their mailbox sizes in Exchange 2007

You can simply run this command from the Microsoft Exchange Management Console to show you what your mailboxes are using in a readable format.  Without the specified options below the formatting can be hard to read. Get-MailboxStatistics | Sort-Object TotalItemSize -Descending … Continue reading

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Demoting Domain Controller fails with msg: The directory service is missing mandatory configuration information, and is unable to determine the ownership of floating single-master operation roles.

While trying to demote, dcpromo out, a domain controller the operation might fail with the following error “The directory service is missing mandatory configuration information, and is unable to determine the ownership of floating single-master operation roles.” As you can … Continue reading

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SQL Azure Core promotional offer for Microsoft SQL Server in the cloud

Windows Azure Platform SQL Azure Development Accelerator Core SQL Azure is a tool from the Windows Azure platform which provides you with the database services you need. It gives you the time to focus on developing applications without having to … Continue reading

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Microsoft updates cloud computing with Microsoft 365

Microsoft Corp. today announced Microsoft Office 365, the company’s next generation in cloud productivity that brings together Microsoft Office, SharePoint Online, Exchange Online and Lync Online in an always-up-to-date cloud service. Office 365 makes it easier for millions more organizations … Continue reading

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Free security software for small businesses from Microsoft

Reposted from the Windows for Your Business Blog – original article here – via Paul Thurrott Security is foundational to everything we do at Microsoft –small business owners tell me they want technology that not only improves productivity but equally … Continue reading

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Virtualization and Management

Reduce costs and complexity Now, it’s more important than ever to reduce your technology costs and complexity, simplify management of your servers, and reduce downtime. Microsoft® developed a set of cost-effective virtualization and management technologies, designed for midsize businesses, to … Continue reading

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