There Will Be a Test

Make sure you memorize the following if you decide to interview for a technical position here.  Ok, I’m half joking.  If you were going to interview for something that doesn’t involve Exchange Server, then you can save a few brain cells.  If however you are interviewing for a Support, TS or MCS position that involves…


Microsoft Management Summit (MMS) 2013 Registration Now Open

The Microsoft Management Summit (MMS) brings together the brightest IT professionals from around the world to increase their technical expertise through deep hands-on training, best-practice sharing, and interaction with innovators in desktop, device, and datacenter management, as well as cloud technologies. When we say deep, we mean it – with session content delving into the…


Amazon Kindle Paperwhite Announced

Today Amazon announced several Kindles.  I have been using their eBook readers for quite a long time now and was very intrigued by the new Kindle Paperwhite.  I have one on order.  Looks like I’ll receive it around the middle of October.  I can’t wait to try it out with some books this winter.

Platform Delivered! Windows and Visual Studio RTM

Today is another exciting day for Developers and IT Professionals as we mark a new milestone for the Visual Studio and Windows product families.  Visual Studio 2012, Windows 8 and Windows Server 2012 have reached the Release to Manufacturing (RTM) phase and will soon be available for download.  The new platform supports application development, deployment…

Mini VGA? Really?

Could someone please explain to me why mini VGA is a port on two of the latest Ultrabook style machines?  The second generation Samsung Series 9 machine, and the latest ASUS Zenbook (not yet shipping) both have mini HDMI and mini VGA.  I get that a lot of you might want to connect the notebook…


Lenovo ThinkPad X1 – mini review

Executive Summary I had a lot of pre-conceived notions about the Lenovo ThinkPad X1 before it arrived.  It turns out that some of them were wrong but others were right on the mark.  If you are looking for a 13.3” notebook computer that is battle worthy, then the X1 should be on your list for…


Windows Phone 7 promotion – get a killer phone for $0.01

See Looks like the offer is good until 7/1/2011.  Hit the link for full details on the terms and conditions. Enjoy.

Microsoft Lync Server 2010 Resource Kit – now available for download

The Lync Server 2010 Resource Kit is the technical reference for the product. This book extends the product planning, deploying, and managing documentation in the Lync Technical Library. This book serves as a companion to the product documentation to learn how the product works under the hood. Get it @



REDMOND, Wash., and LUXEMBOURG – May 10, 2011 – Microsoft Corp. (Nasdaq: “MSFT”) and Skype Global S.à r.l today announced that they have entered into a definitive agreement under which Microsoft will acquire Skype, the leading Internet communications company, for $8.5 billion in cash from the investor group led by Silver Lake. The agreement has…