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Best IT Joke of the Year

Two IT guys were talking in a bar after work. “Guess what,” says the first IT guy, “yesterday, I met this gorgeous blonde in a bar.”

“What did you do?” says the other IT guy.

“Well, I invited her over to my place, we had a couple of drinks, we got into the mood and then she suddenly asked me to take all her clothes off.”

“You’re kidding me!” says the second IT guy.

“So I took her miniskirt off, and then I lifted her up and put her on my desk next to my new laptop.”

“Really? You’ve got a new laptop?”

My Tech Ed 2006 – Boston Sessions…

Ten Reasons Why you need Windows Server 2003 R2 Today Windows Server 2003 R2 is out. You have heard a few things about it, but do you need it? Should you install R2 on every server in your environment? Will your Domain Controllers benefit from installing it? How about your Print Servers? During this detailed session we will dive deep into the world of R2. We will explore 10 or more compelling reasons to deploy R2, but this session is more then just that. We will explain the reasons why and how you will benefit from deploying R2 TODAY.


The Best of the Best Practices for Microsoft Clustering, and a few you haven’t heard of but should So, you have a Microsoft Cluster do you? Did you install it or just inherit it? Ever wonder if your cluster is running with best practices in mind? What RAID configuration should my Quorum be on? Where should I put the Microsoft Distributed Transaction Coordinator (MSDTC)? Should I run Active/Active? All of these questions will be fully answered and more. This session is for anyone that works on clusters, support clusters, or might deploy a cluster. Many best practices (BPs) are either not known or followed by organizations today. After this session you will be educated on dozens of BPs and when/if you should follow them.

I hope to meet some of you this year. So come on out and enjoy! See you in Boston!


About Me:

First of all thanks for your interest in what makes me tick, I hope you like what you read. In all honesty, there really is not much to say, though I do talk all the time in person. I am certifiably crazy, I mean nuts – luckily to date the authorities have not caught up with me and put me away.


I love computers; that is all I do and know. I am been working in the field for over 22 years now (I am 40 years old, so yes my whole Adult life). I eat and breathe computers. I am boring as hell at a party. I can’t discuss politics, religion, current affairs, etc. I think in hex, I tell binary and clustering jokes, I see the world as a bunch of sites yet to be configured. I am pretty much a geek full time. I have been recognized by Microsoft as an MVP in Windows Clustering; I am one of six people in the world to receive this distinction, and I am very proud and thankful to Microsoft for it.


During the business day I am a Principal Computer Scientist working on site at NASAMarshall Space Flight Center (MSFC).  I work in the NASA Data Center (NDC) Architect and Engineers group of IT Security. My focus is on Windows Server 2003 Active Directory services, Clustering technologies, Exchange 2003, SQL 2000, and infrastructure design. I currently hold a Secret Security Clearance, I would tell you more but I would have to kill you.


I truly love my job and what do for NASA; it’s a great place to work. I true geek’s dream come true. Since most of NASA is contract help, I am no different. I get paid by SAIC. They have been an excellent company to work for, top self! Bottom line, if you are a recruiter looking to hire someone, I am not interested – please leave me alone.

In my spare time, I own and run Net Working America, Inc. ( I am the President and lead consultant (currently the only one too).  I do lots of technical editing, authoring of books, publications, training courses (including
Microsoft Official Curriculum as a subject matter expert and author), and public speaking.  I have been a Microsoft Certified Trainer for the past 9 years. I just love to speak in public (or even to myself for that matter). I have also been a source of information in many articles written by other authors and has been quoted in the industry press on many different topics regarding IT (basically I will talk to anyone at anytime about computer – I always have something to say).

I am also involved in, where I teach, write the labs, and help on the courseware. If you are looking for cluster training, I garentee you won’t find anything half as good.

I have been married over 16 years now with a great, understanding wife (Leslianne) and 4 wonderful children. I have three boys and a girl, Taylor – 12, Tucker – 10, Tia – 6 (Daddy’s little girl), and Tanner – toddler.


I currently live in Huntsville, Alabama. I firmly believe every US citizen should live in the South at some point in their lives. The only problem would be nobody would live in the North. Hey, I am still a damn Yankee; I talk too fast, drive too fast, and think too fast for the folks down here. But don’t get me wrong, while the South is pretty darn neat – I am a Northerner (as anybody from the South will tell you)! My wife never wants to leave, so I am pretty sure we won’t (did you read the recruiters?).


I was born at Henry Ford HospitalDetroit, Michigan. I love Michigan and would live there today if not for my NASA job. I love sports, so my favorite teams are the Detroit Red Wings, The University of Michigan – Wolverines, Detroit Pistons, Detroit Lions, and the Detroit Tigers. Besides computers, I will talk about sports, but only the teams listed above J GO WINGS!!!


Cheers and God Bless You!

Exchange, SQL, Rights Management, News


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Introducing SQL Server 2005 Packaging and Pricing.


Rights Management Services

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Rights Management Services Administration Toolkit for SP1


Microsoft Windows Rights Management Services Client with Service Pack 1


RMS Technical Reference


Operating a Rights Management Services (RMS) Server


Updating Your Deployment with Rights Management Services (RMS) Service Pack 1 (SP1)



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