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    There's been talk around the halls of building 25 of exploring an IBuySpy/CommunityServer/CommunityStarter type web site to host community-generated ITPro content, provide community resources pertaining to Windows Server System products, and perhaps add a sandbox.msn.com type of area to help get early...
  • Blog Post: iSCSI in the Real-World

    The EEC has recently been evaluating iSCSI technology options from some of our vendor partners - Really interesting stuff. We haven't had any requests from customers for this technology yet, but we want to get up to speed on it and gain some operational experience before they do. There are iSCSI options...
  • Blog Post: AD: Two slightly used TiVos for sale

    Before Windows Media Center Edition was released, I purchased two TiVo DVRs.  My family has really enjoyed these units - In fact my 3 year old daughter has become so used to being able to watch a favorite episode of Rugrats on demand that when we explained that grandma's TV can only play scheduled programs...
  • Blog Post: Windows Messenger in Corporate Environments

    I had a surprise the other day - I run MSN Messenger 6.2 on my laptop here at work for occasional IM sessions with friends and family, and after I signed in yesterday morning with my user@microsoft.com Passport, it prompted me to change my Passport email addy to user@messengeruser.com ! It told me to...
  • Blog Post: Inappropriate relations with a Sun server...

    Wow! If a Microsoftie has a few complimentary words to say about Sun's latest Windows-compatible hardware, should he be fired for revealing his latent "hardware fetishist" tendencies? According to TheRegister , the answer is a logic-defying "yes". Fortunately, my boss doesn't look to the Register for...
  • Blog Post: My boss is running a SUN workstation on his desktop!

    I never saw this one coming: After playing with the new WindowsXP x64 Opteron-based Sun workstations at tonight's Sun mixer held in honor of the deployment of two racks worth of new SunFire Windows Server 2003 gear, my boss cleaned off his old HP desktop and and rolled in a new Sun Workstation to use...
  • Blog Post: Making life as a LUser more livable

    Well, after reading Aaron Margosis' blog , I decided to give running as a limited user at home another try... I'm used to running *Nixoid workstations in this manner of course and I've tried running this way on my Windows boxes on a couple of occasions in the past and had been dissatisfied with the experience...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft's version of the Darwin Award...

    Well, it's official: Richard Gregg has been sentenced to 2 years in one of Washington State's fine correctional facilities for the crime of tragic stupidity. This is really a shame - Richard is a very likable fellow who had run the software library for the Windows Application Compatibility Testing Team...
  • Blog Post: Paintball Outing

    This last weekend a couple of guys from the EEC and the Windows Server TAP team went down to a place called Hole-in-the-wall Paintball to shoot each other with small projectiles from pneumatic weapons :-) Before From left to right, we have Matt Wagner , Dave Kearney, Do Kim, myself, Nathan McAffee...
  • Blog Post: Terminal Dodgeball

    Last week the Terminal Services Team squared off against the EEC crew in a very one-sided dodgeball game at the ProClub in Redmond... I wasn't able to make it, but as I hear things, the score was something like EEC=3, TS=0! Stanley Jones took some video of it using a Kodak digital camera which I've put...