Category Archives: Service

SQL Failover Cluster – Part 4

Continuing on from Part 3 of this series on SQL Server Failover Clustering, the next step after Creating the Distributed Transaction Coordinator (DTC) Service on the failover cluster is to Create the SQL Server instances on each participating node. This … Continue reading

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SQL Failover Cluster – Part 3

As mentioned in Part 2 of this series on SQL Server Failover Clustering, the next step after Creating the Windows Failover Cluster is to Create the Microsoft Data Transaction Coordinator (MSDTC) Service. This post will present the detailed steps that … Continue reading

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SQL Failover Cluster – Part 2

As mentioned in Part 1 of this series on SQL Server Failover Clustering, the next step after Creating the SAN Target is to Create the Windows Failover Cluster. This subject has been covered in Windows Failover Clustering http://level7techgroup.com/blog/?p=406, so this … Continue reading

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SQL Failover Cluster – Part 1

SQL Server 2008 R2 supports two High Availability features: Database Mirroring and Failover Clustering. Database Mirroring has been covered in a previous post, SQL Server 2008 Database Mirroring. This blog post will cover the creation of a SQL Server Failover … Continue reading

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Application Server Evaluations – Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2011, Overview

This is the kick off to my review of Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2011, the successor to CRM Version 4. This will be an on-premise installation. Sorry, I just have to get involved at the system level. Of course once the … Continue reading

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BPOS for ELAP … the conclusion

This is the concluding installment of a series of blog posts describing my experiences in presenting Microsoft’s Business Productivity OnLine Services (BPOS) Standard Suite to Eastside Legal Assistance Program. You can refer to my previous blog entries from the topics … Continue reading

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BPOS for ELAP … the results

 Previous posts in the BPOS series, covered: Exchange Online, Office Communicator 2007 R2 and Web Conferencing (Live Meeting) and SharePoint. I’ve come to the conclusion that using Online services is beneficial to the Small/Medium Business (SMB) space. What then is the … Continue reading

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BPOS for ELAP … SharePoint

The previous post in the BPOS series, covered the steps to set up an Office Communicator 2007 R2 and Web Conferencing (Live Meeting) environment for testing. I covered setting up the Communicator client and configuring it to work with the Microsoft Online … Continue reading

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BPOS for ELAP … the other communication services

The Office Communicator is probable the most confusing part of the trial due to the architecture which allows for the incompatibility of the on-premise and online services. Also, depending the the previous steps that have been taken in the trial, the OS on the computer and the version of the .Net Framework currently installed, you will have to rely on intuition and your previous experiences to determine what steps you need to take to get Communicator function. Once installed and configured correctly, Communicator functions as expected. Continue reading

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BPOS for ELAP … Exchange Online

In the previous post in the BPOS series, I gave an overview of the service offering and covered the steps that I took to set up a 30 day free trial of the entire BPOS Suite: Exchange, Communicator, LiveMeeting and SharePoint. This post … Continue reading

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