October, 2008

  • 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...
  • My Portland Event

    At the event I just did in Portland, OR (which ROCKED by the way!), I raffled off some copies of OneNote 2007 at the end of the event.  I asked a question as I was drawing names -- "Who is using OneNote?"  The discussion which followed...
  • 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...
  • Happy Halloween!!!

    This is my favorite holiday of the year.  I love the spookiness, the creepy, and the fact that I get to dress up and be someone else all day!  :)  Those of you who have been reading this blog for awhile know my love of pirates .  This...
  • 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...
  • OneNote to Rule Them All!

    In yesterday's post , I talked about some of the capabilities of Microsoft Office OneNote 2007. One blog post wasn't enough to do the product justice, so I wanted to discuss it a bit more. Let's take a look at some more of the functionality within OneNote...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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. ...
  • 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
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...