Handy Documents Those Office 365 Service Descriptors

Microsoft has done a good job of publishing Service Descriptors for Office 365 here, http://www.microsoft.com/download/en/details.aspx?id=13602. These documents have become a valuable resource when I need concrete information about the various Office 365 services, settings, limits and configuration requirements whether I am doing pre-sales engineering or during a deployment. One such instance came up recently that…

Is It Me? – The pain of bad UX

As Bill Hicks, the late, great, Texas comedian used to often say “Is it me…?”. We all get upset about something, but as UX practitioner, I think the things that really get my goat are sometimes different than the things that work others up into a lather, a couple of my pet peeves….. Why oh why don’t…

Chrome

Yes, so no one really likes warning messages/prompts! Speaking of browser windows… we all have our personal preferences on what works best for us. What browser makes you feel the most productive? Is it really easy to use? Being an avid Googler I lean more towards “Chrome”. It’s fast, it’s easy and I simply get…

Talk TechNet Replay

Here’s a link to the replay for my recent appearance on Talk TechNet: https://www.livemeeting.com/cc/mseventsbmo/view?id=1032490798&role=attend&pw=4F839DB8. We discussed a lot things including private clouds, System Center, Elmo, and of course Configuration Manager 2012.

Two OSD Application Install Issues

Here’s a quick synopsis of two issues I had at my recent customer installing some “packaged” applications during OSD. The first was error code 0x80042000 from an InstallShield installation package. This is neither a standard Windows error code or a custom ConfigMgr error code. After some web searches, I stumbled on a blog post by…