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March 2008 - Posts

Vista SP1
It has been officially available for a couple weeks now, but some of us have been running it for over a month at this point .  Of course, outside of the MSDN and TechNet avenues, the only way to get it was due to a Microsoft mistake . In any event, Read More...
Let's Get Ready to Virtualize!
After many months, and a few miscellaneous upgrades to other parts of my network, I'm finally about to get a jump on my home virtualization overhaul project .  A number of things have changed from the original plan, however. Since that plan was presented Read More...
Vendor Patch Management Support
ComputerWorld has a very interesting article this week that talks about how immature Oracle's patch management program for customers is, compare to Microsoft's . As the following quote indicates, there are things that vendors should be doing to provide Read More...
More Professional Networking...
I recently came across another Professional Networking site called Marzar because of a question and answer session on LinkedIn Answers . Of course, I joined to see if it is worthy of any hype, and so far, I think it has many of the little things which Read More...
Working for a terrible boss
Yeah, over the years I've had a few of those, but that's not where I find myself today.  Instead, that's the subject of a very interesting question on LinkedIn Answers that asks how people have dealt with this situation. Unfortunately, in today's Read More...
Magazine Interview for Tech Article
I recently had the privilege of being quoted for a technical article in BizTech Magazine , which is published on behalf of CDW .   This is not the first time I have had the opportunity to contribute to an article , but this is the first time Read More...
It's Nearing Tax Time
Don't be a procrastinator.  File your taxes online, or use the downloadable editions of the various tax preparation software products (which is what I do) , or even see your accountant or your neighborhood H&R Block establishment (I did that Read More...
PowerShell News
I haven't had as much time as I would have liked to keep tabs on PowerShell , or start converting all my scripts to PowerShell, but with the official release of Windows Server 2008 , I might just have to make more time. To make matters even more interesting, Read More...
My Updated LinkedIn Feature Requests
The month of February 2008 was a very busy one at LinkedIn , it seems.  A number of improvements and modifications were made to the site , including network upgrades which now show Group Membership changes, a much maligned News function, and a major Read More...