Enabling Safe Mode in Windows 8 Developer Preview

Just a quick post to describe how to enable Safe Mode in Windows 8 Developer Preview. If you are reading this post, probably you have already tried to boot in Safe Mode for whatever reason using classic F8 key during WIndows boot, to discover that Windows Recovery Environment (with Metro style ) is what you…

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Office 365 Directory Synchronization Tidbits, Part 2: More about Filtering

In this post I will comment a little bit more on object filtering. As you probably know, Microsoft does not support any modifications in the out of the box configuration of Office 365 Synchronization Tool. There is a good reason for that, including that incorrect changes may trash your online services, including data loss. And…

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Office 365 Directory Synchronization Tidbits, Part 1

In this post I will try to cover some details that may help to understand how Microsoft Online Services Directory Synchronization Tool (MOSDST) works when it synchronizes on-premises Active Directory with Office 365. MOSDST is nothing else than a custom solution built on top of Microsoft Identity Lifecycle Manager 2007, but for non-ILM people it…

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Forefront Identity Manager 2010 R2 CEP

In june 2011 the Forefront Identity Manager 2010 R2 CEP program is launched. CEP stands for Community Evaluation Program at Microsoft Connect. As explained on the landing page: “The Community Evaluation Program from the Management and Security team at Microsoft provides IT professionals a structured approach to evaluating System Center and Forefront products before their…

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Analyzing a Crash Dump, aka BSOD

Today I have to face a weird behavior in my laptop since a few of days ago. It only happens that when the computer goes to sleep, that is, stand-by, either by my request or due to lack of battery, the screen goes blank but seemed to never finish the sleep process. I say “seemed”…

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