April, 2008

  • Combining Smart Art Diagrams in Word 2007

    One of the coolest features of Office 2007 is SmartArt .  It makes it incredibly easy to create great looking diagrams to show a process, cycle, hierarchy, or relationship. During some business planning recently, however, I had the need to actually...
  • Active Directory Security Best Practices

    Because why wouldn't you? Best Practice Guide for Securing Windows Server Active Directory Installations Best Practice Guide for Securing Active Directory Installations and Day-to-Day Operations: Part 1 Best Practice Guide for Securing Active Directory...
  • The limits of Active Directory

    A few years ago, at my first IT job, my manager told me that there was a server at Microsoft, and all day long it created objects in a test Active Directory Domain.  "This server has been running since Windows Server 2000 was released"...
  • Live Maps, Traffic, and Safari

    I am a BIG fan of Live Maps .  Since last fall, they have had a feature that Yahoo and Google are still lacking, and that is driving directions that take traffic into account.  I live to the south of Seattle/Redmond, and there are no fewer than...
  • MCP Mentor

    Just saw the following on Trika's blog .  GREAT opportunity to share your technical/certification knowledge with others!  Signing up right now... Check this out: MCP mentors is a cool new program some people around here are cooking up, through...
  • Whence Shalt I Screencast?

    Alright... back from a MUCH needed vacation, some crazy weather (hail in Seattle?), and I have started to recover from the black lung that my kids were nice enough to share with me. My new Samson microphone showed up as well, so I am ready to start recording...
  • May TechNet magazine is out

    ...and awesome as always!  Check it out here . Windows Administration: Active Directory Backup and Restore in Windows Server 2008 Windows Server 2008 and the new Windows Server Backup utility bring many changes and welcome enhancements to backing...