Project Server At Houston Techfest 2010

Looks like I’ll be speaking on Project Server at the Houston Techfest on October 9, 2010.  (More Information)  We’ll see if that MVP designation makes everyone think I am smarter – or if it just unreasonably raises their expectations.  The event is free, so I can definitely guarantee that if you attend my presentation, you…

Software Measurement – We Are Like Eskimos

I forget at times that Software Engineering is a young discipline. At times I am frustrated that it is not easier to measure good software and good software developers. The following gives some insightful perspective: ——————– Measurement can progress from lower to higher scales as societies, organizations, and practices mature. An illuminating example: We can…

Arbitration Mailboxes and Moderated Email – Part 1

As more and more admins install Exchange 2010, they are quickly faced with an error message.  What is the first thing that admins want to do when configuring the mailbox role?…create production mailbox databases and delete the default database that Exchange installed.  Well, Exchange 2010 installs a few special mailboxes on the first database.  Oh…

We Interrupt Your Normal Programming….

Well, a very pleasant surprise this afternoon when the plane landed and I checked my e-mail.  Lo-and-behold, it would appear as though I now can add three more letters to the IT alphabet soup already on my name card.  I am very excited about this.  To keep things in perspective, my kids couldn’t care less…