Archives November 2010

MMMUG November 2010 Meeting–Windows Phone 7

This month, we are holding a Windows Phone 7 Meeting.

GFI Software have kindly offered to sponsor this meeting – the theme being Mobility and we’ll be discussing and demo-ing the Windows Phone 7 devices with at least one Microsoft IT Evangelists.
This will be one of the only places you’ll be able to get your hands on a Windows Phone 7 device without actually buying one.

GFI Software provides a single source of Web & Mail Security, Archiving, Backup & Fax, Networking & Security and Hosted solutions software for small to medium-sized enterprises.

With award-winning technology, an aggressive pricing strategy, and a strong focus on the unique requirements of small to medium-sized enterprises, GFI Software satisfies the needs of SME organizations on a global scale.

This will be the last meeting of the year and we think it’s going to be very popular so register now…

Date & Time:
Thursday, 25 November 2010, 18:00 — 21:00

The Cube
Studio 5, 155 Commercial Street ( map )
London, E1 6BJ

A joint Microsoft and EMC event I’m speaking at.



Microsoft Exchange Server 2010 briefing with Microsoft and EMC Consulting

Date: 18th November


Access to information, timely communications between colleagues and customers and the Global economy are all factors that we need to consider in this New World of Work.

EMC Consulting and Microsoft UK will brief you on how Microsoft Unified Communications can help you embrace this opportunity – taking advantage of the efficiencies of an always on always connected environment, reducing overheads on travel, telecommunication and IT costs.

At this event you will learn how EMC Consulting, coupled with EMC’s proven solutions for Microsoft Exchange, can help you implement Microsoft Exchange Server 2010 within in your organisation with a proven, secure and scalable architecture. The EMC Consulting approach can accelerate deployment, whilst minimising end user disruption during the migration, enabling you to quickly realise the benefits of new innovations in email, messaging, conferencing & calendaring and how to take advantage of the substantial cost savings from software-powered voicemail. An effective implementation of a Unified Messaging solution can deliver cost reductions of up to 40% and a significantly better user experience for your customers.

Register your attendance for this event by registering online or calling Nick Rodwell on +44 (0) 1256 881100.


8:45 am

Registration & Coffee

9:15 am

Welcome & Introduction (Microsoft/EMC)

9:30 am

Introducing the New Efficiency (Microsoft)
An Overview of Exchange 2010 and UC

11:30 am


11:45 am

EMC’s Capabilities for Exchange 2010
Proven Solutions and Consulting Services

1:15 pm

Close (Microsoft/EMC)

1:45 pm




Date: 18th November
EMC Manchester
Computer Systems UK
First Floor
Enterprise Point
Altrincham Road
M22 9AF

Featured Speakers

Mike Kiersey (EMC Consulting)
EMEA Practice Manager
Nathan Winters (Microsoft)
Technical Specialist
(Unified Comms)

Answering questions.
Delivering results.
Realizing ambitions.


Moving from Lync Eval to Real RTM volume licensed


This has been coming up a few times in recent days on forums and distribution lists.

The question is can I install Lync Eval now, and then transfer to full Volume Licensed RTM code when it is available.

Well yes you can and it is supported.

Here’s how:

After you get access to volume bits  through a normal sources like the volume license site:

On every machine which has EVAL version of Server.MSI installed: 

1. run "msiexec.exe /fvomus server.msi EVALTOFULL=1 /qb (Note: the server.msi is from Volume media)

2. run PS cmdlet "enable-cscomputer"


Hope that helps