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May, 2007

  • America's Cup

    Ok I have to vent here for a minute. You probably know I am a sailor, have been all my life. Event if you aren't a sailor, you have to know and respect the traditions with this race. America owned this race for 132 years. Longest winning streak in ANY...
  • SCOM 2007 Operations Manager Monitoring

    I just did a webcast ITPROMGT -202 on System Center Operations Manager 2007 Monitoring, you can go download a recording of it at www.microsoft.com/webcast search for me, today, or SCOM 2007. As usual a bunch of questions were asked and my peer John Baker...
  • Civic Duty, not your typical Day

    I normally don't write about this kinda stuff. But it has effected me this week. See I was called for Jury Duty Monday. What luck, only the second week since Christmas that I am scheduled to be home so I could do it. I have lived in the same county for...
  • I am NOT a green environmentalist! but......

    I wouldn't describe myself as an environmentalist. Come on, I am from Texas. We drill oil wells, and turn cotton fields into suburbs just for fun. And all of us drive giant SUV's or pick up trucks. I have picked up bicycling to get into shape and loose...
  • Now there's a cool boss! BillG

    It's Friday, yea! and I was reading my daily MSNBC updates this morning. I came across a great article I had to share. The article made me smile. I have lot's of family from the Mississippi coast area, I just love New Orleans and have been down there...
  • Can't make TechEd this year?

    I know many of you can't make TechEd this year. I too will be in New England delivering TechNet events and will not get the chance to attend this year. Well check out this site: http://www.virtualteched.com/Pages/default.aspx it allows you to experience...
  • Is MS going to buy Yahoo?

    http://www.nypost.com/seven/05042007/business/bills_hard_drive_business_peter_lauria_and_zachery_kouwe.htm is an interesting article today. They stock market would say so. Yahoo is up today and we are down. Who knows if we will buy them. What's your guess...
  • Please come to Boston

    Isn't that a name of a song? Anyhow. I have two more events left next month. And one of them is near Boston. June 5th in Nashua, NH and June 7th in Boston, MA. The Boston event is actually in Farmingham, a suburb of Boston about 20 miles west of Beantown...
  • Server 2008 Longhorn TechNet Radio

    Microsoft TechNet Radio Welcome to Microsoft TechNet Radio. TechNet Radio is an internet radio show with content for IT professionals. TechNet Radio features the latest information from Microsoft insiders and industry luminaries, as well as profiles of...
  • Microsoft Internet Storage

    I read this article on computerworld today, interesting stuff. What do you think about it? Microsoft briefly shows online storage service It was available over the weekend before being pulled down Gregg Keizer Today’s Top Stories or Other Storage Stories...
  • talk with a Scotland MVP

    My monthly radio show just got published on TechNet Radio. This month I interview Andy Malone from Scotland. Go check it out here: http://www.microsoft.com/technet/community/tnradio/archive/malone.mspx
  • TechNet events coming soon to New England

    I have 3 upcoming TechNet events in the New England area. We are having issues with our email demand generation process, please let EVERYONE know about them: 5/22/2007 8:00 - 5/22/2007 12:00 Worcester MA Theater - Regal Westborough Cinemas 12 231 Turnpike...
  • Server 2008

    Yep it's official. Longhorn will now be called Server 2008. www.microsoft.com/windowsserver2008 is now live. What is your thoughts on the name? Good, boring? should we left it called Longhorn?? Fun stuff: Spend less time on day-to-day tasks, and more...