The New Sound of Windows Vista

  I remember the sound that my desktop used to make when Windows 95 Started.  There was something new age and exciting about an operating system greeting that was musical in nature.  It spoke to the more refined and artistic side of the world of technology.  The sounds of Windows 98, and Windows 2000 continued…


Speech recognition gone wild!

As you are all well aware i am a huge fan of speech recognition in Windows Vista.  You can watch the screencast i did a couple of months back here.  Yesterday on the Windows Vista Blog Lorrin Maughan posted a screencast of a coworker using speech recognition in conjunction with the new Windows Movie Maker…


Hello, Again.

I know I have been absent from the Blue world for a few months.  There are some reasons but none of them are really good.  I am back! 


Disabling the Local Adminstrators Account

Yesterday on my Advanced Security for Server and Clients Webcast there was a question about local administrator accounts and I promised to address it here.  Question:  How can I disable all of the local Administrator accounts on the various client machines throughout my network? The question is interesting because it reveals a larger issue that is…


Interface TV

About a year ago I had this great idea for a television show.  I wanted to show how technology changes peoples lives for the better.  I also wanted to show some of the just fun and cool things that technology can do.  I found the right people who were just crazy enough to give me…


Windows Vista Product Guide Released

As many of you know I love Windows Vista!  This operating system marks a significant leap in the way we work with a client operating system.  The Beta releases and CTP’s have been enjoyable to work with however much is left to the users devices to figure out what is new, and more importantly how…


T-mobile Deals

I love mobile phones!  The Windows Mobile 5 devices are as soooooooo good.  I currently am running the HTC Wizard on a T-Mobile national plan and I have to tell you I absolutely love it.  If there is any problem with the Windows Mobile 5 devices it is the cost associated with using them.  They are not after all…


Windows Vista Firewall

I spent the afternoon with the TechNet Team talking about new features of Windows Vista!  We had a great time!  One of the features I wanted to share with you concerns some of the changes Microsoft has made to the Windows Firewall.  One of the requests that I have heard at my live events over and over again is…


Storage Management and iSCSI in a Microsoft World

 My friend Keith Combs has blogged a discussion of Storage management solutions including the best discussion of iSCSI I have ever read.  In the world of Information Systems management we often classify networks by their size or number of users.  Many hardware and software applications are developed with a focus on a specific network infrastructure segment.  Microsoft…


Weekly World News

I know I never post stuff on the weekends but this had to be posted.  I was in my local grocery store this evening buying the essentials for Sunday dinner.  As i stood in line at the check stand i happened to catch the headline on the Weekly World News.  I couldn’t stop giggling.  The…