Archive for November, 2007

Coming Soon - The Microsoft Small Business Show

Monday, November 12th, 2007

When I say coming soon, I mean really soon: next Wednesday to be exact.  The inaugural episode of  The Microsoft Small Business Show will be a FREE full hour of engaging, enlightening wisdom from successful entrepreneurs.  You won't want to miss it.  But don't take my word for it--take a ...

New SMB IT Pro Blog/Site/Video Channel

Monday, November 12th, 2007

My Google Alert caught Jeff Sandquist, a Microsoft Evangelist, taking live a new site called TechNet Edge.  I'm liking the content so far as there is already a great interview  with a Centro program manager posted.  If you like the rich interactive work at Channel 9 be sure to check out ...

Do Dead Things Explode?

Friday, November 9th, 2007

Vlad says the SMB community is dead but Karl Palachuk seem to have a different view with some actual proof to back up his opinion.  Is Karl overly optimistic or does Vlad need to buy more of Karl's books?  Maybe it's just our definitions of community vary.  ??? Have a great ...

Free Stuff Friday

Friday, November 9th, 2007

Found some cool free stuff (well, mostly free) in my inbox this morning.  Check out the following free offers: D-Link Switch Cisco Monitor Director Webinar (requires WebEx Player) 30 Days of MSP University (with purchase of MSP Book Bundle)  Learn more about MSPU here. Free SMB Technology Training Webcasts (Microsoft 5W50 Series) Anything to add?

New from VMware ESX

Thursday, November 8th, 2007

Check out the enhancements to VMware ESX in Version 3.5 just released from NDA today by VMware .  Did I mention Microsoft is just slightly behind in the race to deliver virtualization tools and platforms?  ;-) VMware 3.5 will now allow you run 256 GB and guest memory up to 64 GB ...

Late to the dance again?

Thursday, November 8th, 2007

Any wonder what Microsoft is up to?  Check out the New Domains they have been registering.  They even registered hyper-vsucks.com.  Welcome the the virtual world Microsoft, there are few dances left but looks like many of the good partner are already spoken for.  (Thanks to Gary and Shirl for the info.)

Centro Gets It’s Name

Wednesday, November 7th, 2007

Well what did you expect?  After all, how long and how many marketing research dollars went into deciding to call Longhorn Windows Server 2008?    Seriously, check on Eric's blog on what is now public on Centro Windows Essential Business Server. 

You Have Rights - Unless Not Stated

Wednesday, November 7th, 2007

Huh?  You have rights unless not stated is the truth in licensing as eloquently explained by Eric Ligman in this blog.  I really appreciate Eric explaining the obvious truth that many choose to overlook when it comes to software migration rights.  Quote from Eric's blog: Remember, EULAs tell you what rights you ...

Skins for Christmas

Wednesday, November 7th, 2007

So yesterday I pulled a Nanci.  What does that mean?  My wonderful and amazing wife Nanci is the queen of going shopping for something for the family like kids clothes or toilet paper and then spends hours finding 15 different things that "would make a great gift for so and so" ...

Quote for the day…

Tuesday, November 6th, 2007

...from Scott McClung when defining heuristic analysis scanning by Symantec’s AV products:  “If it looks like a duck, talks like a duck and walks like a duck then it’s a duck.  Block that duck!”