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Musings about Marketing and the Microsoft IT Academy program....

March, 2007

  • Blog Terrorism...and how I choose to defeat it...

    You have probably read about how well known blogger and author Kathy Sierra canceled speaking engagements because of death threats posted to some blogs. That's right - death threats. And not just death threats but some very demeaning comments and pictures...
  • What do you want to know today....

    The Microsoft Across America IT Pro Evangelist team is meeting this week. Well....most of us are anyway. Some of us, myself included, are in Orlando delivering presentations at Techmentor and Windows Connections. But I am taking a couple days off to meet...
  • MBSA 2.1 (Beta 1) Available....

    The Microsoft Baseline Security Analyzer is a fantastic tool for scanning machines for missing hotfixes, security updates, and security configurations. I have used the MBSA since it's original release to scan my home LAN that has 7-12 machines at any...
  • Windows 2003 SP2 Available...

    Wow. This one snuck up on me. First...the download link for Windows 2003 SP2 . Second...did it sneak up on you too? I have been so heads down with...well....everything that I have not bothered to keep up on the release schedule. That being said, it is...
  • Looking for an "ulu" in Anchorage...

    ...how much like a singles ad does that sound? (I am sure it doesn't at all if you are native to Alaska). I was chatting with my friend Glen Gordon yesterday and it came up that I was heading to Anchorage to deliver a Technet Seminar on Vista, Office...
  • Developer Roadshow 2007 in Cape Town, Africa...

    Not exactly in my backyard, but having met a few of the evangelists from around the world, and them being nice enough to link back to my blog now and then, it seems to be a good idea to help promote their events. You can register for the event here -...
  • Where did IPv5 go?

    I am increasingly getting more question about IPv6. Especially now that IPv6 is installed and turned on by default in Vista. So I want to post a few resources for those of you starting to ramp up on IPv6. For a little bit more information.....IPv4...
  • UAC - User Account Control Resources

    Here are the resources I promised from the UAC session I delivered today -- User Account Control Resources on the Technet Site Understanding and Configuring User Account Control Application Compatibility Tool and the ACT 5.0 Windows Vista Security Guide...
  • Oprah Winfrey.....look out!

    If you look in the left column of my blog, I have added a new list for books I am reading. Right now I only have a single book in the list because I am only reading the one book. Typically you will see 3-5 in the list. I will rotate them out as I start...
  • Matt plays a Doctor on TV....

    ...not really, but if he did, he would have a great bedside manner. My good friend and fellow evangelist Matt Hester has written a few small articles for Technet Magazine . His most recent article compares ITPros with Doctors and has a humorous twist...
  • April-June Live Technet Briefings available for registration...

    ...you can now register online for Live Technet Events in your area of the US. We are going to be talking about new management Features in Windows "Longhorn" Server, new Security and Reliability features in Windows Vista, and do some further introductions...
  • Nights at the Roundtable...

    If by chance you have not heard of Roundtable, check out this post by Carl Tyler . Now that you are back and itching for more, I will save you the time in searching the Microsoft site. There isn't anything there. A few press notices and a passing reference...
  • De ploy! It's de ploy!

    I was trying to come up with a witty title for this post and all I could come up with was a shout out to the TV show "Fantasy Island" from the 1970's. Viva Herve . My apologies. I am delivering a webcast tomorrow on Windows Vista Deployment if you are...
  • It scared the Daylight Savings Time out of me...

    ...not really. But with all the buzz about the DST changes, I suppose I should help get the word out about how to get some information on the DST changes and how it might impact you. Q. I think I have a DST problem that I need to get fixed. Can I call...