Another Vista post (Good bye XP)

 I never thought I would be posting so much about Vista (as opposed to Exchange posts). Recently, I migrated my personal laptop over to Vista Ultimate.  It was a big step for me, as it was the last of my PC’s that had XP on it. Not only did I leap over to Vista, and…

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Ever want to test your CAS deployment?

Have you ever, either in the course of troubleshooting, or perhaps when standing up a new Client Access Server, wanted a method to test if it works externally? Microsoft CSS has deployed a tool – more specifically, a web site- where you can check the functionality and availibility of any CAS servers that you may have published to…

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TechReady 6 bowling champ!

Last month I attended TechReady 6. TechReady is a Bi-annual, 5-day Microsoft internal technical conference for employees. During the CSS Bowling nite, I was on a team that took 4th place overall. Additionally, I was awarded a trophy for highest score (158), and placed for most strikes, which also received a trophy. This is despite…

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Things I didn’t know about Vista – New file system introduced with SP1

It’s always been a personal pet peeve that large USB drives come shipped from the factory formatted with FAT.  I have to reformat my MP3 player semi-regularly because it is a 30 GB Fat (something) partition.   The first thing I do with a new USB flash drive is to try to format it with…

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