February 2009 - Posts
Microsoft is running EnergizeIT again this year, but this time, the guys from Microsoft will be coming to you. For myself, I am not sure what or where I will be able to attend this year. There is a chance I’ll be heading to Toronto for some of the events but the Ottawa events run [...]
My girlfriend’s boss sent this home with Tracey today to give to me. Many years ago, Tracey gave this to her boss and so the favour is returned. I think its a pretty accurate test actually from what I have seen from my nieces and nephews. I’ve been joking with Brad on MSN that I [...]
These are my exam preparation notes for Microsoft Press book, MCITP Exam Prep 70-646: Windows Server Administration; ISBN: 0735625107. This note covers Chapter 1, Lesson 2 and includes the topics of Windows Server 2008 Answer Files
Windows Deployment Services, Multicast, Scheduled and Automatic Deployment, Windows Deployment Services Images, WDS and Product Activation, and Rollback Preparation
The weather is being uncooperative down here in Kingston, so I won’t be able to attend the event tonight. But if you are in the Ottawa area and not overcome by Obama fever, I strongly suggest you go register for the event. You get a chance to ask questions and have them answered by very [...]
My exam studying didn’t go so well last weekend, so I pushed the exam out until the end of February as I try to be more realistic. This long weekend, I did manage to start doing a little reading. As I said in a earlier post, the book I am using to study is the Microsoft Press book, Windows Server Administration Self Paced Training kit.
As I am reading the book, I am summarizing key points as this helps me to remember what I have read, and I will post my summaries to my blog, one chapter per week, with lesson’s spread throughout the week. Remember, this is only a highlight of the book and I am not trying to rewrite the book on this blog.
You knew it was just a matter of time before Microsoft followed Apple’s lead and opened their own brand of stores.
In the past, Microsoft has always worked with partners to sell their business/enterprise products. The consumer line of products was left to the retail stores, like Best Buy, small computer stores, etc., who may not [...]
Thursday, February 12th 5:45 - 8:30 PM
Free Evening Event @ Microsoft Ottawa
Feature Session: You can do *that* with Entity Framework?, Julie Lerman
OttawaSQL.net in partnership with the Ottawa .NET Community is proud to announce Julie Lerman’s session on the ADO.NET Entity Framework.
The ADO.NET Entity Framework is Microsoft’s new data access technology that [...]
I am preparing to start studying for my next Microsoft exam. The exam I am working on will be 70-646, PRO: Windows Server 2008, Server Administrator. In my preparations, I am going to use the MCITP Self-Paced Training Kit (Exam 70-646): Windows Server 2008 Administratorexam preparation book to study for the exam. I bought this [...]
David Myers has a great post today on the changes to Windows 7 when using Run As.
For those that don’t know. David and I spent many hours together driving back and forth from the Certification Study Group in Ottawa for a couple of years and we both did our Train the Trainer course for [...]
Microsoft announced their Windows 7 lineup today. The plan for Windows 7 is to promote 2 main versions in North America, Professional and Home Premium, but the other versions will be there as well.
The versions being offered are as follows and the points listed are my interpretation of the what I read in the [...]
I am just browsing Slashdot this evening and I see a interesting article on naming conventions. http://tech.slashdot.org/article.pl?sid=09/02/02/2228254
I always find it interesting how people name machines. Some people name their servers based on a theme like cartoon characters or vehicles, ie, Homer, Bart, Maggie, etc. Others will use a scientific approach, like S-NX-MX-01 where the letters [...]