January, 2008

  • Bill's last day

    I know, I know... I'm the last person on the planet to post this link, but it really is funny :) Video: Bill Gates Last Day CES Clip
  • Books, books, and more books

    With the upcoming Windows Server 2008 release, there are a TON of cool books coming out from MSPress. You can always check out the list here ( http://www.microsoft.com/mspress/hop/ ), but the books that will be lining my bookshelf upon release are: MCITP...
  • Why is my hard drive spinning?

    Ever see your hard drive LED chugging away, while there was no apparent activity on your screen?  Apple solves the problem by choosing to not providing a HD LED.  What you don't know can't bug you! My wife, however, asked me to track down the...
  • What's that service?

    Ever wish that someone at Microsoft would write up a list of all the services that come with Windows Server/client?  Perhaps something that lists the executable command line, the account that the service runs under, a description of what the service...
  • Best Practices

    It's always a good thing to stand on the shoulders of giants, and implement technology in a way such that you take advantage of the experience of others.  If only someone collected all of these... er... "Best Practices" into one place! ...
  • SharePoint Extranet Collaboration Toolkit

    SharePoint is the hottest thing going at Microsoft.  While Excel is the swiss-army-knife of desktop apps, SharePoint is the do-it-all app on the Server side.  If you are not playing with it already, then you are behind the curve.  Go download...
  • 16 New Features in Exchange Server 2007 Service Pack 1

    Most admins are familiar with the process of downloading and applying Service Packs for servers and desktop systems. These downloads, of course, provide hotfixes and security updates that help to keep your systems current. Sometimes, however, a service...
  • Microsoft and Photography

    Did you know that Microsoft has a site devoted to professional photography?  Neither did I.  The site actually looks more like something from Apple than a traditional Microsoft site.  Check it out! http://www.microsoft.com/prophoto/default...
  • Installing Apache 2.2 with SSL/TLS on Windows

    Although IIS 7 on the upcoming Windows Server 2008 is absolutely killer, you might be interested in installing Apache (the web server) on top of Windows.  Stranger things have happened... The wizards over at Port 25 (the Open Source Software Lab...
  • Microsoft Scholarship

    It's that time again... school will be starting back up again, the sleep deprivation and Top Ramen consumption will ramp back up, and if you don't have some help with the finances, you're bank account will be nice and empty.  Good times!  Fortunately...
  • Access Our Internal Knowledge Base

    Pretty cool benefit of becoming a Microsoft Certified Professional ... From the MCP Blog : Internal Knowledge Base Access – Folks, this is the benefit that I’m most excited about. It’s time we started treating our MCP community as part of the Microsoft...
  • The top Active Directory Issues

    The Ask the Directory Services Team blog has a great post on the top 50 KB articles used to solve issues in Directory Services support during the first quarter of Microsoft fiscal year 2008 (July 2007 through September 2007). I list the top 10 below,...
  • SQL Server 2005 Best Practices

    There's no shortage of them!!! http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/sqlserver/bb331794.aspx Get the real-world guidelines, expert tips, and rock-solid guidance to take your SQL Server implementation to the next level. These SQL Server best practices draw...
  • This is how 2008 begins, not with a bang but a whimper...

    So... the picture below is what the New Years Shindig at the Space Needle is supposed to look like. Except, this year, it was not to be. Right after the inspirational interview with the fireworks engineers, the entire city of Seattle counted down with...