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Lync Detailed Design Calculator (DDC) is an offline, free, Excel-based, low-level design calculator for Microsoft Lync 2013 deployments. Fill in hostnames, IP and other design elements in the Global Data, Resource Data and Other Data sheets, and it will calculate DNS records, certificate names, firewall rules and various other scripts to help speed-up your deployment.

Lync DDC is a continuously evolving project and you should expect frequent updates with new features added over time.

http://gallery.technet.microsoft.com/Lync-2013-Standard-Edition-324bf0f1

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Are you trying to leverage App-V 5.x and Appsense?  We came across an issue that even had Microsoft support stumped.  Here was the behaviour that we noticed:

When we were refreshing the clients the applications would take about 30 mins before even showing up on the Start Menu.

 

What we found was the the AppSense Filter Drivers were creating issues with the App-V client installation.  It doesn’t fail and everything appeared to be normal during installation.  Once we discovered what the problem was we created the following steps to ensure the App-V worked properly

  1. Disable the AppSense Services
  2. Reboot the Machine so the AppSense Filer Driver isn’t loaded
  3. Install the App-V client
  4. Renable the Appsense Filter Drivers
  5. Reboot the Machine

 

The App-V logs were not very helpful and this one was very tricky to track down since AppSense, Citrix and Microsoft were all part of the Solution.

 

Hope this Helps

John

Below is a PS Script I found that will create 45 SCCM collections and includes 5 specifically for Windows 10 systems/devices (you will need to change it to .ps1 or download from here).  I have listed all the collections it creates below and there is a lot of relevance to these collections during an organization’s migration process including “client collections” to facilitate the corralling of the multitude of client versions that might be running rampant “in the wild” …

 

The new version # for Windows 10 is NOT 6.4 but rather ingeniously…. 10.0!     😉  A LONG TIME COMING LINK

 

Note : The collection name must be unique in SCCM so if you already have a collection with the same name, the script will give an error on this particular collection but will continue to process other collections.

 

Tip : You can comment out any collections that you don’t want using (#) at the begging of the “New/Add-CMCollection” lines in the “Create Collection” Section.

 

**The collections are set to refresh on a “7 day” schedule.

 

Full List:

  • All Clients
  • All Clients Active
  • All Client Inactive
  • All Clients R2 CU0
  • All Clients R2 CU1
  • All Clients R2 CU2
  • All Clients R2 CU3
  • All Clients R2 CU4
  • All Clients R2 CU5
  • All Clients R2 SP1
  • All Clients R2 SP1 CU1
  • All Clients non R2 SP1 CU1
  • All Clients Not Reporting HW since 14 days
  • All Clients X86
  • All Clients X64
  • All Laptops
  • All SCCM Distribution Points
  • All SCCM Site Servers
  • All SCCM Site Systems
  • All Servers
  • All Servers Physical
  • All Servers Virtual
  • All Servers Windows 2003 or 2003 R2
  • All Servers Windows 2008 or 2008 R2
  • All Servers Windows 2012 or 2012 R2
  • All Systems Created Since 24h
  • All Systems Disabled
  • All Systems Non Client
  • All Systems Obsolete
  • All Systems with SCCM Console
  • All Workstations
  • All Workstations Windows 7
  • All Workstations Windows 8
  • All Workstations Windows 8.1
  • All Workstations Windows 10
  • All Workstations Windows XP
  • All Windows Update Agent Version Outdated
  • Mobile Devices – All Android
  • Mobile Devices – All Ipad
  • Mobile Devices – All Iphone
  • Mobile Devices – All Windows RT
  • Mobile Devices – All Windows 8
  • Mobile Devices – All Windows 8.1

Are you planning to expand your datacenter into the cloud or exploring the possibility? Want to learn what it would take? In this video, get the information you need. Experts Aleksandar Đorđević and Predrag Jelesijević walk you through an overview and explore key scenarios in Microsoft Azure and Windows Server. They even show you practical demos that explore, in detail, how to create a site-to-site (S2S) virtual private network (VPN) connection and how to connect a site-to-site VPN. Don’t miss it!

http://www.microsoftvirtualacademy.com/training-courses/microsoft-azure-site-to-site-vpn

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Big Data is getting bigger all the time. The demand for storage capacity is rising 80 to 100 percent per year – and we haven’t even begun to hit our stride. The data deluge won’t just be big, it will be mind-boggling.

What’s more, organizations are constantly adding more applications: databases, analytics and virtualization that require exceptional I/O performance and low latency to meet the rapid response times your business demands.

So what is Hybrid storage and how can it help? Hybrid storage is a new category of primary data storage that leverages multi-core processors, DRAM, solid-state drives (SSD) and large capacity hard disk drives (HDD) with advanced “secret sauce” software in a potent combination that scales up capacity non-disruptively and provides the high performance that many applications need. Every kind of storage provider from big names to start-ups is entering the hybrid field.

Hybrid storage is today’s most powerful tool for handling the overwhelming data growth and extreme performance requirements that organizations face.

For more information and a free consult on planning a Hybrid storage deployment, please contact Henson Group athttp://www.thehensongroup.com/ or 800-980-1130.