Dan Orum's Blog

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Dan Orum's Blog

  • On the road to “Media Center Only” by way of Ceton CableCARD tuner

    I have been using Windows Media Center as my primary TV viewing for a long time. In fact, I finally moved all of my wife’s recordings from the DirecTV DVR that she was using over to the Media Center. Now, we both watch all of our TV via XBox 360’s at...
  • The mysterious rebooting Windows 7 Media Center

    I have 2 Media Center machines in my house. The one I use for testing that has various tuners connected at various times, and the one that my wife and I use every day to watch TV throughout the house. While the test one had been running Windows 7 Ultimate...
  • Creating a Shortcut to Windows Search

    I helped a co-worker create an icon in Windows Vista to open up Windows Search. He had recently migrated to Windows 7, and wanted to do the same thing again. After some digging, I figured out a way to accomplish this. You can do this with a keyboard shortcut...
  • Determine if you can federate OCS with “Company X”

    If you have OCS deployed and are federated with someone, you understand the benefits of federation. If you work with a lot of other companies (as a customer or supplier), you may want to set up federation with more of your business partners. But how do...
  • Setting a unique Conference ID for each OCS Conference Call

    I have been using OCS Conference Calling here at Microsoft for a while, and answered this question for a co-worker recently. Office Communications Server 2007 R2 includes dial-in conferencing, so participants can join conference calls from their old phone...