Powershell script to help check WMI setting has been configured

We all know how powerful Powershell is, so it is great to highlight an example of where it was showed to be very effective and really quick to create a positive result. Recently I highlighted and issue that affected 2003 Domain Controllers which caused High CPU on WMIprvse.exe caused by a memory leak dnsprov.dll. http://blogs.technet.com/janelewis/archive/2009/12/18/high-cpu-on-wmiprvse-exe-caused-by-memory-leak-dnsprov-dll-windows-2003.aspx…

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Ladies if you are interested in a Career at Microsoft read on

8th of March 2010 HI Everyone, I have just come back from a busy week in Amsterdam and my Colleague Charna Westerhold has given me some more details about an exciting event I am taking part in . The event is entitled No Boundaries Only Unlimited Potential! International Women’s Day is a global day celebrating…

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Safer Internet Day 9th February 2010

    Being a Mum of two young boys who avidly use the Facebook, MSN, Online Gaming, Mobile phones I am very aware of the importance of keeping them safe online and clear about what to do if they feel uncomfortable in any way. On the 9th of February Microsoft are taking part in Safer…

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Great Videos to help you learn Cool Stuff

I was reading an internal Newsletter and I found some great information about some great funky videos to help you learn lots about Windows 7 and Office. These are a little bit different from our normal corporate videos. But I found them cool informative . Check them out here http://www.microsoft.com/showcase/en/us/channels/officecasual Also I think I must…

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Enterprise Domain Controllers Group and Group Policies

Myself and a colleague Mark Empson have been developing a New Service entitled a GPO Health Check that looks at every aspect of the health of your Group Policies. Well one of the tests involved was checking for any Group Policies that had only the Read Group Policy Object permission and not the Apply Group…

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Changing you Colour Scheme in Office and Outlook 2010

Well my friend and Colleague Justin Zarb showed me something funky in Office2010 beta today. He was running his installation with a great “Black” colour scheme in Outlook, similiar to below; The way he set this up was to go into options in word and choose optimize ribbon. Then you have a choice of either…

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Busy first day at Bett2010 despite the Snow !

Well I was busy working at Bett 2010 today at Olympia despite the snow. I left for Olympia at 6.30am this morning and I was quite suprised when I stepped outside my door into 4 inches of snow. Our Stand at Olympia has been very busy all day. See Below; There has been a tremendous…

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Lets give Barbie and interesting Career

  Well this is a bit of a fun post . One of my colleagues told me about this website . Where there is a contest going on to choose Barbie’s next career… and computer engineering is one of the options! If you have a moment, go to the link below and vote for Computer…

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A couple of cool downloads for your Win 7 Platform

I had a couple of informative emails today bringing my attention to some great new tools and utilities. The first one is the Windows System State Analyzer as blogged about by the  Ask the Performance team. I never realise this functionality existed . As they state on their blog. “The basic functionality of the System…

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A great initiative and offer Home Access

As part of my training for BETT I learnt about the HOME ACCESS programme. This looks a really fantastic initiative to open up access to computing to children and parents who are less privileged. As I sat at home watching my two boys using Xbox 360, ps3 etc . Plus moving through applications and surfing…

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