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…


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…


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,…


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…


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…


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…


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…


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…


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…