Monthly Archives: July 2011

Ultimate Cell Phone?

So, what would a geek like me want in the ultimate cell phone? Well, the list is long as… well, you know how the bad joke goes. I would want: Lots of storage for my apps, songs, and videos. I … Continue reading

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Being the Point Man–It Takes a Special Breed

A friend of mine was recently talking about our time in the military. He said something along the line of, “Very few people have the personality, the skills, and the experience to take point.” His statement brought back many memories … Continue reading

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Office 365 – My Decision

I have been beta testing Office 365 for a few months now, and I have to say that I have been loving it. I am not very happy with how they are handling federation, but, overall, it is a fantastic … Continue reading

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Custom Presence in Lync 2010 in 4 Easy Steps – It Works With Office 365, Too

I know that there is a great deal of information on configuring custom presence states for Microsoft Office Communicator 2007 and 2007 R2. The examples in blogs and on Microsoft’s TechNet site all discuss how to configure an .xml file … Continue reading

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Free Cluster & Hyper-V Training

On Thursday, July 14th Symon Perriman will be giving online training to user groups about Failover Clustering & Hyper-V: Planning your Highly-Available Virtualization Environment.  This event is run in collaboration with Microsoft’s User Group Support Services (UGSS). This workshop will … Continue reading

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Microsoft Data Protection Manager 2010 Book Review

Back when I worked at Mindsharp, Steve Buchanan worked on my team. Steve was great to work with as he is extremely bright and loves the technology as much as I love it. Anyway, recently, Steve sent me a copy … Continue reading

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