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Project Coconut: Part 1 – Getting the environment up to scratch

Project Coconut is underway and the first bit of action is getting the environment up to the pre-requisites for Exchange Server 2007. The existing environment is Active Directory in Windows 2000 Native Mode, with Windows 2000 Server domain controllers, and an Exchange 2000 Server organisation also running on Windows 2000 Server member servers. Part 1 - Getting the environment up to scratch

February 25, 2008

I don’t write about Apple products

Even though I own an Apple computer (a G4 iBook) and am on my second iPod I just never write about Apple products on here. There isn’t much to write about I guess. The iBook is used for Garageband, the iPod syncs to a Windows computer to make sure I’ve got enough podcasts and music […]

February 19, 2008

VMWare ESX 3.5 – How Do I Open Firewall Ports?

I’ve scored myself a gutsy server with VMWare ESX 3.5 running on it and have been toying with it a little tonight. I’m fortunate to work right next to some of the world’s finest VMWare specialists, some even scoring as much as 70% on their VCP exam. One of them also writes a blog from […]

January 23, 2008

5 ways Windows Live Writer improves your WordPress posting

I am posting this using Windows Live Writer, a free application from Microsoft that you can use for writing your blog posts and publishing them to WordPress, Windows Live Spaces, SharePoint, and many other blogging platforms. I hadn’t considered trying Windows Live Writer until I read this post on That day I downloaded the […]

January 3, 2008

How and why I stopped using Windows Vista

I am no longer a user of Windows Vista. It has been nearly a year since Microsoft released Vista. I first wrote about it when I tested the upgrade process from Windows XP to Vista Business Edition. Shortly after that I upgraded my laptop and resolved a few minor issues with the optical drive, the […]

December 14, 2007