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December, 2006

  • Well I lied ....just one more blog before the Year Ends

    Well you know what its like....the time between Christmas and New Year when you are on holiday almost seems like a hangover and I get itchy fingers being away from my technosphere !....yes I know I am a bit sad. Anyway...I noticed I have been tagged....
  • Merry Christmas Everyone !

    Well this will be my last blog of the year. I have really enjoyed my blogging adventure so far. I hope you keep travelling with me on my journey. Since I have started work at Microsoft I have had a ball...and been really enjoying all the opportunities...
  • Blogging on the Move

    Making use of downtime is really important to me....and as a girl of course I have that great ability to multi - task. I am writing this blog while watching the T.V......Anyway, I have just been recommended this blogger tool to blog from your Pocket Pc...
  • The KRBTGT Account - What is it ?

    As part of the Active Directory Forest Recovery process the white paper talks about the KRBTGT Account. I often get asked what is this account and why do I need to reset its password twice ? Well here is the answer Key distribution service center account...
  • A good background to the new Exchange MMC

    I really like this blog entry on the you had me at EHLO which was posted a little while ago, which explains the reasoning and the motivation and thought process behind the complete rewrite of the Exchange 2007 Management Console. It is quite an interesting...
  • Two mice are better than one

    I came across an interesting article on infoworld today. It talks about our Labs in india who have developed technology that enables several mice to be connected to a PC's USB port. This is designed to aid the shortage of computers at schools in India...
  • Bloggings Peaks and Troughs

    I try to blog every day. Sometimes due to Work and Family pressures it is a little late at night....or I miss a day or two...but heh I dont miss many. Therefore it was with interest that I read the BBC article BBC NEWS | Technology | Blogging 'set to...
  • What a ride

    I would just like to say thankyou to all those that attended the Exchange Vista Office UK IT Pro Product Launch yesterday at Thames Valley Park in Reading . It was nice meeting so many people at the breaks and talking "technology". I enjoyed the day and...
  • Just to clarify

    I have been following through the Windows 2003 disaster recovery guide recently in preperation for some work I will be completing for a customer. And it talks about raising the available RID pool value. The reason for this is to ensure that no domain...
  • For the Geek who has everything !

    For a bit of Friday Fun (It has been a hard week !) and the season of Christmas fun. I came across this in my Internet shopping travels. I am sorry but this must be the most "geekish" present you could buy for your loved one. a LED Belt Buckle..........
  • My 15 minutes - Well not quite !

    If you want to learn a little bit more about me and my job at Microsoft and why I joined, then here is a little bit of self - promotion !. I was interviewed a little while ago by PartnerTV. I had pushed it to the back of my mind (as I am a little camera...
  • Happy Birthday all round

    Did you know that Microsoft is 30 years old !. Well Jonathan of the Microsoft office Word Teams Blog has a great blog entry around this which James brought to my attention. It actually has Bill Gates first business card posted up their....cool. Talking...
  • Evo Launch Next Week 12th December (UK Reading)

    Guys and girls a couple of esteemed fellow bloggers have already mentioned this... Stephen Lamb and Eileen Brown ..the Launch of Vista and Office is taking place at the Reading Campus on the 12th of December. Go to this link to register. BTW wish me...
  • Disaster Recovery Documents Useful Locations

    I have been doing some work around disaster recovery recently of a Windows 2003 Active Directory. Here is a useful link list of locations I have put together. You may not be aware that the Disaster recovery white paper has been updated. Windows Server...
  • Were just good at it !

    According to the BBC Technology Web site Women will drive online shopping this christmas by outspending men !. Well I can certainly say I am holding up my end of the bargain. Glass of Wine in hand and a very warm Credit Card, without the stress of hitting...