Bhargav's IT Playground

Introducing LoadMaster for Windows Azure

Posted by in Announcements, Azure, Load Balancing

As an individual responsible for product research, it is part of my job to be on the lookout for developing trends and new opportunities where our products can deliver value. When I started looking at Windows Azure IaaS offering, it became obvious that we had great opportunity as Microsoft Partners to complement the platform with what customers are asking for and Windows Azure doesn’t offer out of the box. Today, I am very excited announce availability for LoadMaster for Azure. LoadMaster for Azure is first product of its kind to run in…read more

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New Beginning (aka Leaving Microsoft)

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For those of you who followed my blog on TechNet may already have know the news and you can tune me out… or should you? If you are only following me here on my bhargavs.com blog, This may be news to you. Leaving Microsoft isn’t a decision you can make easily. Working for such a company is a privilege. Working with such an amazing talent everyday is something to die for. Working to produce, deploy and support such amazing products is something to be proud of. So, why am I…read more

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Stories of Autism

Posted by in Announcements, autism awareness

As I started taking interest in photography, I came in contact with professionals who I can learn a bit from. While doing this, I was recently introduced to Stories of Autism. Stories of Autism is a non-profit organization profit organization dedicated to promoting the awareness, acceptance, and inclusion of those with autism spectrum disorders. Stories of Autism achieves this through the exhibition of portraits created by professional level photographers from around the US and Canada. Portrait is accompanied by a short writing from someone close to the subject (usually a…read more

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Every good thing must come to an end…

Posted by in Announcements, PowerShell, Scripting-Games

And before you get a shock from the title, let me clarify, all I am talking about is PowerShell Scripting Games 2011. I had a privilege of being one of the judges this year and I know I haven’t done it enough justice. I was planning to be a lot more active rating scripts as they rolled in. I have been planning to be a lot more involved in spreading wealth of knowledge, while not as much as the scripting guys do, but as much as I can from what…read more

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Who is a PFE?

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Have you ever wondered what kind of animal a PFE is? If you are a Microsoft Premier customer and have a dedicated PFE, you know exactly what I am talking about. If you are a Microsoft Premier customer and don’t have a dedicated PFE, you may have come across a PFE once in a while and may know a little about them. If you are not a Microsoft Premier customer and have never heard of a PFE, this post is for you! There are many times I have met people…read more

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Disaster Recovery

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As many may have noticed already, my site had been unavailable for days. I was able to finally move to a better host, and recover content from backups. I however have lingering issues like missing images and some other miscellaneous items. I appreciate  your patience and hope this will not happen again. I would also like to let you know that I have also created blog at http://blogs.technet.com/bshukla. The content will be cross posted so it will be available to both here and at my technet blog. This way you…read more

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Philadelphia Area Exchange Server User Group Announced

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I announced Philadelphia Area Exchange Server User Group at The New Efficiency launch event in Philadelphia. The User Group is open to any IT Professional who is involved in Architecting/Designing, Implementing and Supporting Microsoft Exchange environments. Despite the UG name, the UG is not really limited to those who are located in the area. The UG site http://www.ehlougphila.com will soon have forums to allow collaboration on the UG without physical location of UG members.   I would like to invite anyone interested to visit the UG site and join the…read more

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Exchange Server 2010 Release Candidate Announced

Posted by in Announcements, Exchange 2010

I have been waiting for this day. I am sure some of you were too! The Release Candidate for Exchange Server 2010 has been announced and is available for download on Technet. You can download it here. Exchange 2010 brings unparalleled productivity enhancements, availability features and cost savings. You can read more about new features introduced in Exchange Server 2010 here. Update: The download link is live now. I still could not find it on MSDN subscriber downloads. Download it from link above.

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Exchange 2007 PowerShell Scripts – What would you like to script?

Posted by in Announcements, Exchange 2007, PowerShell

I am always thinking about how can I script/automate tasks I have to do repeatedly or I see others ask for. I would like to go a step beyond. I would like to ask you – the readers: If you would want to script something for your Exchange 2007 environment, what would it be? I am going to keep comments open on this one so please comment and provide me the list you would like to see scripts on. You can also use contact form if you like.

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Fully Recovered

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After post migration failures, the blog suffered severe outage and loss of data. I was able to recover the data and functionality after many sleepless nights. The site is finally back and fully functional. I apoligize for any inconvenience to readers and RSS subscribers. Thank you for your understanding. Quote of the day: The most likely way for the world to be destroyed, most experts agree, is by accident. That’s where we come in; we’re computer professionals. We cause accidents. – Nathaniel Borenstein

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