Sharing files on your SBS03 server with external parties using Microsoft FolderShare

NOTE: If you’re smart and patient, you’ll completely ignore this blog entry. See, here’s the story. I started working on this about a month ago and I got almost all of it working except step 5 of the solution, which involved running FolderShare as a service. I’ve tinkered with it on and off for a […]

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Posted in Services, Technology, Windows Live on Nov 19th, 2008, 8:26 pm by David Schrag  1 comment   

Birth of The Schlog

Channelpro magazine (“the insider’s guide to SMB”) asked me to write a brief “peer-to-peer” article about an aspect of my business. I wrote about writing – specifically how The Schragazine was launched and eventually morphed into The Schlog and The Schrug. You can read the piece here, but for the full effect (including color photo […]

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Posted in About The Schlog, All, Business on Nov 5th, 2008, 12:25 pm by David Schrag     

Damn, I forgot my own blog day!

Thanks for reminding me, Andy Parkes. Yes, The Schlog is now two years (and a day) old. Your good wishes are most gratefully acknowledged.

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Posted in About The Schlog, All on Oct 22nd, 2008, 3:57 pm by David Schrag  1 comment   

Voice recognition: are we there yet?

A few days ago, I was having an instant message session with a friend of mine who was complaining that she was suffering from repetitive strain injury. Coincidentally, earlier that day, I had received an e-mail with an advertisement for Dragon NaturallySpeaking 10 Preferred from Nuance software. Taking that as a sign from God, I […]

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Posted in All, Software, Technology on Oct 2nd, 2008, 6:31 pm by David Schrag  2 comments   

Microsoft’s take on conflict of interest for resellers

As I was reviewing the Microsoft Online Services Partner Agreement, I noticed this paragraph: Potential conflicts of interest. In situations where Company is receiving any compensation (money or otherwise) from a Customer for providing pre-sales support, or where Company has a fiduciary relationship with a Customer, Company has a potential conflict of interest. In these […]

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Posted in All, Business, MS Licensing, Technology on Sep 22nd, 2008, 2:02 pm by David Schrag     

Best piece of hardware I’ve bought in a while

For the first time in recent memory, I can actually see the entire expanse of my desk that lies between my keyboard and my monitors. I owe this to The Desk Apprentice ($37.99 at Staples). The sucker is huge and consumes a lot of desk space all by itself, but its big pockets and Lazy […]

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Posted in All, Business, Hardware, Technology on Sep 18th, 2008, 2:57 pm by David Schrag     

The Schlog sells out

If you’re getting The Schlog via RSS feed, you probably haven’t noticed anything different. But if you’ve been to www.theschlog.com (a.k.a. www.davidschrag.com/schlog), you’ve seen that there’s been a major makeover. The Schlog has been commercialized. I’m not under the illusion that putting ads on my blog is going to let me quit my day job. […]

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Posted in About The Schlog, All, Business, Software, Technology, WordPress on Aug 9th, 2008, 8:20 am by David Schrag  2 comments   

Why SBS 2008 is better than SBS 2003

Actually, let me rephrase that title. I think it should be "Why? Is SBS 2008 better than SBS 2003?" There are few if any people on the planet more familiar with Small Business Server than Microsoft’s Sean Daniel. Sean recently posted a feature comparison between SBS 2003 and SBS 2008. What strikes me about this […]

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Posted in All, SBS, Software, Technology on Aug 8th, 2008, 5:44 pm by David Schrag  16 comments   

I dish it out, so I guess I can take it

A reader recently took me to task for not allowing comments on blog posts by unregistered users. My initial reaction was “Too bad — if you want to post something on my site, at least have the decency to tell me who you are and prove to me that you have a valid e-mail address.” […]

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Posted in About The Schlog, All on Aug 2nd, 2008, 10:28 am by David Schrag     

Give MS your feedback on volume licensing (or try to, anyway)

You’ve read my rants about Microsoft licensing for years. Now you’ve got a chance to tell them what you think. One minor problem: they may not be listening. I submitted my feedback this morning, and here’s what I got in return: Your message did not reach some or all of the intended recipients. Subject: What […]

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Posted in All, MS Licensing, Technology on Jul 31st, 2008, 7:39 am by David Schrag     

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