Outlook 2010: First Impressions

I have been using Office 2010 for about a week now and here are some first impressions of Outlook 2010. Installation The installation was a breeze. You have the option to run 2010 along side 2007 as long as you use the 32 bit version of 2010. I opted for the 64 bit version so…

MOPS07: Cannot Export My Tasks to Excel

I wanted to document this interesting issue.  (Well, interesting to me at least).  All credit goes to Ijaz Rasheed for identifying and researching this issue.   The Problem Users attempt to export their My Tasks page to Excel. Excel throws an error: Clicking “Yes” only makes things worse… The Workaround Instead of using the menu…

OSD and SAN Disks

Working with a customer recently, they had an issue using SAN attached disks during Operating System Deployment. They could successfully create and format the SAN attached disk as the D drive during the WinPE portion of the task sequence, but the disk would go offline during the Windows 2008 mini-setup. This was causing a major…

Azure Explanation for the Code Phobic

I found this great video explaining Azure. What is Windows Azure? http://blog.smarx.com/posts/what-is-windows-azure-a-hand-drawn-video I love the hand drawn approach to teaching. Just goes to show that the simplest teaching techniques are sometimes the most powerful. The key to his success IMO is the 5 hours he spent up front. Clear, concise and clever. Very memorable. Enjoy!