Michael J. Murphy's WebLog

  • SQL/VS 2005 Best of Launch Events!

    Week 4 Of the SQL and Visual Studio Launch This is week four of the launch and my third week on the road. I had an awesome time at the NYC launch last week! Thank you to the 1000 people who did the wave in my session with Mike McGeehan! That was really...
  • Security: Windows vs. Linux

    The debate rages on this topic, at levels of passion usually reserved for religious or political discourse. As, admittedly, a completely biased Microsoft employee, I generally try to steer clear of the emotionalism and keep the conversation focused on...
  • IT Heroes is Live!

    IT Heroes! Stories from the Trenches Today marks one of the most anticipated product launches in Microsoft history. Today we launch SQL 2005 and Visual Studio 2005 and revolutionize the database world and the developer world. In keeping with that...
  • Atlantic City Launch or 1 Down Six to Go!

    Great day yesterday in AC. I shot a couple little clips with the camcorder leading up to the big day, my first of seven Windows Vista/Office 2007/Exchange 2007 launches. this was the scene about 5:00 PM Monday as the AV crew worked to finish the setup...
  • More Addictive than Elf Bowling!

    Try this out, what fun! http://n.ethz.ch/student/mkos/pinguin.swf The trick is to get the penguin skipping over the snow like a stone on the water. Too high an arc and the penguin ends up like a lawn dart in a snow bank. Swing just about when the penguin...
  • Windows Mobile 5 and Active Synch

    This Could Happen to You! A customer emailed me with the following issue: I'm trying to connect my Dell x51v (Windows Mobile ver 5.0 ) to MS Exchange 2003 + SP2 through ActiveSync 4.0, but get the following error in ActiveSync . Exchange Server...
  • NY/NJ Launch Events Registration Closed :-(

    The Newark (really the Meadowlands) Launch Event on 1/25, as well as the NYC Launch Events, both this Tuesday, January 16th and Tuesday, February 20th, have CLOSED registration. We are full up. Launch Events all across the country are CLOSING. If you...
  • Windows Server R2 is Coming

    Get the Information You Need on R2 in this Webcast Series Windows Server 2003 R2 Webcast Series – Extend Connectivity and Control in Your Environment Did you know that there is a new version of Windows Server 2003 coming? Did you know there are...
  • SUEEEEEEE! SUEEEEEE! Here pig, pig, pig!

    OPEN OFFICE IS A RESOURCE HOG Oh, way back in March when I had just gotten on th blogging bandwagon ( I still consider myself a neophyte and only just this week bought and started reading BLOG !) I posted a link from which users could download a trial...
  • Dell Announces Tablet Latitidue

    Dell ends rumors, launching Latitude tablet in 2007 Posted May 18th 2007 6:22PM by Ryan Block Filed under: Laptops , Tablet PCs Jeff Clarke, Dell Business Product Group SVP/GM didn't have much to say about the new tablet Dell Latitude that's been...
  • Microsoft Across America Comes to Princeton

    Helllllllloooooo New Jersey!!!!! Tomorrow at the Market Fair Theaters on Route 1 in Princeton, Microsoft Across America will be bringing the latest in cutting edge technology to our customers. Join me for a discussion of Reliability and Security Improvements...
  • Hello Edison!

    I'm finishing supper at Friendly's in Bernardsville, hoping that 287 has eased up a little in the last hour. On my way to beautiful Edison to talk about Windows Vista, Windows Server 2008 and Forefront. Join me! Tomorrow's TechNet event in Edison,...
  • Download This Windows Server 2008 E-Book--Free

    Have you got a .NET Passport? You'll need one. :-) https://profile.microsoft.com/RegSysProfileCenter/wizard.aspx?wizid=46b7fae8-f374-4ecb-92b5-dd6f308652c6&lcid=1033 Windows Server 2008 e-book offer The Microsoft Press Windows Server...
  • Screen Cleaner

    Tired of staring at a dull computer monitor all day? You've tried antiseptic pads and window cleaner, but everything leaves a streaky mess behind--nothing seems to get the screen really "out of the box" clean again. Well now there's hope with Gary Rip...
  • My Last TechNet Event

    After four and a half years as the IT Evangelist for the NY Metro area, effective 2/15 I will be transitioning into a new role in the US Small Business Group. These past years have been incredible and I am grateful to have had the opportunity to serve...
  • TechBash is Ready for you!

    I just got in from LCCC. Jason and I were down there getting everything setup for tomorrow.. I'm telling you, we have an awesome day planned. I really want to call out the support we've received from Shirley Yanovich at LCCC. She went to bat for us...
  • Vista More Secure than OS X????

    Vista is getting some good press on security: J http://news.softpedia.com/news/Windows-Vista-More-Secure-than-Mac-OS-X-49487.shtml
  • IE 7 Release Candidate

    Download the Bits Today I'm downloading IE 7 RC1right now. Let me know what you think! Get the bits here http://www.microsoft.com/windows/ie/downloads/default.mspx .
  • Enterprise Content Management

    EMC and Microsoft In the new world of HIPPA and SOX we all know how challenging the problems of securing our data while keeping it available to the people who require it can be. Faced with the challenges of balancing regulatory compliance and effective...
  • Gadgets and Gizmos

    Nvidia Quadro Plex 1000 goes nuts with 80 billion pixels-per-second OK, I've been on a gadget kick of late, inspired perhaps by the delivery of my much anticipated Lenovo T60p. This thing is rockin! But here's something for which only the most serious...
  • Windows Anti-Spyware is now

    Defender! Anti-Spyware Beta 2 is ready for you! Windows Defender (Beta 2) detects and removes known spyware from your computer, which helps make your Internet browsing safer. The software uses automatic definition updates provided by Microsoft analysts...
  • IT Heroes Episode XIV

    Interview with Terry Myerson, Exchange GM I am really psyched about this interview. Mr. Myerson took time out of his very busy schedule to sit down and speak with me about the next evolution in Exchange Server--Exchange 12--due out before the end of...
  • Dr Who?

    Bill Gates Lands Role on Dr. Who? D'oh!!!! This story turned out to be an April Fool's day hoax. Damn! But I'm leaving my original post intact, in as much as one man's joke inspired me to be serious! :-) Following guest appearances in the Simpsons...
  • It's more than Rock and Roll!

    Windows Media Player 11 Beta--Get it Now! WMP 11 Beta is out this AM. Very cool - lots of good reasons to check it out!!! http://www.microsoft.com/windows/windowsmedia/player/11/default.aspx I've been playing with it now for the last hour...
  • Windows Desktop Search

    What is that thing and why do I care? My buddy Matt Hester has done a great tutorial on Windows Desktop Search including links for deploying it via Group Policy. Did you know that it is estimated that the average office worker in the US spends 15%...