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June, 2006

  • Microsoft Opens the PII Kimono

    CNET News reports that Microsoft will soon publish its internal dev guidelines on protecting PII. This article quotes Peter Cullen: "This is designed for an IT pro or a developer, in terms of: 'If you're building an application that does X, this is...
  • Bill Gates Career Transition

    Yesterday Bill announced to the company and the world that he's giving two years notice. How many groups even get two weeks notice these days? F. Scott Fitzgerald said, "The test of a first-rate intelligence is the ability to hold two opposed ideas...
  • Why Technical Writing Sucks

    Jesper has a great new article on why no technology or software solution is going to dig us completely out of our security problems. Read it for the great writing, authentic voice and cogent thoughts. If you are a person involved in what we call at...
  • >SlicedBread = Your Favorite TechNet Search as RSS Feed

    Rejoice that the boffins at TechNet have released a new scoped TechNet search , that includes an RSS feed of your favorite search. How great is that? You scope your search to the products and technologies that are relevant to you, then save your search...
  • Bill Gates Announces 2 Year Transition

    I am watching the webcast right now in which Bill Gates is announcing his transition to full time Gates Foundation work in 2 years. See the PressPass announcement for details. Hrm, wonder of the Foundation needs a lead technical writer?
  • Impact of Blogging

    Joe Wilcox wrote yesterday on microsoftmonitor.com : "I would contend that blogs are now Microsoft's major communication vehicle for reaching pretty much everybody. Microsoft partners and competitors--and the news media, for that matter--should take...
  • Home Office Security Checklist

    Any day Microsoft publishes a checklist that will make the life of the IT Pro easier is a good day. Good day - please pass on the Home Office Security Checklist to your users, and encourage them to take the steps therein. It will reduce your headaches...
  • Roll Your Own System Center Virtual Machine Manager Beta FAQ

    I've just become the proud owner of the System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2007 Beta FAQ. What is Virtual Machine Manager ? Why blog about the FAQ? It is a bootstrapping problem. I need to develop and publish a Frequently Asked Questions file...
  • Help Find the Cure for World's Top Diseases

    A biochem researcher at the University of Washington here in Seattle has gone public with the inevitable - a new application of the SETI at home idea. WIRED news reports David Baker has so far signed up about 60K people to donate spare PC cycles to help...
  • Scripting Guys on the .NET Show on WMI Scripting

    Check out the excellent . NET show episode featuring the Scripting Guys on WMI scripting . The script center has a new article on WMI scripting in Vista , as well as great Windows PowerShell scripts . Here is a snip of the transcript to pique your...
  • Virtualization Webinars in June

    How to Virtualize Infrastructure Workloads (Level 200) Thursday, June 08, 2006, 11:30 AM Pacific Time (US & Canada ) In this webcast we focus on virtualization technology and we offer an introduction to Microsoft Virtual Server 2005 R2. We also...
  • Amazing Juggling Video

    For this year's charity fundraising auction inside Microsoft I auctioned off juggling lessons. Anyone can learn to juggle, and with practice, can learn to love it. You don't have to juggle to appreciate this you tube video , but if you do, you will...
  • Beyond OLED, Behold Nanocrystal Displays

    Cool new nanocrystal display (will the the acronym be NCD?) technology is revealed in this Technology Review article . I love the OLED display on my portable music player. Once you see these displays, you don't want to go back to LCD. However, the...
  • Virtual Machine Manager Requires Active Directory

    Alessandro's blog quotes Mike Neil (MN), Virtual Machine Technologies Product Unit Manager at Microsoft, RE the Active Directory requirement for Virtual Machine Manager Beta 1: VI: There are any plans to provide a VMM version not requiring Active Directory...