February, 2008

  • Report Cards

    My kiddoes just brought home their report cards, and I thought I would share one of the areas that my daughter (age 7, in 2nd Grade) is rated on.  And I quote: Student effectively analyzes health and safety information to develop fitness plans based...
  • Scripting SharePoint

    This is really a bit of a "duh" suggestion, but I'll bet you haven't done it yet ;) SharePoint 2007 has a great scriptable command-line tool called stsadmin.exe , which is used to perform the SharePoint administration tasks at the command line...
  • Home Depot?!?!?

    I am getting ready to upgrade my 802.11g network to 802.11n for the speed and performance improvements, and Consumer Reports has rated the Netgear equipment well. So, in looking for the best price on an 802.11n PCI card, I found the card I was looking...
  • Office Communications Server 2007 Visio stencils

    Useful for diagramming your new OCS 2007 topology! Get them here: http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=543705f6-d02a-436e-8b34-5c796550022a&displaylang=en&tm
  • The Microsoft Download Center fairy has been busy!!!

    Some highlights... Windows Media Services 2008 for Windows Server 2008 This software is an optional supplement to Windows Server 2008. In Windows Server 2008, the Streaming Media Services role (which includes the latest version of Windows Media Services...
  • Group Policy Settings Reference for Windows Server 2008 posted

    This spreadsheet lists the policy settings for computer and user configurations included in the Administrative template files (.admx/.adml) delivered with Windows Server 2008. The policy settings included in this spreadsheet cover Windows Server 2008...
  • OCS Conference - Interact 2008

    You can expect that I will start ramping up on my OCS posts shortly.  I think it has the potential to be as hot as SharePoint has been since launch.  In the meanwhile, let me save you $200 to the upcoming INTERACT2008 conference in San Diego...
  • Visual Studio 2008 Express Editions Released

    Good stuff! And the price ($0.00) is right :) You can download a DVD ISO with the bits here , or the setup files here . The Visual Studio 2008 Express Editions all-in-one DVD includes: Visual Web Developer 2008 Express Edition enables developers to rapidly...
  • Left vs Right

    A new themed search engine (along the lines of Ms. Dewey ) powered by Live Search.  Check out http://www.leftvsright.com .  Pretty funny!
  • February TechNet Magazine is out

    And it is all about SharePoint and OCS baby! http://www.microsoft.com/technet/technetmag/ Sharepoint A Smart Approach to Gathering Data in the Enterprise Information is one of the most important assets in an enterprise. But it can be a challenge to manage...
  • SharePoint Deployment Essentials Guide

    From the SharePoint Blog : A new SharePoint Deployment Essentials Guide made up of content from the previous SharePoint Governance Checklist PLUS additional materials explained hereafter just became available online.  Physical copies of this guide...
  • Creating Effective Enterprise Portals by Using SharePoint Server 2007

    Great report from the internal IT group here at Microsoft on how our Intranet portal was designed and hosted on SharePoint Server 2007.  I can attest that it is the place to find information within Microsoft, no matter where it may reside... Read...