January, 2008

  • New TechNet Radio Interview posted....

    I recently did an interview with Anatharam Chadalavada, A Microsoft IT Senior Program Manager on how "Microsoft IT uses Visual Studio Team System to Measure Software Code Stability" . What the.....!?!?!? Yeah, yeah, yeah......more developery...
  • What would you ask a BitLocker PM....

    I know this is short notice, but I want your feedback. This morning I will be doing my  first video interview. It will be with Russ Humphries, a Sr. Product Manager in our Security Technologies group. I will be interviewing him about BitLocker technologies...
  • Look Ma...No moving parts....

    Solid State "hard drives" are starting to get a lot more press these days. I ran across this article a few moments ago. The promise of solid state drives has been a long time coming. I used battery backed RAM on my Apple //gs 20 years ago. I...
  • Virtualizing Vista Home & Premium editions...

    Mary Jo Foley has reported that we are "lifting the ban" on Virtualizing these two editions of Vista. I see this as a good thing for consumers and IT staff who want to do testing with less expensive versions of the OS. It also provides for some...
  • BitLocker with only a single partition....

    No...I don't have a secret method of BitLocking a single partition. But my buddy John Baker posted about a tool that will reconfigure your machine for BitLocker if you decide to implement it after you have already configured your hard drive as a single...
  • Tweet this....

    I have been meaning to ask my audience if they use Twitter and explain to me why. I was also going to ask for reasons why *I* should become a Twitterer or Twittite or what ever you call someone who Twitters. I have had that post in my drafts folder now...
  • Intro to Exchange Webcast in about an hour and a half....

    Short notice I know, but I want to get this out there. I am delivering Part 1 of an 8 part series on Exchange this afternoon at 1pm Pac. This is the Intro to Exchange session. We will review the Exchange roles, why Exchange is 64 bit only, and then spend...
  • Follow up to my webcast post....

    First....a big thank you to everyone who posted comments ...including the most recent comment by Scott Lum. He is a marketing manager for online communications at Microsoft and is also one of the people I started interfacing with to communicate your feedback...
  • What to do with my HD Video Camera....

    So I have this nice Sony HD video camera that I want to start using for video interviews. In fact, my first video interview will be a week from Friday. I have already taken a number of videos with the camera and used the Sony software to convert the Sony...
  • Join the Windows 2008 Server Security Guide Beta...

    Interested in taking a look at a new solution accelerator? You can sign up to join the beta for the Windows 2008 Server Security Guide and be one of the first to preview this solution accelerator and its components. One of the goals of this solution accelerator...
  • What do you want in a Webcast?

    For that matter.....Do you even like Microsoft Webcasts? My team is on a conference call right now and we are discussing webcast attendance and how to get more people to attend. All of us are raising some interesting questions but we are on the inside...
  • Office Policy and Templates reference....

    Here is the Office 2003 SP1 Policy Reference link . And here is the Office 2007 Policy Templates and Office customization too link .   Cheers!
  • Group Policy Settings Spreadsheet....

    For those of you that attended my Santa Rosa Technet event, here is the link to the most current Group Policy Spreadsheet . This only cover through Vista RTM and does not have any updates for Windows Server 2008 or anything coming down the pipe in Vista...
  • More BitLockery.....

    Raul commented on my previous BitLocker Post with a question that I felt compelled to make into a post. "I had a quick question about the key for BitLocker to unlock your computer, when you have it on your flash drive, if you make it a hidden folder...
  • Windows Mobile Support in WMDC....

    Oh yeah!  Another question from my event.... "What versions of Windows Mobile does the Windows Mobile Device Center support?" I knew we supported WM5 and WM6 because I have used both version with it. We actually support Windows Mobile 2003...
  • BitLocker Resources.....

    First, let me start off by saying that my event yesterday was in Saratoga, Ca. Not San Jose. Not Cupertino. Not Santa Clara. It was Saratoga. Second, I found a very small bar that does Karaoke and went last night. The bar is Woodham Sports Lounge and...
  • Great new Microsoft Spoof video.....

    There have been some funny spoof videos over the years, but this is one of the best. It is also the single most star studded video (that I have seen us do). And it is long! Clear the next 7 minutes.....and laugh out loud...it's good for you! Bill Gates’...
  • Sci-Fi and soon to be famous people....

    I met Robby Sparks and his wife Misty when my wife and I traveled with a group to the UK. At that time I didn't know that Robby was a science fiction fan. Not long after moving to Washington, Robby emails me and asks for my mailing address. I didn't think...
  • My belated New Year post....

    I have recovered.....almost. My wife and I had some people over to the house New Year's Eve. I believe the last person left around 4am. That by itself would not have that much impact on my recovery. However, we were in Florida for a week just before New...