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September, 2008

  • 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...
  • Interesting Downloads for Week Ending - 09-26-2008

    Infrastructure Development & Operations · Windows HPC Server 2008 · Impact of Groove on a Network for TechNet · Microsoft Response Point 1.0 Service Pack 1 · Update for Windows Server 2003 (KB954920) - English · Update for...
  • 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...
  • Interesting Downloads for Week Ending - 09-19-2008

    Infrastructure Development & Operations · Update for Outlook 2003 (KB924423) · Windows Home Server Technical Brief for Drive Extender · Windows Home Server Technical Brief for Home Networking · Windows Home Server Technical Brief...
  • 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...
  • Interesting Downloads for the Week Ending - 09-05-2008

    Infrastructure Development & Operations · Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 Protocol Documentation · Microsoft Exchange Server ActiveSync Web Administration Tool · Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 Service Pack 1 Help · Internet Explorer...
  • 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...
  • The LHC Rap....

    There have been a few news articles on the Large Hadron Collider lately. Plenty of news on TV as well. But my favorite tidbit of information on the LHC comes in the form of the LHC Rap video. if you have kids and you want to try to get them into particle...
  • 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)...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Well.....we're still here!

    The Large Hadron Collider was brought online today and the first proton beams were sent around the massive underground loops. According to the linked article, it sounds like basic testing is being done and no serious proton colliding is taking place....
  • Freaky Coolness....

    A buddy of mine in SoCal (Thanks Luke!) sent a link to me last night. I have since watched the video a half a dozen times and I want to keep watching it. Robots are cool ....   Cheers!
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • It's the shoes, man.....

    Now this is funny..... http://www.roughtype.com/archives/2008/09/apple_declares.php   Cheers!
  • 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...
  • 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!
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Do you get it yet?

    The latest in the Adventures of Bill and Jerry .....   Cheers!