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  • Blog Post: Would you like to play a game?

    Do you enjoy puzzles? Is your idea of a brain teaser over Sunday brunch the Mensa admissions test? Would you like to win a trip to the ultimate Vista, a suborbital flight to the fringes of outer space? Then you need to check out Vanishing Point The Game, Here are some links to help, happy gaming:...
  • Blog Post: Vista Defends Against Rootkits

    Sunday, May 25, 2008 5:00 AM PDT Love or hate its nagging prompts, Vista 's Account Control feature (UAC) has a security feature that marks it out from any other type of Windows security programme -- it can spot rootkits before they install. This is one finding buried in a report published in...
  • Blog Post: Pittsburgh and Philadelphia Host TechNet!

    Next week I will be in Pittsburgh on Tuesday and Philly on Thursday with *FREE* live TechNet Events. Come on out for great conversation around Windows Vista, LongHorn Server and the ForeFront security products. I guarantee you will get a wealth of bleeding edge technical information, you'll have a...
  • Blog Post: OOOOOOOO--LA-LA

    Microsoft unvieled the packaging for Windows Vista and Office yesterday http://www.gizmodo.com/gadgets/software/microsoft-packaging-for-vista-and-office-2007-revealed-211251.php . I find it graphically elegant and understated, art moderne without a sychophantic cloying at the past, but rather a respectful...
  • Blog Post: Football, soccer, To-may-toe To MA-toe

    Microsoft Football Scorecard Here's a great little app you can download to keep track of this year’s FIFA World Cup tournament AKA Microsoft Soccer Scoreboard http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=df6a6e6e-21af-4786-ad1d-a38e8bfda82f&displaylang=en
  • Blog Post: The Future: Digital Desks!

    Man O Man! Dig this! The Digital Desk, no mouse, no keyboard, natural language intrgrated search...just unreal! Check it out! “I brought a desk with me, it’s really cool.” Published May 2nd, 2007 by Long Zheng microsoft , video --> A desk has never been so fascinating before, but not a lot...
  • Blog Post: NY Enterprise Windows Users Group Meets Thursday 2/5

    Message from edwin Woo, President of teh NYeWin group: This month’s meeting presenter Hank Voight is no stranger to our group. A few years back, when Hank was a Microsoft employee and part of the “Unix Men” Team, he presented the Windows Unix utility to our group. Now Hank has his own company and...
  • Blog Post: Play Halo 3 -- Win a car!

    From http://www.bungie.net/News/content.aspx?type=topnews&cid=12761 During the launch period of Halo 3, the 25 th , 26 th and 27 th of September, Best Buy will be sponsoring the Xbox Live Gold service and making it free for everyone . Think of it as Halo Free Gold Days. That means that even if...
  • Blog Post: TechBash 2008!

    TECHbash 2008 "Don't Miss It!" Since its inception in 2005, TECHbash has evolved into the premier technology conference in Northeastern Pennsylvania. Join an estimated 300 Developers, IT Professionals, CIO’s and Industry Experts from Maryland, New Jersey, New York, and host-state, Pennsylvania...
  • Blog Post: TechNet Webcast: Technical Overview of Active Directory Domain Services in Windows Server 2008

    Join me for a discussion of read-only domain controllers (RODC) and role-specific servers in Windows Server 2008. I’ll also be discussing Server Core and Group Policy functionality in Windows Server 2008 at 2:30 eastern time tomorrow. Date/Time : 7/9/2007 11:30:00 AM PACIFIC Attendee Registration...
  • Blog Post: OEM's start to quietly ship Windows Vista CableCard HDTV capable PC's

    I thought I had linked to this post by my co-worker, Keith Combs, digital guru extraordinaire, but I guess I didn’t, so here it is http://blogs.technet.com/keithcombs/archive/2007/08/05/oem-s-start-to-quietly-ship-windows-vista-cablecard-hdtv-capable-pc-s.aspx . Plus this snippet: “Finally !!!...
  • Blog Post: NYeWin Meets--I hope some people are still in town--it's worth staying!

    The New York Enterprise Windows User Group of NYPC Presents Windows Server 2008 R2 by Dwayne Fernandez, Microsoft, Thursday, July 2, 2009 Agenda: 6:00 pm – 6:15 pm Welcome / Introduction and house items 6:15 pm – 8:00 pm Windows Server 2008 R2 Abstract: We’ll cover the...
  • Blog Post: Out of Band Security Update

    Sorry, everybody, I was on vacation yesterday--Knoebel's--fun food and fantasy! But seriously--dig it: http://www.microsoft.com/security/updates/bulletins/200907_oob.aspx Microsoft out-of-band security updates: July 28, 2009 Microsoft released 2 security updates on July 28, 2009. ...
  • Blog Post: Tomorrow is the first Thursday of the Month soooooo.....

    NY Enterprise Windows Group Meets What are you doing tomorrow night? Well, if you're an IT Professional (or want to be) and you're in the NY metro area, my all time favorite User Group meets the first Thursday of the month at Microsoft's NY District office, 1290 6th Ave at 51st Street (photo ID required...
  • Blog Post: More Security!

    ICBA and Microsoft Team Up to Provide Data Security Resources for Community Banks New alliance helps community banks address a key concern: security. LAS VEGAS — March 9, 2006 — The Independent Community Bankers of America (ICBA) and Microsoft Corp. today announced they are teaming up to help community...
  • Blog Post: NY Windows Enterprise Group Meets August 2nd

    The New York Enterprise Windows User Group of NYPC Presents System Center Operations Manager 2007 by Omar Kouatly, Microsoft Program Manager Operations and Service Management Group Thursday, August 2, 2007 Abstract: System Center Operations Manager 2007 is the end-to-end...
  • Blog Post: Blogcasts, blogcasts and more blogcasts

    This fellow is doing Some Cooooool Stuff Check this out. Here's a guy in St. Louis who's doing some great stuff with blogcasting. What's a blogcast you say...well that depends on who you talk to. For me, a podcast is audio only...respectful nod to our competitor who has legitamately blazed new trails...
  • Blog Post: Windows Vista SP1 Released to TechNet And MSDN download centers

    SP1 for Windows Vista has been published to the MSDN/TechNet sites and will be visible as soon as the servers propagate. Available as of this writing on TN at http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/windowsvista/bb738089.aspx .
  • Blog Post: Calling all MCP's

    Wondering what the deal is with Windows Vista/Exchange 2007/Longhorn certification? Find out in this webcast series. Upcoming Meetings Review of Windows Vista and Exchange Server 2007 Training and Certification May 30, 2007 7:30 A.M . Pacific Time or 5:00 P.M. Pacific Time Introducing...
  • Blog Post: SQL Snippets

    What is the Surface Area Configuration Wizard and How Do I use it? How do you make your SQL 2005 servers more secure without having to read 700 pages of security guidance? Check it out in these double shot demos! http://www.microsoft.com/winme/0509/25037/SQL-01_Demo3-1.asx...
  • Blog Post: Webcast Part 1 of 3

    Understanding Group Policy Webcast Q&A from 4-14-2006 I've got some more coming, thanks for your patience. Questions and Answers: Asked: I can no longer edit my domain windows firewall settings via the GPMC, its just not visible from my machine. What would cause this to happen? Answered...
  • Blog Post: The future is NOW!

    DirecTV and Microsoft make love connection 1/5/2006 9:40:41 PM, by Eric Bangeman Las Vegas — At last night's keynote, Microsoft Chairman Bill Gates outlined his vision for the connected home of the future. As expected, Windows Media Center is one of the centerpieces of the software giant's plans....
  • Blog Post: I just think it's cool

    Windows Vista in Wikipedia Though not an official resource there's a solid overview of feature sets and security for Windows Vista now in Wikipedia. See it at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Features_new_to_Windows_Vista .
  • Blog Post: Buehler, Buehler, Anyone

    Vista Event Viewer and Task Scheduler Webcast There was no Q&A to speak of from todays webcast. What, are you guys all on vacation?
  • Blog Post: TechNet Events in NYC

    Thursday October 5th Hey everybody! My MSDN colleague Rob Bagby and I will be at the Union Square theater this Thursday Oct 5th from 8 am until 5 pm. I'll be on deck from 8-Noon talking about Active Directory, Windows Vista and Exchange 2007. Details and registration information at www.technetevents...