September, 2007

  • Joining computers to a domain with Smart Card authentication

    So my main business computer recently switched from a Dell Desktop to an HP NC8430 laptop. I am traveling more and more, and it is very nice to be able to log in from a local library or coffee shop and stay on top of email. The NC8430 has a TPM chip ...
  • Uploading Spreadsheets into SharePoint Lists

    Ran into an interesting issue when trying to upload a spreadsheet from Excel 2007 into SharePoint 2007. To do so, you would normally click on Site Actions --> Create --> Import Spreadsheet.  In the past, I have found this to be the easiest...
  • Fingerprints as authentication

    Authentication is an interesting component of network security. In order to be granted (or denied) access to a resource, a user must be uniquely identified. In other words, a user must be able to prove that they are who they say they are. This is critical...
  • Random Observations From France

    High School French and Real French are two different languages Everyone smokes Everybody drives a Peugot, a Renault, a SAAB, a Mercedes, or an Audi. Even the taxis. I have not seen an American or Japanese automobile yet. Foie Gras is not as good as everyone...
  • Office for Starving Students

    Are you a starving student? Would you like a copy of Microsoft Office 2007 Ultimate for cheaper than MS Employees can pick it up at the Company Store? I honestly think that Office 2007 is the best product we have released in a long time. I am a student...
  • Relevance

    I see that Mary Jo mentions that a major revision to the Microsoft Live Search 2.0 will be released on September 26th. I can neither confirm nor deny the date (primarily as I am not on the Live team and would be making up any date I gave you ;) At the...
  • Where did I leave my key?

    If you are a standard user, the following post will not help you, but if you are a power user with multiple Windows Vista Keys sitting around from MSDN, TechNet, Betas, Roadshows, Retail... You may run into the problem (when flattening and rebuilding...