Jane Lewis's Weblog

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

March, 2007

  • Been a little crazy - but a blog before Easter holidays

    I have been on my travels recently and have hooked up with some of my PFE (Premier Field Engineers) in Portugal where we have been attending a course. This was brilliantly presented by Paresh Nhathalal who is one of the most technically brilliant Engineers...
  • Useful Windows Live Add-in for Microsoft Outlook

    I came across this add-in the other day which pretty useful. This allows you do to do the following ; "Windows Live Local for Outlook adds maps, routes, traffic updates, driving directions, and travel time to your Microsoft Office Outlook meeting requests...
  • Excellent Post on /3GB (In)famous Switch

    I go onto alot of customer sites and am constantly evaluating the performance and configuration and advising best practise on Domain Controllers. Often the Support team has configured the /3gb switch in their Boot.ini files.....many of them do not know...
  • Excellent Vista References

    Following on the hot on the heals of Richard Macdonalds cracking Virtualization one stop shop Reference list, he has posted another excellent collection resources but this time for Vista. This list is pretty comprehensive and Richard has promised to update...
  • Question Time - But sorry Guys not for you this time !

    If you have read my blog over the last few weeks or months, you are probably aware that one of my passions is to encourage more girls to choose Computing as a Career. Well lucky me....Microsoft Also think this too !...I am involved in a initiative at...
  • Virtual Headphones

    This article caught my eye. Computer Speakers for Your Ears Only. Microsoft Research have developed an algorithm which effectively creates a focused beam of sound that acts as virtual headphones. This will mean that you can "target focused sound so that...
  • Fake Web Pages

    There is a really interesting article on the New York Times web site about the proliferation of fake spam web sites. check it out .... http://www.nytimes.com/2007/03/19/technology/19spam.html?_r=1&oref=slogin
  • This will be well worth a visit - Vista Squad Meeting

    There will be an inaugural meeting of the "Vista Squad" on the Weds 28th of March @ T.V.P. Reading. This meeting looks well worth attending, if you follow the link above there are going to be some extremely useful presentations. I also agree with James...
  • Windows Service Pack 2 Now gone Live

    Guys and girls just in case you have not picked this up on your barometer Windows Service Pack 2 has gone live today. Check out this range of links and blogs that talk around it. http://blogs.technet.com/windowsserver/archive/2007/03/13/sp2-goes-live...
  • A couple of Cool Mobile Products for Windows Mobile Devices

    I saw demoed a couple of really cool products today. One for business and one for fun. The first was SpinVox . This converts your voice email messages on your mobile into text or email messages. Jason Langridge demonstrated this with a colleague and within...
  • Women in Technology we need Help

    I know that is a bit of a dramatic tag line. But where I am coming from is that I feel there is a real need to encourage more girls to choose technology as a career of choice. I have always been a lucky person in the sense that I have never felt uncomfortable...
  • Welcome to a couple of colleagues to the blogosphere

    A couple of my colleagues in Premier Field Engineering have started blogs and I am pretty excited about it. These two colleagues have fantastic knowledge and come from a rich background of experience working for GTSC here at Microsoft. So please check...
  • Nothing Like starting them Young

    I came across this blog post by the Seattle times. The Seattle Times: Brier Dudley's blog http://blog.seattletimes.nwsource.com/brierdudley/2007/03/want_your_kids_to_work_at_micr_1.html . This talks about a site that I was totally unware off. It is called...
  • James O'Neill's blog : Get into the Groove ...

    I was at a Customer site just last week and a person onsite asked me to explain how Groove could benefit their organisation. Well James has come to my rescue. He has an excellent blog using a real - life example of How Groove can add real functionality...
  • Hi I am back and recommending a good read

    I apologise for not blogging for a month. I got out of the habit at Christmas and into the New Year...and before you know it what with work ... it is March !. Anyway I am back and am going to give myself a shove in the blogging direction . Therefore I...