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Tech Tidbits Daily Podcast for December 15, 2005

Want to play with Microsoft server technologies in a digital sandbox?  Then check out TechNet's Virutal Lab. Some things you can try out include:

  • Live Communications Server
  • Rights Management Services
  • Windows Server 2003 R2 Labs
  • SQL Server 2005
  • Microsoft Operations Manager 2005
  • SharePoint Portal Server 2003
  • Internet Security Accelerator
  • Exchange 2003

There are some unique system requrirements like OS, Browser, Screen Size, ActiveX Control, etc.

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Tech Tidbits Daily Podcast for December 14, 2005

Why should information technology (IT) professionals pay attention to RSS feeds like Slashdot.org or Digg.com? I share my thoughts via pointers to some recent articles:

If you can't keep up with the RSS feeds, then check out: Slashdotreview.com and the Diggnation podcasts

Time is running out to listen to the podcast for Thursday, Dec. 8, 2005 for details on a special contest from TomBihn.com for listeners of TechNewsRadio.com.


Tech Tidbits Daily Podcast for December 13, 2005

Today's podcast is a quick look at embedded computing via a very interesting article by Edward Correia for Software Developer Times called "VxWorks 6.2 by Wind River Systems: A 'Legos' Approach" published on 01Dec05.

Message from Steve Holden, "If you can support the podcast with a financial donation, it would be greatly appreciated.  There are several options in the 'Advertising' section on the right-hand column of TechNewsRadio.com."

Don't forget to listen to the podcast for Thursday, Dec. 8, 2005 for details on a special contest from TomBihn.com for listeners of TechNewsRadio.com.

The next GotoMeeting & TechPocasts.com event is being planned for January 2006.


Tech Tidbits Daily Podcast for December 12, 2005

Today we look at two articles from Computer World:

Listen to the podcast for Thursday, Dec. 8, 2005 for details on a special contest from TomBihn.com for listeners of TechNewsRadio.com.

Listeners can support TechNewsRadio.com podcasts with a financial donation via Amazon or Paypal.

The next GotoMeeting & TechPocasts.com event is being planned for January 2006.


Anthro eNook Special

I just got an email from Anthro (800-325-3841) about a deal they are running on th eNook - the Wall-Mounted Charging Workstation that we did a recent Tech Tidbits Daily on.

If you order an eNook before Dec. 31, 2005 you will get a free Accessory Shelf for your
gadgets (save $29)
.  And if you order before Dec. 14, 2005 your order should be delievered before the Christmas holiday.


Summary of USB Related Resources

Fellow FriendsInTech.com & TechPodcast.com podcaster Mike @ The Mike Tech Show did a podcast back on Sep. 24, 2005 entitled "The Ultimate Portable Utilities for a USB Key."  It is a really good resource for many of us playing with customized USB applications.

Several Tech Tidbits Daily podcasts from Nov/Oct covered similar topics: #1, #2, #3, and #4.


More on Tom Bihn & TechNewsRadio.com

On Thursday I did a hands-on review of some very nice products from Tom Bihn.  I forgot to include once additional item that was also sent out: the Snake Charmer (aka cable organizer bag.)  It is actually very well designed and I have all my cables that didn't have a good place to go in my previous bag, organized in this bag.

Also ... please listen to the Thursday podcast if you want to get in on the special deal from Tom Bihn with regards to these two prodcuts: Absolute Shoulder Strap and Monolith.
 


Tech Tidbits Daily Podcast for December 8, 2005

Today's podcast is a hands-on review of a customized dual-laptop backpack bag solution from Tom Bihn.  Thanks to Brendan for coming up with the segment idea, and for Darcy for putting the package together. So this is what I got to evaluate:

What I have been using for the last two weeks is the: Brain Bag + Brain Cell Size 5 (iBook) + The Soft Cell Size 2 (Tecra M4).  And I have to highly recommend this setup for transportation of two laptops for my situation.  I have also posted some pictures on my personal blog.

Listen to the podcast for details on a special contest from TomBihn.com for listeners of TechNewsRadio.com.

Support the podcast with a financial donation if you can via Amazon or Paypal.

The next GotoMeeting & TechPocasts.com is this coming Saturday, Dec. 10, 2005 and will focus on Cool Holiday Tech Gifts.


Tech Tidbits Daily Podcast for December 7, 2005

Deploying VoIP may have gotten easier with new products from Linksys and new service offerings from Cisco & MCI via news from Phil Hochmuth @ Network World:

Products mentioned in today's podcast include:

Also Victor @ The Typical PC User Podcast has teamed up with a professor at Harvard University to answer basic computer questions listeners may have.

The next GotoMeeting & TechPocasts.com is this coming Saturday, Dec. 10, 2005 and will focus on Cool Holiday Tech Gifts.


Cool Holiday Gear Roundtable - Sat, Dec. 10, 2005 1:30 PM (PST)

From TechPodcasts.com:

Christmas is right around the corner, and manufactures have been advertising like crazy to get your attention to buy the latest gadgets. Tune in this coming Saturday where we talk about some of the hottest tech gear this year from the gang at TechPodcasts.com.

We have been collecting a list of really cool gear that we want to share with you! You will likely see some gadgets you have not seen anywhere else.Your already signed up for this RoundTable event which is this coming Saturday December 10th. at 1:30PM Pacific, 4:30PM Eastern.

These events are live, and interactive using GoToMeeting! You've got to check out GoToMeeting. Why? Because you can hold meetings right over the Net -- from anywhere. Plus, you can hold all the meetings you want for one flat rate. Try it free for 30 days. No, you don't need a credit card to get started. Just visit gotomeeting.com/techroundtable to get your free trial now. You will see why we have fallen in love with this application.