December, 2008

  • Meet the Sundancers

    On Friday, I blogged about “ Project Sundance ”, which is an upcoming release from the Solution Accelerators team that combines the Vista/XP/2003/2008/Office security guides with the Configuration Manager Desired Configuration Management (DCM) packs for...
  • Gathering Feedback

    SharePoint and Office go together like peanut butter and chocolate, like Captain & Tennille, like bees and honey.  Despite using SharePoint to hold and version my documents for the last year or so, I have somehow completely overlooked an AWESOME...
  • Project Sundance – Managing Your Baseline

    If you are in charge of maintaining the security baseline at your company, you know that there are two key problems you face.  First of all, there are a LOT of security settings to tweak within Windows.  The services you harden and lock down...
  • Web Application Installer

    Wow… not sure how I missed this (especially as Scott covered it recently)!  A perfect companion to the Microsoft Web Platform Installer is the Web Application Installer .  Whereas the former installs and configures all of the plumbing (SQL,...
  • Web Platform Installer

    Scott Hanselman has already done a good job of covering it, but if you do any sort of web development, you know it can be a pain in the butt to download, install, and configure all of the necessary components (Visual Studio 2008, SQL Server 2008, IIS...
  • Now Playing

    If you have played with the Zune 3.0 software and let it sit for a few minutes, you’ve probably seen the cool new “Now Playing” screens that come up with pictures of the artists, their bios, playcounts, etc. If are impatient and don’t want to wait for...
  • Zune Autoplaylists

    Looks like I’m going buck-wild with the Zune stuff today :) With my Zune Pass, I can download as many songs from as many artists as I would like.  That’s great for filling up my Zune, but in the end you want to be able to kick back and listen to...
  • Zune Wallpapers

    Huge collection of wallpaper/backgrounds for your Zune. http://www.zune.net/en-us/mp3players/backgrounds/default.htm
  • All I want for Christmas is a Zune

    When the Zune 120 was released a few months ago, I picked one up to replace my iPod, and I haven’t looked back.  I absolutely LOVE it.  The only thing that could possibly   make it better is if the Zune team released it in some color other...