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

September, 2008

  • What would you recommend?

    You may have noticed that I haven't posted any updates on the home network lately. I decided to halt my current plans and take another path. As a result I am looking for a "super server" of sorts. On that will  virtualize most of the loads...
  • Well it's about time!

    I went to Windows Update tonight to patch up a new Vista VM I recently installed and got the shock of my life....NEW Vista Ultimate Extras! It's been a long time since we had any Extras come out. I haven't had a chance to play with any of them yet except...
  • Windows Live Search comes to BlackBerry....

    Check out this story over on Bloomberg announcing the deal we made with Research in Motion to get Live Search on BlackBerry devices . Take THAT Google.... ***UPDATE*** -- More on the deal from MSNBC . This one includes info on the RIM/TiVO/MySpace deals...
  • New TechNet Radio release....

    There is a new edition of TechNet Radio online that is available to download in MP3 and WMA formats. In this edition, Bill Sisk, Greg Lenti, and Shomik Ghosh discuss the September 2008 Security bulletin . We also lead off the segment with a TechNet tip...
  • Lots of tech news today....

    This afternoon I started typing up a post with links to a bunch of interesting tech stuff. Then I ran across this post by Scoble and realized he had already done all the heavy lifting. I scrapped my post and will share a few other tidbits.... WaMu sold...
  • I'm moving to Japan....

    ....well....this would be a good reason to anyway. Was perusing the news today and ran across this article over on SlashDot - Japan to get 1gbps Home Fiber Connections . Reading the article, it also notes that this is a synchronous connection so that...
  • I guess I am ineligible for Big Top Points....

    subtitled.......where to go if you want to be absolutely guaranteed NOT to see the Bill Gates/Jerry Seinfeld commercials Millions of people have watched them on TV. Anyone with an Internet connection can go to the Microsoft Press Pass site and not only...
  • Session Resources for current TechNet events....

    If you are interested in downloading the slides used at our current TechNet sessions, you can grab those below August-September 2008 Powerpoints If you would like additional resources, my co-worker - Kevin Remde - created an excellent resources sheet...
  • The new "I'm a PC" commercials....

    Michael Arrington over at TechCrunch posted about the new commercials we are showing. I like them because they show the many different kinds of PC users that are out there. It really only scratches the surface though. Think about it.....when you are walking...
  • No Internet......a blessed curse....

    Three days ago I called my ISP to complain about very, very, very slow web page load times. While on the phone with the tech I hit a couple of speed test sites and saw that my overall download speed was what I expected - 8-10,000kbps. I told him I would...
  • Chrominess....

    I downloaded Chrome and played with it a little over the past 24 hours. Then I uninstalled it. First, there is all the hullaballoo over the EULA that I am sure you have seen a million other places. I am not sure I would ever use it based upon that regardless...
  • It's the shoes, man.....

    Now this is funny..... http://www.roughtype.com/archives/2008/09/apple_declares.php   Cheers!
  • Looking for Motherboard suggestions....

    I have several dual-CPU machines. Yes....these are true multiple-CPU machines, not multi-core machines. With one exception, I have been very happy with these machines over the years. I would like to build a super server based on a dual-CPU config with...
  • XP SP3 on Windows Update?

    I had a question come to me in email that stumped for a bit. "Do you think that Microsoft made SP3 a automatic update too soon?" It stumped me because I don't use XP for anything except demos and haven't had an active XP system on my home LAN...
  • Zune 3.0 Update available....

    We announced the Zune 3.0 software update today and you can get the software over at Zune.net . I have my 2nd generation Zune with me and just started the download.    Check it out!   Cheers!
  • Interesting Downloads for Week Ending - 09-12-2008

    Infrastructure Development & Operations · Virtualization with Windows Server 2008 Hyper-V · Update for Windows Server 2008 x64 Edition (KB956697) · Ultrasound - Monitoring and Troubleshooting Tool for File Replication Service (FRS)...
  • Metallica full album "Death Magnetic" released as Guitar Hero 3 Tracks....

    Dudes and Dudettes..... I just decided to take a break, grab a bite to eat and bang out a few tracks on Guitar Hero when I noticed there was a new pack to download. Turns out Metallica has released their entire new album as Guitar Hero tracks. I have...
  • Can you sing?

    The wife and I are heading out to our usual Saturday night Karaoke hangout - Damon's in Bellevue. It is located just off 148th and HWY 520. It is in the same shopping area as the Safeway. It is not on the Azteca side of the freeway. Swing on by if you...
  • 2 Days Missed....

    This is what my blog post from last night was supposed to say... Missed One.... For those of you following closely, I missed making my daily blog post yesterday. I realized this after my wife and I took off to go to karaoke. I did try to get a post online...
  • Maxed out one of my TeraStations....

    Just tried to move some pictures from my Sony HD video camera over to my media storage server and got a disk full message. Impossible!  It's a 1 terabyte drive! So I looked up at it an freaked out when I saw red LED's on the panel for the first time...
  • Interesting Downloads for the Week Ending - 08-29-2008

    Infrastructure Development & Operations · Windows Server 2008 Fax Server Management Pack for System Center Operations Manager 2007 · Windows Server Print Server Management Pack for System Center Operations Manager 2007 · Update for...
  • Bill Gates and Jerry Seinfeld commercial....

    I don't have TV service so I had to wait till it hit YouTube . Not what I expected which is good. I expected it to be way over the top. Turns out it is only a little over the top.  :)   Cheers!
  • The Death of Physical Media.....

    I bought the HD-DVD Microsoft released for the XBox 360. I did so knowing the format may not win the format war. I did so because it was by far the cheapest way into HD quality DVD's. I did so because I wanted to support my company. I also did so knowing...
  • Have you seen these viruses lately?

    I have seen more than a dozen alerts from Forefront this week notifying me of virus attachments. All of the attachments have been something similar to movie.avi.exe.   The virus itself is identified as W32/Downldr2.DIKB. Over at Authentium , this...
  • Rock and Roll and more of those little hidden boxes...

    Last night I went with my wife and a friend to see Santana in concert (also why I missed blogging yesterday). Carlos Santana is an amazing guitar player. He played the classics and some tunes I was not familiar with. I told my wife about 1/2 way through...