Super Grandma – priceless !!!

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Wish I Was Sleeping in Seattle

Today would have been a fun day to be in Bellevue, Washington.  Bellevue is where I normally stay when I am in that area for meetings, training, etc.  It was a big day for Microsoft.  It was the first day Microsoft employees could fan out and purchase Windows Phone 7 devices. I’m sure many employees…


“You Had Me At 3TB”

The Hitachi Deskstar™ 7K3000 is Hitachi’s first hard drive to deliver an enormous three terabytes of storage capacity and 7200 RPM performance in a standard 3.5-inch form factor. The 7K3000 is also the first Hitachi hard drive with a 6Gb/s SATA interface, which along with its 64MB cache buffer delivers a big boost to performance…


Ordered: Samsung Focus

The employee purchase program moratorium is finally over and I ordered the AT&T subsidized Samsung Focus.  I tried the HTC HD7 but didn’t have much luck with battery life so I am trying a different make and model.  I really hope this one works out.


Lync Server 2010 Protocol Workloads Poster – now available

This is only one section of the poster, but if you are trying to learn all about Lync, you’ll probably want this poster.  Go get it @  There will be a pop quiz on Friday.


Get the latest on the Waledac Botnet Takedown

In this video I interview Richard Boscovich, Senior Attorney and T.J. Campana, Senior Program Manager both from Microsoft’s Digital Crimes Unit. Richard and T.J. discuss Microsoft’s legal and technical involvement in the Waledac botnet takedown.  This is a fascinating story.  See the details at


Driving Four Dell LCD panels with a single Lenovo ThinkPad T410s Optimus laptop and dock

About three weeks ago a Lenovo coupon came out for 15% off ThinkPad laptops. This combined with our stacked EPP discount put the latest ThinkPad T410s in my target price range. In addition to that discount, you can now order this machine with the Intel second generation SSD instead of the Samsung SSD drives previously…


TechEd Europe 2010 – Day 4

There have been so many good sessions throughout the TechEd Europe 2010 conference I didn’t think it could get much better.  Wrong.  The sessions I attended on the fourth day were very good.  Really really technical sessions.  The kind of sessions that make your brain hurt. First up this morning was the session with Mark…