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

November, 2008

  • Windows Vista Service Pack 2

    Service Pack 2 for Windows Vista (SP2) has been a hot topic recently.  While Microsoft has not released an immense amount of information regarding this upcoming important update, some interesting stuff has appeared ( here and here , for example)...
  • Self-writing code

    If you do a lot of scripting for Windows, then you probably use VBScript (VBS) to do it. With VBScript you can easily retrieve information about pretty much anything that is in your computer, or connected to the network, which is what makes it a good...
  • A bigger Sky

    Out of the blue the SkyDrive team have announced that they are extended the storage limit that we'll have on our SkyDrives from 5Gb to 25Gb! That's a 5-fold increase which is going to come in handy for everyone. A few other changes being made are:...
  • Big fat TechNet discount

    Want a 20% discount on your new TechNet subscription or renewal? A rather rhetorical question actually as I am sure that you do! Just click here to buy it online, and use the promotion code: TNPAN09 . The offer expires on the 30th of June 2009 , and is...
  • Job/Life/Reputation protector 2.0

    Back in January I posted some simple VBA code for adding an “are you sure?” type question to the Reply To All button in Outlook. Since then I have received a few suggestions for improving the code, one of the most common of which was to add to the question...
  • A good and bad end to the Formula 1 season

    Yesterday the Formula 1 season finished with quite a nail-biting last 20 seconds, I really thought Felipe Massa had won (even the commentator had started congratulating Massa as well) until Hamilton stole it in the last possible second. The good news...