September, 2008

  • Fun Windows Live search queries

    Calories in a Moose http://search.live.com/results.aspx?q=calories+in+a+moose&form=QBRE MSFT AAPL GOOG quote You can get quotes on multiple stocks at the same time with the results in a table http://search.live.com/results.aspx?q=MSFT...
  • Are you a Windows Guru?

    If you love technology, Windows Vista, and live in one of the following locations, you can be a Windows Guru! W Hollywood CA Los Angeles CA Downey CA Hawthorne CA Torrance CA Pasadena CA Burbank CA Rancho Cucamonga CA West Covina CA Chula Vista CA San...
  • MOF licensed under Creative Commons

    I know this has been in the works for a while, but I see over on the MOF blog that Microsoft Operations Framework (MOF) 4.0 has been licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution license.  From the post: One of the first things people realize when...
  • SharePoint Server Best Practices

    Great concept!  I hope that the other product groups follow suit and put their best practices all in one place… http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/office/sharepointserver/bb736746.aspx
  • Free Zune Pass

    If you haven’t downloaded the new Zune 3.0 software , you really should give it a try (you don’t even need the Zune hardware to use the software, and it really is a slick piece of software). I am a fan of listening to new music that I’ve never heard,...
  • You might be a PM if…

    Fun compile of a lengthy thread on an internal discussion list  (thanks Eric!)  :) You might be a PM if… ... someone asks about your weekend plans and your answer consists of a list of Pri ones, twos, and threes. ... you’ve ever ended a relationship...
  • Can you say Virtualization?

    It looks like this month’s TechNet Magazine is going buck-wild on Virtualization. October 2008 An Introduction to Hyper-V in Windows Server 2008 The introduction of Hyper-V makes virtualization an even more compelling solution for IT environments. Get...
  • Introducing Microsoft SQL Server 2008

    Free eBook available here: http://csna01.libredigital.com/?urss1q2we6 Learn about major new features in SQL Server 2008 including security, administration, and performance. Introducing Microsoft SQL Server 2008: Chapter 1: Security and Administration...
  • This is my life

    The next time my friends or family ask what I do, I will point them to this video…  The only thing wrong is the times… Meetings with Europe or Japan are not at 10:00 am Redmond time, they are typically at the crack o’ dawn or super late at night...
  • Followup

    When managing projects or people, delegation is A Good Thing™.  I have had a problem, however, that emails I send (no matter how clear I make it that a response is needed) are often simply ignored by the recipient. Since I send and receive about...
  • Because you needed a poster, right?

    The darndest things show up on the Microsoft Download Center.  If you’ve been looking for some posters to raise excitement about your upcoming Office 2007 deployment… then you’ll want to hit up the Office 2007 IW Excitement Posters .  From the...
  • Zune 3.0 is out!

    Get it here: http://www.zune.net/en-us/products/zunesoftware/download.htm My favorite new feature? Support for audiobooks through Audible and Overdrive (your local library likely has audiobooks that you can download and listen to on your Zune). Awesome...
  • Now Hiring

    Okay... here's the deal.  My team is hiring.  This is a limited-time, clock-is-ticking, once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to work at an awesome job for an awesome team at an awesome company. (Did I cover how I feel about this position yet?) Here's what we...
  • Should I go there?

    Below are screenshots from IE8, Safari, and Firefox 3 when visiting a phishing website that hit my email this morning. (Firefox didn't yet have the bad URL in their blacklist, so I waited until they did to take a screenshot). Does your web browser pass...
  • Beyond Best Practices

    After mentioning the new SharePoint Best Practices Resource Center, I see that they have also put up a Performance and Capacity Planning Resource Center for SharePoint Server 2007 .  I am loving this Resource Center concept!
  • Beta Announcement - Solution Accelerators for Compliance Management

    It has been too long since I posted about the latest Solution Accelerators from my favorite team at Microsoft (er… the Solution Accelerator team).  I have a couple of posts queued up in my head that I’ll write as soon as I have the time. In any case...
  • SQL Server Best Practices

    In my last post , I lauded the SharePoint team for putting up a site covering their Best Practices, and mentioned that the other Product Groups should do the same. Ask and you shall receive… SQL Server Best Practices here: http://technet.microsoft.com...