Strange piece of Tech-ed IT-Forum follow up.

If you are in the UK you are probably aware of the death of the Alexander Litvinenko, and the on-going investigation into some of British Airways’s Boeing 767s. It appears one of these aircraft was working on the London Heathrow – Barcelona route during the week of Tech-ed IT-Forum. The flights involved are flights BA478…

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Change the world or go home ?

  Hugh Mcleod’s cartoon has a bit of a following in Microsoft, (it’s only a matter of time before we see it on T-Shirts round here).  I like it because I like ambiguity in pictures, slogans and the like and Hugh gives 5 possible meanings on his blog. I’ve mentioned the interviews I did in…

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Huskies, Cats … oh and a whale for good measure.

My Colleague Mike Pallot keeps an interesting blog, which I’m slightly ashamed to say I found by accident : a recent entry got me to do a test of my “Personal DNA” which comes back with saying I’m a … Most of Mike’s stuff is about High Performance Computing and Search. He gives a great analogy for…

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The customers you don’t want.

About 1999 someone from Microsoft sent me a cassette tape of a talk called “Selling Consultancy services” and the guy giving the talk threw out a question. “We and our customers both want exactly the same thing. What is it ?” And you could hear the audience mumbling – thinking, “we want them to pay…

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More on Powershell

Since it’s the weekend I’m catching up on my reading … A few days ago I mentioned Richard Siddaway, who is setting up a Powershell user group for the UK. Somehow I failed to mention that Powershell released to the web during Tech-ed IT forum. DOH ! The www.microsoft.com/powershell will take you to the home page…

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Exchange Vista and Office Launch (for Pedants)

I realise that those of you who are prone to bouts of political correctness might describe me as “pro-detail” – and whose who aren’t might call me a Pedantic wassname. You might register for the Exchange/Vista/Office (a.k.a EVO) Launch event perfectly happily but since I first saw the UK version of a the “Ready for a new day”…

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Vista Automated Installation Kit (and Windows PE) now available.

I’m indebted to Mikey for letting me know that we have now published the kit here. It’s in 3 parts at the moment. There are, an X86, an AMD-64 bit and a Windows PE file, I believe there is also an IA-64 version which has yet to appear. While I’m tipping my hat to people, I also…

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Softgrid: what kind of Voodoo is that ?

At Tech-ed IT forum I did an interview, with Chad Jones who came to Microsoft when we acquired Softricity earlier in the year. I’m was pleased with the interview because I didn’t know much about the product, did my research and was able to ask Chad a set of questions which got him to tell the…

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Got TechNet ? Get Vista.

I’m not the first to break the news, but Windows Vista was posted on the TechNet subscriber site last Thursday – a day sooner than originally planned. This is a good time to give out a reminder about the value of TechNet, it’s the must-have toolkit for IT professionals, giving you Access to full version evaluation…

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Powershell …

I mentioned that one of the negatives of my trip to Barcelona was not getting to sessions and the positives were all around the people I met. I was minding my own business in the speaker room when Eileen got into a Powershell conversation with a man in a most distinctive tie. She had a suggestion for…

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