Got money left in the budget? Send it to Microsoft.

I’ll take contributions if you like, but I was really talking about Microsoft’s upcoming events.  You can register now, pay for them now, and attend them next year.  So if you’ve got funds that go away at the end of 2008, look into these events: MMS 2009, April 27-May 1, Las Vegas.  Registration is open…

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ConfigMgr "Install Software Updates" task failing when building a reference machine?

If you are seeing issues with the “Install Sofware Updates” task in a ConfigMgr task sequence that is being used to build a reference computer image, or if you are deploying workgroup (non-domain joined) machines, you’ll need to tweak the task sequence a little to get this to work properly.  The ConfigMgr documentation at http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb693951.aspx…

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Internet Explorer 8 compatibility will be even easier

I’ve really like Internet Explorer 8.  But there are still lots of sites that don’t behave well, requiring the use of compatibility mode.  That’s easy enough for us IT guys, but end users don’t necessarily figure that out.  And the sites aren’t going to be fixed up fast enough to suit everyone.  So the IE…

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Two more certifications, including one on MDT 2008

I mentioned in my MCSA is now MCITP- Server Administrator post that I needed to take exam 70-647 to complete my MCITP: Enterprise Administrator certification.  I completed that one in October, so that completes my Windows Server 2008 and Windows Vista certification updates. This week, I took the newly-released 70-635 exam, titled “TS: Microsoft Deployment…

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