Michael J. Murphy's WebLog

  • 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...
  • WSUS Won't Synchronize

    Ladies and Gentlemen, If your WSUS 2.0/3.0 Server synchronized with Windows Update between Sunday November 11th at 5 PM PST and Monday November 12th at 11 AM you may be unable to access your administration console. If your servers did not synchronize...
  • TechHeads Meets Wednesday

    This Wednesday, July 27th, at 6pm the IT pro segment of the dot Net Valley Users Group, TechHeads, will meet in joint session with the developer arm of dot Net Valley. The topics will be: Exchange 2003 Disaster Recovery (Michael J. Murphy, Microsoft...
  • 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...
  • "He says he is the property of one Obi Wan Kenobi"--C3P-O Episode IV

    Do you like robots? Would you like a simplier, faster way to create and program robots? Introducing the Micrososft Robotics Studio! This is freakin' cool. Read the Q&A with Tandy Trower http://www.microsoft.com/presspass/features/2006/dec06/12...
  • ARE You Ready to Rock? Launch 2008--it's official!

    Yesterday at the Worldwide Partner Conference in Denver, CO, Microsoft announced the date for the joint launch of SQL Server 2008, Windows Server 2008 and Visual Studio 2008. In anticipation for the most significant Microsoft enterprise event in the...
  • Do I Really Have to Enter my Social Security Number?

    IE 7 Tops the Anti Phishing List! So, my sister, whom I love dearly, but question whether or not I did the right thing wiring her house for broadband, called me recently and asked, "Michael, could I really have a Pay Pal account in China?" "Ummmm...
  • Install Windows 7 in a Virtual Machine

    Brian Keller from Microsoft's Developer Platform Evangelist Group wrote a great blog post oin how to build a Virtual Windows 7 machine. If you are a Virtual PC junkie the steps look about the same as always, but if you've never created a vhd from scratch...
  • Download SharePoint Designer Now Free!

    http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=baa3ad86-bfc1-4bd4-9812-d9e710d44f42&displaylang=en SharePoint Designer 2007 Brief Description SHAREPOINT DESIGNER 2007 IS NOW FREE! Be sure to watch the video in the "Related Resources...
  • Vista Sidebar Gadget for wine.com

    Are you a wine enthusiast? We’ve just completed and released a Vista sidebar gadget for Wine.com . Have announcements of “Just In” wines from the wine.com catalog piped to your Vista sidebar. Filter by professional ratings, regions, varietals, and...
  • 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...
  • SBS2008

    Do you work in a Small to Medium Business (5 to 75 employees) operating in PA, NJ, MD, DE, VA, WV or the District of Columbia? If you do, you may qualify to win a Technology Makeover for your business! Everything you need—brand new hardware, tons of...
  • www.dotNETValley.com Live tonight!

    Business Desktop Deployment Presented By: Michael J. Murphy Tags: IT Professional | Windows Vista | Office 2007 Session Length: 60 minutes Session Summary: An examination of the best guidance and toolset from Microsoft to reduce the complexity,...
  • Fall Capstone Sponsors Showcase at NJIT

    If you are in the North NJ/Metro NYC area, it's really worth a drive over to Newark and see what the students at NJIT, under the skillful direction of Professor Osama Eljabiri, have accomplished in this past year. I would go, but I’ll be at the dot NET...
  • TECHbash this Saturday! SWAG LIST!

    MAY 07 Swag Announced TECHbash 2008 will have swag - lots of it! Before we begin listing the endless amount of swag we have, we'd like to thank our sponsors again for their gracious donations. A lot of this swag has been built up over the past...
  • OH YES! THIS TOTALLY ROCKS!!!!!!!

    We have been begging for the right to give out vhd's (virtual hard disk files that include OS and Applications) for our customers to be able to test new stuff and really get in there and break things and figure out how Microsoft Technology can work for...
  • IT Heroes Episode VII

    Forest to Forest Trusts and Windows 2003 SP1 on Exchange Today we have the pleasure of speaking with Damon Christopher Jackson, network admin for a major motion picture studio in LA. Damon discusses his real life implementations of Windows 2003 Active...
  • SQL Question from Buffalo

    RAW Partitions in SQL 2005 An attendee from the Buffalo Best of SQL 2005 Launch event posted this question to my blog. :This is Rao Setty from Buffalo NY. I hope you remember me from TechNet @ Buffalo on 11/10/05. I told you I'm going to post some...
  • DC IAMCP Hosting Days

    DC IAMCP PRESENTS: "Microsoft Hosting Days" Microsoft Hosting Days Join us for our first event of 2009 on Thursday, February 19 9:00 AM- 5:00 PM at the Microsoft Reston Technology Center Microsoft Software + Services...
  • Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer

    There's an awesome trailer for the new movie at http://silverlight.net/fox/ . When you go to the page it will likely appear blank except for an icon to download Silverlight. Microsoft® Silverlight™ is a cross-browser, cross-platform plug-in for delivering...
  • Spammer gets 9 years in prison!

    In the first felony prosecution of a spammer scammer in the United States, a Leesburg, VA jury sentenced one of America's top 10 spammers to 9 years in prison. http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/7432555/
  • NEW BETA Microsoft Partner Finder

    Ever wanted to find a Microsoft Partner but couldn't find the Microsoft Partner Finder? Dig this http://www.pinpoint.microsoft.com beta.
  • Get Windows Vista TRIAL Software/Free OFFICE 2007

    Attend an Office 2007/Windows Vista/Exchange 2007 Launch Event, like the NYC event at the Sheraton Hotel Towers next Tuesday Jan 16th, and receive a complimentary TRIAL version of Windows Vista, plus a fully licensed copy of OFFICE 2007 Professional and...
  • 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...
  • 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