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April, 2005

  • What Makes a Good Tech Blog Post?

    What makes a good Technical blog post? Here are some things I'm thinking I should include on every blog post (if possible) to help you find the info you need: links to specific bits of content on TechNet on the topic links to community blogs...
  • If a blog falls in the forest...

    I was asked yesterday if a Microsoft IT Pro has to be a good writer to blog. I said no, what do you think? Keep in mind that whatever level your writing skill is right now, it will improve as you write more. So, my advice is dive in and learn as you...
  • Tools 2 Use - MONAD - the crossover hit

    Safe bet - as time goes on the chinese walls between IT Pros and devs will continue to break down. MONAD is the next-gen WSH, and IT Admins will be using it, a lot. Example, in the keynote today there was a demo of using script to remotely turn on the...
  • What Makes a Good IT Security Specialist?

    According to this story , qualifications include: ability to keep a cool head in crisis ability to work well with others in teams know-how in : Microsoft .Net Web-services framework SQL database systems computer languages such...
  • Tools 2 Use - TechNet Events and Webcasts

    There is a ton of material on TechNet that will help IT Pros that exists outside the product group documentation. Name the topic, chances are that Microsoft technical insiders have recorded a webcast, hosted a chat, or otherwise posted media that can...
  • Tools 2 Use - MOM 2005 Workgroup Edition

    MidMarket IT (I hereby dub this group with the MIT TLA) will be happy to hear that Dell is offering Microsoft Operation Manager 2005 Workgroup Edition for as little as $50 per server. Available directly from Dell, MOM for Dell PowerEdge brings simplified...
  • Management Resources

    These sites, in addition to the resources on MSM, contain guidance and tools to help you improve your enterprise IT management: Service Monitoring and Control This Solution Accelerator provides the knowledge, tools, and services to monitor services...
  • VPN Quarantine Blogcast

    Pictures. Words. 1:1000. Check out Michael's blogcast on adding some scripts to the Windows Server Reskit tools to imporve your network security. If you're not on Windows Server 2003 SP1 - which includes the RQS Agent in Add/Remove Programs - there...
  • Is Your DNS Secure? Have you checked it lately?

    The DNS issue in the article below affects Windows Server 2003 (standard, enterprise and datacenter editions), Windows 2000 Server (also the advanced and datacenter versions) and Windows NT Server 4.0 standard edition, Microsoft said in its advisory ...
  • Know N Go #569 - new SQL Server Stuff

    Download SQL Server 2000 Reporting Services Service Pack 2 (SP2) Get bug fixes and key functional enhancements such as SharePoint Web parts that enable you to explore and view reports, and the ability to print reports with full-page preview directly...
  • Small Business IT Spending Forecast

    Interesting bits from this article : "Kevin Gilroy, senior vice president and general manager of Hewlett-Packard's segment for small and medium-size businesses, said increased investment in technology was inevitable, given that it had moved "from being...
  • iPod MyPod - Gadget Theft

    This article says "only 6.7 percent of owners recovered their stolen handheld computers, laptops or smart phones , according to a 2004 study by Brigadoon Software, which makes programs that help track and recover stolen devices. FBI statistics indicate...
  • Back to the (Virtual) Future

    Virtual Server SP1 Beta is out. Barnaby has the sign-up instructions here . Yesterday Steveb told the MMS crowd that going forward VS will support other OS, and demo’d RedHat running in a VS. You will be able to manage your VS environment with MOM, including...
  • Tools 2 Use - DPM EUR

    Microsoft CIO Ron Markezich was the keynote speaker this morning at MMS . He talked to the crowd of IT Management gurus about the challenges and solutions in use at Microsoft. IT Ops Manger Calvin Keaton did one of the demos, showing end user recovery...
  • Tools 2 Use - System Center Capacity Manager 2006 Express Edition

    The capacity planning tool formerly known as Indy now has a product name and release schedule. Announced at MMS during the opening keynote , System Center Capacity Manager 2006 Express Edition was developed by Microsoft Research. IT Pros can use it to...
  • Know N Go #435 - TN Mag

    TechNet Magazine on the web - 'nuff said. Issue #1 is chock full of security content goodness.
  • Upgrade to X64 for free - TAP program

    The Technology Advancement Program is available to customers who purchased the 32-bit version of Windows Server 2003 with x64 hardware and would now like to exchange their software for the x64 version of Windows instead.To participate in this program...
  • Tools 2 Use - MOM 2005 Notification Workflow

    Notification Workflow is a SQL Server Notification Services application that can be used as an add-on to extend MOM 2005. Notification Workflow allows the user to subscribe to application or service alerts. Whenever a match occurs for the alert for which...
  • Whither TechNet?

    Have you seen the Windows Server System Reference Architecture content? Windows Server System Reference Architecture empowers systems integrators and IT professionals with validated architectural guidance that establishes the Microsoft platform as the...
  • Tools 2 Use - System Center Reporting Manager 2005

    Announced Day 2 of MMS, System Center Reporting Manager 2005 consolidates your change and configuration information from SMS 2003 and your event and performance information from MOM 2005 to give you easy access to the reports you need to manage your enterprise...
  • So Long, and Thanks for all the Phish

    Microsoft escalated its legal campaign against a pervasive form of online identity theft Thursday, filing 117 lawsuits against unnamed people accused of phishing. Microsoft, the Federal Trade Commission and the National Consumers League offered these...
  • Machine Translation Market Prediction

    In the early, post-World War II days of computing, scientists dreamed of creating software so intelligent it could accurately translate one language into another. If computers could crack enemy codes, the thinking went, then why not foreign languages...
  • Gentlemen, Start Your Frog-Kissing

    To invent anything, you have to be removed from the world. In order to have the capacity, the liberty, to imagine something better, you need to step outside of it for awhile. My advice is to encourage invention and ideas, and then edit. It's about...
  • Assume a Virtuality if You Have It Not

    Virtualization is big for IT Pros. If you don’t know that yet, you will soon. Watch this blog: The Soul of a Virtual Machine: Things to know about running a virtual machine under Virtual Server For example, this great post on sysprepping virtual...
  • MOF Makeover

    Three New MOF Operations Management Reviews released http://www.microsoft.com/technet/itsolutions/cits/mo/mof/omr/default.mspx The Change Initiation Review OMR guidance provides best practices for synchronizing the planning of development and/or...