Archive for July, 2007

From Building to Burning Bridges

Thursday, July 19th, 2007

So I wrote yesterday how impressed I was with Microsoft and Level Platforms working together.  Unfortunately it looks like not every company shares my views on partnership.  Check out Vlad's blog on Dell and their next move towards desktop domination.  You already know how I feel about Dell.  Michael Dell swore ...

Quick Access to Network Connections in Vista

Thursday, July 19th, 2007

If you are like me you are constantly needing to access your Network Connections Control Panel.  Here is a quick tip to save clicks. Right click on your desktop and create new shortcut, enter ncpa.cpl and hit enter. Name it Network Connections, that?s right NETWORK CONNECTIONS ON THE DESKTOP!  Sure you ...

New Action Pack Requirements

Wednesday, July 18th, 2007

As I mentioned at last night's Charlotte SBS Group meeting, MS has put some new requirements into getting your Action Pack. 

Level Platforms and Microsoft are Building Bridges

Wednesday, July 18th, 2007

I'm often asked about why we (Charlotte Tech Care Team) choose Level Platforms (LPI) as our platform for delivering managed services.  "Isn't Kaseya better?", I often hear?  The truth be told, YES, Kaseya has a better MSP product than LPI's current release.  But another truth is that  these products (Kaseya and ...

FPM goes RTM!

Tuesday, July 17th, 2007

After much anticipation Windows Home Server has been released to manufacturing.  This means that you too can have PFM running in your before Christmas.   Kudo's to the WHS team and all the folks who helped make it happen!

SBS Chat - Don’t miss it!

Monday, July 16th, 2007

Hey folks.  This a great chance to chat with some of the top minds in SBS.  Thanks for the reminder Susan.  Andy Goodman writes: Happy Monday Gang, Do you know what this week is? That's right it is the week of the SBS Chat at this Wednesday at ...

Christmas in July?

Monday, July 16th, 2007

A little fun to start off my Monday on what promises to be a very busy week.  I've just found what I'm going to get Vlad for Christmas.   A new OPhone.  He may have to contact Chris to get help (on figuring out what direction is up  on the phone) ...

Spell it $B$C do you?

Sunday, July 15th, 2007

I didn't become an SBSC to get kickbacks for selling my customers what they already need but if MS want's to send a little thank you my way then who am I to complain.  Seriously, we got $2k last time just for helping a client become compliant. Thanks Eric for the ...

Goodbye SBS Pre-SP1 Support

Friday, July 13th, 2007

Thanks Sean for the heads up on SBS RTM.  Sorry you couldn't make WWPC, you were missed.

Two Quotes From the Past Week

Friday, July 13th, 2007

Kevin Turner, COO of Microsoft describes their plan for FY08 in contradiction to what Steve Ballmer said only 3 months earlier:  "100% Software as a Service is hype".  Me, plagiarizing a quote from a Cougar Beta Meeting in NOLO to David Herring, the Regional Sales Manager to Time Warner Cable Business ...