Upgrading to DPM 2012 is possible from DPM 2010 providing you have QFE4 (KB2615782) installed and DPM 2010 is installed on a Windows Server 2008 R2 or Windows Server 2008 64-bit operating system.

With the release of DPM 2012 Service Pack 1 please note there is no direct upgrade path from DPM 2010 to DPM 2012 with SP1 media. If you wish to upgrade a DPM 2010 server to DPM 2012 SP1 then you will need to follow the upgrade path shown below: ...continue reading "Upgrading from DPM 2010 to DPM 2012 SP1"

I have recently been setting up a 3 node Windows Server 2012 Hyper-v environment which I have configured in a Failover Cluster for high availability. Doing this was considerably easier that I had expected thanks to the improvements in Server 2012. Here is how I did it: ...continue reading "Windows Server 2012 Hyper-V Failover Clustering"

I recently had the pleasure of assisting a client with their decommissioning of their Exchange 2003 environment as they wanted to move to Office 365 in the cloud rather than upgrading to an on-premise Exchange 2010 environment. This came down purely to cost as for 15 mailboxes in Office 365 is a lot less than the cost of a new server and Exchange 2010 licensing.

Anyway although I was initially asked only for some general advice and assistance because the client wanted to do it themselves, it soon became clear I was going to end up pretty much doing it for them. ...continue reading "Migrating Exchange 2003 to Office 365"