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…

Remote Web Access vs Remote Desktop Server

I had a customer ask me about this the other day and I thought it might be useful to have a quick discussion about the differences between these two desktop access technologies. While we are all rushing to embrace the…

Stuff to think about when you consider “On Premise” vs Office365

We (itgroove) have been working with a lot of clients that are moving parts of their infrastructure to Office365.  For some clients it really is a “no-brainer” and there is no discussion at all about 365 vs on premise servers. …

A SharePoint/SBS Clarification

I’ve been called out on my last post regarding SBS and SharePoint as it may be confusing.  Well, welcome to the world of SharePoint!  It can be VERY confusing!! The thrust of my last post is that you *really* need…

SBS and SharePoint Decisions

We have a number of customers that ask about SharePoint and SBS.  This might be a bit surprising as SharePoint has been an integral part of SBS since SBS2003 (Companyweb, anyone?) but it is a very good question nevertheless because…

SBS Migration Process vs Swing Migration

Louis asked a good question the other day as to why you would want to use a Swing Migration over the SBS2008/SBS2011 migration process provided by Microsoft. Back in the days of SBS2003 this question would not have been asked…