Terminal Dodgeball

   Last week the Terminal Services Team squared off against the EEC crew in a very one-sided dodgeball game at the ProClub in Redmond…  I wasn’t able to make it, but as I hear things, the score was something like EEC=3, TS=0!  Stanley Jones took some video of it using a Kodak digital camera which I’ve put up on…

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iSCSI in the Real-World

   The EEC has recently been evaluating iSCSI technology options from some of our vendor partners – Really interesting stuff.  We haven’t had any requests from customers for this technology yet, but we want to get up to speed on it and gain some operational experience before they do.  There are iSCSI options for our Brocade SilkWorm 24000 and…

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Inappropriate relations with a Sun server...

   Wow!  If a Microsoftie has a few complimentary words to say about Sun’s latest Windows-compatible hardware, should he be fired for revealing his latent “hardware fetishist” tendencies?  According to TheRegister, the answer is a logic-defying “yes”.  Fortunately, my boss doesn’t look to the Register for staffing guidance, and colleagues assure me that having the Register tear into you personally is in fact something of…

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My boss is running a SUN workstation on his desktop!

   I never saw this one coming:  After playing with the new WindowsXP x64 Opteron-based  Sun workstations at tonight’s Sun mixer held in honor of the deployment of two racks worth of new SunFire Windows Server 2003 gear, my boss cleaned off his old HP desktop and and rolled in a new Sun Workstation to use as his dektop!  Am…

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What would an http://www.asp.net style community site look like for the Server Community?

   There’s been talk around the halls of building 25 of exploring an IBuySpy/CommunityServer/CommunityStarter type web site to host community-generated ITPro content, provide community resources pertaining to Windows Server System products, and perhaps add a sandbox.msn.com type of area to help get early feedback on some of the things we’re working on…  I love the feel of the Visual Studio teams’ non-Corporate feeling Community…

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Defining the "Windows Server System"

   It’s a widely acknowledged fact in the software industry that we’ve got a pretty hot marketing machine here at Microsoft that is fueled by an endless stream of excellent products and creativity, but I’ve been thinking a lot recently about the “Windows Server System”:  While this brand name is neatly consistent with the “Microsoft Office System” brand name…

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Fun with PhotoStory - EEC's Morale Event

   After executing on grueling schedule this Summer, the EEC crew decided top blow off some steam by tearing up my boss’s cabin a few hours north of here one weekend…  Lots of sun, fun, and hurricanes 🙂  I decided to try out the new PhotoStory package to see what I could do with some of the pics we took…

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The EEC is hiring!

The Enterprise Engineering Center has two really cool positions available to the right candidates…  We’re looking for some rare and talented professionals, and I’d be extremely grateful for any truly outstanding referrals you’d care to send our way!  We need a pair of experienced consultants with the right mix of technical expertise, Enterprise solutions design and implementation experience, business…

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