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SCOM and GSX Monitor & Analyzer: the best pair to manage your alerting systems?

  
  
  
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The constant availability and performance of Messaging and Collaboration applications is business-critical.

Friday Podcast - Managing a Hybrid Microsoft Infrastructure

  
  
  
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Now that you've moved some of your applications to the Cloud, people count on you to deliver Microsoft Hybrid & Office 365 services — and keep them running for optimal working productivity. But limited visibility and no having a unified set of tools to manage and support them, creates big challenges that stand between you and your objectives.

PowerShell 101 for Exchange administrators

  
  
  
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PowerShell was publically released to the public in 2006 and since then is experiencing a growing interest among the Microsoft World Community IT Pros. The main reason for this success is that it empowers administrators due to its ease of use and powerful scripting capabilities.

It is the successor of the command-line utility and tries to compete with all the shell scripting that the Unix guys benefit from. In this blog post you will find tips related to all basics required to start learning PowerShell and ease your day-to-day life as an administrator.

 



Product Tips 1: Use an IP modem to send your alerts with GSX

  
  
  
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GSX Monitor is able to send your alerts by email. It is very useful but not when your email server is down. In this case it could be great to receive a text message on your phone. By default GSX Monitor supports regular modems on COM port. However it is less and less frequent to find such equipment in enterprises.

Common Beliefs associated to the IT Cloudification

  
  
  
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According to IDC, global expenses in the Public Cloud should be multiplied by 2 in the next 4 years to reach 177 billiards in 2018. That is an average yearly increase rate of 30% in 4 years.

Voilà! The GSX Team is in Paris for Microsoft TechDays

  
  
  
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GSX Solutions is sponsoring the Microsoft TechDays 2015 which will beggin tomorrow in Paris, and we are so exciting about it. Check out our booth, the team just landed and we are all set to meet with you tomorrow!

The Hybrid Cloud Wonderland: Wonders and … disenchantments

  
  
  
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Congratulations you are now part of an every-day growing community of organizations who have moved to the Cloud! As most of your pairs, I guess you moved some aspects of your environment into the cloud, while keeping either part of all your implementation in-house.

In one hand, this is the best of both worlds, customers can leverage the benefits of the cloud, while maintaining critical users on-premises. Here we are in the Hybrid Cloud Wonderland. On the other hand, it is also the most challenging, as people count on you to deliver services and keep them running optimally in BOTH configurations.


Perfecting the Art of Service Delivery with Hybrid Microsoft Exchange

  
  
  
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By now, the benefits of leveraging the public Cloud to run critical business applications are widely known. Lower and predictable subscription-based costs, increased performance due to virtualization and automation technologies, and the outsourcing of tedious management and maintenance tasks to a third-party are among the reasons that many businesses are already making the move. And, IT administrators are increasingly under pressure from management and various lines of business they serve to lower TCO by outsourcing at least some workloads, including Microsoft Exchange, to third-party hosted infrastructures.

Cloudy with a chance of showers - the sequel

  
  
  
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This is a quick follow-up of the blog I did on my interview on CMSWire earlier.

Now please, do not see any signs of narcissism in the fact that I am doing a blog on a blog I wrote on an article I wrote … but I received a few questions on tweeter which were basically asking “why some companies get acquired / divested in the technology sector” ?

So here are my two cents:

You and I are active on the technology sector. What used to be “hot” technology eventually becomes dull. This is what is called “commoditization”.





IBM Verse: a new way to collaborate

  
  
  
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The beginning of each year, Notes and other IBM products enthusiasts come to ConnectED (formerly Lotusphere) to discover the latest innovations dedicated to communication solutions in collaborative environments. With the tag line "a new way to engage", IBM really wants to show it's collaborative and analytical vision of how we work. IBM had the same idea in November 2014 when they announced IBM Verse, which is now one of the stars at ConnectED 2015.

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