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Yes, you can post a blog entry using Word 2007!

I just learned about a feature that is coming in Microsoft Word 2007 (part of the 2007 Office System) that has me pretty excited. And I asked permission to post this to my blog today.  The feature will be seen for the first time (although incomplete) in the soon-to-be-released “beta 2” of 2007 Office. Would… Read more

Internet Explorer 7.0 Beta 2 is LIVE

Beta 2 of IE 7.0 is Released Yeah, I’ve been using a pre-Beta 2 version for awhile now, and I’m loving it.  Click here (or the logo graphic) to learn more about the new features, and to download beta 2 for yourself.  Seriously – I’m hooked on the RSS feed support, and on tabs. … Read more

Can I have your attention?

Or more appropriately, do I deserve your attention? Question for you: How did you get here, to this blog entry?  Do you happen upon this blog as a result of a search?  Or perhaps you regularly read another blog and they linked to me?  The best case (my opinion) is that you are one of… Read more

Webcast Resources – Exchange Best Practices Analyzer Tool (April 10, 2006)

Below are some additional resources for the “Exchange Best Practices Analyzer” webcast I delivered on April 10, 2006. Hope you find them useful! -Kevin — Microsoft Exchange Server Best Practices Analyzer Toolhttp://www.microsoft.com/exchange/downloads/2003/exbpa/default.mspx Downloadhttp://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=dbab201f-4bee-4943-ac22-e2ddbd258df3 Overviewhttp://www.microsoft.com/exchange/downloads/2003/exbpa/overview.mspx System Requirementshttp://www.microsoft.com/exchange/downloads/2003/exbpa/sysreqs.mspx Quick-start Guidehttp://www.microsoft.com/technet/prodtechnol/exchange/2003/exbpaqsg.mspx Exchange Team Blog: “You had me at EHLO…”http://blogs.technet.com/exchange/archive/2004/09/21/232516.aspx Tipshttp://www.microsoft.com/exchange/techinfo/tips/previous.mspx#EHAA Exchange Server Best Practices Analyzer – MOM Management… Read more

No better time than NOW to start blogging!

I should take my own advice! Sorry I’ve been somewhat scarce lately, but I’m busy learning new content for our TechNet Events coming up, as well as really fun “Microsoft Campus Connection” events we’re doing.  (Good stuff!) “You said something about me blogging?  Me?” Oh yes, YOU!  MSN Spaces has just upgraded to a new… Read more

Dude! Where’d you git that BLOG t-shirt?!

I’ve been asked by a couple people where I got that “The Blog” shirt.  Here’s a link to that very shirt at the place I bought it from: http://www.t-shirthumor.com/Merchant2/products/blog.html?Category_Code=tops I also own this “You have the right to remain silent” one on a black T-shirt:http://www.t-shirthumor.com/Merchant2/products/rtrs.html?Category_Code=tops… Read more

Trick out your XBOX 360

Faceplates for the 360 are for sale from Microsoft and others, but my good friend and coworker Michael J. Murphy (“Brother Murphy”) found this really cool site that allows you to create your own custom faceplate: And they’re only $9.99 (plus S&H). (I’m sure my boys will be begging me for one now…) — On… Read more

More on the Security Update

Mike Nash has written a really good description up on the Microsoft Security Response Center blog. The MSRC Blog is yet another resource you can use to stay informed.  Use an RSS Reader and subscribe to it. For those of you who don’t know, Mike Nash is the Corporate Vice President responsible for security at… 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