Tag Archives: infrastructure

Test Drive Veeam Endpoint Backup (Beta) – Update

Veeam recently published the Veeam Endpoint Backup Release Candidate (RC). I found out about it while browsing through the Forums. Here’s the link to the post: http://forums.veeam.com/veeam-endpoint-backup-f33/veeam-endpoint-backup-free-rc-t26694.html. It contains a list of new features and fixes. The bits are located here: http://www.veeam.com/download_add_packs/vmware-esx-backup/ep1_rc/. … Continue reading

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System Center DPM Application Backup-Restore – SQL

This blog post shows how to use Microsoft System Center Data Protection Manager (DPM) to backup databases on a Windows 2008 R2 server running SQL Server2008R2. System Center DPM has the ability to backup and restore data files on direct … Continue reading

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Veeam Backup & Replication

I recently had an opportunity to participate in another backup solution. This project used Veeam Backup & Replication and the VeeamOne Management Suite. You can get product information, whitepapers, technical references, videos and the inevitable marketing pitches and testimonials on the … Continue reading

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Windows Failover Clustering

As a Business Intelligence (BI) Build Engineerworking in Microsoft IT Services, I was brushing up on SQL Server 2008 High Availability options when I found two books on the subject in the Microsoft Library on the subject and checked them … Continue reading

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Application Server Evaluations – Hyper-V Failure

I’ve prepared the L7TG virtual domain to evaluate 2 new “on-premise” Microsoft Server technologies: Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2011 and Microsoft SharePoint 2010. I’m running Windows Server 2008 R2 Enterprise Hyper-V in a Workgroup on a black box Intel E3400 3.0GHZ, … Continue reading

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Application Server Evaluations – Domain Preparation

This is the first part of a new series on application server evaluations of CRM and SharePoint. In this series, I’m primarily interested in the Infrastructure required to support the application. A later series will concentrate on the application from … 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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eLearning – Fundamentals of a Windows 2008 Network Infrastructure

I just completed my first  Microsoft online, eLearning collection – 6420: Fundamentals of a Windows Server 2008 Network Infrastructure and Application Platform. There were ten 2-hour courses included in the collections. Since this was an overview of infrastructure particularly networking, much emphasis was placed … Continue reading

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