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  • Blog Post: Why do I Blog?

    This was a question asked of me by a colleague recently. Why do you waste your time blogging everyday. Well it took my breath away a little bit because I never considered I was wasting my time !. Well here are my top 5 reasons for why I blog. 1. A good way to pass on technical information which may...
  • Blog Post: Its been a while but I am back now

    Apologies for my long abstinence from blogging.. However I had a close family bereavement which meant that I was not quite myself for a while. However I am back now and raring to go. As you know I am cycling across Madagascar for Computer Aid International . The great news is as you can see from my website...
  • Blog Post: What Eats my Weekends

    It was good fun reading this article by Steve Ranger talking about how so called time saving gadgets which are meant to save your time ....you end up wasting hours and hours "playing" with them. I can totally empathise with this. I recently spent an aimless Saturday afternoon checking out all the functionality...
  • Blog Post: 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 out their blogs; Ben Pearce - http://blogs.technet...
  • Blog Post: 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. I am going to give it a try next time I do not...
  • Blog Post: 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 peak next year'. Apparently Technorati reckons that...
  • Blog Post: Happy New Year ! from Chilly Britain and looking forward to BETT

    Well I am back to work and have now found some spare time to blog a little. Well we have been in the grips of a snow freeze here in the U.K. with temperatures dropping to –13C yes Celsius not Farenhite. Because we are not used to such weather we have had road chaos as we ( I include myself in this) are...
  • Blog Post: Welcome to the Blogosphere

    A good friend and colleague Mark Empson has entered the Blog Community. He is to be found here http://blogs.technet.com/mempson/ . His main areas of technology will be Platforms and Active Directory. But I happen to know he is an guru on Windows 2008 so keep a close eye on some really excellent blog...
  • Blog Post: My 15 minutes of Fame

    Well back from Orlando Florida after having a brilliant and technically challenging time. I was manning the Technical Learning Center on the Server Core Stand, and met loads of great colleagues and other professionals. I also was working alongside Ben Pearce and Justin Zarb , and Wayne Richards.I also...
  • Blog Post: Talking Blogs !

    Being relatively new to the Blogosphere, I am like a child in a sweet shop when I come across something "new" to me with regards to making my blog more accessible and functional to my ....hopefully one or two readers !. Well I recently visited Anthony Clendenens blog and I noticed in the top left hand...
  • Blog Post: Teched Orlando Wish me Luck

    Well here I am with my colleague Mark Empson busily preparing for our Session "Power of Windows 2008" at Teched in Orlando Florida. So Please have a quick prayer on our behalf to the Demo Gods so they will look kindly down on us. I am also working on the TLC Demo Booths for Server Core plus...
  • Blog Post: 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 that have been presented to me so far. Anyway the...