• Getting Windows Update working with a proxy server in Vista

    There’s a new trick to configuring the proxy information for Windows Update from within Vista. netsh is the new tool instead of proxycfg.

  • Installing Office SharePoint 2007 Beta 2 Technical Refresh

    Like a few other people, I experienced a problem installing the Beta 2 Technical Refresh for Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007.

    Everything went by the book until the “SharePoint Products and Technologies Configuration Wizard” got to the final step, when it failed with an error “could not find stored procedure ‘dbo.proc_MSS_cleanup’”.

    The solution is outlined in this newsgroup post (Broken link, was originally www.microsoft.com/office/community/en-us/default.mspx?cat=&lang=en&cr=US&guid=&sloc=en-us&dg=microsoft.public.sharepoint.setup_and_administration&tid=e4cab64e-b11b-4266-8751-25e440938fee&mid=2412db7b-436c-4172-8e7f-9ff29e823829&rmid=2412db7b-436c-4172-8e7f-9ff29e823829&helpful=1&p=1&stgxml=http%3a%2f%2fwww.microsoft.com%2foffice%2fcommunity%2fen-us%2fsettings.xml).

  • Which phone?

    Mark mentioned to me today that I’m going to get a new mobile phone! Two possibilities are:

    I’d be interested in any suggestions on those or others that I should consider (around the same price range)