Windows XP Service Pack 3 Information on MS.com

Body: We must be getting close now – Microsoft today have released information on the Microsoft download site about Windows XP SP3 – http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=68c48dad-bc34-40be-8d85-6bb4f56f5110&DisplayLang=en  The update will be up to 580MB and is only for the x86 / 32bit versions of Windows XP. From the Download site Windows® XP Service Pack 3 (SP3) includes all previously released updates for the operating system. This update also includes a small number of new functionalities, which do not significantly change customers’ experience with the operating system. This white paper summarizes what is new in Windows XP SP3. Category: Software Published: 4/12/2007 3:37 PM

Exchange 2007 SP1 is out

Body: Most people wait for SP1 of a product to be released before deploying it.  I’m not normally one of those people and I’ve been deploying Exchange 2007 now since March this year for a larger client of ours.  I’ve currently got an open case with Microsoft on some funky intersite SMTP communications issues that has been going on now for 5 to 6 weeks.  I was hoping that Exchange 2007 SP1 might resolve these issues, but reading of the release notes indicates that applying SP1 is a one way operation.  So I’ll continue to investigate the issues with MS. … Continue reading Exchange 2007 SP1 is out

SharePoint Toolkit – now available for download

Body: This was released at the World Wide Partner Conference this year and now it’s available for download direct from Microsoft.  It’s a very cool toolkit that will help you understand, sell and implement Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 (WSS 3.0) solutions.  You can download it direct from Microsoft – the files are now online here Category: Software Published: 27/11/2007 9:15 AM

Damien says “This is like Geek Porn…”

Body: In our office, one of our guys – Damien, is our resident coder/programmer guru. I showed him a book today "Windows Command-Line Administrators Pocket Consultant" from MS Press ISBN 978-0-7356-2038-4. This book is one I’m reading right now and shows how with nothing more than the tools that come with Windows 2003 and the Resource kit, you can script all kinds of cool things. Creation of RAID sets, printers, users, you name it. Damien was somewhat overcome with enthusiasm as he said "This is like geek porn". Seriously guys – if you don’t do much in the way of … Continue reading Damien says “This is like Geek Porn…”

The joys of beta testing

Body: One of the joys of testing new software is the temporary error messages they have in it. Below is one from one of the packages I’m testing now. At least it’s clear why things don’t work J       Category: Software Published: 9/10/2007 7:24 AM