Outlook add-in for Office Communicator

Those of you who work with Microsoft Outlook 2007 and Office Communicator 2007 might be interested in this one. On the MSDN code Gallery you can find a Communicator Add In for Outlook 2007. Instead of switching between the two applications, the Add In embeds your Office Communicator contacts in Outlook 2007 as shown in the picture below. 

ToolTip – Image Resizer

Just surfing a bit on the Internet, i get a Skype call from our friends who live in Perth Australia and asking me how to reduce the size of pictures before sending them via e-mail. If you have Microsoft Office 2007 installed, images can be easily resized using the build-in export function.   An easy to read step by step guide for Microsoft Office Picture Manager can be found on the Towson University site. Another Read More …

History of Ethernet

We all use it every day, it’s one of the technologies that makes today’s world connected, at home, at the office over the cable and wireless it’s all Ethernet. Watch the video below where Robert Metcalfe co-inventor of the Ethernet speaks about the history of Ethernet.

Your favorite apps anywhere anytime

Carrying your laptop with you sometimes can be a pain, and sometimes you don’t even expect that you would need your laptop. Especially when you are at some one’s private place and they ask you if you would mind to take a look at their PC that isn’t doing well anymore. So what you need is a USB stick with all your favorite applications and utilities , since you don’t really want to start downloading and installing Read More …

Download Web based video Trainings

Ever had that situation where you started looking at webcast that is being streamed and than for some reason you got distiurbed by something and can’t look at it till its end ? Or you would simply like to keep that webcast on your local disk for later use. Well, given that the publisher allows you to download the video, do the following to create your local copy: Copy the URL of the video Then go to Read More …

SCVMM 2008 – After 48 hours

It’s about 48 hours ago , that i started with setting up a System Center Virtual Machine Manager environment, No worries, i have been doinng otherthings in between, although today , uhm yesterday I spend most of the time with it. Also the hardware I have available , isn’t realy that powerfull, so it all takes a bit time, but that’s okay, while waiting I’ve just continued reading. So for all those that plan to give Read More …

Intel AMT in action

For those of you who do have vPro capable machines in their environment, but never had the chance to take a closer look at the AMT features, this blog post might be of interest. For most people I assume the biggest hurdle to start using the AMT technology is that you need a System Management Infrastructure setup that provides AMT support like Microsoft SCCM, Altiris Client Management Suite, Intel Landesk or the HP System Configuration Read More …

No Battery Alarm Sound on Vista – it’s by design

Early this year I bought a new laptop for my wife with Windows Vista Home Premium pre-installed, before she used a notebook with Windows XP. Since she is using that new notebook, she is regularly complaining about Windows Vista just shutting down. Of course we could argue that people should read the messages they get such as the one below:   If Windows Vista would play a sound, people would probably pay more attention to Read More …

Application Virtualization Overview

For all those of you who want to get an overview on today’s Application Virtualization solutions and technologies, i recommend reading "Application Virtualization Solutions Overview and Feature Compare Matrix" published by Ruben Spruijt and Jurjen van Leeuwen.

An insight on error 404

Today we were at my oldest son football club year end party where someone told me a story about the meaning of the number 404,  when you try to connect to a web site page that does not exist, you usually get an error 404 message. The number 404 is related to a room number at the CERN this person told me. It just needed a Google search on “History of 404” to find a Read More …