A More Secure and Well Managed Infrastructure – links from the webcast

Today we kicked of an eighteen part webcast series titled, “A More Secure and Well Managed Infrastructure”.  As with any good name, most of us are referring to it internally as SWMI (pronounced Swimee).  During the course of part one, I did some desktop sharing to show you the various areas on the web to…


Ok, we can change the name back to Longhorn now

Ok, now that the Longhorns whipped OU (finally), we can change Vista back to Longhorn.  It was all just a big threat to make sure Texas was properly motivated anyway, right?  Well, even if the Microsoft Windows Sooner marketeers outnumber the Microsoft Windows Longhorn marketeers, we still have some respect until next year.  Bragging rights count…


Is your SQL Server 2005 engine Pessimistic or Optimistic?

I just noticed another member of my team, Harold Wong, posted the demo script we used for testing pessimistic and optimistic concurrency controls in SQL Server 2005.  See http://blogs.technet.com/haroldwong/archive/2005/09/11/410594.aspx.  Warning, the scripts are really long since it’s a multipart demo.


1080p HDTV Redux

I’ve done a lot of research in the past few weeks. Since the beginning of my HDTV adventure, I’ve learned that although very little 1080p content exists on the market, that doesn’t mean purchasing a 1080p set is a bad thing.  Sure, the new 1080p DLP HDTV’s have driven the cost down for 720p TV’s,…