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Enterprise cloud provider Tier 3 has announced a platform agnostic toolset that automates the design and deployment of complex environments and applications onto their cloud-based services. The toolset is called the Environment Engine. This platform-as-a-service is aimed at enabling the creation and use of practice templates to enable the automation of various Microsoft and Linux server deployments.

In theory, this cuts costs and enables applications to be deployed faster, more consistently and with less possibility of human error. Robot error, however, is not addressed by the company. Environments can include Microsoft SharePoint Server, Exchange Server (both single server and High Available) and a variety of other Web-based app servers.

Companies looking to replicate the cloud across their entire computing environment could do worse than taking a look at this software.


Unistal Systems Pvt. Ltd. is about to launch an advanced recovery software suite called Quick Recovery. This software works effectively for MS Exchange server and just about every other similar server on the block. It’s about time for some new hotness, right?

Unistal Systems Pvt. Ltd. Managing Director, Mr. Alok Gupta says “Quick Recovery is unique software that processes effectively with MS Exchange server and other programming options. The uniqueness of this software has already been lauded by several administrators and users. “

The company claims the product is the perfect recovery solution for EDB, PST and other database files. Give it a gander and let us know, ok?


Intermedia, a provider of cloud services and a large Microsoft Exchange hosting provider, has launched mobile HostPilot, a mobile app for securely provisioning and managing cloud services, including hosted Exchange, online backup and mobility. The company’s  HostPilot Control Panel is now available as a mobile app on Android 2.1+ and iOS version 3.0+ devices — including iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch. It is also available as a web app on other platforms. So it’s pretty much everywhere.

HostPilot Control Panel provides business owners and IT managers with a single point of control over their Intermedia cloud services. Its features enable technical administration to be delegated to non-technical staff.

“Just like cloud services should be mobile, so should cloud control panels,” says Manlio Carrelli, CMO, Intermedia. “Our customers can securely access Intermedia cloud services, such as email and voice, through any of the various devices they rely on — from smartphones and tablets, to their home or work computer. Now, they can do the same with HostPilot via our mobile app.”


NitroDesk, the makers of TouchDown, a Microsoft® Exchange server synchronization solution for Android-powered devices, has announced Version 7 of TouchDown. The latest version builds upon the previous releases by adding several new capabilities to the mix. Among the new features are enhanced corporate configuration, optimized quick access views, enhanced contacts views, easier calendar navigation, quick access to tasks and notes and a new user interface for tablets. The new version sports lower battery utilization as well as some important reliability fixes and better draft email handling. Version 7 also brings resizable and scrollable widgets to the tablet version of TouchDown when run on a device that runs Honeycomb 3.1 or later.

The new enterprise corporate configuration allows administrators to set security policies and default application preferences for TouchDown when users connect to a Microsoft Exchange server. Administrators can control how TouchDown performs when connected to the server by creating a special configuration file on the Internet Information Services (IIS) server that hosts Microsoft ActiveSync®. Go get em, tigers!


Splunk is back again! Splunk®, Inc., a provider of operational intelligence software, has kicked off .conf2011, its second annual worldwide users’ conference, at the Westin St. Francis Hotel in San Francisco. Major themes of the conference include Splunk’s use in Big Data and the Cloud. Sessions will highlight the wide uses of Splunk presented by customers such as the Department of Energy, General Electric,, Staples, Expedia and Cricket Communications. Pretty good lineup, guys.

At .conf2011 Splunk users will learn new ways to maximize their investment in Splunk software. More than 50 sessions will be led by customers, partners and Splunk staff, all aimed at broadening the use of Splunk to solve a range of IT issues and provide Operational Intelligence across entire organizations.

“The best practices and different ways to use Splunk we learned at the first Users’ Conference last August sped our first purchase of Splunk for application troubleshooting,” said Dan Zubko, IT Manager – Enterprise Integration Services of Staples. “Nearly a year later, it’s our turn to present at .conf2011—sharing how Splunk provides a single view across our infrastructure to streamline our support processes and make things easier for our customers.”


RossTech announce new plugin for Microsoft Exchange to solve the problems of bounced emails and limits on inbox size. Introducing the Tonsho plugin.

Tonsho users can send files of up to 5GB using the Tonsho web service, or 100MB directly from their email program. In addition to support for software such as Microsoft Outlook, Mac Mail and Thunderbird, Tonsho have just released a new plugin for Microsoft Exchange that can process both inbound and outbound file attachments. This means Tonsho users’ inbox will never fill up with inbound attachments again, and that all -important email will never go astray. This will keep that corporate image of yours in tiptop shape. “At Tonsho we believe busy professionals shouldn’t have to spend their valuable time removing large emails from their inbox, just so they can get on with their work,” said Edward Ross, managing director of RossTech.

“That’s why we created our Tonsho Exchange plugin. It is also a vital tool in maintaining corporate credibility. With Tonsho you can eliminate both the risk of time critical emails going astray, and potentially damaging data security breaches from ad hoc data sending solutions.”


Splunk®, Inc., a provider of operational intelligence software, today released the Splunk App  for Microsoft Exchange. This app provides continuous monitoring and reporting of Microsoft Exchange 2007 and Microsoft Exchange 2010. By converging operations and security data into integrated real-time client behavior dashboards that depict patterns of Exchange usage, the app enables Exchange administrators to improve the operational reliability of their environments and speed security investigations.

Microsoft Exchange Administrators can use the Splunk App for Microsoft Exchange to perform end-to-end message tracking, quickly determine client usage patterns that require remediation, and perform root cause analysis of performance and availability issues. Exchange specialists now can offload some troubleshooting tasks to the IT helpdesk and focus on maintaining messaging service reliability and performance. IT professionals can respond to security incidents or HR requests in a timely manner. IT decision makers have access to the information so they can build long range plans to support evolution in their messaging infrastructure.

“The traditional method of managing, monitoring and securing Microsoft Exchange environments involves navigating across a set of siloed technologies,” said Rachel Chalmers, Research Director Infrastructure Management of The 451 Group. “Without a unified view into the messaging environment, Exchange and Windows administrators lack the operational visibility needed to easily respond to ad hoc requests, troubleshoot issues, plan capacity and provide compliance reporting. With a core capability to index data from any source, the new Splunk App for MS Exchange breaks down these traditional silos.”


The big M has dished out a new beta version of its Forefront Identity Manager 2010 R2 tool, which is available for download from the Microsoft Connect website. Just follow the link provided.

The new beta version of Forefront Identity Management 2010 R2 comes with a few new features including credential management with web based password reset and historical reporting via integrating with the System Centre Service Manager data warehouse.

Microsoft also said that it comes with better initial load performance to facilitate ease of use, improved load and scale performance and enhanced diagnostics capabilities.

The company will also be starting a community-based evaluation program of the suite which begins sometime in August.

“Community members are encouraged to attend and new members are certainly welcome.  Community Evaluation Programs are a great technical resource for deeper understanding of Microsoft products and to connect with other users,” the company said.


According to those in the know at Thrupoint, a PCX delivers some oft-used traditional features, from call transfer, park, pickup, hold, ring-back and more, in a way where they can be hosted, premise based, or accessed via the cloud.

This new product, the PCX Server, provides support for VXML 2.0 IVR Scripts, call presentation, Call Hold/Park/Pickup, N-way calling and blind transfer, among others, such as call forwarding, hunt groups and group ring.

It also offers DND – Direct to Voicemail, attendant coverage, last caller callback, missed call notification with live callback and custom caller-ID, and even more. Yowza.

Thrupoint representatives say their new PCX offering can be extended with their Personal Communication Router. By combining PCX and the PCR products, users can get such features as Single Number Reach, multiple group contact lists, active call routing override and time of day routing, as well as simultaneous ring, sequential ring and event notifications via email or SMS.

A company official says the PCX “can be implemented as a multi-tenant tool as part of a bundle of services, hosted individually for organizations wishing to customize to their specific needs and as a cloud based offering.”


MessageSolution, Inc., a leader in enterprise information archiving, has announced its new Archive Data Replication release at HostingCon 2011, which was recently held at the San Diego Convention Center. ADR is built-on Copy-on-Write continuous data protection technology that automatically duplicates each archived email to a remote server, providing immediate access to the replicated data on the DR site for retrieval and search, meeting the challenges of rigorous legal discovery and compliance requirements in the event of the primary archiving system or datacenter being down. This is a good thing.

“We are extremely pleased to provide managed service providers a disaster recovery capability that adds a profound leap in continuous data protection service to our leading edge, multi-tenant archiving platform to offer to their client base” stated Kevin McInerny, Global Strategist at MessageSolution. “Archive Data Replication gives MSP partners and their clients a competitive edge”.

“Continuous data protection and the ability to have immediate access to important emails and files are not only a matter of convenience, but it is proper organizational governance and often demanded by legal mandates and compliance regulations.” McInerny continued. “MessageSolution’s archiving and eDiscovery solutions with the built-in Archive Data Replication, move the responsible service provider into perfect alignment with best practices in this regard. Now with the ADR Copy-on-Write technology for continuous data protection, our MSP partners can check the due diligence box for continuous data protection and move on to other responsibilities and priorities of data center operations ”.


Stellar Data Recovery, which is a pretty respected name in data recovery, has announced its Exchange BKF repair utility. Stellar Phoenix Exchange BKF Recovery repairs corrupt or damaged Microsoft Exchange Server BKF Files and supports Exchange Server 2007 & 2003. Sorry Exchange 2010 fans. Your time will come soon enough.

“Most of the user’s fallback on NTBACKUP software to backup the Exchange Server data. Sometimes, when trying to access legacy mailbox data, companies face corruption situations like. The backup file contains unrecognized data and cannot be used, Hard drive crash or System software failure. Stellar Phoenix Exchange BKF Recovery is an adroit utility to facilitate repair of your corrupt or damaged Exchange Server BKF file containing .edb, .stm and .log files.“, said Sunil Chandna- CEO Stellar Data Recovery.