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

August, 2008

  • Just leave me alone! (for another 6 minutes and 52 seconds anyway)

    Ever get that feeling where you can't get anything done because the arrival of new e-mail keeps breaking your train of thought?  Just as you get something clear in your head, the Outlook notifier pops up to tell you that you have a new email. ...
  • Notepad - The preferred tool of the I.T. Professional

    Notepad is without a doubt my favourite work tool, I use it countless times during the day for all sorts of things.  I think it is also the word that I can type fastest as well, this is because to open the app you only need to press ÿ + R, then...
  • Photo sharing - The Next Generation

    I have been wanting to buy a digital photo frame for a while now, mostly because I never get to regularly see any of the photos I take with my digital camera as they are stored on a computer which I don't leave permanently switched on.  However,...
  • Doesn't this thing go any faster?

    A Knowledge Base (KB) article and related software update was released on the May 20th 2008 that seems to have gone fairly unnoticed by quite a few people.  The article ( http://support.microsoft.com/kb/952830 ) is rather vaguely titled "Description...
  • Booting up the I.T. part of my brain

    Content has been a bit scarce on this blog this month, this is because I have just spent the last 2 weeks on holiday trying very hard not to think about computers at all. I have been in the north of Spain in the Cantabria region in a 200 year old renovated...