Ad Nauseam - ramblings of a technologist

I've been with Microsoft, as a technologist, for over 10 years. Occasionally, I stumble across a nugget that I think others will find interesting. I put those nuggets here.

Ad Nauseam - ramblings of a technologist

  • April Fools!

    here’s a video we put together on April Fools.  I love facebook.
  • Another Meme goes mainstream

    from the MSN.com homepage today: well, that meme's old and busted now.  What's the new hotness? Unrelated but cool: this morning I released the first in a series of interviews with the Office Communication Server (OCS) team on new features coming...
  • economic crisis hits home

    whew, what a week!  I've just wrapped a series of videos that will start releasing next week in conjunction with a pending product announcement - it's really cool stuff. Of course, the US presidential elections and the economic crisis have been top...
  • Hyper-V Unleashed - my chat with the authors

    I have to admit, my job is pretty cool.  I've met a bunch of cool people and new friends as a direct result of my work on TechNet Edge .  Last week was no exception, as I got to sit down with the authors of Hyper-V Unleashed to talk about their...
  • Interview with James Governor, IT Analyst

    James Governor is an analyst with RedMonk.  He gave a great presentation on Sustainable IT earlier this month at the Microsoft virtualization launch event.  His presentation was very insightful and entertaining, and I managed to catch up with...
  • Hyper-V Server

    I recently wrote up a short and sweet overview of Hyper-V Server, explaining what you can and can't do with it. It's up on TechNet Edge, where most of my bloggish activity is happening these days. Check it out here: Hyper-V Server Overview
  • the swag is in the mail

    Last month at TechEd, we gave away a bunch of Edge t-shirts, and let people know that if they missed out on one, they could still drop a postcard in the mail and we'd follow up and send one out.  Surprisingly enough, postcards did start trickling...
  • TechEd Rocked

    I'm back from TechEd, and was greeted today by the first "Postcard to the Edge" request, all the way from Missouri.  We have a smallish stash of shirts that we held back to send out, but if we have a huge number of requests, they'll have...
  • Cross Platform What?

    We just got out of the Opening keynote at MMS, where Bob Muglia and friends showed some industry changing stuff:  Cross Platform Extensions for Operations Manager, and Virtual Machine Manager 2008.  In the demo, they showed an application running...
  • 8 Things Meme

    Sometimes, I don't think the Internet is even trying anymore.  Philip tagged me with a new blogging meme.  A really creative one.  It basically goes like this: list 8 things about your self. that's it. Clearly, all the good ideas on the...
  • nuts and bolts of OS development

    I'm watching the interview that David did with Iain McDonald , it's pretty good!  Iain's been in Redmond for a while now, but he's managed to maintain his Aussie sensibilities and down-to-earth personality.  I love his description of how product...
  • Potpourri

    I occasionally come across things that I think "wow, I need to blog that," but I generally forget about them, or decide that they don't really warrant a post all on their own.  Rather than just cast them aside, I'll start occasionally rounding...
  • my interview with Bob Muglia, bigwig

    In December I interviewed Bob Muglia for Technet Edge.  You can see it here . I've met a few Vice Presidents and CxO's in my time at Microsoft.  A few intimidated the hell out of me.  A couple were pretty down to earth.  None so much...
  • 0 to WDS in 6 minutes

    I usually manage to stay behind the camera on TechNet Edge, but Neil showed up in my office the other day with a camera, and wouldn't leave until I showed him how to set up and configure Windows Deployment Services (WDS) on Server 2008.  You can...
  • locked and loaded

    It took a year and a half to do it, but Neil's IT Pro Evangelist team is up to full headcount, now that Joey is on the team. Please head over and welcome him! Small world observation: during his interview, Joey and I realized that we worked at the same...
  • Smorgasborg

    It seems like most of my blogging is happening over at Edge these days, but I've seen a few links recently that I really thought i should share. First, a couple of items for the Green Computing evangelist in me: The Electronic Product Environmental Assessment...
  • I got served

    I installed Home Server this weekend. It was cool. At the risk of damaging my geek cred, I'll admit that I haven't had a dedicated server running at home for over 7 years now. I ran one once upon a time to act as a router for my home network to the internet...
  • Woah! Edge t-shirts at IT Forum!

    Neil and I just handed out ~300 t-shirts to IT Forum attendees. I hope I have a small stack left in the Exhibition Hall, but I think they're all pretty much gone. The real hot commodity now is Edge laptop stickers. I have a real small pile of those -...
  • word is out

    Well, the cat is pretty much out of the bag now on Edge . I'm really looking forward to this new way of meeting and networking and connecting with IT Pros around the world. I'm starting this week in Barcelona. If you happen to be here and are attending...
  • let the speculation begin

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  • Neil got a sticker, but I got the t-shirt

    looks like Neil's got one of those laptop stickers I mentioned the other day . don't tell him, but I managed to score the t-shirt: sorry, it's a cell-phone pic, so the color and resolution isn't very good. What I'd like to show you (but they'd kill me...
  • hmmm

    I just spent 30 minutes chatting with a well known security personality at Microsoft about various security things. I noticed he had a laptop sticker like this: He couldn't tell me anything about it though. All will be revealed soon.
  • Headline: Microsoft Security Report Says New OSs Are More Secure Than Old Ones, Also, Smoking May Be Hazardous To Your Health

    Apparently we release a report twice a year on the status of computer security : vulnerabilities, malware, spyware, etc. The report for the first half of this year was just released. I only read the findings summary but found a couple items in it interesting...
  • Read-Only Domain Controllers

    Once upon a time when I was a Security TS, there’s an apocryphal story I used to share with customers about Russian bank robbers that weren’t just stealing money from bank branches, they were taking the servers from the branch, which they would then take...
  • Restartable Active Directory in Windows Server 2008

    Neil is a brilliant manager. He also has a rapier wit and keen sense of style. A couple of times recently he has mentioned in passing that my blog has been lacking in technical posts lately. Hint taken, boss. Sometimes, you have to take a Domain Controller...