Cyber Monday

You have to hand it to Abraham Lincoln.  When he designated the fourth Thursday in November as a day of Thanksgiving he inadvertently orphaned the fourth Friday in November from its traditional weekday status and transformed it into something else entirely.  Who wants to go back to work for a single day before the weekend. …

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ADMX Central Store

We have talked before about some of the cool new features of Active Directory in Windows Server 2008.  John Baker has recorded a great video on how to configure the central store for ADMX files.  He actually walks through step by step the process of creating and populating the store.  It’s a great video!  …

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The Great Pumpkin

When Charles M. Shulz wrote his now famous Halloween story “Its the Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown” which was later made into an animated short I’m sure he had no idea that he would spawn a new genre in competitive gardening.  Pumpkin contests have become commonplace throughout the United States.  I was one of those kids…

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Win A Free Lenovo Thinkpad T61p

First there was this posting on Keith Combs Blog.  http://blogs.technet.com/keithcombs/archive/2008/10/09/we-are-giving-away-a-lenovo-thinkpad-t61p.aspx Then on Friday there was this from Matt Hester’s blog.  http://blogs.technet.com/matthewms/archive/2008/10/10/do-you-want-to-win-a-lenovo-t61p-thinkpad-or-xbox-360-pro-with-60-gb.aspx   If you are a Microsoft MVP this is a great opportunity.  Use your creativity and put something together that will really showcase your knowledge and power using Microsoft Solutions.  The prizes are great! …

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Group Policy Preferences

Since the release of Windows Server 2008 I have been focused on showing IT administrators how some of the changes to Windows Server can really make their lives better.  One key area of change is in the world of Group Policy Preferences.  Group Policy preferences make it possible for me to set computer or user…

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Biking 101

I have some really good friends who love to ride bikes. John Weston who you all know as one of my team mates is serious into riding. John rides road bikes. I have watched with interest as he has subjected himself to all kinds of pain a suffering that seem to go hand and hand…

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Life on the Fringe

I live in Utah.  The home of chemical weapons testing.  Nuclear fallout.  The present home of the "New Area 51"  Generally speaking if the US government  says it didn’t happen or doesn’t exist; it didn’t happen or doesn’t exist here.  There is a reason the first artificial heart came from Utah.  There is something in…

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Next Generation Networking and the New TCP/IP Stack

TCP/IP is the nuts and bolts of speed in a network. I recorded a short video highlighting some of the changes to the IP Stack in Windows Vista and Windows Server 2008. Enjoy the Video. I have included the link to the Power Point deck referenced at the end of the video because no one…

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ImageX Demo

Since I published the video on creating custom WinPE images I have received a whole bunch of questions centered around deployment tools.  Many of you have asked how to customize the contents of the actual .wim image.  I recorded a quick video segment on using Image X to mount and customize the contents of a…

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Internet Explorer 8 Beta 2

My friend Matt Hester is passionate about technology and the way it changes peoples lives for the better.  He has been working with the Internet Explorer 8 folks lately.  The browser is something we all interact with on a regular basis.  Matt has recorded a series of videos about Internet Explorer 8.  They are fantastic! …

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