Attention to Detail

One thing that we are absolutely doing right in Windows 7 is paying attention to tiny details that may seem trivial, but that add significant polish to the End User experience. In checking the date today, I see that the clock politely informs me that it changed the time due to Daylight Savings Time. So…


SharePoint 2007 February Cumulative Update (CU) Released!

Good news!  The SharePoint 2007 February Cumulative Update (CU) has been released.  And there was much rejoicing. In case you were wondering (I see these questions every once in a while): Q. Does it include the Infrastructure Update? A. Yes. Q. Does it include all Hotfixes from SP1 on? A. Yes. A. Does it include…


April TechNet Magazine is up!

Internet Explorer: What’s New in Internet Explorer 8 Everyone expects something different from their browser. Some users are most concerned with security and privacy while others are more focused on customizability. Some want full standards compatibility, and others just desire ease of use. Explore the numerous new features and enhancements in Internet Explorer 8 that…

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Name ActiveX Control

I was browsing the ATI/AMD site today to find an updated driver for Windows 7 (no luck…) and got a prompt letting me know that "This website wants to run the following add-on: ‘Name ActiveX Control’" As I am not one to enable ActiveX controls unless they serve a specific purpose that I need, I…

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Microsoft Transporter Suite Upgraded

If you are looking to migrate from Lotus Domino or from a generic POP/IMAP mail server to Exchange 2007, I have good news! The (free) Microsoft Transport Suite has been updated, to allow for multithreaded import of POP/IMAP mailboxes, and now supports migration from Lotus Notes R8.x. Where do I get it ? http://www.microsoft.com/technet/move  Or…


SharePoint Profile Cleanup

I ended up having to do quite a bit of cleanup on the profiles associated with a team SharePoint server, and learned a bit in the process that doesn’t seem to be on the Internet in one place, so I thought I’d share. Note: I will touch on several related areas in this post, so…

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Make Outlook 2007 Much Much Faster

If you have a large (1-2 GB or larger) mailbox in Outlook 2007, you have undoubtedly noticed that it can take a long time to start up in the morning. Like startup-Outlook-then-go-get-a-cup-of-coffee long. (There is a reason I am not in Product Marketing). You may have also noticed long shutdown times, an messages about “The…


How do I get out of this SharePoint Site Collection?

Within SharePoint, you can create new Site Collections or Sub Sites, which can look exactly the same to the end user, but which have some significant differences to the administrator.  I won’t cover the differences here, but you can read more here or here. One drawback to Site Collections is the fact that they do…


Upcoming Solution Accelerator Webcasts

Baldwin Ng and Frank Simorjay from the Solution Accelerator team will be presenting the two following webcasts. If you are a Microsoft Partner looking to increase sales opportunities or decrease customer costs (both key in our current financial environment) then make the time to log in to the sessions!   Event Name: Increase Sales Opportunities…

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Pandora Gadget

If you at all like music, you probably visit Pandora (http://www.pandora.com) on a regular basis.  Tonight, I noticed that they have a Gadget that will let you play their awesome playlists directly from your sidebar (or if you are on Windows 7, from anywhere!). Get it here: http://www.pandora.com/on-windowsgadget