November 2, 2006

Microsoft Updates Vista Licensing — Again

As expected, Microsoft has softened a key element of Vista licensing, enabling (more like re-enabling, if you think about it) users to transfer their retail license from one system […]
November 2, 2006

Microsoft and Novell: The Odd Couple

The tech news is all abuzz about the announcement that Microsoft and Novell are working together on product integration, including integration between Windows and Linux technologies. Several people […]
November 2, 2006

Windows PowerShell Contest

Looks like Microsoft is hosting a PowerShell scripting contest for the next 6 or so weeks.  Time to start flexing some scripting muscles. I just took a peek […]
October 31, 2006

Microsoft Giveaway!

Microsoft is giving away free copies of Microsoft Office Accounting 2007, Express Edition.  It’s part of a Good Idea contest that they’re promoting… It’s a slow download, and who […]
October 30, 2006

Who is Clueless about Technology?

An article I read on ZDNet this week laments that fact that politicians as a group are woefully clueless about technology issues, yet keep pressing ahead with projects […]
October 30, 2006

SysInternals Site Migration

Looks like the SysInternals Website is preparing for a Site Migration, having been acquired by Microsoft in mid 2006. I can only hope that it retains the same level of […]
October 30, 2006

The Joys of Project Management!

I just saw this comic strip on project management, and it brought tears to my eyes…
October 23, 2006

Growing Malware Sophistication

The level of sophistication of the malware threats we face is continuing to grow at a much faster rate that the methods that most organizations are […]
October 22, 2006

Speaking of CS 3.0…

Before my euphoria over the upcoming service pack for Community Server v2.1could wear off, here comes new information about some of the features in the upcoming version 3.0. […]
October 21, 2006

Waiting Patiently for CS Service Pack

It won’t be long now…   Service Pack 1 for Community Server version 2.1 is just around the corner. Mind you, I haven’t had many issues with v2.1 as it […]
October 20, 2006

Security: Product vs People and Process

One of the hardest concepts to emphasize concerning Information Security is that people and processes are more critical to your overall security posture than products are.   […]
October 19, 2006

The Fearful State of Malware Today

Simply stated, it’s really getting out of hand. A number of recent articles in the technology press make it increasing clear that the following themes are […]
October 8, 2007

Fun in the Sun

So much for Autumn… Today was an amazing day for October, and we saw a mostly clear day, with temperatures up to 80 degrees.  As a result, […]
October 12, 2007

Time For Virtualization at Home

Although I really need to upgrade my network diagram to reflect some major changes since 2006, it is effective enough to indicate the need for server virtualization even […]
October 14, 2007

Home Network Virtualization Project, Part 2

When I wrote part 1 of the home network virtualization project, I didn’t realize that I actually had an updated network diagram available. I created it last October, […]
October 21, 2007

The Ever Inconsistent Microsoft…

One of the things that annoys me about Microsoft (and this is true, to some extent, of any large company) is that there are too many times where […]
November 25, 2007

Vista SP1 vs XP SP3

I recently read a couple of reports from ComputerWorld regarding the performance of the upcoming service packs for Windows XP and Vista. Windows XP SP3 boasts speed boost, […]
November 25, 2007


Ah, November…  The month where we (at least in the good ol’ US of A)remember to be thankful. I have a great deal to be thankful for […]
December 6, 2007

Exchange 2007 SP1 — About time

Finally, Service Pack 1 for Exchange 2007 has been released.  All 854MB of it. And not a moment too soon. I need to see if the Public Folder functionality (really, the […]
December 14, 2007

The Great eMail Saga

Boy, do I have a tale to tell about messaging mayhem involving Exchange 2003, Exchange 2007, VPOP3 and several antispam products and services.  Oh, and let’s […]
January 17, 2008

Letting Go Of Legacy Equipment

It took me long enough, but I’m finally cleaning out some old boxes of computer parts that I have laying around.  Really old parts in really […]
January 22, 2008

Live Writer in 64-bit Vista

Finally, it works. It looks like the latest builds for Microsoft’s Windows Live Writer will run successfully under Vista x64.   I don’t know for sure which build the […]
January 22, 2008

Mail Server repairs are ongoing

I posted an announcement over the weekend that my List Mail server had gone down.  I’m pretty sure that the power supply was all I needed to […]
January 23, 2008

The List Server is back online

More precisely, the list mail server replacement is finally online.  My venerable 400Mhz Pentium 2 server is no longer providing any services on this network.  It has […]