Integrating Outlook with PWA My Tasks

Well, I promised to post this information here at the Houston MPUG meeting last week.  Looks like Dale Howard beat me to it today.  Rather than recreate the wheel, I provide this link to his excellent blog post:   http://www.projectserverhelp.com/Lists/Posts/Post.aspx?List=f884b43f%2D61db%2D4c4e%2D94a3%2D38f21a8efdad&ID=77

Poor Man’s Earned Value (Part 1)

Earned Value is certainly one of the most powerful project management tools out there.  Microsoft Project and Microsoft Project Server provide a wealth of options for implementing and reporting on Earned Value – and wherever native functionality is lacking, a multitude of third party vendors have stepped in to fill the gap.  Earned Value is…

Book Review: Take Back Your Life

I love BEING organized…I hate GETTING organized. I made a promise to myself (dare I say a resolution) in January that each month I would take one step closer to getting myself organized. Actually this was a good time for me because I have been planning on updating my home computer infrastructure so it made…

HW Inventory and the Database

It is pretty well known how to add custom extensions to the Configuration  Manager hardware inventory using sms_def.mof and configuration.mof. What isn’t well-known or documented (at least not that I could find), was how to check-up on or remove a custom extension from ConfigMgr manually. There are two tools that can help you with deleting…

Active Directory Management Pack, Kinda an Alert?

Today we received a couple of alerts from the Active Directory 2008 management pack for a 64-bit Windows Server 2008 domain controller. They caught my eye because they did not have alert descriptions and in one case there was no Alert name. Normally I would post these as ReSearch This kb articles (see http://www.systemcentercentral.com/default.aspx?tabid=39&search=KB) but…

Oh My

    Today, I was honored with the Microsoft Most Valuable Professional award for System Center Configuration Manager. I am humbled, excited, encouraged, enthusiastic, and truly honored. A big thank you to anyone and everyone who has supported me over the past years and enabled me to achieve this level of recognition from the company…