Marcus Hass' [MS] Blog

Interesting tidbits about Microsoft Office 365 and other products. Occasional rants about travel, gaming and gadgets.

October, 2005

  • Microsoft Support from India

    I admit it, I am not the all-knowing Microsoft consultant I should be. The real truth is, our support folks have the best tools to diagnose problems a lot faster than I can muddle through things. I have had the occasion over the last few weeks to...
  • What it is like to run a 1/2 Marathon with 15,000 others

    I just got back to Denver , and finally have a stable Internet connection. I was in downtown San Francisco , staying at the Renaissance Parc 55, and for the life of the SSTN Highspeed Internet provider, they couldn’t provide me with Internet in my room...
  • The marathon is upon me

    I sit here in the third floor of Macy's in dowtown San Francisco while my wife Deanna searches for clothes that can only add to the heft of our suitcases. I am about to write to the president of Macy's, thanking them for the generous and strategic placement...
  • LCS and UPN's

    I was messing around with LCS last night here in my lab. I had installed LCS a couple times and helped customers get up and running, but I am not an LCS expert. I was trying to duplicate a customer issue where I wanted to limit how certain users could...
  • Xbox Live Connectivity, NAT, Voice Problems, Windows Connect now explained

    I just saw that Major Nelson posted links to an interview with Jim Barber , Xbox Connectivity Program Manager. Jim and I worked as consultants about 3 years ago to make sure Xbox Live would work with DSL/Cable providers as well as home gateway/routers...
  • Monday Night Figure Skating on ABC

    What the hell were they thinking? I sit here in a pub at the airport, eating a burger in front of a big TV that is tuned to ABC. We had been watching Brett Favre warmup and his stats, etc. Next thing we know, we are watching the extended remix version...