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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

December TechNet Webcast and Virtual LAb Schedule (Wanna win an XBOX 360?)

“Yeah, I wanna win a 360, Kevin!” Of course you do.  (So do I, but my employer says I’m ineligible.) Take any TechNet or MSDN Virtual Lab or Labcast, submit a completed evaluation, and be automatically registered to win an Xbox 360!  To learn more, see the official rules! And here is the schedule for… Read more

December 2006 TechNet Webcasts and Virtual Labs

Upcoming TechNet Webcasts: December 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

What a cool idea for evaluating software…

This is one of those ideas that, when you hear it, makes you think, “Duh!  That’s so simple, and brilliant!  Why didn’t I think of that?” Microsoft announced today (among other things) that we’re starting a program that lets you try software easily.  “So?  I’ve been able to download evaluation software before.  What’s the big… Read more

WinFS: Living? Dead? Living-Dead?

WinFS: What’s up? Readers who follow Microsoft news and blogs already have probably seen the buzz in the blogosphere concerning the fate of WinFS; the “file system as (or in a) relational database”.  Apparently rumors of it’s death are based on the fact that members of the product team said it was dead.  But not… Read more

TechNet Event Resources are HERE!

Live Event Resources For the past year or so I’ve gotten into the habit of typing out my live event and webcast resources, and making them available to my event attendees.  The response has been overwhelmingly positive.  And this quarter is no exception.  This time around, though, the document is HUGE! Still, I’m printing them… Read more

SQL Server 2005 Tidbit 042 – SQL Server 2005 SP1 is LIVE!

SQL Server 2005 Tidbit 042 Service Pack 1 (SP1) for SQL Server 2005 is now available.  Get it here.  (Link is finally LIVE!) “What’s new, Kevin?” Well, the biggest news, in my opinion, is that it now fully supports Database Mirroring.  (Can I get a big “HOORAY!” for that one?!  Yeah!) Here’s the press release…. Read more

TechNet Webcast Schedule – 2006 05

Upcoming TechNet Webcasts: May 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

SQL Server 2005 Tidbit 040

SQL Server 2005 Tidbit 040 This one is just for fun and nostalgia value.  It’s a copy of Microsoft SQL Server 1.1 running as a Virtual Machine under Microsoft Virtual PC. http://blogs.virtualserver.tv/blogs/dugie/archive/2005/12/12/345.aspx Thanks Andrew Dugdell! — Got an IT question?  Give me a comment, or contact me.  … Read more