Presentation Deck for Search Server 2008

So anyone who attended our events in Falkirk and Manchester, thank you for attending and here is the extended version of the PowerPoint presentation I used.  Please send me your questions via this blog so I can follow-up and answer them.  There were some really interesting questions and I think a lot of people will…

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Connectors and Investing in Open Technologies

So I presented at Falkirk to an awesome audience about Search Server 2008 and had some interesting questions.  I’ve learned in my travels that geography plays a huge part in the sophistication of an audience.  Don’t get me wrong, I am not insulting the caliber of talent in the room.  Presenting to the crowd, I…

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Thank You TechED and Musings From My Vacation

My blogging has been on hiatus because of a lot of traveling these past few weeks.  I’ve logged over 12,000 miles in two weeks and all my clocks are on different time zones.  As I pickup the the pieces of the train-wreck that is my inbox these next few days, I thought a quick post…

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Confessions of a Mobile Blogger

So for the last few weeks I’ve been secretly blogging without a computer. I won’t tell you which articles, but a few of them were written, hyperlinked, and published via my Orange M3100; shitty phone, great pda. I accomplished this amazing feat by using an amazing killer app called “Diarist 2.” Diarist is a Windows…

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Do You Deploy Windows with Floppy Disks?

Of course not, if you do, you’re dumb.  Please unsubscribe from my RSS feed now please.  During a late night after-party recap, me and James started talking about cool stuff *deployment? Where’s Kanye?*  that people should do but don’t, stuff that is really practical to IT Pros and partners too.  Our philosophical discussion revolved around…

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What Idiots Still Fall for These Scams?

With spam reaching almost 90% of all Internet traffic, I am proud to say that I get maybe one message of spam every two months.  Seriously.  My Microsoft inbox is clean, so is my GMail account.  But every now and then I have to check my "junk" folder for false positives, especially newsletter emails.  There…

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Goodbye Scott Stuart, I Really Bought Your Vision

On a personal note, I’m really sad to see Scott Stuart leave the company.  I only know Scott because of a few presentations he’s done as Microsoft’s CIO.  Being responsible for how technology is implemented in a global 80,000 employee organization is no easy task. Although the reasons behind his termination abrupt departure remain vague,…

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Meet Microsoft Server Core

The evangelists at Microsoft Across America have just released a great 8-part screencast of Windows Server 2008 Core.  None of the videos are longer than eight minutes and most are around five so WATCH THEM ALL!  Here is an excerpt from Keith Combs’s article, “At its “Core”, the Windows Server 2008 Core installation option is…

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Let Microsoft Search Server 2008 Set You Free

      Tacky tag-line, I know and I promise only to do it sparingly in the future.  Following up on my FAQ article explaining what Microsoft Search Server is, I thought it would be relevant to inform all of you that the product is actually available NOW on Microsoft’s website at http://www.microsoft.com/enterprisesearch.  Keep in…

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FAQ: Microsoft Announces Search Server 2008

Microsoft is excited announce two new product offerings.  Search Server 2008 and 2008 Express will allow organizations to easily implement enterprise search capabilities in their environment irrespective of SharePoint, which was required for our previous offering.  This product announcement does not replace MOSS 2007 Search, but offers new functionality that is complimentary to it so…

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