Author Archives: rayc25

Customizing Windows Help and Support in Windows 7

During my TechEd sessions I noticed that hardly anyone succeeded to customize Windows Help and Support. I think this is the most logical place for users to start searching for support, it seems very hard for OEMs and Enterprises to … Continue reading

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Is Windows 7 RTM so good that SP1 needs no real improvements?

Yesterday, Microsoft started the announcements about Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1. The one thing that struck me was the fact that Windows 7 will only get some minor updates and bug fixes from the Service Pack. Even … Continue reading

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Windows 7 Libaries: This network location can’t be included because it is not indexed

Symptoms When you include a shared folder on a remote system in a Windows 7 library, you receive a message that resembles the following: This network location can’t be included because it is not indexed Cause The folders included in … Continue reading

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Windows 7 for XP Professionals

Yesterday I finished my next book Windows 7 for XP Professionals. The book will be released on November 6 and will be available in the conference book store at Tech Ed in Berlin on November 9-13.   More information about the … Continue reading

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My profile at Microsoft.com

I just noticed that my picture and profile are currently showcased on the Microsoft Springboard site. Spread the word and meet me at Tech Ed 2009 next week in LA.

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Member of the Springboard Series Technical Experts Panel (STEP)

It’s been a while since I posted here. A lot has happened since my last post. Currently I am working as the lead solution architect in project building a worldwide Active Directory and mail infrastructure. This time I am focusing … Continue reading

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Reporting from Tech Ed IT Pro 2008

This week I will be blogging the news from Tech Ed IT Pro Barcelona on bink.nu. If you are in Barcelona, check out my book at the conference book store. If you have spare time, pay me a visit in … Continue reading

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Windows Vista for XP Professionals is out now!

My book is out! Finally I managed to finish the book I have been working on for the past 18 months. Still I am actually quite happy with the result. Windows Vista for XP Professionals is aimed at IT Professionals … Continue reading

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Hyper-V Alert: Beware of the Broadcom Nextreme II

Ever since I first installed my Dell PowerEdge 2900 with Virtual Server I have been experiencing issues with the Broadcom Nextreme II Gigabit adapter also known as the BCM5708C. After my latest disaster at a client with Hyper-V RTM I … Continue reading

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My interview on Windows Essential Business Server at bink.nu

Last Friday I was provided the opportunity to interview Russ Madlener, Director of Planning, Windows Server and Tools division at Microsoft. Russ is responsible for the product release of Windows Essential Business Server (WEBS) formerly known as Centro. The meeting … Continue reading

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