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  • You Might Have Heard the News Somewhere Else....

    but here, you get links!  :) Microsoft announced recently that the next version of the popular Windows Client OS (CodeNamed Windows 7) will be called.....  wait for it.....  Windows 7!  The OS itself is still a ways off, but news of...
  • Vista... Meet XP. XP? XP? XP! This is Vista.

      If that title conjured up a vision of a mother yelling at her child when she's trying to introduce him to someone, then I did my job.  If that wasn't the vision you got, then I've just explained it.  Now what does that title have to do...
  • So You've Gone Virtual.... Now What?

    One of the main things that separates Microsoft's efforts in virtualization from those of our competitors comes down to what happens after you get your virtual machines created.  It becomes all about the management of those machines.  The question...
  • Photosynth on CSI

    I was watching a re-run of CSI: Miami last night and finally saw what I'd heard about awhile ago...  They used Photosynth to help solve the crime.  Essentially, the scenario was a crime committed during a speech at a high school gymnasium. ...
  • Are You Certifiable?

    Hmmm... did I mean to say, "Are you planning on getting certified?"  Guess that isn't the same thing, is it?  If you're planning on taking any of the Microsoft certification exams, now is a GREAT time to do so!  A program has...
  • Microsoft's New Hyper-V Server -- A Blog Post 5 Days in the Making!

    I got home from San Francisco on Friday afternoon.  I had one thing in mind (this is going to be very telling about me, by the way) -- get Hyper-V Server installed.  (See?  VERY telling.  I was on the road for a week (a couple days...
  • What I Did On My Summer Vacation

    Remember that essay from grade school?  Well, it isn't really summer anymore, but I took a few days off this week and spent them in San Francisco.  I'd never been before and decided since I was going to be delivering an event there anyway, I...
  • I Don't Wanna...

    That's a great line from one of my favorite television shows, Scrubs.   Elliott, one of the main characters whines that in response to some request made of her.  Maybe you've heard that in your own organization?  The truth is that sometimes...
  • Podcast Updated.... (An Update)

    If you attempted to listen to all of my podcasts on SharePoint, what you may have noticed is that the second podcast sounded exactly like the first. This is, in fact, because it was the same. (Remember that old Herman's Hermits' song, "I'm Henery The...
  • Podcast Updated...

    I got the rest of my podcasts in the "Features in SharePoint You Never Knew Existed" series uploaded.  I haven't yet gotten all the links up on the side of my blog, but one thing at a time, right?   Here's a link to all of them: http...
  • Podcast Series

    SharePoint Features You Never Knew Existed (7 Parts) 1. Introduction 2. Blogs 3. Wikis 4. My Sites 5. Document Libraries 6. Connect to Outlook 7. Slide Libraries
  • Facts About SharePoint You Never Knew - Podcast

    I did a podcast series today on the way to Omaha.  I called it Facts About SharePoint You Never Knew.  It turned out to be a 7 part series.  I started with this introduction.  I had to put video on it in order to host it via Silverlight...
  • Microsoft Hyper-V Server Goes Live!

    If you aren't familiar with Hyper-V Server 2008 (which is not the same as Microsoft Hyper-V), you can find out more about the actual product here .  In a nutshell, this is the standalone virtualization server that Microsoft announced a few weeks...
  • Virtualization gets bigger....

    We announced this week that our own virtualization product, Microsoft Hyper-V, is now capable of scaling to an entirely new level. Hyper-V now supports 24 logical processors to take advantage of the latest processors (six core). In addition, the maximum...
  • What's with the One Way Street?

    When I talk about SharePoint during my presentations, one of the things I always discuss is the use of a blog for internal discussion.  It's a great tool, even in a small organization.  Imagine, for instance, a scenario with a CEO and 10 employees...
  • Every Generation..... Blames the One Before

    Hopefully, I'm not the only one who remembers that Mike and the Mechanics song, The Living Years.   If Microsoft were going to re-write that song for the new Zune, the lyrics would need to change to "Every generation builds on the one before...
  • Arrrr...... I Be a PC, Me Hearties!

    It be that time of year again.... time to be talkin' like a pirate .  Arrrr......  I be havin' a blog post waitin' in the aft, but after I be seein' the new "I Be a PC" ad, I be changin' my post to talk about this great, grand ad! ...
  • Groovy

    I can't help but conjure up images of King Arthur, chainsaws, demons, witches, and Bruce Campbell playing Ash in Army of Darkness anytime I say that word.  Unfortunately, this post isn't about Army of Darkness.  Instead, I want to discuss Microsoft...
  • Who Took My Teeth Out of the Freezer?

    You've probably already seen it, but if not, feel free to check out the second commercial in the Seinfeld/Gates saga. You can see all of them online here . I laughed pretty hard at this one the first time I saw it. And it's worth the time spent watching...
  • A New Choice in Virtualization

    In previous posts, I've discussed Hyper-V. We have a new product out now, offering yet another option for your virtualization needs -- it's called Hyper-V Server 2008. How, you may wonder, is this product different from the Hyper-V I discussed here ?...
  • Today's a Big Day in the World of PC Hardware

    Microsoft Research strikes again! This time, they've decided that we can do better than a laser in our mice. What do they have in mind? See for yourself . What will they think up next? EDIT: I fixed the link. Sorry it took so long!! Technorati Tags: Microsoft...
  • What Happens in Vegas.... Gets Blogged About!

    I'm sitting on an airplane as I type this. An airplane bound for Vegas. We're headed out for a team meeting. Imagine that many geeks all in one place. Then, imagine the place is Las Vegas. :) It really is nice to get together with all my co-workers, since...
  • Bill Gates and Jerry Seinfeld?

    If you haven't seen it yet, it is true.  Microsoft has released a new ad campaign featuring BillG and Jerry Seinfeld together.  They're at a shoe store of all places.  I have to admit, I watched the commercial last night for the first time...
  • Microsoft Changes Its Stance on Virtualization

    Huge News in the virtualization world.  I'm a little late getting to it, but better late than never.  Microsoft has changed the official stance on virtualized environments.  One of the questions I get quite often is, "Can I virtualize...
  • Microsoft Research Puts Their Collage Degrees to Work...

    No, that's not a typo.  Microsoft Research is always working on cool new projects.  One of the latest is a new imaging tool called Auto Collage 2008 .  This tool lets you take a group of photographs and turn them into an artistic collage...