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

July, 2008

  • Downtime......weak postage.....fun...

    I guess I did those a little out of order. Should have started with the "weak postage" first since that is what this blog post is. No cool tech info to talk about....No interesting tidbits of news that I think may not be posted anywhere else...
  • Grrrrrr.....

    Have you ever spent hours and hours and hours trying to resolve something and ultimately it could have been resolved in just a few minutes?  That is the experience I had over the past couple of days. I was working with a couple of virtual machines...
  • Vista Springboard.....

    Ya know......we (Microsoft) have taken a lot of heat for the past year and a half on Vista. A year ago I heard the rumblings and I shook my head because much of what was being said rang true. Now we are at Vista SP1 and much of what people have complained...
  • Rock on....

    I won the Guitar Hero contest last night! The contest was set up with two rounds and then a final elimination. In Round 1 there were five sets of two playing Pro Face-Off. Players had to agree on song and skill level. I was the only one that plays on...
  • Just loaded TwitterFeed....

    I am sure there are people who read my blog who don't follow me on Twitter . I am sure I have Twitter followers that don't read my blog. I am also sure that many like to keep those things separate and have no interest in following me on both. So when...
  • The Darkness....

    Not that I should have to point this out, but I have not been very active since my screencast posting on FTP(S) about a month ago. If you read my post on June 16th you will get a feel for why. It has been and continues to be a busy time for me. Add in...
  • Post #1 of 365... (some BitLocker stuff)....

    And so it begins.....this is the first post of the 1 year test that I am doing to make at least one post a day for the next 365 days. At first I thought I would shoot for just business days but I figure I can get the other 104 posts in as well. I don...
  • My 4 hours with Microsoft tech support....

    I just got off the phone after 4 hours with our very own Microsoft Tech support. My Exchange 2007 server stopped moving mail in or out and it appeared to be a hosed Edge Subscription. Turns out it was simpler yet far more complicated than that. A few...
  • Revenge of the Nerd Dinners....

    Tonight I am going to my first Nerd Dinner . My wife would argue that she has been living Nerd Dinners for the past 8 years, but that is a story for another time. Scott Hanselman organized this for tonight over at the Food Court at the Crossroads Bellevue...
  • Tweetage....

    I am really starting to enjoy Twitter . Actually, I am enjoying the experience that certain applications give me with Twitter. If you aren't familiar with Twitter, it is a service that allows you to send very short messages - 140 characters max - in the...
  • 10 Days into my blogging extravaganza...

    On July 21st, I challenged myself to make a blog post at least once a day for the next 365 days. Here I am a week and a half later and I am happy to report that I have made good on the promise so far. They say it takes 21 days to form a habit so I have...
  • Have you heard about "Mojave" OS?

    You probably have read some stories on the "Mojave" experiment. For those that have not, Microsoft invited people to come see a preview of a new Microsoft Operating system codenamed "Mojave". The people invited with Vista naysayers...
  • TMSAM02 gets you 15% of NEW TechNet Subscription....

    When you sign up for a NEW TechNet Subscription over at the TechNet site , at some point you will get prompted for a discount/promotional code. Use TMSAM02 and it will net you 15% off. This only applies to NEW subscriptions at the moment and it it should...
  • Long, fun, interesting day.....

    Today I listened to a speaker that held my attention not just once, but twice. One of those times was post-lunch which is the most difficult for me. Of course I also did some break-dancing after lunch as well so my blood was pumping. More on the break...
  • How to reach me....

    You will notice on the left side of my blog, I now have links to a variety of services I frequent. I am paying particular attention to Friend Feed these days because it seems to track comments and conversations better. I can't seem to find a way to link...
  • Not so fun day today....

    Ray Ozzie's keynote today at our internal training called TechReady was great. I have never seen him speak before and frankly don't know all that much about him. I know about Lotus and Groove but not much beyond that. Regardless, I like him and I like...
  • PowerShell 2.0.....

    I have been playing around with PowerShell more and more lately. I have even loaded up the PowerShell 2.0 CTP . Today at out IT Evangelist meeting I discovered a new community site for PowerShell at http://powershellcommunity.org that looks interesting...