Archive for February, 2007

Mike Neil (GM, Virtualization Strategy) of Microsoft has a wonderful post on the Windows Server Division”s blog. It”s refreshing to see someone at his level blog about what his team”s goals are and how passionate they are about helping customers. Virtualization is a big part of my job and trying to figure out how my […]

Feb
20
Filed Under (Windows Vista) by on 20-02-2007

Now that Windows Vista is out in the wild I”m sure some of you have played with the new and improved Backup. It is quite a bit different then the old NT Backup but I think it is better. Take a look at this FAQ on some common questions to the Backup utility.

Feb
20
Filed Under (News, Windows Vista) by on 20-02-2007

Another day another release from Microsoft. Yesterday Microsoft released SQL 2005 SP2 and today it appears they have released the much anticipated Virtual PC 2007. I found this out from my good friends from the north. The reason I say much anticipated is because this finally has support for running it on Windows Vista and […]

Feb
19
Filed Under (News) by on 19-02-2007

If you”re using SQL 2005 you may want to start investigating and testing out SQL 2005 Service Pack 2. Microsoft just released this SP today and it is intended to help take advantage of enhancements within Windows Vista and Office 2007. Take a look here to see what is new in SQL 2005 SP2. I”ll […]

Make sure to mark your calendar for this Tuesday to see learn more about all the new documentation on Windows Vista and Windows Server “Longhorn”. Microsoft is hosting a public chat at 11:30 A.M. PST which will sure to be a great learning experience for all. Here is the excerpt for a bit more info […]

Feb
18
Filed Under (Windows Server 2008) by on 18-02-2007

Back in early January I mentioned Microsoft officially announced Windows Home Server. Well if you have been visiting the links that I have on the left side of the page (which you really should) you should have known by now that the beta is open for it and you can find all the details here […]

Feb
18
Filed Under (Windows Vista) by on 18-02-2007

It appears Microsoft has released another Windows Vista Ultimate extra. This one is known as DreamScene and was by far the most asked about feature of Vista at the Phoenix launch in the “Ask the Experts” area. DreamScene allows you to play .mpeg and .wmv videos as your desktop background! The only one that comes […]

I”ve been trying to work more and more with scripts and today I”m sharing a simple but useful one. How to display the groups a user account is a member of. To display a user”s groups via the command prompt you need to use the dsget command with the -memberof and -expand switches. The -expand […]

Feb
10
Filed Under (Life of Brian) by on 10-02-2007

Quick little update on the happenings of the room. Matt came over today and helped install the fan and mount the TV to the wall. I can”t stand installing fans and this one finally went up after dropping each of the screws at least twice off the top of the ladder. It took us awhile […]

Feb
09
Filed Under (Life of Brian) by on 09-02-2007

You know it”s about time I write about a concern I have with Google and some of the services they provide. Today”s rant is on Gmail. Google first introduced Gmail back in March of 2004 to 1,000 people and was available by invitation only. Gmail touted some pretty impressive features which included a total of […]