Matt Hester's WebLog

Candygrams for the IT Pro on Windows Server 2012, Hyper-V Server, System Center 2012, Azure, Windows 8, PowerShell, Cloud and Office 365

December, 2007

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  • ANNOUNCEMENT: Tafiti goes Shared Source

    Happy Searching Everyone! Wanted to give you an update on Tafiti, Microsoft’s experimental site that explores the intersection between Silverlight and Windows Live Search. Today, we are announcing the release of the Tafiti Search Visualization source...
  • Spammers are IDIOTS!!!

    I have yet received another reason why spammers are idiots. Overall I have a huge distaste for what they try to do, but occasionally I feel compelled to educate and share some of the work that they try to do. The email below was received by my wife, and...
  • Looking for a last minute gift idea for the geek in your life?

    Well then look no further than a TechNet Subscription and I can save you $100!  Remember we are still having our contest on the TechNet team and I am holding my own, but could use your help.  :-) Click here to get your TechNet Subscription:...
  • An In-Depth Look at SharePoint Server 2007 Search Technology: Webcast (12-17-2007)

    Good afternoon all my search aficionados!!!! Thank you for attending the search webcast and I hope you found it interesting. We had some great questions from the webcast and I have the answers below. Before I get to those I wanted to share some resources...
  • DreamHack the Largest LAN Game Festival, Guitar Hero Contest

    Two of my worldwide counterparts Daniel and Tony showed the audience the best Guitar Hero players from DreamHack! DreamHack is located in Sweden and is the World biggest LAN game festival with 10,500 PC’s. They had a great time and here are some videos...
  • Go ElfYourself!

    Happy Friday! My buddy Keith has a little too much free time on his hands and he found fun holiday site, click on the picture below to see what I mean. Before you do make sure you have no liquid in your mouth that may get spewed all over your keyboard...
  • Interview: How do you think about Search in your Enterprise?

    Welcome to another on the street interview!!!!! While traveling in Ohio a few weeks ago, I had a chance to sit down with James Lakes to talk about search and where does he see it fit in an enterprise. We also talked briefly about Microsoft Search Server...
  • Less is more: Thoughts on Server Security

    My teammate Shawn Travers wrote a great online article on Server Security found here: Server Security: Less is More The article does a nice job of looking at simplifying your servers while maintaining a secure data center. Shawn does a nice job at looking...
  • All of the James Bond's movies done by Bunnies

    Happy Holidays everyone! As the holidays role around I know a lot of you are going to watch movies, but with all the shopping wrapping, eating who has the time to enjoy the movies especially the classic James bond movies. I have a solution you can watch...
  • Windows 2008 Screencasts from the Edge

    Good morning everyone! I do not know if you have checked out the new place for IT professionals, but the place is out on the EDGE! TechNet Edge is a place where IT professionals go to get the inside scoop on the latest and greatest technologies. You can...
  • What is most important to you?

    As the holidays role around we always ask ourselves what is important in our lives. This is a great conversation to have and to celebrate the answer. Well a good friend of mine Brian LaMee asked that question and is in a dilemma. Brian does triathlons...
  • New Search Federation Articles on MSDN

    Attention all Search enthusiasts and developers. We have published two great papers on search, specifically on search federation! You can check them out below: Creating a Custom Federated Search Web Part with a Credentials UI This article describes how...