Off Campus

Michael Greene

August, 2006

  • Deleting files from mounted WIM images

    In the past week I have been in my "lab" testing out WDS, AIK, SIM, and the included tools. Everything has gone quite well and the documentation has been good especially for SIM. WDS is really pretty simple to use and I like that Mixed Mode is available...
  • FAQ - Network Access Protection in Higher Education

    I recently had the pleasure of working with Elliot Lewis, a Network Security Architect at Microsoft who is well informed on Network Access Protection. Probably the most common question we have been asked by customers in Higher Education is how NAP will...
  • Great screencast on Vista deployment!

    So, I am planning a couple of additional Education FAQ write-ups. The next on my list is BitLocker, I just haven't done the work yet. I am also planning a write-up on deployment that is specific to Education. In the mean time, I found a great screencast...
  • Microsoft and Facebook

    Interesting Press Release. Good to see some alignment going on with such a popular tool in Education. Link to Microsoft and Facebook Team Up for Advertising Syndication: Combination of Microsoft’s and Facebook’s consumer assets provides potent offering...
  • Tech on TV

    I was just reading an article from AtDM regarding TechTV rebirth. I can remember back when it was ZDTV and there was more of a focus on legitmate technical talk. For a long time I've thought it would be great to have some type of TV show that delivered...
  • Move to SQL Express

    Just caught some interesting news – according to this post there will be no support in Vista for MSDE 1.0 or 2000. More on the SQL MSDN blog . Additional coverage here . IMHO this is a good thing!
  • Microsoft Open Source Lab extends letter to Mozilla

    Nice unbiased article on ZDNet regarding a recent posting to a Mozilla dev newsgroup from the director of the Microsoft Open Source Labs. The letter was in regards to the Mozilla team utilizing the Microsoft Open Source Lab for testing and working on...
  • Information on Service Pack 2 for Windows Server 2003

    Why so excited? See the list of things this update includes. WDS!!! Windows Deployment Services will update RIS to support network deployment of Windows Vista.
  • You must not be gellin' to board

    Just flying out of Wyoming this morning and security made me throw away the gel inserts in my shoes. Ok, I understand why but those were not cheap! In the future I will check my shoes I guess. Either that hurts Dr. Scholls' business or helps. After all...
  • Cool third pillar offerings coming soon

    The third pillar of Microsoft's strategy in education is to support the digital lifestyle. Zune is on the way and will hopefully be attractive to students. Also, for gamers, there is now a site up announcing a joint project between Microsoft and Razer...
  • Windows Vista - Wikipedia

    I've seen the link to this site in a couple of blogs and even Email signatures. Wikipedia (I'm a fan) has a great series of articles on Vista including an overview and new features. I'm impressed! This is a great community effort to consolidate all the...
  • Excellent interview and ReadyBoost FAQ

    Tom Archer interviews Matt Ayers , PM for the ReadyBoost technology in Vista ( think - USB to speed up your PC ).
  • New MacBU blog

    Just a quick post this morning - the Microsoft Mac Business Unit has a new blog! See http://blogs.msdn.com/macmojo .
  • Life with the Q, Q1, and Zen:M

    I'm feeling pretty good about the devices I'm carrying these days. I've had the Verizon Moto Q for about a month and I'm now doing most of my Email reading, RSS reading, and quick Email organization and responses from my phone. I also use my phone more...