Jane Lewis's Weblog

Platforms, Active Directory,Administration, Management,Women in Technology, Random Thoughts

August, 2006

  • Steganography and all that !

    I like learning new words. Especially ones that have multiple connotations. The word Steganography is a great example of this. I came across this word when I was reading around security techniques and variations on cryptographic techniques. The discussion...
  • Do you know your BASL ?

    I was talking to a customer the other day about best practice for optimizing their Active Directory Replication. The conversation headed into Site Configuration and I mentioned whether BASL was configured. The response was a blank look and a comment about...
  • Now remember Wipe your Disk !

    There was recently some articles in the press that received allot of coverage regarding UK Bank details being sold in Nigeria, due to the fact that old recycled PCs had not had their hard disks adequately wiped. Well this got me thinking as both in my...
  • Internet Explorer 7 - Getting to grips with new functionality

    I have installed IE7 Beta 3 and have been experimenting with some of the new functionality. I am really enjoying one of the cool things a fellow colleague in PFE (Premier Field Engineering) Mark Thomas recently highlighted to me. This is the following...
  • Unified Communications Team has Started Blogging

    Great News. If your area of Technology Interest lies in this arena then you just have to read this blog. Gurdeep Singh Pall has just posted his first blog entry , and it is full of great information. I am currently trying to get up to speed with Live...
  • Memory you can never have enough !

    Well my order is in and I am waiting in great anticipation for my SPV M3100 to arrive. I am looking forward to its arrival as I will be able to move up to Windows Mobile 5 and take advantage of the Direct push functionality as opposed to scheduled synch...
  • Encouraging you to attend, as we all know Messaging is King or Queen !

    Ladies and gentlemen a call to attend what will be a great first inaugral meeting of the Microsoft Messaging and Mobility User Group in the UK . Jason Langridge blogged about the agenda and Steve Clayton has blogged about it. So I am adding my voice to...
  • Security it is All our responsiblity

    I came across at the weekend a really interesting article on Wserver News The article that caught my eye talks not only about Bump Keys , but also the physical security, or lack of it for laptop locks . It certainly made me sit back and think, especially...
  • Friday Tips and Tricks

    On a Friday am going to try and give you a useful option which has made my job easier. You may already know of it , if so ....Great ! . But If I manage to help a few people out there to do their job smarter and use our plethora of tools which we make...
  • Powershell - The Vision the Future

    I am learning Powershell as much as my time allows.The importance of Powershell in Exchange 2007 cannot be underestimated. Powershell drives Exchange 2007. In point of fact the Exchange Management Console (the new graphical console for Exchange 2007)...
  • Gadgets I love them - Orange SPV M3100

    I always liked gadgets. This particular "gadget" I have fallen in love with will also really help me do my day job. This is the Orange M3100 which hopefully I will soon have the opportunity to use for real.Having all the great features of Windows Mobile...
  • Well hello world !

    Well this is my first blog entry so be gentle !. Eileen Brown persuaded me to start blogging, and after her recent entry after Our co -delivery of the Exchange 2007 Ignite Content ....well I could hardly refuse !. I sat down and thought well what would...