Confessions of a Microsoft Consultant

Daniel Oxley is an Infrastucture Consultant working for Microsoft Consulting Services in Madrid, Spain. He specialises, amongst other things, in large-scale deployments of Microsoft Windows using technologies such as BDD2007 and the Microsoft Deployment

March, 2008

  • I want that text, and I want it now!

    How often have you had an error pop up in a dialog box full of useful error numbers, filenames, return codes, and plenty of other stuff, only to start cursing because you could not get a hold of the text content of the dialog box?  Normally people...
  • Office 2007 - Cool "Getting Started" stuff

    I've just seen that some excellent add-ins are available for Office 2007 to help you get familiar with the new interface and all the great new features crammed inside, and best of all they are totally free! They work by adding an extra tab to the Office...
  • Everything you ever wanted to know about Internet Explorer 8 (but were afraid to ask)

    We have a nice shiny new website available with tons of information about Internet Explorer 8, included the links to download beta 1 so that you can try it for yourself!  Go here to get it: http://www.microsoft.com/windows/products/winfamily/ie/ie8...
  • Server Unleashed - "more than meets the eye"

    I stumbled across this website today (yes I know, I should have been aware of it since the launch but I've been busy). It is a Silverlight-animated launch site with loads of cool info and stuff about Windows Server 2008; someone in marketing definitely...
  • Windows Live Installer - without the installer??!?!?

    To install a Windows Live product(s) you need to download and install the WLInstaller.exe file, which is a rolled-up package of all the Windows Live services.  You run the installer and then you can choose the components that you want to install...
  • Rap to Silverlight

    The rap artist Ice Cube will be doing a free live concert on March 15th, 6 PM PST (UTC -8) at South by Southwest and that concert will be streamed live to the UVNTV.com site (Ice Cube and DJ Pooh’s new site for TV-on-the-Web).  Afterwards,...