People, Process and Technology sometimes collide

I’m the people part of the equation.  Recently the process and technology ran right over me and turned me into IT road kill.  So what happened?  Could it have been avoided? Definitely… Let’s set this up by describing my typical work environment.  Like many field employees, I am a mobile worker.  When I am traveling I use…

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Windows Connections Conference slides posted

Thanks to all of you for coming to the sessions I delivered today in Orlando, Florida.  Go Gators.  As promised, I have posted the following slide decks: Windows Server code name “Longhorn” Tech Overview Part 1 Windows Server code name “Longhorn” Tech Overview Part 2 Windows Server code name “Longhorn” Network Access Protection (NAP) Windows Deployment…

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Next week is Windows Vista week on Channel9

Channel9 has a treat for everyone and it starts next week.  Charles Torre of Niner fame will have a bunch of fascinating interviews and videos on the core technologies that make up Windows Vista.  For instance, get the low down on Windows Vista User Account Control (UAC) from Jon Schwartz (UAC Architect/Developer) and Chris Corio(UAC PM).  This will…


Multicast imaging support coming to Longhorn Server

Lets face it, our new deployment tools rock.  However, one significant customer feature request has been missing from the portfolio.  Every time I do a deployment tool session around ImageX, BDD, WAIK, etc., the question of multicast support comes up.  And the answer until today is we don’t have multicast support. Well, we now have…

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Desktop Deployment Tools – one stop shopping

Each week for the next couple of months, my team will demonstrate a variety of tools that make operating system and application deployment easier.  The demos of course show off how to deploy Windows Vista and Office 2007.  However, you can also use the new tools to deploy Windows XP and Office 2003 if needed. …

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