Thursday, March 31, 2005
The SP1 home page is at http://www.microsoft.com/technet/prodtechnol/windowsserver2003/servicepack/default.mspx, and you can get the SP from http://tinyurl.com/4kja2.
If you are using SBS, I'd recommend you NOT install this SP, but wait for the SBS version of the service pack.
Wednesday, March 30, 2005
It puts a whole new meaning on the slogan "Where do you want to go today"!
Tuesday, March 22, 2005
[update - 3 April]
The comments to this entry (below) relate to an error I made in posting this article. When I first installed WSUS, there were no updates listed for Exchange or SQL (hence the earlier comment - done before the very long synch process). But after the first synch, they did in fact appear. This is possibly confusing to new admins, but understandable. Thus far, I've not seen any actual updates offered for these products, but I've been away a bit and have not had much testing time to put in. I would be very pleased to see Microsoft come out with more details on precisely how the applications (Exchange, etc) are to be handled.
Monday, March 21, 2005
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Saturday, March 19, 2005
But is this rosy picture a true reflection of what actually happens in all open source projects? Does a "great idea" suddenly create a vibrant and giving community from which everyone benefits? And what happens when the developers of an open source project want to take it to the next level and actually want to make some money out of their labour? For at least one answer, take a look at the post from Alex announcing that Etomite (an open source content management project) is being discontinued
I've not used Etomite personally, but my good MVP buddy Scott Korman (he of www.susserver.com fame) does. Scott was planning on using it for a new community venture - then out of the blue came the news that the project was being discontinued. It was a blow to Scott, since Etmoite was a good tool for his requirements. We were both struck by some of the observations made by Alex about his reasons for discontinuing the project.
Alex certainly is angry. His efforts have resulted in an almost derisory level of contrubutions (US$300) and he's also seen folks just plain rip off his code. I suppose the final insult is finding his own forums being used to slag him off. While the picture painted by Alex is not entirely negative, it must make some folks wonder if it's all worth it. Some parts of the community may dislike big software vendors, it's almost fashionable to hate Microsoft. But at least you know where you stand with them.