Off Campus

Michael Greene

June, 2007

  • Arrange your Outlook To-Do bar, Franklin-Covey style

    Quick tip - I've been a Franklin-Covey user for many years now. I might not have survived college without it faithfully by my side. I learned through their training to use the priority method of assigning things based on have to, need to, want to, or...
  • How to bring back your stock Vista sidebar gadgets

    I long ago deleted the stock RSS gadget in Vista since I wasn't using it. Just the other day I decided I wanted it back for a special application. All is not lost. Those gadgets are stored in Program Files, presumably just to prevent people like me from...
  • MapCruncher Mashup of SIUE Trail map

    This was a great for-fun project. Microsoft Research has a tool available for download named MapCruncher that can take an image, PDF file, etc, and overlay it on Virtual Earth . I was talking to Travis about local groups that support Mountain Biking and...
  • Cool tip from Lifehack

    Each day I gain a bit more appreciation for a site called "Lifehack". It's the type of site I would love to contribute to. As a blogger I respect sites who bring real material almost every day without introducing a bunch of opinionated nonsense just to...
  • This Week, June 11, 2007 - WWDC and It's a boy

    Posting on Tuesday, "Sounds like a case of the Mondays?" Maybe. The big IT event this week is the Apple Worldwide Developers Conference. The Steve Jobs keynote presentation took place yesterday and focused on Leopard and an announcement that Apple is...
  • Automatically put your laptop to sleep when it detects motion!

    This is one of the most useful systray apps I have seen in a long, long time. This would resolve a major issue for me. I have a weirdness lately where sometimes I put my laptop to sleep and then it doesn't really go to sleep, it's like a child that wants...
  • This Week, June 4, 2007 - Your Virtual TechEd

    Not a ton of news this morning. It sounds like the iPhone is going to release June 29th. I'll admit, I am interested in this thing if only to see if the hype pays off for them, and because I love good competition, and because it has some interesting features...
  • June 12th - Server 2003 SP2 hits Automatic Updates

    Just a quick note to make sure anyone subscribing to my blog gets this info. Service Pack 2 for Server 2003 (yes, it has been out for a while now...) will be put on automatic updates June 12th. See Sean's site linked below for more detail and how to block...
  • Windows Vista and Windows Server 2008 Network Benchmark Study

    Interesting info. The details of this report include enough information you could easily use it as a guide for your own testing. Windows Vista and Windows Server 2008 Network Benchmark Study Windows Vista and Windows Server 2008 include significant network...
  • Creating a "Digg This" Link for IE7

    I've been wanting a shortcut I can stick in IE7 to quickly Digg sites. I'm sure this exists somewhere but I didn't find it right away so I wanted to post what I got to work in case I need to someday come back and find it quickly. javascript:void(location...
  • This Week, June 18, 2007 - Microsoft Mediaroom

    Well it's official, it's Q4, it's near the end of June, people are working their tails off to wrap up the end of Fiscal Year 07. I'm getting this post out a bit later in the day than I would like but hey, priorities... A few interesting tidbits today...
  • Changes in Functionality from Windows Server 2003 with SP1 to Windows Server Code Name “Longhorn"

    This is a great source of info to start reading-up on Server 2008. The page doesn't first expand out the chapters, but if you click on the plus sign you will see a break down of all the changes. Changes in Functionality from Windows Server 2003 with SP1...
  • More deep-down analysis of Vista

    As a follow-up to the links I posted to the series of articles in TechNet magazine, here is another good analysis from ArsTechnica. This is a very respectable piece with constructive criticism. From the intro: Editor's Note: In " Windows Vista: more than...
  • Innovative Teachers Forum, September 27-28, 2007 - Please share this with innovative teachers!

    Guest blog from Zanoon Nissar! Zanoon is with our Partners in Learning group and wished to spread the word to anyone in the education community who might subscribe to my blog. Thanks Zanoon! 2007 U.S. Innovative Teachers Forum: Rewarding 21st Century...
  • This Week, June 25th 2007 - Imagine Cup Innovation Fair, iPhone hype

    I love writing about the week's news on Monday. The hype is all stirred up and you just never know how things are going to look by Friday. Not much in the news today though. The Imagine Cup Innovation Fair is on campus in Redmond this week and gives students...
  • Virtual eval images of Vista

    Wanting to try Vista but not ready to perform a full upgrade just yet? Vista has been added to a pretty large variety of products which can be downloaded as virtual machines for evaluation. The S3 Ultra 64 video card in virtual machine hardware will not...
  • Virtual Earth is now available via Instant Answer

    I like Virtual Earth, in fact hopefully I get a post out tomorrow morning regarding a fun MapCruncher project I just completed. Just need to retake some screenshots... I see on the VE blog that they have integrated with Instant Search. Neat! Instant Search...
  • WDS/Multicast info from TechEd

    This is a great blog entry about a TechEd session focused on Multicast in Windows Server 2008 Windows Deployment Services. Some very interesting information about special options to detect and deal with the slowest clients on your network. Josh's Windows...