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August, 2008

  • Halo 3 / Call of duty 4 gaming

    I have been playing Halo since the first incarnation, but never played online (Xbox Live) until Halo 3.  When I started playing online almost 2 years ago (during the Halo 3 Alpha), I realized how bad I am compared to other players out there. ...
  • IT Pro Community

    This year, my "job" is to work with the IT Pro Community.  I'm trying to put together a plan of attack so I can effectively reach out to the millions of IT Pros in the West Region.  As I am working on this plan, I realize this is going...
  • 24 Hours of Exchange 2007 Recordings

      About a year and a half ago, I delivered a 24 Part Webcast Series on Exchange Server 2007 (minus part 8 which Bryan Von Axelson delivered while I was stuck in the Albuquerque airport).  I have received requests from quite a few people to make...
  • It's Raining, It's Pouring, The Old Man is Snoring ...

    It must be monsoon season here in Phoenix.  I wasn't paying attention as I was sitting here in my Kitchenette doing some work, but then I noticed a huge bright light.  That was a huge streak of Lightening!!  I looked outside in the backyard...
  • Sudden Trip to San Diego and Los Angeles

    I just found out today that I will be heading to San Diego on Thursday, August 21st and Los Angeles on Friday, August 22nd to deliver a presentation at an Angelbeat event ( www.angelbeat.com ). The Event in San Diego is at the Sheraton located at 1433...
  • Tech Ed 2008 Interview with Sean Smith (Customer)

    As I said in my first post last week about the Tech Ed Interviews I did this year, I did get a customer to agree to be interviewed. The engineer's name is Sean Smith and he works for CorVel out of Portland, Oregon. He attended a 2 Day OCS Ignite class...
  • Tech Ed 2008 Interview with Becky Benfield (Exchange)

    Here's the next video interview from Tech Ed 2008 in Orlando back in June. In this video, I talk to Becky Benfield about some of the things she is responsible for. If you saw the two interviews with Becky from the last 2 years, then you know the topic...
  • pdf reader

    I tend to download electronic versions of manuals for electronic gadgets, appliances, software, etc. rather than keep the hard copy around.  In fact, there are quite a few manufacturers that don't even provide a printed manual anymore and just give...
  • Tech Ed 2008 Interview with Ken Ewert (OCS)

    Here's the first in a series of Video Interviews I did with different folks during Tech Ed 2008 in Orlando. This one is with Ken Ewert, Principal Group Program Manager with OCS). In this Interview, Ken shares a little of his responsibilities and duties...
  • Tech Ed 2008 Interview with Caroline Chung (Unified Communications)

    Here's a totally off the wall, nothing to do with technology interview with Caroline Chung who is a Product Manager on the Unified Communications team.  This may not have much to do with Exchange or Office Communications Server, but you can get some...
  • Sitting in Starbucks (10965 Ventura Blvd., Studio City, CA 91604)

    On Monday, I wrote that I would be in the LA area today for an Angelbeat presentation: http://blogs.technet.com/haroldwong/archive/2008/08/18/sudden-trip-to-san-diego-and-los-angeles.aspx .  It is now 9:30 AM as I write this quick blog entry. ...
  • Tech Ed 2008 Interview with Joe Schurman (MVP)

    In this video Interview, Joe Schurman (MVP) shares some of the things they are doing around testing Office Communications Server in a Virtualized environment.  Please understand that this is not an officially supported configuration from Microsoft...
  • Recent Questions Regarding Exchange Server 2007

    Recently, I've had a lot of email questions come in on certain topics related to Exchange Server 2007.  I thought I would gather up the most frequently asked ones and post them along with the answers here. Q1.   Does the Edition of Windows Server...
  • Tech Ed 2008 Interview with Peter Schmatz (OCS)

    In this Video interview, I spent a few minutes with Peter Schmatz (PM with Office Communications Server).  Peter gives us some information on the Best Practice Analyzer for OCS as well as other topics such as what we're doing with the product for...
  • School is Back in Session!!!!!!!!!

    I don't know how many parents out there have kids that are going back to school today, but I happen to be one of those parents.  My son started back to school this morning and I'm celebrating!!!!  At the same time, I'm a bit sad because I won...
  • Battery Powered Sports Car

    Hmm, I just saw this interesting article about a new battery powered sports car that may come out in 2010.  It looks pretty darn cool and can save me about $40,000 US on fuel costs.  Of course, I don't currently own a sports car (I have a Honda...
  • Tech Ed 2008 Video Interviews - Introduction

    For the last two Tech Eds (2006 in Boston and 2007 in Orlando), I recorded video interviews of Exchange Product Group folks.  Then I took them and published them via the Exchange Team Blog on the Video section.  These interviews were pretty...
  • Office 2007 Professional from Widows Vista / Office 2007 / Exchange 2007 Launch

    Back in early 2007, we gave a copy of Office 2007 Professional away to every one who attended the Windows Vista / Office 2007 / Exchange 2007 Launch.  Instead of actually giving a DVD with Office 2007 on it, we gave away a packet that had a link...
  • Tech Ed 2008 Interview with Brent Alinger (Exchange)

    Now that Hyper-V has released, I know there are a lot of people who are wondering if and when we will "officially" support Exchange 2007 in a virtualized environment.  I was wondering the exact same thing and luckily, I had the opportunity...
  • TechNet Events for the month of August

    Join us at a TechNet Event for some great sessions on Windows Vista, PowerShell and Group Policy Preferences!! Below is a list of the Cities and dates.  To register for the event you are interested in, just click the city.  You can also visit...
  • Tech Ed 2008 Interview Videos - Question?

    Before I keep going with anymore Tech Ed 2008 Video Interviews, I thought I would pose a question to my readership.  The first 4 videos I posted were quite large, but of pretty decent quality.  I'm curious if the download size is too large for...