Tabbed Remote Desktop

I visit a lot of clients and work work with a lot of different admins and one the recurring themes for many of these admins is having multiple – three plus usually – RDP sessions open at one time. There’s nothing wrong with this in and of itself, the problem comes when trying to find…

Change Management Catalysts – How Hard is Too Hard…?

Vaughan Merlyn has a great post on his IT Organization Circa 2017 blog on how hard a consulting company should push its clients in adopting organizational change.  On the converse side, it also discusses what a client should expect from a consulting company that implements tools supporting organizational change.   http://vaughanmerlyn.com/2009/08/24/how-hard-should-management-consultants-push-clients/   Needless to say,…

8/19/09 PMIS Webinar Posted

Thanks to all of you who attended the webinar we held on 8/19/09 on Building a PM Information System with Microsoft Technologies.  If you didn’t make it, or would like to catch it in reruns, the recording of the session is posted here: mms://videos.catapultsystems.com/Marketing/EPM3.wmv.   A PDF version of the slides is also available: https://www.catapultsystems.com/epm/Media/PMIS%20-%20EPM%20Webinar%20-%2020090819.pdf

Deploying the Aero Interface in Windows 7

If you’re deploying Windows 7, then you may have wondered how to get the Windows Aero interface to show up automatically.  This was a big request during the Release Candidate testing of our Windows 7 deployment phase, and one that I had to spend quite a number of hours in figuring out how to make…

A Couple Win7 Tips

I have been running Windows 7 for a few months now. I have to say, I am addicted. I was never a huge fan of Vista, but I saw the potential. I saw the need for revamping much of the OS to support administration, security and deployment. That does nothing for me as an end…

A Guide to SharePoint Performance Testing (Part I) – What is “Acceptable” Anyway?

Recently I was involved in a couple of engagements to performance test SharePoint for a couple of companies.  In both cases the basic questions was, “Will the performance be acceptable with our current configuration?”.  The question for us was really how do we answer that question to our satisfaction, and to the satisfaction of the…