Non-profit? On SBS? Can’t go to O365? Here’s what to do! (Part 6 – Exchange)

The earlier posts in this series (Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5) focused on the set up and configuration of the Server Essentials role on a Server 2012 R2 machine followed by the set up and configuration…

Non-profit? On SBS? Can’t go to O365? Here’s what to do! (Part 5 – Exchange)

In the earlier posts of this series (Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4) I discussed using the Server 202 R2 Essentials Experience Role as a way to approximate (emulate) the functionality that many came to know and love…

Non-profit? On SBS? Can’t go to O365? Here’s what to do! (Part 4 – Exchange)

In the last three posts (Part 1, Part 2, Part 3) in this series I have focused on bringing up the Windows Server Essentials Experience role on a Server 2012 R2 machine, the idea being that Essentials provides many of the…

Non-profit? On SBS? Can’t go to O365? Here’s what to do! (Part 3)

In the first two posts of this series (Part 1  and Part 2) I discussed the system configuration we put in place at The Stan Hagen Centre for Families and then started exploring the details of the Server 2012 R2…

Non-profit? On SBS? Can’t go to O365? Here’s what to do! (Part 2)

In my last post I outlined the steps we had taken at the Stan Hagen Center for Families to replace their ageing SBS system with something modern and NOT Cloud based.  I then outlined the steps to follow in order to…

Non-profit? On SBS? Can’t go to O365? Here’s what to do! (Part 1)

OK, so you are a non-profit running on SBS (whatever version) and the time has come for you to replace systems.  As you probably already know, Microsoft stopped offering SBS a few years ago.  What do you do to replace…

A (Non) Profitable Journey–Part 3

I migrated Swan Lake out of their Small Business 2011 environment into a new Server 2012 R2 environment built on top of Server 2012 R2 Hyper-V.  Swan Lake had purchased the server licenses and CAL’s through Tech Soup and it…