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

November, 2008

  • Stop stealing my blog posts.....

    There has been some discussion recently on some DL's here at Microsoft about sites that re-post blog posts without permission. I will call it what it is which is the theft of copyrighted materials for the purpose of monetary gain. I don't like saying...
  • Four machines down and one to go!

    subtitled.....Using System Center Virtual Machine Manager to help reduce my physical machine count.... Back in May I posted about some changes I was making to my home network . I did move a few things around but then I pushed the project aside. Two machines...
  • Interesting Downloads for Week Ending - 11-21-2008

    Infrastructure Development, Operations & Maintenance · Active Directory Migration Tool v3.0 · Response Point White Paper: Maintaining Response Point · Update Rollup 5 for Exchange Server 2007 Service Pack 1 (KB953467) · Response...
  • More P2V Conversion FUN with SCVMM2008...

    I still can't believe how easy and dare I say.... fun ....converting my physical machines to VM's with SCVMM2008 ! I did hit my first roadblock today while converting a test machine that has some SSL features enabled though. Specifically the FTP over...
  • Interesting Downloads for the Week Ending - 10-31-2008

    Infrastructure Development & Operations · Update for Windows Server 2008 (KB957200) · Update for Windows Server 2008 x64 Edition (KB957200) · Update for Windows Server 2008 for Itanium-based Systems (KB957200) · Update for Windows...
  • Resources for MDT 2008 from Windows Connections....

    Here are some additional resources for the Deploying Vista with the MDT 2008 sessions I am delivering today at the Windows Connections event in Las Vegas. MDT2008 with Update 1 Download Microsoft Deployment Toolkit Team Blog Desktop Deployment TechCenter...
  • Interesting Sownloads for Week Ending - 11-07-2008

    Infrastructure Development & Operations · Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 Service Pack 1 Help · Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 Protocol Documentation · Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 Standards Documentation · DEPLOYMENT GUIDE -...
  • Are you getting my keys good side?

    I was reading some tech news articles this evening and this little tidbit caught my eye . It seems that some researchers have figured out a way to take a picture of a set of ordinary house door keys, run the picture by some software that compensates for...
  • Uncompressed HDTV....over USB?

    Wow!   Imagine a day when you can buy a hard drive or other USB type device that is jam packed with ultra high quality HD programming in full surround sound and all you have to do is plug it into a USB port to view it. According to this article...
  • Guitar Hero for Disabled Gamers.....

    Reading SlashDot this morning and ran across this great article . Researchers are developing new interfaces or modifying existing ones to allow the blind and those with missing limbs to be able to take part in the Guitar Hero phenomenon. In the IEEE article...
  • Interesting Download for Week Ending - 11-14-2008....

    Infrastructure Development & Operations · Microsoft Office Communicator Mobile (2007 Release) · Windows Server 2008 Evaluation Virtual Hard Drive Images (for Virtual Server 2005) · Windows Server 2008 Evaluation Virtual Hard Drive Images...
  • Windows Firestarter event coming up at the Microsoft Campus....

    On December the 12 th (Friday) we are going to have a Windows FireStarter event at the Microsoft Conference Center. If you are a Developer or an IT Pro you’d definitely not want to miss this event. Just like all other FireStarter Events, we will...
  • Cleaning up my network.....

    I am trying to consolidate my hardware and virtualize as many of my physical machines as I can right now. I am doing this because I want to be green, I want to keep my basement cool in the summer, and I want to simplify things. That last item is top priority...