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April, 2005

  • Goodbye Blue Sky - Hello MOF

    Left rainy Seattle 5 am yesterday morning, and haven't seen the sunny LV desert skies since. This venue is so huge that there are birds (the chirpy, tweet-tweet kind) flying around inside it. Great preso at MMS: Improving Operational Efficiency with...
  • Kick at the Darkness - Thoughts on Management MMS Day 1

    “When you are IT systems managers in a dangerous time…” Kiril's kickoff speech this morning started out restating the drivers. Without good IT systems, process and people management, you cannot effectively: Monitor/increase security ...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Tools 2 Use - WinSer Deploy Job Aids

    Folks have had trouble finding the downloadable job aids for Windows Server 2003 deployment . These are really useful for any SIP you want to kick off, or structuring service management reports. Check them out. The pieces are: File Name...
  • 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...
  • Know N Go #435 - TN Mag

    TechNet Magazine on the web - 'nuff said. Issue #1 is chock full of security content goodness.
  • 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...
  • Know N Go #563 - Use MOM to Monitor AD

    When I came to Microsoft 5 years ago one motto was "the more you know the farther you go". TechNet puts out some great training that IT Pros should eat up with both hands. Check out this upcoming webcast on AD monitoring with MOM 2005. Let me know with...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 64-Bit - The Next Evolution

    64-Bit Windows Server System is live . You can read some of the history of the project on Clyde’s blog , and an overview for IT Pros from Professor Windows . Come and play with the new server hardware at the EEC , see how your apps will perform. On Demorie...
  • Your Future is Virtual

    Several important announcements this morning during Steveb's keynote. NAP in LH client will support trusted computing group standards other guests OS - can you say Linux? Microsoft is investing in increased virtualization in LH to...
  • ISO Images for TechNet Evals

    You Talked We Listened As of the May 2005 shipment TechNet started adding ISO images to the Evaluation DVDs. Nifty, now you can easily create bootable CDs for Windows evaluation products. The English DVD has been updated and we will continue to add...
  • 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...
  • 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 - Do You LUA?

    If you have not read Jen's article on LUA , you should be asking yourself why not? This article briefly discussed the security principle of least privilege and the benefits of using LUA for daily tasks, followed by a short list of reasons why most...
  • 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...
  • 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 - Security Scan Results in a Visio Diagram

    MBSA V1.2.1 + Visio 2003 = See your state. How Cool Is That? Let me know with some feedback. Microsoft Office Visio 2003 Connector for the Microsoft Baseline Security Analyzer (MBSA): < http://www.microsoft.com/technet/security/tools/mbsavisio.mspx...
  • 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...
  • 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...