Author Archives: Chris Waters

Windows Home Server becoming more widely available

  I’ve been running Windows Home Server (WHS) on a spare PC in my basement for the last four months; specifically, the release candidate for the first three of those months and the RTM-version for the last month. It’s become … Continue reading

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Upcoming regional MSDN event

Upcoming regional MSDN Roadshow event. Looks like a good one!   Come join Microsoft’s Mid-Atlantic trio for a 1/2 day as they show you how Microsoft puts the C in COOL. You’ll hear from the doctor of code Dr. Z, … Continue reading

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Highs and Lows of Tech·Ed 2007 Orlando

My list of Highs and Lows from Tech·Ed 2007 Orlando (the fifth Tech·Ed I’ve attended): Highs Conference Content – Some of the best content yet. Among the sessions there seemed to be plenty of material for just about everyone. As … Continue reading

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Just passed exam 70-431!

At TechEd, attendees can take any Microsoft certification exam at a discounted price. I had been studying for exam 70-431 (Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Implementation and Maintenance) for the last few weeks and am happy to say that I passed … Continue reading

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Rockin’ at Margaritaville

The Microsoft Influencer party is going strong here at Jimmy Buffet’s Margaritaville at Universal Citywalk. They gave away a 42" plasma TV. Can’t imagine carrying *that* back to the hotel! Great live band–Blue Stone Circle. Lots of food, drink, and … Continue reading

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Security Much Improved with IIS7

Just finished attending the Microsoft Internet Information Services 7 and Security session (at TechEd), hosted by Mai-Lan Tomsen Bukovec and Robert McMurray. I spoke with Robert the other day; he was very knowledgeable and helpful. The configuration and security changes in IIS … Continue reading

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How to traverse Manhattan in record time :)

Throughout the day, Microsoft’s Live Search Maps is launching photo-realistic images of New York City and eight other cities. You can ‘travel’ through the images as though you were really there. The demo is really cool! Flying through Times … Continue reading

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