The Electric Wand

Thoughts of a technology enthusiast.

April, 2008

  • Tip for finding when an appointment was created

    Here's a tip for when you suspect someone has magicked up an appointment to coincidentally collide with an Outlook meeting request you sent them... In your own calendar (and other people's), you can see when a meeting was scheduled (ie request was sent...
  • The biggest file I've ever seen - 3Tb PUB.EDB

    Well I haven't seen this for myself, but I was sent a screenshot of it. Actually, it was 3 different Exchange public folder servers, each of which had ~3Tb of public folder data... That's scary and impressive in equal measure. Reminds me of some of the...
  • Exchange 2007 clustering advice

    I appreciate it's been a while since I blogged last - a combination of "not much to talk about, really" with even more "no time to talk about it"... :( Anyway, a few questions came in the other day from a reader: - SCR and CCR seems...
  • Tips for optimizing Vista on new hardware

    Ed Bott over at ZDNet posted a really interesting article yesterday, detailing the journey he had of making his friend's brand new Sony Viao laptop work properly with Windows Vista Business. In short, his friend upgraded a trusty old XP Vaio to a new...
  • Imperialism, Metric-centricity and Live Search

    I'm a child of a mixed up time when it comes to measures and the likes. I am feet and inches tall, stones and pounds heavy, when it's cold outside, it's below zero degrees, but when it's hot, it's in the 80s. I learned small measurement in mms and cms...