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"Corporate" Blog of Daniele Muscetta, Premier Field Engineer.

Operations Manager 2012 SP1 BETA is out, and some cool things you might not (yet) know about it

It has been a couple of months since we released the CTP2 release (I had blogged about that here http://www.muscetta.com/2012/06/16/operations-manager-2012-sp1-ctp2-is-out-and-my-teched-na-talk-mgt302/ ) and we have now reached the Beta milestone! Albeit you might have already seen a number of posts about this last week (i.e. http://blogs.technet.com/b/server-cloud/archive/2012/09/10/system-center-2012-sp1-beta-available-evaluate-with-windows-server-2012.aspx or http://blogs.technet.com/b/momteam/archive/2012/09/11/system-center-2012-service-pack-1-beta-now-available-for-download.aspx), I see the information on the blogs so… Read more

Java, Ruby, Python, Apache, RedHat caps and the rest…

I’ve already written a post on the corporate blog about people using Unix and OSS: http://blogs.msdn.com/dmuscett/archive/2005/03/08/389487.aspx and now I figure out there’s plenty of more crazy people out there. Check out these two posts for example (both referring to the same episode, from the two guy’s perspectives…):http://neopoleon.com/blog/posts/13798.aspxhttp://geekswithblogs.net/jolson/archive/2005/04/22/37434.aspx Another person with these attitudes is Dare, comparing C# and… Read more

Consuming MapPoint Web Service in PHP

I’ve just spotted this *wonderful* article :“Consuming MapPoint Web Service in PHP”http://msdn.microsoft.com/mappoint/mappointweb/mappointwstechart/default.aspx?pull=/library/en-us/dnmapnet30/html/MWS_PHPLoc.aspwhich shows how to interact with MapPoint Web Service from PHP code.That’s awesome, as that’s the most cool characteristic (IMHO) of web services: you might want to use them from your language of choice, and that CAN be done, for TRUE interoperability 🙂  … Read more

Unix folks at MS

I am not the only one! 🙂From the MS Exchange team blog, I found this post:  http://blogs.msdn.com/exchange/archive/2005/02/21/377454.aspx“[…] In case you were wondering, I still do my web serving off the OpenBSD machine.  Hey, I like Apache, I like Perl, and I like CGI scripts.  If I ever move to the IIS team, perhaps I’ll rethink… Read more

Physical Security (Bug Id: LUCA)

My kids are – of course – “button freaks”: they both love buttons and keys and knobs, and all of that category of things… and of course you could not expect anything different from a family of geeks with all sort of devices in the house. Having said this, I figured out again that I must re-implement “physical security”… Read more