Microsoft IT Showcase: Deploying SharePoint

One of the greatest things that don’t happen at most corporate IT departments is giving back to the community and communicating best practices.  Microsoft is one of the few companies that invest heavily in IT R&D so that it is an active partner in solving the business’s problems and is able to create new solutions…

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Vista, Office 2007, BDD, Exchange, Resource Laundry List

Test Windows Vista and 2007 Office system for your organization Download the free Business Desktop Deployment 2007 solution to get all the deployment tools Learn more about Windows Vista, Exchange 2007 or the 2007 Office system Download the Exchange Server 2007 readiness checks with Exchange Best Practice Analyzer v2.7 along with other great tools Leverage Windows PowerShell…

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Microsoft Live Writer 2.0 Beta

Technorati Tags: Microsoft, Live.com, beta, blogging I just downloaded the new version of Live Writer, for some reason I was still using a pre-1.0 beta.  For those of you who still use a browser to blog, using a dedicated application allows for a richer level of access to advanced features like drag ‘n’ drop as…

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Office Communications Server Launch Date

For those of you don’t read the Microsoft Press website on a regular basis, *guilty* OCS 2007’s launch date has been set for October 16th! details and link to webcast here: http://www.microsoft.com/presspass/press/2007/aug07/08-21UCGVCFMA.mspx?rss_fdn=Press%20Releases Office Communications Server 2007 will be THE product that launches real-time communications, instant messaging, and presence in the enterprise and business environments.  Whether you…

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Microsoft Messaging & Mobility User Group UK

So I went to my first user group in the UK.  I was really impressed on the quality.  I had a great opportunity to meet Nathan Winters, the founder and interacted with people in the community.  Another reason I had a great time at the user group *besides the pizza* was because Russell Kirk, CTO…

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And There Was Much Rejoicing: Office Migration Planning Manager

For people who wanted to convert all their MS Office documents to the ECMA OpenXML file format *soon to be ISO ratified* in a batch process, this download will speed up your organization’s migration.  IT’S FREE!! like beer! Don’t worry, it wont modify your orginal binary files, it will just create new XML equivalents in a separate…

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New Job, New Country, New Launch

  To all my readers out there, at present, all five of you, I thought it would be a great way to kick my new blog with a summary of where I’ve been and why I’ve decided to start a new blog.  My first foray in the Microsoft blogging scene was the Vacuum Tube.  It…

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