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The Count is On…

Unless my busy “networking” schedule gets in the way, I hope to post pics and recaps of each day at TechEd 2008. It’s been a frantic week. Chapter two went in last Wednesday, and I’m plugging away at chapter 3. It’s tough because the topic is soooo boring. IPv4, RRAS, and networking… I became a Microsoft guy for a reason.…

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I’m Back…

After a much too long vacation, I’ve returned to my Blog… For those faithful readers who have been diligently checking (but not posting:(…My apologies. It’s been a pretty busy spring. My wife and I took a wonderful, and much needed, trip to Puerto Vallarta for a Wedding. Also, with school wrapping up, and my first book chapter due, it’s been…

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Xobni Beta

OK… Anyone heard of this? Well, I’m a bit late to the party, but Xobni is beta social-networking tool that integrates with Outlook.I guess Bill Gates hyped it last fall. Anyway, if I get two people to click on the link below and sign up, they put me on the top of the list:) Thanks in Advance! Mike

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“Workstation 2008″…the Hot Ticket!

OK…This Rocks! Following a blog post from an MS Engineer, Installed Server 2008 standard x64 on my TabletPC adding in many of the vista features. It smokes my install of Vista Ultimate to pieces… Performance tests have shown a 11-17% performance difference between a Server 2008 WS and Vista, SP1. This is the OS MS should have released to the…

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What’s New…

Well, I’ve got a lot on my plate this week so we won’t have a new post till spring break…and it will be a long one. I’ve got a ton of cool stuff to share with you. And hopefully, I’ll start getting some feedback from my publisher on my book proposal! TTYL…Mike While you are waiting…check out http://www.runtime.org/dixml.htm http://www.personalfirewall.comodo.com/ http://anchorfree.com/downloads/hotspot-shield/

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Reason #1 to keep moving forward…Don’t be The Lone Server!

Check out this funny video from MS… http://blogs.technet.com/windowsserver/pages/about-lone-server.aspx I love the Blue Screen cocktail…As an ex-bartender and IT geek, this is COOL! And if you haven’t seen Microsoft’s latest children’s book…Personally, I think it is funny, yet a lame marketing attempt. http://gizmodo.com/342499/microsofts-brainwashing-childrens-book-mommy-where-do-servers-come-from Mike

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The Road to IT Pro

As promised, this is the first of many posts on the subject of working in IT and teaching yourself Windows or your operating system office choice using the techniques described. Before we get started, let’s talk about IT. Unlike some fields out there, IT is great because it’s always changing and you can constantly be challenged. On the flip side,…

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More Stuff you need to know…

Extending Server 2008 eval to 240 days… http://support.microsoft.com/kb/948472 Check out the latest issue of PCMagazine for 157 FREE pieces of software. I’ve got a whole slew written down. I just haven’t had time to play with them. Also, WIRED has a great article on how FREE is the business model of the future. And get it Free if you are…

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Tools you need to use

Everyone knows I’m a “Windows” guy so it is of no surprise that I’m hyping on some tools out of the Windows Live suite of products. Live is Microsoft’s answer to many of the tools other companies such as Google have created for the web. First is Foldershare. Still in Beta, Foldershare allows you to create libraries of folders/documents and…

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