GDPR Compliance in the Cloud

With the upcoming onset of the GDPR, many companies are seeking to leverage their cloud services for GDPR compliance. Companies […]

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Important considerations for your business and GDPR

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is the latest in a host of rules designed to protect privacy.  It is […]

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Key security strategies for data breach prevention

If we have learned anything over the last few years about data breaches, it is that they are likely to […]

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FashionLens – A virtual dressing room for Microsoft HoloLens

You probably remember Microsoft’s announcement for their augmented reality or mixed reality hardware called HoloLens which occurred around the announcement […]

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Become a Windows 10 Power User with Keyboard Shortcuts

Shortcuts, as the name implies, are key combinations that you can press on your keyboard to perform semi-complex actions.  These […]

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Windows 10 Privacy Concerns and Enhancements

Microsoft officially launched its successor to Windows 8.1, Windows 10, on July 29, 2015, and millions have already downloaded this […]

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My thoughts on Xbox One

I watched the XBOX One launch video today on my XBOX 360 console dashboard.  It is impressive in some ways […]

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DPM and Exchange Server 2007 SP1 x64

For those of you using Microsoft’s Data Protection Manager and Exchange Server 2007 SP1 x64, you will definitely want to […]

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Windows 7 and the Microsoft Strategic Commander

Microsoft released one of the greatest gaming controllers with the Strategic Commander back in 2001.  The controller fits perfectly in […]

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ASP AJAX and IIS7

I have been struggling with some ASP AJAX code.  I moved a .NET site from Server 2003 32-bit IIS6 to […]

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Interviewing Tips from Microsoft

In a 2008 blog entry by Steve Clayton at Microsoft, he mentions the five things he looks for in candidates when […]

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Full-Text Catalog Organ Transplant: Moving SQL Server full text indexes

Full-text searching allows more complex searches such as word or phrase searching, inflection matching, proximity searching, and relevance matching to […]

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Microsoft Certified Database Administrator MCDBA

I am happy to announce that I passed another certification test – actually two of them.  I took the MCDBA […]

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New Vista Beta Review

Ian gave me the latest Beta of Windows Vista. I have the 64-bit edition and I hope it will work […]

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Source Force – Microsoft Action Figures

Ian got me the four Microsoft guys from the Source Force. I gave a few of them different names when […]

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Vista Update on Aero Glass

I found the issue with Aero Glass that I reported earlier. The reason why Aero Glass fails sometimes is that […]

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MSN Messenger Live Beta Review

When I first tried Vista last week I wondered why MSN Messenger was not bundled with the operating system.  I […]

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Microsoft Windows Vista Updates

A while back I did a review on Microsoft Windows Vista.  I am now running into an issue.  I do […]

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Microsoft Windows Vista Review

Thanks to Ian and a new laptop, I am now running a copy of Microsoft Windows Vista so I figured […]

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SQL Server Issues

I put SQL Server on a Windows Server 2003 virtual machine on my new 64-bit laptop but Enterprise Manager would […]

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Database Patch Management with SQL Server 2000

I haven’t blogged in a while because I was busy upgrading my MCSE and MCSA certifications. I took the tests […]

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Windows on the Mac Update

I got the latest Intel update for Mac OSX. It was about 150MB, but now I can see my NTFS […]

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SQL Server 2000

Microsoft SQL Server 2000

I am always trying to learn something. I really enjoyed learning about programming yesterday and now I want to shift […]

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Diary

Code Camp Programming Diary

Ian and I left for Code Camp in Pittsburgh early this morning. We were on the road by 5:30 AM. […]

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Lionhead Studios

Microsoft Acquires Lionhead Studios

This is a quote from Penny-Arcade about Microsoft’s recent acquisition. “I would sooner acquire crabs, but Microsoft has decided to […]

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Boot Camp

Boot Camp enables Windows on a Mac

If you read the Wall Street Journal, you will know that on Wednesday, Apple released software called Boot Camp that […]

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Microsoft Office 12 Beta

Microsoft Office 12 Beta Compared to Open Office

I was given a copy of Microsoft Office 12 Beta to try the other day. I plan to compare it to […]

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SQL Server

SQL Server Event

Richard Hale and I took my classes on a field trip to the Microsoft offices here in Cleveland for a […]

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Internet Explorer

Internet Explorer 7 beta review

I installed the Beta 2 of Internet Explorer 7 yesterday. It is buggy as one might expect from a beta. […]

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Patch Management

Vulnerabilities and Patches

Late in the summer, Microsoft released the second service pack for Windows XP. This service pack primarily included security fixes. […]

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What’s Behind Microsoft’s Windows NT

Microsoft Windows NT was first released in 1993.  NT stands for New Technology.  Windows NT was Microsoft’s platform of choice […]

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