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  • The Ever Inconsistent Microsoft...

    One of the things that annoys me about Microsoft (and this is true, to some extent, of any large company) is that there are too many times where it seems that one hand is not talking to the other.  Sometimes, it seems like one hand doesn't even know that there's another hand. Some of the most recent examples of this silliness are as ...
    Posted to Talking Out Loud with ASB (Weblog) by Logik! on October 21, 2007
  • Windows Server 2008

    Lately, I've been so busy with processes and procedures and policies, that I haven't had a chance to play with the upcoming version of Windows Server 2008.  I have had an opportunity to read a number of reports, including the one from eWeek, and it seems that the reports are favorable, especially where the new virtualization features are ...
    Posted to Talking Out Loud with ASB (Weblog) by Logik! on October 4, 2007
  • Can Microsoft Learn from This?

    Some days it seems like Microsoft still has a lot to learn about being a team player on a global stage where customers and regulators are interested in open standards and interoperability. They recently got spanked with both the ISO and the IEC while lobbying to get their OpenXML document format established as a global, open standard.  In ...
    Posted to Talking Out Loud with ASB (Weblog) by Logik! on September 6, 2007
  • Needless Vendor Bashing -- by Vendors

    In today's story of immense irony, we find a vendor taking time to bash another vendor for a security flaw, only to have diligent 3rd parties point out that the flaw exists for the bashing vendor as well. What a waste of time.  If folks would focus more on the issues they need to address, and less on showmanship and one-up-manship, they ...
    Posted to Talking Out Loud with ASB (Weblog) by Logik! on July 24, 2007
  • Good Ol' Microsoft Fun with Exchange 2007

    So, I sort of completed the migration to Exchange 2007 that I had decided to do this weekend.  Sort of. The mailbox moves were flawless.  Total time for this part of the migration was about 15 minutes, with my mailbox being the longest at 6 minutes.  Unfortunately for me, that was just the tip of the iceberg.  I have a ton of ...
    Posted to Talking Out Loud with ASB (Weblog) by Logik! on May 29, 2007
  • Reflection Time

    This week is a period of transition for me.  I'm in the midst of a brief transition between employers, and also some lengthier transitions on the home network. (I really need to shore up some aspects of my home network, and provide a new network diagram.  And I have to finish up some loose ends with technology migrations that I began ...
    Posted to Talking Out Loud with ASB (Weblog) by Logik! on May 25, 2007
  • Vista Sales Better Than Expected

    Or, more precisely, better than many analysts expected.  The analysts always seem to initially expect that the new OS will sell wildly better than the current OS, and then when Microsoft provides any guidance to suggest caution, they downgrade their expectations to ''will probably do poorly''.  Thus, they are always surprised when it ...
    Posted to Talking Out Loud with ASB (Weblog) by Logik! on April 27, 2007
  • Making the move to 64-bit Vista -- Finally!

    Yeah, yeah, it took me long enough.  What can I say?  I finally bit the bullet and installed Vista Ultimate x64 Edition on my laptop.  As I mentioned last month, my Vista upgrade path was not as smooth as I had hoped, since I was going to be forced to perform a clean install, but I must say that the actual installation ...
    Posted to Talking Out Loud with ASB (Weblog) by Logik! on April 18, 2007
  • The Microsoft Dilemma

    The issue I speak of relates to how many changes and new features should go into a new release of their software product.  If Microsoft adds lots of new functionality, then customers and analysts conclude that the likelihood of bugs within the new code is high and so they avoid product adoption for months or years or until several service ...
    Posted to Talking Out Loud with ASB (Weblog) by Logik! on April 9, 2007
  • Windows 2003 SP2 Oddities

    The Second Service Pack for Windows 2003 (both x86 and x64 editions) and for XP Professional, x64 Edition was released without much fanfare a week ago.  There was initially some controversy in the Release Notes which suggested that one would need to uninstall IE7 prior to running the update, and then reinstall it, but that was cleared up ...
    Posted to Talking Out Loud with ASB (Weblog) by Logik! on March 19, 2007
  • March Patch Madness

    This has been a fun month with all the Daylight Saving Time patching from a myriad of vendors.  (I wonder if anyone has done a study to see how much energy we burned preparing to save three more weeks of daylight?) Although Microsoft is the favorite whipping boy in these situations, they weren't the only vendor that was slow to provide solid ...
    Posted to Talking Out Loud with ASB (Weblog) by Logik! on March 14, 2007
  • SP2 for Windows 2003 (and XP x64) is here

    Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 2 (SP2) delivers on the Microsoft Trustworthy Computing initiative and illustrates Microsoft's commitment to continually create software products with enhanced security, increased reliability, and simplified administration. The SP2 update can be applied to all Windows Server 2003 products and Windows XP ...
    Posted to Talking Out Loud with ASB (Weblog) by Logik! on March 14, 2007
  • Getting Used to Windows Vista

    My Vista initiation continues, and so far, I don't have much to complain about.  I've done this whole ''new version of Windows'' thing enough times in the past 15 or so years that I know that there's really no point in not spending a week or two getting used to the new functionality before complaining about what I think I lost.  ...
    Posted to Talking Out Loud with ASB (Weblog) by Logik! on February 5, 2007
  • Got my January ActionPack Subscription

    I came home this evening to find out that the January shipment of my Microsoft ActionPack Subscription arrived today. Sweet!! Sort of, anyway...  First the good news:  I got my Office 2007 licenses, or should I say, Microsoft Office System 2007.  It even came with SharePoint Server 2007, and Microsoft Office Accounting ...
    Posted to Talking Out Loud with ASB (Weblog) by Logik! on January 31, 2007
  • Process Monitor v1.0

    Process Monitor v1.0: http://www.microsoft.com/technet/sysinternals/processesandthreads/processmonitor.mspx Process Monitor is an advanced monitoring tool for Windows that shows real-time file system, Registry and process/thread activity. It combines the features of two legacy Sysinternals utilities, Filemon and Regmon, and adds an ...
    Posted to Talking Out Loud with ASB (Weblog) by Logik! on November 8, 2006
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