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  • Blog Post: Live Meetings on Microsoft Certification

    Upcoming Meetings (details and registration links below) § December 5: Windows Server 2008 Certification § December 12: SQL Server 2008 Certification § January 23: Visual Studio 2008 certification § January 30: Getting Started as a Technical Author Recent Live Meetings (recordings)...
  • Blog Post: Upcoming MVP Expert Chats

    Q&A With the Exchange MVP Experts We invite you to attend a free Q&A chat session with Exchange Server MVPs who will answer your questions about Exchange Server, Outlook and Exchange for Small Business Server. So if you are thinking of upgrading to Exchange Server 2007 or have questions about...
  • Blog Post: 2007 Microsoft Office has RTM'd!

    As the press release at http://www.microsoft.com/presspass/press/2006/nov06/11-062007OfficeRTMPR.mspx states, the 2007 Microsoft Office system has released to manufacturing! w00t! If you've not had a chance to use the 2007 Microsoft Office system, check out the video at http://office.microsoft.com...
  • Blog Post: Remote Server Administration Tools (RSAT) Client Released

    Today, Microsoft released the Remote Server Administration Tools (RSAT) to the web. RSAT is the collection of Windows Server 2008 management tools which enable IT professionals to manage their Windows Server infrastructure from their PCs running Windows Vista with Service Pack 1. The list of Windows...
  • Blog Post: Lots of Cool Happenings Since January

    Well, although I started this blog with the best intentions, I have been very bad at keeping it regular. Here it is almost May, and the post before this one was in January. Now you know why this blog is called 'Is this thing on?'. I'll make this entry a quicking, with a quick list of links to things...
  • Blog Post: Spend 6:20 with Bill Gates

    I just finished watching a slide show narrated by Bill Gates that displays images from his and Microsoft's past. It's well worth watching.
  • Blog Post: Video: Bill Gates' Last Day at Microsoft

    This is extremely funny!! http://www.istartedsomething.com/20080107/bill-gates-last-day-microsoft-video/
  • Blog Post: Cool Video: Flying with the Space Shuttle

    Check out this cool video which shows a couple folks sky diving with wing suits on during the recent space shuttle lift-off.
  • Blog Post: Exchange 2007 at Microsoft Tech·Ed Europe: IT Forum

    As you may know, we've combined Microsoft Tech·Ed and Microsoft IT Forum into two conferences, Microsoft Tech·Ed Europe: IT Forum , which is specifically for IT Professionals, and Microsoft Tech·Ed Europe: Developers , which is specifically for software developers. IT Forum is sold out, but there's still...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Office, Amy Sedaris, and Rabbits

    Yes, that's right...rabbits. The video speaks for itself: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0vC9taroEsI
  • Blog Post: Microsoft System Center Data Protection Manager 2007 RTMs!

    Ted Kummert, Microsoft Corporate VP for Data and Storage Platforms, announced the release to manufacturing of System Center Data Protection Manager (DPM) 2007 at Storage Networking World on Oct. 17. The product will have general availability in November through all of the traditional channels, including...
  • Blog Post: Windows Vista has RTM'd!

    As the press release at http://www.microsoft.com/presspass/features/2006/nov06/11-08VistaRTM.mspx states, Windows Vista has been released to manufacturing. w00t! Windows Vista becomes available to volume license customers this month, and to consumers on January 30, 2007. After reading the press...
  • Blog Post: TechNet and MSDN Site Changes

    Many cool changes were made this week to both the TechNet and MSDN Web sites. These changes include a slick new look to the Exchange Server TechCenter , as well. What's also extremely cool, are the changes you can't see - both the TechNet (1 million hits a day) and the MSDN (3 million hits a day)...
  • Blog Post: First Post

    Welcome! For my first post, I thought I would start with the basics. I'm a Technical Writing Lead on the Exchange User Education team, which is part of the Windows Server System User Experience group. I'm the lead for the Integrated Systems silo, which is responsible for product documentation and...
  • Blog Post: Windows Vista Service Pack 1 RTMs!

    Today marks another milestone for partners and customers, with the release of Service Pack 1 for Windows Vista. Service Pack 1 is a very important milestone because it addresses many of the key issues that our customers have identified with Windows Vista over the last year both, directly and through...
  • Blog Post: The Website is Down...

    This is too funny (and too close to real life) to not share. Check out the video at http://www.thewebsiteisdown.com/salesguy.html . Warning: NSFW :-)
  • Blog Post: System Center Capacity Planner 2007 has RTM'd!

    SCCP 2007 just RTM’d and is now freely available for all to download . Previously, this tool was available only for TechNet Plus and MSDN Premium subscribers, but now it’s available for all. See http://www.microsoft.com/systemcenter/sccp/default.mspx for more information, and a link to the download...
  • Blog Post: Windows Server 2008 RTMs!

    Today marks a milestone for customers and partners with the release to manufacture of Windows Server 2008, the most advanced Server operating system Microsoft has developed to date! Windows Server 2008 builds on the success and strengths of its Windows Server predecessors while delivering valuable...