Microsoft Jump Start Lync Server 2010 Planning an Designing

They have arrived!

The second week of videos are now up on TechNet Edge and have been grouped together and linked for your reading pleasure here on Microsoft NextHop. During the second week I spent time with Rui Maximo discussing the Architect's role in working with the business, gathering requirements, and designing a solution. Check it out and let me know what you think.

New Look, new Link

BriComp Publishes Public Website

I can finally join the twenty-first century a BriComp Computers, LLC has finally paid for and provisioned a website which can be located at The website was create by my younger brother (yes keeping it in the family) and he did a fantastic job. The backend, while created with Adobe Cold Fusion and Sun Java technologies, works well and is run on a Windows 2008 R2 Server (IIS 7.5) and uses a SQL 2008 Server backend. As part of the project I have ported my blog to the same server and it now runs under the same Cold Fusion umbrella - time from install to live (with content)...about 2 hours.

Hopefully comments, postings, etc will work much better with this new system, feel free to let me know what you think - comments are always appreciated.