Lync Server 2010 Best Practices Analyzer…

Microsoft has released Lync Server 2010 Best Practices Analyzer today. You can use Lync Server 2010 Best Practices Analyzer to identify and resolve problems with your Lync Server deployment.

You can use the Analyzer to do the following:

  • Proactively perform checks, verifying that the configuration is set according to recommended best practices.
  • Automatically detect required updates to Lync Server 2010.
  • Generate a list of issues such as suboptimal configuration settings, unsupported options, missing updates or practices that Microsoft does not recommend.
  • Help you troubleshoot and fix specific problems.

The Lync Analyzer has the same look & feel of Exchange BPA.

Lync 2010 Best Practices Analyzer

Download the analyzer here

Microsoft Exchange RPC Extractor 1.0…

The Microsoft Exchange RPC Extractor (RPX) is a command-line tool that can parse network captures and interpret remote procedure calls made from a client to Microsoft Exchange . RPX uses the information provided in the Microsoft Exchange protocol documentation to parse RPCs, remote operations (ROPs) and the parameters for each ROP.

You can install the Exchange RPC Extractor 1.0 on computers that are running 32 or 64-bit versions of the Windows Vista or Windows 7 operating systems.

RPC Extractor

Download the tool here

Quest Migration Assessment Tool…

A FREE tool from Quest – Migration Assessment Tool, that help any Exchange guy in migration scenarios or to get an inventory of the Exchange infrastructure.

This free, browser-based application provides expert guidance for evaluating Exchange Online, Google Gmail, and Exchange 2010 as your next messaging solution. Optionally collect information from your existing Exchange 2003 / 2007 mail system to get:

  • A customized feature comparison for each mail system
  • A current inventory of Exchange 2003 / 2007 servers, mailboxes, public folders and mobile devices


Access the tool here