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March, 2008

  • (ooh!) Foldershare Revamped!

    (This post brought to you by the number 3, and the letters WHY AM I NOT SLEEPING?) It's been a while - and suddenly: Pow! (and did I mention ooh?) A new Foldershare website ! Has the feel of SkyDrive to it. And a big, prominent beta logo. Wonder if...
  • Post-SP2 TCP Offload Fix

    I've mentioned Chimney before . Now, a new Windows Update fix for TCP Offload, which turns it off . It was on by default in Windows Server 2003 SP2, so if your NIC supported Offload, or RSS, or that other thing I can never remember, it was enabled. But...
  • IIS7 Modules Aplenty - WebDAV, Bitrate Throttling

    New modules, supported by Microsoft, are now officially RTMd (RTWd?) and available for use with IIS 7.0. WebDAV Yay new WebDAV! Yay being able to enable it on specific parts of a site! Yay better! Robert: http://blogs.msdn.com/robert_mcmurray...
  • Productivity Tip: Make A Y-Wing From Whiteboard Markers

    My Top Tips series* commences with the only not-really-computery tip I have to share: The Y-Wing. Are you sick of losing whiteboard markers ? I was! We all were ! In the turbulent, fast-paced environment that every-minute-counts problem solving creates...
  • "Stacking" NTLM Authentication

    This question came up today (well, actually, it was about four weeks ago I started typing this, but bear with me), and it's been a little while since I've rambled about authentication protocols, so let's enjoy a nice, calm discussion on a Monday Tuesday...
  • MaxUserPort - what it is, what it does, when it's important

    What can we say about MaxUserPort that hasn't already been said? Not a lot, it would seem. He's a beautiful dancer, perhaps? Ahh, such gentle humour, and nary a kitten drowned anywhere. But TCP port shenanigans are fairly frequently misunderstood,...
  • Profile-On-A-Stick

    I read items like this with interest. After recently flattening, installing, rebuilding or migrating a bunch of machines, I started to develop my "minimum customized set" that makes my life on a Windows box more comfortable. Jeff blogged a while...