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So no news from me for a while... Have kind of had my head buried in my Xbox360 which i bought only recently... But will talk about that later, what i really want to talk about is all the cool news from microsoft in the last couple of weeks... We have had Office 2007 RTM, Windows Vista RTM, Powershell V1.0RTW, Windows Sharepoint Services RTW... And ......

So i am upgrading our SBS box at the office to R2, sounds simple right... Well i have had some serious dramas. After install the R2 updates i went to upgrade SQL from 2000 that comes with 2003 to the 2005 workgroup edition that is included with R2 premium. I was previously running WSUS on this box, and it was actually pointing to a full blown SQL2000 ......

Wow, just downloaded this cool tool to help me choose my sessions for Tech.Ed (Which is only a couple of weeks away). It was written by paul stovell, and it exports all the details to Outlook :D Very Handy!!! http://www.paulstovell.net/... ......

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Jul 06
Microsoft have finally announced that yes they are developing a portable media device, called the Zune http://www.comingzune.com/ is a great little idea to launch the product and build interest. I know the Device has WiFi but im hoping it has bluetooth as well, as i am currently looking for a portable media device with bluetooth to connect to my new ......

Australia are through to the round of 16 in the world cup, YAY!

One advantage of working in IT is being up all night working, lucky for me thats when all the games are on and i have been fortunate enough to watch them all whilst working :D

Bring on Italy!



Bad news if your in Oz and havent registered for Tech.Ed 06 yet, you missed the early bird registrations. From reports i have heard registrations are filling quickly, so hurry up! I believe that this is one event that you can't afford to miss, with so much new stuff coming from microsoft in the next 12 months you need to make sure your upto speed... ......

Yeah you just gotta love users dont you... why cant they ever do what they are asked when they are asked... In the organisation i work for our remote offices are completely in love with sharepoint, users at the main office were asked over 6 months ago to move all there documents onto sharepoint by management (Not by IT). Now further down the track its ......

Wow this is cool, I was watching TV while working at 4.30 this morning, and saw a sewing machine on discovery science which really grabbed my attention... Why did a sewing machine grab my attention you ask? well... It runs windows XP! the Atista 730e from bernina, dont believe me then check it out for yourself! Well back to work now :( ......

Well have been a little busy over the last few weeks, and must apologize for not blogging for a while. I have Moved office Twice in the last 3 weeks!!! From Lavington to Wodonga, and then withing the same building in Wodonga :S Have installed Vista Beta 2 on my Toshiba Tecra M5 (CoreDuo 2.0GHz, 1GB DDR-2, 256MB Nvidia Quadro, 100GB HDD) and i must say ......

Office 2007 Beta 2 was released today.... You can get it here http://www.microsoft.com/of... I have downloaded it (when i could finally get in, System was overloaded...) and installed, looks great and works just as well. The only problem i have had with it is the Product activation (keeps telling me there is no Internet ......

Well you may be wondering why i havent posted much in the last couple of weeks... I have been crazy busy, In the last couple of weeks i have been to CeBIT 2006 in Sydney, A Funeral in Melbourne, and The Partners Roadshow in Sydney. Finally i am back in albury and back to work, and there is plenty of that. Completing the CRM rollout this week, training ......

If your having trouble installing Trend Micro Client Server Messaging Suite 3 for SMB (Well more having trouble logging into the Dashboard, recieving an error message regarding activeX) make sure HTTP compression is turned of in IIS and make sure you remember to do an iisreset after you have turned it off... If you need more info feel free to contact ......

I have just completed my first Swing Migration, it was a redeployment of SBS2003 Premium. To anyone out there who works with SBS and has to do a Server upgrade at anypoint, this is definately the way to do it, you can find all the documentation over at www.sbsmigration.com Saved a hell of alot of time and stress ......

Hello All, This is my first post on my new blog :D as such you probably want to know a little about me, well I live and work in Albury/Wodonga on the New South Wales, Victorian Border in Australia. I am an IT&T Solutions Manager (as well as running a business) with 5 years experience in Network Admin (amongst other things) i am currently working ......

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