Mr. Ballmer, Would You Sign My Mac?

Sorry, this was too funny not to post!  Well played Mr. Ballmer…well played.  Just out of curiosity, can you perhaps furbish me, employee #318193 with a personally signed version of my Lenovo (I’ll even take a Dell) ?  I know its not a Mac, but I swear it has Windows 7 on it 🙂 Macs…


Microsoft Office Web Apps License Information

Ars Technica has a done some reading in the in the “product use rights” document pertaining to Office 2010 Standard and Professional Plus.  The interesting bit is the wording around Office Web Apps usage.  I’ll admit that this license model is a no-brainer, but then again I work for the company :)  Many were curious…


Exchange Server Deep Dive Content

Exchange Server in Depth: Master Concepts and Optimize Your Server Environment The latest release of Microsoft Exchange Server can help you achieve better business outcomes while controlling the costs of deployment, administration, and compliance. Microsoft Exchange Server 2010 delivers a wide range of deployment options, integrated information leakage protection, and advanced compliance capabilities that combine…


Windows Azure Interop with Ruby on Rails!

I presented at London Geek Night a few days ago about the contributions that Microsoft made to the open-source community in 2009.  My presentation was titled, “Hell Froze over, Pigs flew, Microsoft Went Open” Hell Froze Over, Pigs Flew, Microsoft Went Open View more presentations from ukdpe. This was my first time to London Geek…

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Sky Player on Windows 7 Media Center

Sky Player, Sky’s online TV service launches on Windows 7 creating a new and innovative way for people in the UK to watch live and on demand TV from Sky on a PC.  The service is simple and easy to use and gives Windows 7 users access to the wide range of high-quality live and…


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…


What’s New In SharePoint 2010

There is a lot of noise in the SharePoint world post SharePoint Conference 2009 and PDC.  I’m getting hammered for requests regarding briefings and overviews of the product so I thought I should just make my slides available.  Check it out!   Share Point 2010 Product Overview BETA View more presentations from ukdpe. http://www.slideshare.net/ukdpe/share-point-2010-product-overview-beta


Discover the Future of Visual Data Mining with Microsoft Pivot

The world has too much information.  If you query any search engine for any topic, you will likely be greeted by millions of links of results.  Everyone knows that text cannot possibly be the end all, be all of data discovery.  Surely as the volume of unmanaged data grows, which grows about 70% year over…

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Classrooms with “Mini” Mainframe Using Multipoint Server

The idea of using a single machine with multiple simultaneous users is not a new concept.  After all, that is exactly what server admins do all the time with remote desktop and terminal services.  But what hasn’t been as easy to do is give users access to their own desktop environment with they own keyboard…


SharePoint Conference Day 2 – IT Pro Overview of 2010

While I’m really busy tweeting live at this conference, I read a great overview for IT Pros who are interested in SharePoint 2010.  I’m doing more of a dev focus for this conference so if you’re interested, follow me on Twitter @tarpara  See Natalya’s post.