Software Updates released, When?

Pretty much everyone knows when Microsoft releases their software updates every second Tuesday each month. But did you know it’s actually after 10am Pacific Time. Yes, I said Pacific Time. For you peeps that don’t know how to calculate that…that would be 11am Mountain Time, 12 Central Time, 1pm Eastern Time. Now Hawaii, well…now you…

Analysis Services Tools

Analysis Services Tools Happy New Year! I know it is a bit late, but this is the first post I have been able to produce thus far, so please forgive… After many moons, I am backing to working on Analysis Services. As such, I am dusting off old tools and references, as well as building…

Software Updates Says Unknown

  Ok, what does this mean, how do I figure out where the problem is? Man, what a pain! Below is an example (PIC 1) of what I’m talking about with the “Unknown”. These “Unknown” machines mean they didn’t send in the Software Update scan on the workstation to the WSUS system. Now, which machines…

2009 Technology Predictions

Windows 7 will be a Success The next release of Windows, codename Windows 7, will be a huge success for Microsoft when it is released in June 2009. Companies who held off on Windows Vista will begin planning efforts to upgrade from 2000/XP to Windows 7. This is only the second time that Microsoft will…

Still in the Club!

I am happy to say that I have been renewed as a Microsoft Office SharePoint Server MVP for another year! Each year begins with looking at my e-mail for the renewal notification. I am pleased and honored to be considered in this great group of talented folks. Thanks Microsoft!

Viewing server disk free space in OpsMgr – a simple option?

Viewing server disk free space in OpsMgr – a simple option?                                                  I was recently asked a great question by a co-worker of mine (thank you Joe!). “I followed your blog post (http://cameronfuller.spaces.live.com/blog/cns!A231E4EB0417CB76!936.entry) for disk capacity but it requires me to add each individual server, and each individual drive letter on each server, ex: C:\,…

Blacklisting, Whitelisting and OpenDNS

Blacklisting, Whitelisting and OpenDNS I had been looking for a while to find a good second level of defense when dealing with blocking websites for my home environment. As background, I am taking an approach to using whitelisting of sites within my environment (see http://cameronfuller.spaces.live.com/Blog/cns!A231E4EB0417CB76!1119.entry for details). This works well for computers which are used…