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  • Blog Post: Billg on Interop

    Last week Bill Gates wrote an email about interop which is interesting because emails from Bill indicate a strong interest by Microsoft J ) His interop premise was threefold: 1. The need for interop will never go away. 2. The only way interop had worked in the past has been through interfacing software...
  • Blog Post: Novell at IT Forum

    I was meant to be giving a Novell Netware talk at the UK IT Forum on Jan 13 in Birmingham but read the slides and couldn’t make head nor tail of them so got the expert Planky to agree to do the talk instead. I am going to give him a hand which means I have to build the demos and I will do some blogcasts...
  • Blog Post: Technet Event on Interop

    On Thursday next week I am presenting at a Technet Evening on Interop and so am putting the talk together. I don’t particularly want to go into a huge amount of detail on each Microsoft Interop product but want to give a structure or architecture for thinking about interop, talk about the issues at each...
  • Blog Post: Infrastructure layers

    Following onfrom my blog yesterday I have collated all the feedback I got (Thanks!) and came up with these major levels and elements in the levels: Hardware 1. Hardware (routers, servers, client devices, wireless, storage (SANS / NAS)) Network 2. Networks (Protocols, DNS / Bind, Wireless, VPN, VOIP,...
  • Blog Post: Events, Events Events!

    So looking through my calendar for the next couple of weeks I have a ton of presentations to give and events to attend. First of all tomorrow at 2pm BST I am giving my Integration and Interop presentation, latest version, as a webcast which should be interesting. I have given this presentation as a 2...
  • Blog Post: Novell NDS migration and Quest

    I went to a presentation on Friday by Quest Software on their Novell migration tools ( NDS Migrator ) which I enjoyed because it was given by a techie who knew his stuff and just demoed the tools. Excellent! I had two main thoughts about the whole NDS migration area: Firstly whilst the tools did a great...