How to beat the 25-post limit of blogs.msdn.com

A couple days ago I complained that the RSS feed of blogs.msdn.com is capped at 25 posts. William Luu left a comment that inspired me to find the following solution: Go to bloglines.com and set up an account. Add a subscription to http://blogs.msdn.com/MainFeed.aspx. Fire up FeedDemon and use its new integration with Bloglines to synchronize…

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More SMS and MOM resources

Eileen Brown has burst onto blogs.msdn.com with a torrent of SMS and MOM content – check out her Systems Management Software category. And if you’re not subscribed to MVP Rod Trent’s blog, you’ve missed out on these stories over the past month: The SMS team asking for feedback on their new OS Deployment Feature Pack. The…

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Downloaded the Windows Update Services beta? Try the WUS wiki!

This deserves a post of its own because it’s so cool. One thing I missed in my announcements from IT Forum 2004 is that you can now get a free download of WUS (Windows Update Services) as part of the beta open evaluation program. Naturally this has the standard feedback options of any Microsoft beta:…

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Where’s a syndicated feed of blogs.msdn.com without the 25-item limit?

The main RSS feed of blogs.msdn.com currently seems to be capped at 25 items. With over a thousand blogs, this means that anyone whose aggregator isn’t polling every couple of hours will miss items. My stop-gap “solution” is to leave a separate instance of FeedDemon running in the office 24/7, and RDP into it from…

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SMS & MOM news from IT Forum 2004

It’s been a while since I’ve posted any SMS & MOM news, so it’s time to catch up on all of our announcements from IT Forum 2004 in Copenhagen last week. All of these downloads are free! The SMS 2003 OS Deployment Feature Pack is out of beta at last. If the phrases “in-place ugprade”,…

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Diagnosing laptop hangs – and using a tablet pc because I WANT to

The solution to my hanging tablet pc turns out to be a simple case of “don’t change the defaults, stupid”. While using the Toshiba Portge 3500 at home, I had been experimenting with decreasing the wifi speed from 11 Mbps to 2 Mbps in an effort to increase its reliable range. Under SP2, the choice…

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“It’s the weirdest thing, but my thumbs are tired.”

No sooner did I mention Blogjet than Dmitry Chestnykh announced a new version. So if you’re looking for a great WYSIWYG blogging tool, go grab the beta of version 1.2 from his downloads page. And this post isn’t really about Halo 2 multiplayer tactics, it’s actually a test of Blogjet’s new auto-thumbnail feature, honest… Anyway,…

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Using a tablet pc because you HAVE to (or, life is too short for 3 minute tasks)

Laptop woes have been conspiring recently to keep me from blogging. Initially it was just a couple of keys on my tablet pc that seemed to need several hits to register. The next day, however, the whole keyboard was dead. Worse yet, our tech support guys didn’t have a hot-swap machine to offer, and Toshiba…

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Best. Halo 2. Game. Ever. (Until the next one)

This was one of those games where you immediately realize, based on long and hard-won knowledge, that you should quit right afterwards. Because that’s as good as you’re gonna get all night, and if you play even ONE MORE ROUND, you’ll be there for hours trying to replicate the experience, and ultimately you’ll go to…

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SMS and MOM news

With the beginning of a new month, I’ve posted another round of “official” (aka marketing) announcements to the Management Updates blog. Here’s a quick overview of some of the new stuff that hasn’t previously appeared here: MOM 2005 Exchange Server Management Pack Guide – how to manage Exchange in the enterprise. SMS 2003 Solution Accelerator…

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