Tuesday, 4 August 2009 10:30 by Beatrice
If you have been looking for an online backup solution for your SBS customers that also includes a hot backup for Exchange and SQL, check out eFolder (www.efolder.net). efolder has been in business since 2003 and is a channel-only company working with VAR and MSP partners in the U.S., Canada, U.K.... [More]
Coming not as a surprise, my good friend Suresh was awarded the title of Microsoft Online Services Partner Advisor MVP.
Suresh Ramani is the owner of TechGyan, an IT services firm in Mumbai, India, that supports SBS 2008 and also offers off-shore CAD services. Suresh has been very involved w... [More]
Monday, 9 February 2009 09:13 by Beatrice
So I finally broke down and got an iPhone the other day. I couldn't help it since Rick got one last November I have been jealous ever since.
The first order of the day was to put the Exchange mail on the iPhone, but I wondered would the SBS 2008 Self-issued certificate work? So here... [More]
Saturday, 22 November 2008 12:51 by Beatrice
Well look at that, another improvement that was built into working with RWW in SBS 2008. As I was going through finalizing some lab work today I ran into a nice surprise when connecting to a domain client through Remote Web Workplace (RWW). All y'all are probably familiar with the purpose and ... [More]
Thursday, 20 November 2008 16:26 by Beatrice
In case you missed it, the new BTAT (Business and Technology Assessment Toolkit) v 3.5 is available. You can download it at the partner site here
Note that you will have to uninstall your previous BTAT, as well as make sure you have .NET Framework 3.5 SP1 installed and InfoPath. What... [More]
Sunday, 9 November 2008 00:55 by Beatrice
Ok, so I don't want this to sound like a Microsoft commercial, but if you are a system builder in the Central Florida/Orlando area and have not signed up for this event (Orlando, Nov 18, 2008 Rosen Centre Hotel), 8:30 am - 12 pm, its about time you do!
This is the "SBS 2008" So... [More]
Wednesday, 22 October 2008 18:22 by Beatrice
"News, views, and more for the Microsoft Small Business Specialist Community (SBSC) up North. Let's think big about small business together" is the motto for the new Canadian SBSC blog. Check it out and subscribe at http://blogs.msdn.com/cdnsbsc/
Monday, 20 October 2008 09:43 by Beatrice
Wednesday, 24 September 2008 21:08 by Beatrice
Wohoo, the local Hertz agency actually rented us a car (despite us not speaking Mexican/Spanish and never having driven in Mexico) for which we opted to take out full coverage just in case. No worries, having grown up driving in Germany and France and having specifically purchased a Garmin Nuvi 26... [More]
Saturday, 19 July 2008 13:04 by Beatrice
What is the difference between selling and marketing? Often people don't know that there is a difference.
So I am glad to see Matt having authored two books - "A Guide to SELLING Managed Services - faster, easier & for greater profit" and "A Guide to MAR... [More]
The more I am working with the RC0 release of SBS 2008, the more cool hidden little features I find. Check this out for a second. Ever wished you could have changed the Company information you entered (or not) during the install afterwards?
Well, doing the clickeroo in SBS I noticed a little... [More]
If you are running Windows Server x64 and using Hyper-V most likely you still have beta or RC0. You can now downlaod RC1 http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=7EDAA89F-9F64-488D-93C0-858D2D8799DF&displaylang=en for x64 systems.
The virtual network c... [More]
Well ok, I had to throw SBS in to the title, because, well this site is about SBS.
On to the interesting part. I have always been a big fan of the Perfomance Monitoring tool since the NT days, and have got to say that now I am totally ecstatic about it in Windows Server 2008.
Wednesday, 14 May 2008 17:36 by Beatrice
When I got into the shower today I ran into Bugs, a cockroach that was hanging out in the shower stall. (btw. Is this picture below a German roach or what do you call this model?). Bugs was sitting on the sort of higher end of the tile, pretty safe from the water splashing down of the showerhead a... [More]
It was a great session filled day at the IT Pro Conference 2008 in New Orleans. The first day ended with a parade of conference attendees from the hotel down to Bourbon Street led by a jazz band traditional New Orleans style.
I can't really talk about what happened on Bourb... [More]
Tuesday, 15 April 2008 07:06 by Beatrice
Finally I got meet co-author Mei Ying Lim, a MOSS MVP living in beautiful Singapore. Mei Ying had gracefully tackled the three SharePoint 3.0 chapters published in the last SBSC Primer book (www.smbnation.com). Mei Ying is head deep in enterprise, but she is toying with the idea of ... [More]
Saturday, 12 April 2008 07:26 by Beatrice
Now there is a great bunch of people! While visiting Sydney I had the pleasure of being able to attend one of the regular SMBit Pro (http://www.smbitpro.com.au/) group meetings held at the MS office.
It was a lively meeting with Alexandra Day leading the kick-off with Heroes Happen Here, Wayne Sm... [More]
Well, once you head down the trails from Echo Point there is no mobile connectivity which suited me just fine. Over the weekend I had time to make this side trip into the Blue Mountains and hike through Leura Forest and see some waterfalls and interesting foilage. There are some 20km tr... [More]
Seoul has got to be the best dressed city I have been to ever. Everyone here wears business suits, and I mean everyone! Seoul is such an interesting city and such a mix of old and new, if you ever have a chance to go don't miss it.
One of the sites worth visiting is the Changgyeonggung, ... [More]
The other day I wanted to check out how my IM would work on the mobile phone connecting to people’s Windows Live Spaces. Actually this is really cool, because it allows you to easily keep up on your friends while being on the road.
On the mobile device (in my case a T-mobile Win... [More]
Wednesday, 27 February 2008 10:34 by Beatrice
We've all heard about Web 2.0 but what will it do for you?
This cool mashup map between Google maps and Trip Advisor allows you to pin all the locations you have traveled to onto a world map, letting you select your favorites. I had tried doing this at home with a map... [More]