Sunday, February 24, 2013

How to determine the version and edition of SQL Server and its components


KB321185 explains a number of different methods to determine the version and edition (Developer, Standard, Enterprise,…) of SQL Server. The easiest in my opinion is method 4:

Connect to the instance of SQL Server, and then run the following query:

SELECT SERVERPROPERTY('productversion'), SERVERPROPERTY ('productlevel'), SERVERPROPERTY ('edition')


Monday, February 04, 2013

Manually configure Lync 2013 clients for Office 365

If you want to manually configure a connection to Lync Online – select Tools > Options in the Lync Client. Next select the Personal category on the left hand-side. You will see a screen which lists your sign-in address – click on the Advanced button next to it and select the Manual Configuration option. Fill in the following settings:

  • Internal server name:
  • External server name: