Small Business Susan

Entries from November 2005 ↓

My soapbox

Brian Tankersley today talks about my soapbox issue.  User rights. I’m tired of the major accounting vendors setting such an horrible example of security.  We should be ashamed that our major accounting applications, the backbone our of financial records do this to us.  That they weaken our desktops so much as to introduce risk. Dr. […]

So about that Thunderbird

There goes my mail again….  since my Netscape days at least once or twice a year there goes my Thunderbird and I have to reinstall it and set up a new database. The annoying part of using an alternative place for my junky email account is that it blows up on a predictable basis.  Yeah […]

Did you know that Windows 2000 is no longer mainstream?

 Windows 2000 is technically out of “mainstream” and into “extended” support as of June 30, 2005.Microsoft Support Lifecycle: Got any SBS 2000′s out there?  You know… I’m sorry…but good enough isn’t these days.  Now granted us SBSers are in a bit of a futurecast moment here.  SBS based on Longhorn will be 64 bit based.  So […]

Only 6

I was at yesterday’s TS2 presentation and only 6 people in attendance were using WSUS.  Remember SBS 2003 in the R2 era will have WSUS inside the box. Now I will still honestly tell you I vastly prefer Shavlik’s push, patch, done versus WSUS’s setup, tinker, approve, review reports….but gang… you need to download WSUS […]

Got Mac’s? Got SBS? No Problem!

We’re pleased to announce the first of several webcasts dealing with integrating the Macintosh into an SBS environment. On Thursday, December 8, join me for a session that discusses basic Macintosh networking, accessingfile shares on an SBS server, and interacting with the SBS web services from the Macintosh. If you’ve never had a chance to […]

Who knew my Gov’nor had a computer?

This will all make sense after you listen to the SBSShow this week. Just don’t be drinking Mountain Dew…….you’ll get it all over your Ipod…

Man if you aren’t a partner after this….

So I met Stephen today… Stephen Cracknell at the local TS2 presentation.  And at the end of the four hours, after all the offers, links, invitations to email him, to cc’ him, to ensure we gave him feedback, I think the about the only thing he didn’t do was invite us over to his house […]

Antispyware gets an update

Microsoft Antispyware gets an extension of time so you should start seeing this pop up in your systems…..

The “Business suit” of Tech

Want to look like IT is your profession?  Your business?  Get a shirt. Not just any shirt…but a logo on your shirt. Polo shirt, button down shirt, but stick a logo on there.  How do you do that?  Easy. Get a logo designed.  Locally or online, you can get one done easily. Get shirts made.  […]

So what do I choose in WSUS

Amy asks if we should just choose the “Windows Small Business Server” now as our only WSUS option, and I’ll double check, but I think the answer is “no”.  It’s my understanding that the patches that come under that section are unique to SBS only patches.  We haven’t had one in a while, but it’s […]