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...
  • "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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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,...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • dot NET Valley Meets Tonight!

    Next Meeting: Wednesday, January 17th The first 100 attendees through the doors will receive a FREE copy of the Windows Vista Administrator’s Pocket Guide and Introducing Windows Vista from Microsoft Press. The next .NET Valley meeting will be held...
  • 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.
  • Resources for Minority and Women Owned Business

    Fri Apr 24 12:12:54 EDT 2009 BizTechConnect.com - Business Technology Management and Marketing Biz Tech-Connect offers helpful information and resources on topics such as financial management, marketing and advertising, communications and...
  • MSPU Bootcamp in Baltimore

    I'll be there--will you???? BIGGER AND BETTER THAN EVER! OVER 125 VARS ATTENDED OUR LAST BOOT CAMP! WE HAVE INCREASED OUR CAPACITY AND ADDED AN ADDITIONAL TRACK TO OUR BALTIMORE I.T. SOLUTIONS AND MANAGED SERVICES SALES & MARKETING...
  • 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...
  • NY Enterprise Windows Group Announces Tech Day 2007

    Tech Day Summit The New York Windows Enterprise user group is proud to announce the next annual Tech Day event. This all day event will be held at Microsoft’s New York offices, 1290 Avenue of Americas, 6th Floor, on Saturday 6/2/07. This year we...
  • Original Anthony Hopkins Artwork on eBay!

    WOW! Two original pieces by the Oscar winning actor! Take your pick...hmmmm which one can I afford? LOL http://cgi.ebay.com/Anthony-Hopkins-Painting-Original-Signed_W0QQitemZ230425210904QQcmdZViewItemQQptZArt_Paintings?hash=item35a669b018 http:...
  • Download the SQL Server 2005 Driver for PHP

    On Tuesday, Bill Staples announced the imminent release of the October 2007 Community Technology Preview as part of the Zend/PHP Conference keynote address. It was announced today that this release is available for download by our customers and the PHP...