Changing the name of a server inside of a domain? Finding computers whose names don’t match with their IPs? You may need to do some DNS “magic”.
Looking into App-V but not yet made the leap?
Now might be the time. App-V now supports 64-bit!
Check out the App-V 4.6 Release Q & A (Springboard series blog).
Another recommended reading is the Lazy Admin blog post about real world experiences with App-V.
Vice president of Microsoft and currently leading the Windows Phone team, Joe Belfiore is the man responsible for the user interfaces of Windows 95, XP and recently known for his work on the Zune platform. Today he revealed a change in the Windows Mobile platform with Windows Phone 7. Applications will be more tightly knit together than ever before, instead of living in their own little islands on the phone. In other words; less like a PC and more like a phone that actually can intermix information between different channels and applications. For instance, pictures and contacts integration with Facebook is only a touch away.
The feature low-down:
- 4-point touch screen functionality in the hardware is required for standard operation
- Simplified: A revamped start button leads to the Tile menu, which has a search function and a back-button
- Limiting UI-customization to the built-in options available in the OS itself
- No Adobe Flash support built-in, but Steve Ballmer was clear that they don’t mind Adobe at all – a kick towards Apple’s recent anti-Flash outbursts
- Release before Christmas is guaranteed
So, let’s bench up for Christmas and hope they can impress us this time around, after the very disappointing Mobile 6.5.
EZUNIX.org has provided a nice guide for those of us that would like to use the Thunderbird mail client with the notoriously incompatible Exchange 2007 Server.
The guide is even available as a downloadable PDF document.
Also worth mentioning is the fact that Thunderbird 3 now comes with calendar support!
In MS SQL 2000 Management Studio it was possible to directly edit data when performing a query by using the “Open Table -> Query” menu option on a table. Microsoft changed things around for SQL 2005 & 2008, so that menu option is gone, but it can still be done. Here’s how to do it:
An effective way to do this is to first create an empty table AnEmptyTable that is easy to find at the top in Object Explorer.
Right-click your newly created table and click “Open Table”. As it is empty, this is much faster than opening any other table. At the top is a little button in the upper left which says “SQL” and a tooltip that says “Show SQL Pane”. Enable them both and voila! You can now run queries at the top and edit the results below.
Know a better way? Post comment please.