Firstly let me start by saying sorry for neglecting my blog a little this year.
I have been busy deploying Lync 2013 and Exchange 2013 for a large enterprise customer and with all the excitement and naturally all the work involved have not been able to share all my experiences and issues as well as fixes with everyone as I normally do.
As things are cooling off I will be posting my findings and experiences to hopefully assist anyone else performing similar work and uncovering those weird and wonderfull things that climb out of the wood work as you progress on your project or migration.
Worth a Mention:
1. Exchange 2013 on premises deployment with DNS Load Balancing from an internet breakout point of view – Wonderfull work done Exchange Team – real world DMZ failover tests yielded >10ms reconnect times.
2. Exchange 2013 on premises deployment stretched VLAN Deployments – Again brilliant work – Dropping an entire Datacentre in my pre-production test environment had my Databases remounted and users reconnected in less than 15 seconds.
3. No More sleepness or late nights – My personal favourite outcome – I no longer patch my enviroments at night, instead I merely drain them, fail them over and patch my passive and now idle servers, works great, keeps costs down and gives me more time to focus on other things in life, like updating this blog 🙂
4. Skype Lync Integration – This works wonderfully, I even enabled the GMAIL XMPP integration and I am truly impressed thus far.