Some kewl stuff I’ve been geeking on…

Well, it has been a long time. Writing the “Great American Textbook” has been quite an adventure. Along with Tech-Ed 2008, a trip to DC, and losing my luggage, June was a bit of a bust for me.

Anyway, I wanted to get back in the swing of things with a short post.

Anybody on the CTP for Live Mesh from Microsoft. It’s another foray from Microsoft into the cloud computing arena. I’ve been using foldershare and skydrive for a while, but this is way better. Mesh allows you to create a “desktop in the cloud” where you can store stuff. You can like folders on your local computer to Live Mesh, and it will sync the content. Also, gives you remote access to machines w/ the live mesh client.

Since tech-ed, I’ve been spending time (probably too much) on twitter and facebook. One of my followers on facebook, tecarmona has this SWEET website called CityDictionary.com. It’s a pretty kewl guide to different cities where people post “definitions” of local sites, happenings, and people. I found some pretty interesting definitions for Madison. Someone posted the traffic ring around West Town Mall as “The Circle of Death”…hilarious!

Hopefully, I can get caught up over the next week and get ahead on the book. I’ve got so much kewl stuff from Tech-Ed that I haven’t had a chance to look at yet… I haven’t even had a chance to update my phone to Windows Mobile 6.1. I’ve had the update for about a month. I just don’t have a laptop runs a 32-bit OS (required for the install)…

Have a great holiday weekend!


About Michael Bender

Just a geek trying to "share the wealth" with the rest of the world... Michael is a teacher at heart. Coming from a career teaching at a community college and work for 19 years as a system engineer, his passion is for helping people learn the skills necessary to ‘level-up’ their careers, and helping businesses achieve their customer goals. Sharing everything is how he guides his career as everyone wins when you share what you know. Currently, he is a Cloud Ops Advocate at Microsoft. This team focuses on engaging and advocating for Operations-focused communities to the engineering teams in Windows Azure. You’ll find Michael and his #AzOps team at conferences, online, and building great content at docs.com. Michael specializes in Windows Server, Virtualization, PowerShell and Windows Azure. As part of his goal of sharing his knowledge, he has a number of courses published on Pluralsight.com covering PowerShell and Windows Server. He is passionate about the IT Operations community. For the last 8 years, he has led up a global user group called The Krewe.he is the current president and a founding member of The Krewe, a worldwide networking group for IT Pros and Developers. This group provides a global network for the sharing of ideas and solutions for many in the Operations community. For more information, check out The Krewe on Facebook or Twitter.
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