Archive for June, 2010

Changing the capri pants – a reminder on customer service

I recently visited the Vero Moda boutique in Kamppi, Helsinki on an errand to change a pair of pants unfit for my wife. The affair was done accordingly to their change/return policy, except for one thing: the missing original price tag. The lovely salesperson decided to give me hard time on this one. Despite the […]

June 29, 2010 · Jouni Heikniemi · No Comments
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Avanade collaboration study, and what can we learn from it?

In the beginning of June, Avanade published a study on collaboration practices (press release [PDF], executive summary [PDF]) in enterprises. Here are some of the key findings from the study, spiced with some of my own views. Target group: 538 executives, IT decision-makers and business unit leaders in 17 countries. 80% of executives see enterprise-wide […]

June 24, 2010 · Jouni Heikniemi · No Comments
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Live Mesh dying soon – some saved by Live Sync, some not

The fact that Microsoft had Live Mesh, Live Sync and SkyDrive offerings was always confusing. Things are getting a turn for the clearer, as the Live Mesh brand gets nixed and Live Sync gains much of what Mesh used to be. But it’s not a change without losses. When installing the Live Wave 4 package, […]

June 14, 2010 · Jouni Heikniemi · One Comment
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Getting AD users in a group with PowerShell

PowerShell rocks, but a part of the rockiness comes from the great third party additions. For example, enumerating the users in an Active Directory Group is somewhat painful with the basic PowerShell… but throw in Quest Software’s excellent free ActiveRoles Management Shell extensions, and things get a lot smoother. The goodness can be downloaded from […]

June 11, 2010 · Jouni Heikniemi · 4 Comments
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First SANKO meeting today – also via Live Meeting

The first meeting of SANKO, the Finnish .NET Developer User Group is today at 14:00 Finnish time in Microsoft’s premises. Check out my previous post for details! The meeting is also broadcast via LiveMeeting, allowing you to participate. Of course, you can also ask questions via the Q&A tool. Unfortunately, LiveMeeting does not convey the […]

June 8, 2010 · Jouni Heikniemi · No Comments
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Windows Azure CDN now priced and available!

Last November, Microsoft rolled out Windows Azure Content Delivery Network, allowing you to cache your blobs near your users. It was in free CTP for a while, but starting in July, there will be official support – and a price tag attached. In a recent post on the Windows Azure team blog, the team laid […]

June 2, 2010 · Jouni Heikniemi · One Comment
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