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Tag! You’re it!

I’ve been tagged!  Eileen Brown got me!  …so I’m obliged to A) tell 5 things about myself that you probably don’t know, and then B) tag 5 additional blogasphere friends. Okay.. here are 5 things that you may not know about me: I have 4 lovely children: Joe (15), Andy (14), Amy (12), and Laura… Read more

Best of Questions and Answers from the TechNet Webcast: Compliance and Records Management

Here are the “Best Of” our questions and answers from today’s TechNet Webcast: Compliance and Records Management. Thanks to all who attended!  Happy Holidays! -Kevin  PS – Here is my resource page for this webcast. — Questions and Answers: “When you refer to Document Information Panel, vis a vis doc metadata – are you referring to metadata exclusively for e-docs,… Read more

Best of Questions and Answers for TechNet Webcast: Best Practices for Designing the Active Directory Structure

Here are the “Best Of” our questions and answers from today’s TechNet Webcast: Best Practices for Designing the Active Directory Structure. BIG thank you to Matt Hester, who answered the questions in the background during the webcast; and whose work this represents. Thanks to all who attended! -Kevin  — Questions and Answers: “What are the tradeoffs for naming your internal… Read more

Some good questions on Activation 2.0

As many of you know, or will know by reading this, Windows Vista (and future OS’s and Apps from Microsoft) requires Activation; and a new functionality that is very good, and very important to understand, is how the new “Activation 2.0” affects volume licenses of Windows Vista Business versions (Standard and Enterprise).  CLICK HERE For more information… Read more

Webcast Resources: Compliance and Records Management

  Here are some resources relating to the webcast I presented on December 22, 2006, entitled “Compliance and Records Management“ I hope you find them useful. Kevin — Preview – Microsoft Windows SharePoint Services 3.0http://www.microsoft.com/office/preview/technologies/sharepointtechnology/highlights.mspx Preview – Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007http://www.microsoft.com/office/preview/servers/sharepointserver/overview.mspx Microsoft Business Intelligencehttp://www.microsoft.com/office/preview/solutions/bi/guide.mspx Microsoft SharePoint Products and Technologies Team Bloghttp://blogs.msdn.com/sharepoint/archive/2006/01/09/510812.aspx Microsoft Records Management Team… Read more

Webcast Resources: Best Practices for designing the Active Directory Structure

  Here are some resources relating to the webcast I presented on December 20, 2006, entitled “Best Practices for designing the Active Directory Structure“ I hope you find them useful. Kevin — Planning and Implementing Federated Forests in Windows Server2003http://www.microsoft.com/technet/prodtechnol/windowsserver2003/technologies/activedirectory/fedffin2.mspx Autonomy vs. Isolationhttp://www.microsoft.com/technet/prodtechnol/windowsserver2003/library/DepKit/e638db7d-ae87-45b2-beba-ec5815876ca2.mspx Determining the Number of Forests Requiredhttp://www.microsoft.com/technet/prodtechnol/windowsserver2003/library/DepKit/0c1cfacb-ff12-466f-81c6-9d29c7c2c427.mspx Forest Design Modelshttp://www.microsoft.com/technet/prodtechnol/windowsserver2003/library/DepKit/0e40afb5-4504-4990-b579-052abe6bc599.mspx Reviewing the Domain Modelshttp://www.microsoft.com/technet/prodtechnol/windowsserver2003/library/DepKit/7928a6f2-3a50-4a4a-a349-ef8523798061.mspx… Read more

Breaking News: Exchange Server 2007 is RTM’d!

Yes indeed!   Today Microsoft announced that Exchange Server 2007 is DONE!  Shipped!  “Released to Manufacturing” (RTM).  Congratulations to the Exchange team.  This is wonderful news for all of us who have been waiting for it and evangelizing what a wonderful upgrade this is going to be.  (And now I’m excited to install it on… Read more

It’s a Big Day

Yes indeed.  It’s a new day for business.  Today is the day that Windows Vista and the 2007 Office System are officially and for the first time available to business.  Volume License customers… start your engines! As stated in this PressPass announcement, this is the biggest launch in Microsoft’s history; even bigger than the joint… Read more

Best of Questions and Answers for Webcast: Improvements to Calendaring in Exchange 2007

Here are the questions and answers from today’s TechNet Webcast: Improvements to Calendaring in Exchange 2007. Thanks to all who attended! -Kevin    Questions and Answers: “By ‘room’, are we talking a physical place or virtual place?” It’s really up to you. Ordinarily people use this functionality so that they can reserve meeting rooms or some other… Read more

Best of Questions and Answers from Webcast: Introduction to Windows PowerShell Scripting in Exchange Server 2007

 Hi! Below I’ve pasted an edited and cleaned up copy of most of the Q&A from the webcast “Introduction to Windows PowerShell Scripting in Exchange Server 2007” (November 17, 2006).  If you’re interested in viewing the webcast (either again or for the first time), here it is. I also need to send out a BIG… Read more