My session on tomorrow’s MSCommunity meeting–Exchange Server 2013 Transport services

Tomorrow we will have MSCommunity Bosnia meeting, with two sessions. One session will be delivered by our colleague Ana Mihalj, about SQL Server 2012 HA technologies. Another session will be delivered by myself, and most of it will be actually based on this picture (taken from MS Technet):


In fact, I will be talking about transport services in Exchange Server 2013. Unlike Exchange Server 2010, Exchange Server 2013 does not have dedicated Hub and Edge Transport server roles. During my session, I will help you understand how transport services now works on new Exchange Server 2013 role architecture. We will also take a look at the new EAC interface and some other cool features of new Exchange.

See you tomorrow at Logosoft Edukacija classroom @6pm.

MSNetwork 3.0–Call for content is open!


It’s great to announce that MSNetwork 3.0 call for content is now open. You can submit your sessions by using online form at this link.

If you didn’t catch that before, third Bosnian Microsoft conference will be held in Banja Vrucica hotel complex in place near Teslic (around 180 km from Sarajevo), on 3rd and 4th April 2013.

I’m one of the content owners, and I’m really looking forward to see some great sessions. As last year, I will be managing ITPro and Community Experts tracks. This year we renamed Community track to Community Experts to emphasize the type of sessions we expect to have there. So, if you were thinking that Community track is kind of degraded comparing to others, think twice – we expect this to be premier track for experts, and hope to have Level 400 sessions there.

Beside these two tracks we will also have Business and Developer tracks, managed by my colleague Enis Sahinovic. One more thing is new this year – we have one new track called Learning Solutions. In this track we will try to present some learning solutions built on MS platforms. It will be great to see what Microsoft partners from Bosnia and Herzegovina have to offer in this field.

If you are not the speaker, keep your eye on – registration for attendees will be opened soon. We also expect to have MSNetwork 3.0 Windows Phone app available soon.

For more details about conference (for speakers) I recommend that you visit MSDN BIH Blog on this link.

See you soon in Teslic!

Exchange Server 2013 MOC courses–soon in Logosoft

Next month, Stanley Reimer and myself will deliver two brand new MOC courses about Exchange Server 2013. The courses are 20341A:Core Solutions of Microsoft Exchange 2013 and 20342A:Advanced Solutions of Microsoft Exchange 2013. Both courses are currently in development, and both Stan and myself work as authors on these courses. You can find details on these courses on Microsoft Learning portal. We tried to to keep up with same (or better) quality level as with 10135 and 10233 courses, and I think we made good and interesting courses.

As before, first teaching of new MOC courses is available under discounted price for those who register early enough. We will also try to provide few seats for community members.

On each of these courses we will award one student with Windows Phone 8 device Smile. For more information about registration please contact Logosoft Edukacija.

System Center 2012 Service Manager Cook Book–giveaway!

Anyone interested in System Center Service Manager 2012, is likely to find interesting new Service Manager Cookbook, published by Packt Publishing and written by several MVPs and MCT, the experts in this field. Since Service Manager 2012 is much more than just another product from the System Center family, and you definitely can’t just click it through, it is more than advisable to consult the literature of this type before entering the stage of planning and deployment. The book therefore begins with the story of a rather non-technical ITSM Framework and processes, ITIL, Asset Management, Service Request, Incident and Problem Management and the IT Service Desk processes and operations. The first chapter ends with a discussion of service level management, which is a very important component. The rest of the book is divided into 11 chapters and two appendices, deals with the administration and configuration of Service Manager 2012, from the standpoint of its individual components and resources they manage, but also on the processes that are carried out within a manageable IT infrastructure. It ends with a chapter on the automation of processes through the Service Manager which is probably what everyone aspires. Very valuable source of information, I recommended this!

Microsoft System Center 2012 Service Manager Cookbook

I’m very pleased to announce that I have teamed up with Packt Publishing and are organizing a give away especially for readers of by blog. All you need to do is just comment below the post and win a free copy of Microsoft System Center 2012 Service Manager Cookbook. Two lucky winners stand a chance to win an e-copy of the book. Keep reading to find out how you can be one of the Lucky One.

How to enter drawing?

Simply post your expectations from this book in comments section below. You could be one of the 2 lucky participants to win the e-copy.The contest will close on 18/01/13 . Winners will be contacted by email, so be sure to use your real email address when you comment!

SAN in certificates–might be useful

From time to time, I found my self searching through my own blog site (the old one) for this information. So, if you ever need to configure Windows Server 2003 or 2008 to issue certificates with subject alternative names, you will need to execute following commands on CA computer:

certutil -setreg policy\EditFlags +EDITF_ATTRIBUTESUBJECTALTNAME2
net stop certsvc
net start certsvc

After this, your CA will be capable to issue certificates with SANs. You can do it by sending req file to CA, or by using web console. If you are using a web console, choose to perform advanced certificate request, and then in Attributes field enter alternative names in format :[&]

For example:

Moving to a new blog….

Hi all,

At the beginning of the year 2013, I’ve decided to make two changes in my publishing activities. First, I’m moving to a new blog engine. Reason for that is pretty simple – current platform is pretty old, outdated and we plan to replace it soon. Also, I’ve switched to English language to increase usability and visibility. Some posts, directed only to Bosnian readers still might apper in Bosnian language. As usual, I will continue to write about Windows Server, Exchange Server and similar ITPro technologies, as well as about Microsoft Learning.

My old posts (in Bosnian) will be available at old location :

Happy New Year to all of you!