Microsoft IT Talks about Snow and Unified Communications

Snow Problem What a winter! The long range weather forecasters got it wrong, traffic in south eastern England ground to a halt at the first sight of snow – my usual 25 minute journey home turned into a 4 hour drive battling against the elements – but Microsoft was ready! For several years now Microsoft…

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Microsoft in Education – A Presentation by Steve Beswick

I managed to finally import, edit, and clean up the video from The SharePoint EDU Conference that took place back in the Summer 2009 in Birmingham.  There is a heavy SharePoint focus as you can tell by the name.  The content below is one of six videos that were recorded so stay tuned for more…

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PHP SQL Server Driver for All You Communists

I’ve been meeting a lot of open-source devs lately and most tend to be genuinely surprised about the ability to now use SQL Server 2005/2008 with PHP applications.  The best PHP devs, especially those who own or run development houses, tend to be a platform neutral bunch even those that work almost exclusively on Linux,…

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February Live Webcasts from Microsoft

TechNet Webcast: Network Considerations for Deploying Communications Server 2007 R2 (Level 300) Tuesday, February 02, 2010 – 11:00 AM – 12:30 PM Pacific Time Desmond Lee, Senior Consultant, Winworkers Switzerland http://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/EventDetail.aspx?EventID=1032439126&Culture=en-US TechNet Webcast: Deploying Kronos Workforce Management Solutions Using SQL Server 2008 (Level 200) Wednesday, February 03, 2010 – 8:00 AM – 9:00 AM Pacific…

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TechNet December WebCasts and Videos

TechNet Webcast: Microsoft Virtualization Best Practices for SharePoint (Level 200) Wednesday, December 02, 2009 – 8:00 AM – 9:00 AM Pacific Time Vipul Shah, Senior Product Manager, Microsoft Corporation Tom Brauch, President, Fpweb.net – SharePoint Hosting Pioneer Steve Laux, Product Manager, Fpweb.net – SharePoint Hosting Pioneer http://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/EventDetail.aspx?EventID=1032433236&Culture=en-US TechNet Webcast: Thrive Live! What to Look for…

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20 Free Apps for Windows 7 Power Users

I read a great list of free applications on TechRadar that really enhance the usability of Windows 7 especially if you’re a power-user.  Windows 7 is great, but some of these apps really take window management to the next level!  There is a good mix of freeware and open-source software.  My Favorites 7stacks 7-zip Handbrake…

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SharePoint VCX Conference Videos Posted! (FREE)

Attend at Your Convenience! If you weren’t able to make the SharePoint Live Virtual Conference & Expo live event on November 5th, you can now view the event On-Demand! They have got all the sessions you missed for you to peruse at your own pace and on your own schedule. Take a look at the…

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Improve SharePoint Developement Methodology with Microsoft Patterns & Practices

Microsoft patterns & practices is excited to announce the release of: Developing SharePoint Applications Guidance for building collaborative applications that extend your LOB systems In this e-mail: | Customer Value | What’s in Developing SharePoint Applications | Goals| Getting Started | Videos | About patterns & practices | Quick Links http://www.microsoft.com/spg http://www.codeplex.com/spg Download here Customer…

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Audit Your IT Environment with Microsoft Assessment and Planning Toolkit 4.0

The Microsoft Assessment and Planning Toolkit 4.0 is Now Available! With Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 becoming available in the near future, the Solution Accelerators Team is offering customers and partners a head start on deployment planning with the Microsoft Assessment and Planning Toolkit 4.0. Hundreds of thousands of Microsoft customers and partners…

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Dealing with Error Code 1603 for .NET 3.5 Deployments

This blog post has some tips.  If you produce a verbose log file during the .NET 3.5 update, it would help in debugging the situation.  I have to state that for this issue, it would be best if you contact Microsoft Support through whatever support channels you typically use.  Until then try the following scenarios…

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