January, 2006

  • Busy, Busy, Busy...

    I am (very busy).. I'm still working on my attempt at finding security related content a bit easier. I've found loads of security content - too much if I'm honest. My plan is still to frame it all around Defense in Depth, but now that this has grown...
  • Sign Post..

    I'm very aware that finding stuff on Microsoft.com isn't as easy as it should be (some of our competitors search engines are better at finding content on our website than we are) - this can't be right. It will get sorted, it has to get fixed. Microsoft...
  • Final Day

    So today was the fifth and final day of TechReady – my annual “chip in the back of the head”. I think I may be getting too old for all this – early starts, late finishes, too much beer, not enough sleep – I still enjoy the learning though (you’re never...
  • Chip - Day 4

    No keynote presentations today. Jetlag kicking in lots – not much sleep last night. Missed the first session. My first session was about the next big release of Systems Management Server – (version 4), which is a way off yet. It builds on SMS 2003...
  • Chip - Day 3

    Today the keynote presentations were from Bill Gates & Brian Valentine. Bill’s presentation was “Innovating through the digital decade”. He spoke about Microsoft’s big dreams and investments over the years: The Windows PC, The Web and .NET Web...
  • Chip in the back of head 2006 - Day 2

    Today was the first "technical day". The keynote was from Bob Muglia, who's our VP for Server & Tools. He spoke about our commitments to our customers – which are: Fully Integrated Servers, The Right Server for the Right Job, Self Managing Dynamic...
  • Chip in the back of head 2006 - Day One.

    As promised, I'm blogging from my annual "chip in the back of the head". I'm over in Seattle attending a Microsoft, internal only, technical readiness conference (TechReady). Today, the first day of the event, didn't have much / any technical content...
  • I'm Back...

    OK, I've been back from my holidays for three days now. I've nearly caught up with everything that I missed while I was away and somehow squeezed in a day and a half out of the office talking to customers. Something I often find when talking to non...