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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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, […]
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 […]
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 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 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 7, 2007

Community Server 2007 Upgrades

Last week, I took the time to upgrade my corporate intranet on the latest Community Server 2007 update.  As with most CS upgrades, it was pretty quick […]
October 4, 2007

Update Available for Community Server 2007

The update formerly known as Service Pack 3 for Community Server 2007 was released on September 18.  It looks like this fix incorporates a bit more than a […]
October 4, 2007

Windows Server 2008

Lately, I’ve been so busy with processes and procedures and policies, that I haven’t had a chance to play with the upcoming version of Windows Server 2008.  […]
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 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 30, 2006

The Joys of Project Management!

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

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 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 […]
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 […]
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

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 3, 2006

Get Your Recent Microsoft Releases

Yeah, we’re still waiting on Vista and Longhorn, but Microsoft has already starting releasing some other applications since October. Step right up and get your dose of new products: […]
November 7, 2006

Testing Blogmailr

This is my first test of Blogmailr, brought to us by Telligent: the makers of the awesome Community Server platform. I’ll have to see if this works just the way […]
November 8, 2006

Process Monitor v1.0

Process Monitor v1.0:  http://www.microsoft.com/technet/sysinternals/processesandthreads/processmonitor.mspx Process Monitor is an advanced monitoring tool for Windows that shows real-time file system, Registry and process/thread activity. It combines the features of […]