Mike Poulson's Thoughts on lots of stuff

Enumerating TFS Permissions for items within the TPC for audit and logging

http://www.mikepoulson.com/2014/04/enumerating-tfs-permissions-for-items.html

Author: mpoulson Date: 04/08/2014

A new pediatric oncology camp in Chicago

I have been working with a new pediatric oncology camp that is getting started in Chicago that will...

Author: mpoulson Date: 03/26/2014

Enumerating TFS 2012 Build ActivityLog via API

Check out the post at http://www.mikepoulson.com/2013/08/getting-detailed-tfs-build-log.html on how...

Author: mpoulson Date: 08/23/2013

Migrating TFS (2010 or 2012) Personal Queries from one project to another via Powershell

Over at my personal Blog I provide a powershell example of how users can migrate their personal TFS...

Author: mpoulson Date: 08/14/2013

Watching the "Big Game" cost me $.24 in power!

Check out part 2 of my Home power monitoring blog to see how I found out the cost to watch the "Big...

Author: mpoulson Date: 02/05/2012

VLan nembership management defect in Brocade Turbo Iron 10Gig ToR switch

As part of my automation solution I have created plugins to interact with network devices. While...

Author: mpoulson Date: 08/22/2011

Securing Server Racks with RFID at the Microsoft Enterprise Engineering Center

In 2009 the EEC was completing the it major remodel and part of our new design was to secure each...

Author: mpoulson Date: 08/16/2011

How to create differencing disk VM from template on SCVMM 2012 via PowerShell

Over at my personal blog (www.mikepoulson.com) I have a post on using Differencing Disks with an...

Author: mpoulson Date: 07/28/2011

Per Circuit home power monitoring

Check out my Home power monitoring post....

Author: mpoulson Date: 07/18/2011

Microsoft announces shutdown of hohm.microsoft.com

First google powermeter was shutdown now Microsoft Hohm. Where am I to view all my power monitoring...

Author: mpoulson Date: 06/30/2011

PASSED Exams: 70-693 and 70-652 in less than 24 hours

Yesterday I took and passed 70-652 (TS: Windows Server Virtualization, Configuring) and today I took...

Author: mpoulson Date: 12/17/2010

Configuring Dell EqualLogic management interface

http://www.mikepoulson.com/archive/2010/11/01/configuring-dell-equallogic-management-interface.aspx

Author: mpoulson Date: 11/01/2010

Brocade Announces Unified Mgmt Platform for IP and SAN networks

Today, Brocade announced our new unified management platform—Brocade Network Advisor—the...

Author: mpoulson Date: 09/15/2010

L2TPv3 performance tweaks for GeoCluster Live Migration

L2TPv3 is a great feature for extending a Layer2 network across sites. This is very useful when you...

Author: mpoulson Date: 09/15/2010

Blog moved to new home http://www.mikepoulson.com

Well I am back at Microsoft. :) I will start posting new things but it will be at...

Author: mpoulson Date: 02/07/2008

Managing Microsoft IIS, Active Directory and DNS from .net

Update 7/17/2011: New links Update 8/23/2013: Fixed links Today I am posting sample code on how to...

Author: mpoulson Date: 11/10/2006

My last post

Today is my last day at Microsoft. In an attempt to save time by not crossing the 520 bridge I am...

Author: mpoulson Date: 11/10/2006

Media Center 2005 and the DirecTV D11 Set-top-Box (getting IR to work) v2

I have had lots of people ping me for additional help on my original post at...

Author: mpoulson Date: 09/21/2006

RedvsBlue Season 4 DVDs arrived

Today out of the blue I got a DHL box delivered to me that contained a few copies of redvsblue...

Author: mpoulson Date: 06/02/2006

ISP Scenario hosting team is Hiring a Full time Operations Administrator

Shoot me mail mpoulson at microsoft dot com with your resume. Full job description: Do you want to...

Author: mpoulson Date: 05/31/2006

For the love of god Encrypt your hard drive!

How much more personal information must be stolen or miss placed by companies before people learn to...

Author: mpoulson Date: 05/22/2006

How to hard reset a Tornado based Smart Phone (Cingular 2125 or TMobile SDA)

These are the steps to do a hard reset of your HTC tornado/Faraday based Smartphone. When you do...

Author: mpoulson Date: 05/19/2006

How to speed up those Queries to MicrosoftDNS with WMI

So there are many key things to remember when creating your WMI queries make them as specific as you...

Author: mpoulson Date: 05/10/2006

DSL testing on campus Part 2 of 2 (the NEW way)

This is part 2 of a 2 part post. Post two: The NEW way of doing DSL on campus About 2 years ago me...

Author: mpoulson Date: 05/09/2006

Hotfix required to get Exchange OWA to work on Vista

Vista removed some DHTML support that was used in Exchange 2000/2003 OWA. To get it to work...

Author: mpoulson Date: 05/03/2006

Limiting what databases users can see in SQL 2k5

http://weblogs.asp.net/hosterposter/archive/2006/03/22/440886.aspx

Author: mpoulson Date: 04/21/2006

Live Bald Eagle Cam

So up in Canada (one of the best places on earth) there are 2 Bald Eagles with 2 eggs. There is a...

Author: mpoulson Date: 04/11/2006

T-Mobile T-Zone settings for WM5 smartphones

These are the settings to get T-Mobile TZones to work. Also note that these are the settings if you...

Author: mpoulson Date: 04/05/2006

invoking IIsApplicationPool.EnumAppsInPool may result in 'Unknown name' exception

So if you are using ADSI to invoke EnumAppsInPool to get all the applications assigned to a given...

Author: mpoulson Date: 03/15/2006

Media Center 2005 and the DirecTV D11 Set-top-Box (getting IR to work)

So today I got my a new D11 Set top box (STB) from DirecTV. I put it in place and then started up...

Author: mpoulson Date: 03/10/2006

How does IIS generate the Site ID?

So in IIS 6 when you create a new site programmatically you have the option to specify a SiteID or...

Author: mpoulson Date: 03/06/2006

Don't assume the SQL user is a DBO

Following up to my other post http://blogs.msdn.com/mpoulson/archive/2006/03/06/544576.aspx. When...

Author: mpoulson Date: 03/06/2006

Don't write that application in Full Trust

If you are writing an ASP.NET web application that is to be used in a hosted environment (like a...

Author: mpoulson Date: 03/06/2006

When using IIS adsi and IIS:// IIS must be installed

If you are using ADSI to manage your IIS servers via .net you need to make sure IIS is installed on...

Author: mpoulson Date: 03/03/2006

Before the Fall = Another Great Movie

Yesterday the SO, some friends and myself went to the U district here in Seattle to see Before The...

Author: mpoulson Date: 02/25/2006

5 Years at MSFT and I get a Crystal from the SuperMan Movie

Has it been that long? I started as a contractor in Aug of 2000, 6 months later I was a FTE. Name...

Author: mpoulson Date: 02/08/2006

Adding a system path to a Windows Mobile 5 Smart phone

You can add paths to HKLM\Loader\SystemPath as a Multi_value String. For example \Storage...

Author: mpoulson Date: 01/30/2006

Cingular 2125 Wifi and AKU2

So it has been confirmed that the WiFi Radio in the 2125 does NOT exist. So that means there is not...

Author: mpoulson Date: 01/25/2006

Smartphone dialing 911 even when Locked?

Modify the regkey HKLM\Security\ECall with your fav reg editor. It is a multi-Value string with the...

Author: mpoulson Date: 01/25/2006

Keep those old Compaq DL 360G1 Power Supplies

My team has a bunch of old DL360 G1 server that we are planning on getting rid of. They have all had...

Author: mpoulson Date: 01/25/2006

Watching Divx and WMA Pro 5.1 movies on your v1 Media Center Extender

So the only problem I have with my V1 media Center Extender is that my movies (DVDs that I have...

Author: mpoulson Date: 01/23/2006

PC based registry editor for Windows Mobile 5 SmartPhone

Requires the .net FrameWork 1.1 Runs on the host PC...

Author: mpoulson Date: 01/16/2006

Page down and up in Pocket IE on your SmartPhone

http://www.modaco.com/Scrolling_in_Pocket_IE-t231431.html...

Author: mpoulson Date: 01/16/2006

Bill Clinton and new Microsoft CEO?

Don't ask me I have no clue if it is true or not. But still interesting to think about....

Author: mpoulson Date: 01/13/2006

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