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April 29, 2006

crown jewels +

hey folks…

first let me say how much i appreciate everyone who tuned in to the crown jewels webcast series.

thanks also to the sbs all-stars who joined us for part 3’s q&a. i appreciate so much all of them coming and helping out for the 1.5 hours it took to deliver that final part.

here is a list of the folks who helped staff the q&a dog pound all week:

session 1, 2 & 3

  • tim “dr. funkenstein” barrett

session 1 & 2

  • kevin royalty, sbs mvp

session 1 & 3

  • susan “the diva” bradley, sbs mvp

session 3

  • vlad “the vlad” mazek, exchange mvp
  • chad “the server nazi” gross, sbs mvp
  • jeff middleton, sbs mvp
  • amy “lady firewall” babinchak, isa server mvp
  • david overton, ms uk
  • mark stanfill, ms sbs pss
  • karl palachuk

your friendly neighborhood happyfunboy created this post to serve as a launching pad for additional questions, followup information, clarification, etc.

so if there’s anything you’d like more info about concerning the content presented as part of crown jewels…

post a comment and let me know!

crown jewels archive recordings:

crown jewels pdfs:

crown jewels q&a logs:

pending questions from the q&a:

still looking through these, but hope to have a couple of items posted tomorrow.

|| posted by chris under community, crown jewels, it pro, webcast || comments (11) || ||

April 27, 2006

wow…wowee wow wow wow

your friendly neighborhood happyfunboy feels so very very humble right now.

basically, the first part of the crown jewels webcast series for ts2 went off like clockwork yesterday.

and the attendance was…


150 attendees, out of 248 registered.

not only that…

but the comments posted to the q&a section at the end were so fantastically supportive and generous.

and believe me when i say…

that means so very very much to me right now, i can barely put it into words.

basically…for those who don’t know…

i severely injured my shoulder somehow nearly two weeks ago.

severely as in…

unbelievable pain shoots through my entire arm…

from my shoulder to my fingertips…


honestly, it feels as though someone is blowtorching my arm.

thanks to a lovely snafu and clusterfrack, i am unable to see a specialist until may 3rd.

so..i am on some serious meds just to keep from going insane from pain.

luckily, i was prescribed a daytime med that leaves me lucid.

so at least now i can do a bit of light work, and don’t pose a danger to any of my clients’ networks or equipment.

but it has been a real struggle to get this webcast series completed and delivered.

so because it’s been that much harder…

the great turnout, plus the kind words and comments mean that much more to me.

in the end…

i guess this whole post is just one super long-winded way of saying…

thanks everybody!

|| posted by chris under community, crown jewels, it pro, webcast || comments (2) || ||

April 25, 2006

come get your learn on!

that’s right kiddos…

just one more day until your friendly neighborhood happyfunboy hits the airwaves with a 3 part ts2 webcast series on small business server titled…

crown jewels of sbs

wednesday, thursday & friday this week yours truly & ron grattopp will be discussing the very best parts of sbs!

as in…

those parts of sbs that you can’t get anywhere else.

the bulk of each presentation will be a live demo, with a good dose of best practices, tips & tricks, and resources you can use.

but we’re mainly gonna talk about the business case for these features of sbs.

as in…

how these features can help you make more money supporting small business server.

here’s hoping this series will help dispel some of the myths concerning sbs and dissipate prejudice against sbs among partners

particularly the idea that sbs isn’t a real server.


gonna try to keep it a bit serious.

but with dr. funkenstein among those in the mosh pit…

all bets are off about how long my smart-aleck-colored glasses stay in my pocket.

you can find more info, including signup links, in the funcave archive here.

come join the fun!

|| posted by chris under community, crown jewels, it pro, webcast || comments (1) || ||

April 21, 2006

from all of us here at the funcave…

may the road rise up to meet you.
may the wind be always at your back.
may the sun shine warm upon your face;
the rain fall soft upon your path and until we meet again,
may god hold you in the palm of his hand.

godspeed queenie

good luck in the london marathon this sunday!

|| posted by chris under shoutout || comments (1) || ||

April 20, 2006

does activesync remote display work with windows mobile 5.0?

MS has had a publicly available PowerToy out for quite a while now which allows you to display and control the screen of a Windows Mobile device on your PC screen while it is connected via Activesync.

Mysteriously, they gave this PowerToy the inscrutable name of…

Activesync Remote Display aka ARD

This thing is the bee’s knees when it comes to running demonstrations of Windows Mobile devices.

Officially, the currently available release only supports Windows Mobile 2003 or older. If you try to launch this with a Windows Mobile 5 device connected, you receive the following error:

The OS or CPU of this device is unknown to this application
However, the robot horde has the answer for making ARD work with Windows Mobile 5, only at the Funboard. Come join us to check it out! 

|| posted by chris under freebie, funlab, mobility, utility belt || comments (13) || ||

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