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Archive for March, 2013

Need to be Online but Offline in Lync?

by @ Tuesday, March 26th, 2013. Filed under general

Using you favorite Registry editor go to \HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Communicator, then add a DWORD called EnableAppearOffline (32bit) and give it a value of 1. Restart Lync and the status should be there. Rating 4.00 out of 5

Don’t be afraid…

by @ Friday, March 22nd, 2013. Filed under quotes

Eventually everyone and everything will be forgotten. So what does that mean? Don’t be afraid to make mistakes, in the end it doesn’t matter and no one will remember. Rating 4.40 out of 5

Humans 100% inaccurate in understanding Ground Hog Weather Prediction

by @ Monday, March 18th, 2013. Filed under humour

So according to our favorite ground hog, Punxsutawney Phil is only accurate 39% of the time. Is this just the weather people trying to feel better about themselves? What if it isn’t Phil’s accuracy that is poor, with 61% of the time incorrectly predicting weather… What if in fact it is humans reading the […]

Designing reliable and secure cloud solutions

by @ Thursday, March 14th, 2013. Filed under tech   at a basic level there are three main causes of cloud services failure: 1. Device and infrastructure failures 2. Software vulnerabilities 3. Human errors If we anticipate these failures will invariably happen – that indeed they are a constant threat – we need to design cloud services so that when something does go […]

I don’t hate…

by @ Wednesday, March 13th, 2013. Filed under tech

FTR: I don’t hate virtual machines, I hate the incompetence that surrounds them. — joe (@joewaredotnet) March 13, 2013 Rating 4.50 out of 5

Can you visualize anything bad happening…

by @ Wednesday, March 13th, 2013. Filed under tech

I wanted to share an analogy I wrote that was part of a response to a document effectively describing the cloning of a production AD environment that would live on the same physical network without a firewall. Visualize you have a locked and secured gun cabinet with loaded shotguns with hair triggers. But instead of […]

Virtual DC Poll

by @ Tuesday, March 12th, 2013. Filed under tech

I was in a discussion and someone said to me that greater than 60% of Enterprise class Microsoft customers are already virtualizing writeable Domain Controllers in their production corporate environments.  !!!B??u?!l!l!?s??h!!i!??t?!!! I started chuckling when I heard this. I don’t believe even for a second that the numbers are ANYWHERE near that level of penetration. […]

budget just-like-a-private-cloud solution…

by @ Monday, March 11th, 2013. Filed under tech

Semi-imaginary conversation… Techie1: Here is our private cloud solution, it costs X. Techie2 (speaking for customer): Ummm, they were thinking more of a budget "just-like-a-private-cloud" solution I guess. Techie1: Ah, so they really want the fake movie fog, not a Private Cloud. Techie1: On the outside it looks like a real private cloud solution but […]

Identity System took a major shot…

by @ Thursday, March 7th, 2013. Filed under quotes

No one wants to let out the knowledge that their Identity System took a major shot in the ass. That is the kind of thing that causes free-fall stock price crashes.    – me Rating 4.00 out of 5

I am sick to death of Microsoft Consultants and VMWare Consultants…

by @ Monday, March 4th, 2013. Filed under tech

…going around telling companies that virtualizing DCs is perfectly safe and there are no concerns without having even the slightest bit of information about the delivery model and environment in question. Morons. If you are talking to someone from one of those two companies and really any consulting company and they say something like virtualizing […]

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