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April, 2006

  • System Center on Technet

    System Center has a new site on TechNet . Get the goods on: System Center Reporting Manager 2006 System Center Capacity Planner 2006 System Center "Service Desk" System Center Essentials Systems Management Server 2003 Microsoft...
  • Monad Name Change Announced at MMS

    Bub Muglia just announced a change of name for Monad to Windows PowerShell. Get it here : http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/results.aspx?freetext=Monad And check out the Windows PowerShell team blog : and http://www.leeholmes.com/blog/MonadEvolvesToWindowsPowerShell...
  • Jasonic Rituals

    Interesting new book: The Jasons , is reviewed in Wired . I'm gonna try to pick this one up for the plane ride to MMS tomorrow. Any club that included Freeman Dyson, Murray Gell-Mann, Edward Teller and Hans Bethe is one that interests me. The Amazon review...
  • Online All-In? Go To Jail in Washington State

    Washington state legislature recently passed SB 6613 - 2005-06 p rohibiting internet gambling. As of June 7, 2006, if you are all-in online playing poker for money, you are a Class-C felon. Interesting. The fiscal note says "The agency does not believe...
  • Win a trip to TechEd

    Tech-Ed 2006 Webcasts: Power to the Pros Attend a pre Tech-Ed webcast by May 12 and you could win one of five free passes to Tech-Ed 2006 in Boston.
  • New Laptop Setup

    Setting up a new laptop today, and thought it might be helpful to others if I documented a couple of tools and customizations I always to, because I can;t get my work done without them. Not in order: 1. Install Lookout V 1.2 : lightning-fast search...
  • Get Your MOM Stressed Out

    A colleague recently asked about a stress tool that would let his shop generate multiple events to test their MOM connection throughput to a third party product. The MOM 2005 Reskit has just the thing, it is called the Event Creator. The reskit also...
  • Microsoft Virtual Server 2005 R2 Management Pack Live in the DLC

    The Virtual Server 2005 R2 Management Pack Guide is live today on TechNet.The Microsoft Virtual Server 2005 R2 Management Pack is live in the DLC . This MP enables you to monitor physical computers running the Virtual Server service and the virtual machines...
  • What would Pareto Do?

    Brian forwarded some info from Wikipedia on the Pareto principle - we were talking about UX issues. 80/20 is NOT about picking low-hanging fruit: The 80/20 rule is often used but frequently misunderstood. The 80/20 rule means that, in most situations...
  • As Above, So Below

    By now you have heard (since everyone has been screaming their heads off about it) that virtual server is going to be important to your IT operations, and, oh BTW did we mention it is free ? As IT infrastructure goes, so goes the world of gaming (some...
  • DSI Analyst Report

    The PressPass site has a new link to an analyst report on DSI: Microsoft's DSI Strategy: Clearer Vision, but End State Is Years Away From Fulfillment (Gartner, Feb. 8, 2006) Gartner’s analysis of Microsoft’s Dynamic Systems Initiative. Interesting...
  • Management Wants Your Feedback (MOM, DPM, SMS)

    The Windows Enterprise Management (WEMD) documentation teams are conducting a survey to evaluate how well our documentation meets IT Pro needs, and how we can improve your satisfaction with our content for Microsoft Operations Manager (MOM), Systems Management...
  • Phish Hooks Study

    This BBC article claims in a recent study 40% of users failed to spot phony bank phishing websites. The most sophisticated site caught out 90% of the 22 people participating. Here's their advice for you users to avoid getting hooked: Check the...
  • Support for Linux VM additions

    Unless you subscribe only to one or two obscure TechNet blogs, you have heard that Virtual Server EE is now free, and supports Linux VMs. Read this KB to understand how support works .
  • Button, button, how do I find my CD on the network?

    Ever gone to the place where you keep your CDs and found one of them missing? Here's a script that will locate a CD somewhere on the network . The scripting center also released a very handy script to Convert a Virtual Drive from Dynamic to Fixed ...