Wednesday, July 21, 2010

My new blog


I should have done this ages ago, but anyhow!

I now have a new blog at which is where I post info on Microsoft Exchange and Unified Communications and the progress of my user group MMMUG (

It would be great to welcome you on the new site.

This blog is now closed and will no longer be updated.


Tuesday, July 28, 2009

MMMUG August 2009 Meeting



The August 2009 MMMUG Meeting will be on Tuesday the 25th of August in the usual location, the Microsoft offices at Cardinal Place, near London Victoria.


This month we have Ewan Tsang-MacKellar from Microsoft who will be diving into all the High Availability options in Exchange 2010.


The meeting starts at 18:35 and finishes at 21:00. Food and drinks will be provided!


To sign up, or for more information, post at the forum thread below:


Look forward to seeing you all there.



Monday, June 01, 2009

June and July 2009 MMMUG Meetings


I have a couple more meetings to let you know about.

The first in June is in Dublin however, it is being broadcast via LiveMeeting too!

The second in July is our regular MMMUG meeting in London. Details are below:


Irish Windows User Group Event: Introducing Exchange 2010

On June 12th we will be running a session on Exchange 2010, also known as Exchange 14. The speaker, Nathan Winters, is an Exchange MVP, consultant and author with huge experience and a growing international reputation. As you can see from the session agenda, the world of email has evolved into a world of communications and collaboration, introducing many new technologies and offering new ways to access existing technologies with solutions for the major corporates and the small businesses. This will be an interesting session that will explain what's happening now and in the near future.

Live Webcast

We will be using LiveMeeting to share this presentation live to the world!  You can sign in here using this code:

For more info see the link below:!9507B6AA3D63258!415.entry


MMMUG July 2009

Here are the details of our July 2009 MMMUG meeting.

This event will be held in London at the MSFT offices in Cardinal Place near Victoria.

This month we are going to do something slightly different. We are going to take a look at Windows Server 2008 R2 and Windows 7. To keep things on an Exchange related note, we will also be looking at PowerShell v2 and the Remote PowerShell functionality in Exchange 2010.

The meeting will be held on Thursday 30th July.

For more info and to sign up see the link below:



Looking forward to seeing you there!



Saturday, May 09, 2009

MMMUG May 2009 – Introducing Exchange 2010

Here are the details of our May 2009 MMMUG meeting.

This event will be held in London at the MSFT offices in Cardinal Place near Victoria.

This month we are going to spend the evening introducing Exchange 2010. We will start with an overview session and then dive a little deeper into some key features.

The meeting will be held on Wednesday 27th May at Cardinal Place, Victoria, London.

Presenters will be Nathan Winters and Brett Johnson.

For more information and to sign up see the link below:

Saturday, February 14, 2009

Interesting examples of Web 2.0

Over the last few months I have been really looking into the whole Web 2.0 thing, as I kind of felt it was all passing me by! After all, who really wants to know what I’m doing all the time!

Anyway, I must admit I think I am really starting to get it now. I have learnt tons and struck better relationships with a bunch of people.

I thought it might be useful to list some of the sties I have been using:

Well everyone knows about the top social network site!

Cool micro blogging site!

A single place to save or share the stuff you want from all around the web

Gives access to files and remote access to PCs


Tuesday, February 03, 2009

Dimension Data acquires Teksys


As you probably know, I work for Dimension Data as part of the Microsoft Line of Business in the UK and run the Exchange practice.

This morning Dimension Data has announced that it has acquired a UK Microsoft infrastructure and licensing services company called Teksys.

The acquisition of Teksys, which employs a team of 65 talented and experienced employees, gives our Microsoft business scope to provide new services and to mount an even bigger challenge to become the go to provider of Microsoft consulting services in the Unified Communications and Infrastructure Optimization fields. It also means that Dimension Data becomes a LAR (is able to sell MSFT licenses) in the UK.

All in all, this is an exciting time!



Monday, February 02, 2009

MMMUG Community Event (OCS, SharePoint and Exchange)

Hi All,

As promised, things User Group wise are starting to move again (unlike the trains in the South today!)

This time I am emailing to publicize an event Steve Smith and I have been working to put together in March this year.

As in previous years UK User Groups are coming together to put on a two day event on March 11th and 12th.

The SharePoint User Group and the Microsoft Messaging and Mobility User Group will be hosting a unique event at the Unified Communications Expo 09 at Olympia in London.

The aim of this community event is to show how today’s latest collaboration platforms work closely together from a communication as well as collaboration aspect. The event is split into two unique days with day one being more a solution based day (look what this technology can do) and day two being a technical how we got there day.

See the agenda page for more details of the session breakdowns. Products being demonstrated include Exchange 2007, OCS 2007 R2, SharePoint 2007 and Office 2007 all by recognized experts in the relevant fields.

This event is free so sign up early to avoid disappointment as we do have limited space in our theatre. To register see the link below:

Looking forward to seeing you there!