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

April, 2007

  • ISA 2006 and Computer Sets....

    **Updated - Tom Shinder over at ISASERVER.ORG pointed out some legacy thinking I had in my post regarding ISA being in a Workgroup vs a Domain. He has an excellent article on this at this link . Microsoft also has an article regarding the pros and cons...
  • Office 2007 Coolness...Part 1 of at least 10!

    I am delivering a session at the Windows Connections Conference in Orlando tomorrow called, "Top 10 things you might not have seen in the Office 2007 clients". In preparation for the session, I have found some really cool things you can do with the applications...
  • Why can't it 'just work'?...

    (subtitled - Isn't technology supposed to be making our lives easier? Simpler? Less complicated?) I hear that all the time - why can't it just work ? I say it all the time - why can't it just work ? Examples..... I am watching TV last night. Actually...
  • Why I think the new web is bad....

    (subtitle - My porn is my porn. Go get your own) (sub-subtitle - Welcome....to YOUR machine) The web and all of the things it offers up is pretty awesome. I can search for and find just about anything in seconds. Using the web as the "string" I can fire...
  • Office 2007 Coolness...Part 2 of at least 10!

    Outlook. It is one of the best applications Microsoft has ever produced. Some might argue that Windows is the best thing ever (and some might argue the opposite), but I think Outlook takes the cake. Outlook handles my email. I get a lot of email. It...
  • Stephen Hawking in Zero-G...

    I have casually followed Stephen Hawking's life for many years now. His recent foray into weightlessness caught my eye a few weeks ago before he made his flight. I meant to post about it then but dragged my feet. All good though because this story and...
  • Bridging the gap....

    subtitle - an overuse of parentheticals.... An email came across an internal alias today that really got me thinking....I am going to quote a portion of it here..... The weirdest thing happened tonight – my Outlook said it was connected. To Exchange Server...
  • Oh Happy Day....

    I have had an absolutely fantastic week at the conferences here on Orlando. I have met some great people, saw some great speakers and feel like my stress level has been reduced by about 80%. I have some great pictures of me in a Sumo suit speaking with...
  • Longhorn Beta 3 available for download....

    I will be grabbing this as soon as I get home and have something better than dial-up....<j/k> Longhorn Beta 3 Download Cheers!
  • Need Answers? Ask!

    I am just wrapping up a long day talking to customers at the Windows/Office Connections conference in Orlando. I delivered some cool sessions and received some great questions. With all the products I speak about it would be impossible to have answers...
  • What's in a user name.....

    ...a domain name, silly! For those of you in Eugene, Or who came to my live event, one of the demos I attempted on the new Remote Program Terminal Services functionality gave me a little grief. I created the Remote Program, created the RDP package...
  • Missed a Technet Event? Get the slides here.....

    I often receive a number of emails immediately after the Technet Events I deliver requesting the slides or other supporting materials. You can grab the slides from our current Vista/Forefront/Longhorn sessions as well as most of the slides form the lat...
  • Return of the SideShow....

    So imagine this...... You are in a meeting. Being the good corporate citizen that you are, your laptop lid closed conserving power, and you are fighting with every ounce of will to not check email while while some marketing guy explains every number on...
  • Information from Deploying Windows Vista Webcast...

    Great questions on the webcast yesterday, folks! I am sure some of you will email in with more but I am going to post some of the answers here. Q - Where can I download WinPE 2.0? A - WinPE 2.0 is included with the downloadable Windows Automated Installation...
  • What hofixes do I have installed?

    I received the following in email today - I know there is a command that lists all of the security updates and patches that are installed in Windows 2003 instead normally looking into the control panel... There are many ways to do this, but some of the...
  • I'm comin' back to Cali...to Cali....to Cali.....

    I will be in my old stomping grounds of Southern California to deliver some Technet Briefings next week. On Tuesday, May 1st I will be in West Hollywood at the Hyatt. On Thursday, May 3rd I will be in Irvine at the Spectrum Theater. I will be covering...