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I hope you’re having as much fun as I am!

I love the week after Christmas.  When I was a kid, it wasn’t getting all the presents on Christmas eve or Christmas day that was the best part of the season.  It was the days immediately AFTER Christmas when you could actually PLAY with your new toys.  And now that I’m an “adult” (some would… Read more

Best of Q&A from Webcast: SQL Server2005 Management and Administration

Greetings! Below I’ve pasted an edited and cleaned up copy of most of the Q&A from today’s webcast on SQL Server 2005 Management Administration.  Big BIG thank you to Bryan von Axelson for handling the Q&A on the backend, and who’s work this really represents. -Kevin — “As a technet subscriber I have been watching… Read more

Webcast Resources: Managing and Administering SQL Server 2005

Merry Christmas! or Happy Holidays! As promised, here are some related resources and helpful web pages for the content delivered in my webcast today – Managing and Administering SQL Server 2005 I hope you find them useful! -Kevin — Official Resource Page for this contenthttp://www.microsoft.com/technet/sql-02 SQL Server 2005 Webcast Serieshttp://www.microsoft.com/events/series/technetsqlserver2005.mspx SQL Server 2005 Books Online… Read more

Resources for "MOM 2005 for Active Directory" Webcast

As promised, here are some resources relating to the webcast topic presented.  I hope you find them useful. Kevin   — Management Webcast Series http://www.microsoft.com/events/series/technetmms.mspx   MOM Sizer Tool http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=93930640-FA0F-48B3-8EB0-86836A1808DF&displaylang=en   MOM Case Study – Homeloan Management Limited http://www.microsoft.com/resources/casestudies/CaseStudy.asp?CaseStudyID=17085   Getting Started with MOM (“MOM for Beginners”) http://www.microsoft.com/Mom/techinfo/training/getstarted.mspx   DEMO: Monitoring with MOM Consoles http://www.microsoft.com/seminar/shared/asp/view.asp?url=/seminar/en/20040617tnt1-112d3/manifest.xml… Read more

Branch offices are tough to manage

I was e-mailed about an online chat happening tomorrow.  Actually, the email begged me and probably a couple hundred other Microsoft Bloggers: “Would you mind placing this live chat announcement on your blog to let readers know:“ Okay.  I can do that. It’s entitled “Live Branch Chat: Administering and Maintaining the Branch Office Technologies”, and… Read more

A New Year of TechNet Webcasts Begins!

Yes indeed! The January TechNet Webcast Schedule is Live! We’ve got lots of great content for you this month; especially the two sessions I’m doing on Exchange Server Security. TechNet Webcast: Implementing Exchange Server 2003 Security (Part 1 of 2): Securing Services and Messaging Protocols (Level 200)Monday, January 16, 2006 – 11:00 AM – 12:30 PM… Read more

TechNet Webcast Schedule – 2006 01

Upcoming TechNet Webcasts: January 2006 TechNet webcasts are designed specifically for the IT Professional, offering in-depth information on how to plan, deploy, and manage Microsoft products and technologies, such as Microsoft SQL Server, Microsoft Exchange Server, Windows Server, Microsoft Internet Information Services, and Microsoft Content Management Server.   TechNet Webcast Series: Upcoming & On-Demand  … Read more

Wow… AOL to use MSN Search instead of Google?

If it happens, that’s really gonna hurt Google.  Of course, it’s not a done deal, but this Reuter’s article sure is interesting. I think we (Microsoft) should just buy AOL – but what do I know.  At least we’re trying to work out some advertising cooperation with them.     … Read more

I love Vista, too! (But maybe not THAT much…)

Incredible… I can’t believe he did this… The two guys in this video are famous at Microsoft these days for a very well-done series of video-blog postings around Windows Vista.  Lots of cool video demos that I’d likely be fired for telling you anything about.  (seriously cool stuff; you’ll just have to believe me!)  This… Read more