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Hello World! Part Deux

by @ Sunday, February 12th, 2017. Filed under general

I started working for Hewlett-Packard in 2004 and it went very well for a long time. It was the second time I worked for Hewlett-Packard but the first time I was an FTE for them. Initially I was an Expert in Residence and was almost exclusively technical and spent a great deal of my time: […]

Cool Fish Aquarium Controller Software

by @ Saturday, February 11th, 2017. Filed under general

I know a lot of IT folks who like to read this blog (when I actually write something) also are into aquariums so I thought I would share this cool Aquarium Controller software a friend of mine has put together. Check it out! http://www.mact.tech/ Rating 3.00 out of 5

Free Azure eBook

by @ Monday, October 24th, 2016. Filed under general

    Free e-book – Microsoft Azure Essentials: Fundamentals of Azure, Second Edition     This free Microsoft Press e-book covers the Azure fundamentals you need to start developing solutions right away. Discover the Azure features you’re most likely to need. Download the e-book.   Rating 3.00 out of 5

PowerShell source now on GitHub

by @ Tuesday, September 20th, 2016. Filed under general

Back in July, the web was afloat of rumors that Microsoft might be open sourcing PowerShell. Now a little over a month later, those rumors have been confirmed, and PowerShell has officially appeared on GitHub for Windows, Linux and MacOS. http://www.winbeta.org/news/now-open-source-cross-platform-powershell-appears-github-windows-linux-osx Rating 4.00 out of 5

What do I like about Windows 10/Windows Server 2016 TP5?

by @ Tuesday, August 2nd, 2016. Filed under general

It seems I have been having a generally bad attitude about Windows 10 and Windows Server 2016 TP5 lately (especially the Start Menu) so I sat down and thought for a while… what do I really like about Windows 10/Windows Server 2016 TP5. There has to be something that sticks out to me because it […]

Microsoft MVP… To be or not to be.

by @ Monday, August 1st, 2016. Filed under general

Every year I have to submit my "accomplishments" from the prior year to see if I still "rate" as a Microsoft MVP. This is the first year since becoming an MVP in 2001[1] that I have been pinged to be more specific about what makes me valuable enough to be an MVP. I think that […]

Mike Kline

by @ Thursday, February 25th, 2016. Filed under general

It is with great sadness that I share with the joeware community that Mike Kline passed away on February 24th. Mike was a great guy. He worked for Microsoft as a Premier Field Engineer, was a DS MVP like myself for years prior to working for Microsoft, a very strong proponent and long time evangelist […]

How Completely Messed Up Practices Become Normal

by @ Monday, January 4th, 2016. Filed under general

Absolutely awesome article. http://danluu.com/wat/ As far as I can tell, what happens at these companies is that they started by concentrating almost totally on product growth. That’s completely and totally reasonable, because companies are worth approximately zero when they’re founded; they don’t bother with things that protect them from losses, like good ops practices or […]

Enabling Adware Killer in Windows Defender

by @ Monday, November 30th, 2015. Filed under general

To activate the adware killer feature in Windows Defender an entry in the registry under HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Policies\Microsoft\ Windows Defender\MpEngine with a DWORD named “MpEnablePus” with the value “1”. Rating 4.00 out of 5

Awarded 2015 Microsoft MVP for Directory Services

by @ Thursday, October 1st, 2015. Filed under general

  I tricked Microsoft again… I have been awarded the Microsoft MVP award for Windows Server Directory Services for 2015. Every year starting in and since 2001 now. Doesn’t much matter at work though. I still have people who have never even logged into a production Domain Controller who feel their opinion has the same […]

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