Marcus Hass' [MS] Blog

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

January, 2006

  • Gripes and praise about Communicator Web Access

    I am working on an LCS design for a customer and saw that LCS’ Communicator Web Access shipped in December. I read the docs and discovered that it works a lot like Outlook Web Access (OWA) because it uses forms based authentication. I was surprised at...
  • Changes to SharePoint 2003 Installs

    I recently worked on another SharePoint project where we did unusual things with SharePoint. But, this time we actually used some of the core SPS functionality like search to index about 5,000 documents for a call center. We built out Production...
  • Watch out for sober attack on Jan 6, 2006

    Stephen shares information about a virus attack timed for Jan 6, 2006
  • Microsoft announces multiyear deal with DirecTV for media devices

    I just saw this tasty morsel from the press release at CES about Billg’ keynote: “Gates also announced a multiyear partnership with satellite TV provider DirecTV Group Inc. to get the company's satellite video directly onto Media Center-based devices...
  • What did you do over the holidays?

    Man, where do I start? December was absolutely nuts as far as work. I had “real” work to do for customers, training, vacation, holidays….phew. The absolute most exciting thing I did was we took my son on his Make-A-Wish trip to Disneyworld . As...