April 2006 - Posts
Today we implemented the Avaya IP Office into a clients site.
Once I started to ask the engineer about anything outside of the "usual install" things got, well let's say.... complicated. :)
Something that amazed me is that the implementation company wanted to assign static IP's to 30 phones, and even if not we would still have to go to all 30 phones and tell the phone where the TFTP server was for the system. I was certain that this must be incorrect and that there must be some way to get the DHCP server to tell the phones where everything was on the network and save a load of time.
I have done a bit of research, and this is possible using Microsofts DHCP, but the method is hidden away and not clear in the documentation on the Ayaya website. Below is the method for those also looking via Google :) (Click on the images to get the full versions)
First, you need to create a predefined Scope. Right click on the DHCP Server and select "Set Predefined Scopes"
Next, click the Add Button.....
Setup a new option with the information below. The important thing is to use a String Value and the Code 176...
After clicking ok, you need to set the String value. The picture below does not show the whole string, but you add based on this information:
• xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx is the H323 Gatekeeper address. Normally this is the IP Office Control Unit's address.
• yyy.yyy.yyy.yyy is the TFTP Server IP Address. Normally this is the IP address of the PC running Manager.
• z is the directory on the TFTP Server where the 4600 Series IP telephone software files are located. This information is not required if those files are in the TFTP server's default directory. Personally I will not use this option so my string will be:
The last thing to do is to add the newly added option to your scope, then the phones should boot correctly!
I forgot to post this after Munster’s annihilation of Leinster last week…..
But just for giggles the Leinster fans next to me were happy to pose with their shades and lattés... not stereotypical at all ;)
Good man Chad!
No more Sharepoint backups using Frontpage for me. From now on I too will be using smigrate.exe
Quick post as I am running out to the pub...
We just hammered Leinster! Glad I bought those final tickets ;)
Today was a great day... more soon!
OK, I am into the last 6 hours of my twenties.... I was not really worried about it until about an hour ago when I received my first present... of a plant....
It shall be called "Robert" Plant.
I would also like to remind my family of this post
So, a while back I had a little hissy fit about downgrade rights for SQL not being in SBS R2.
Then a post to the SBS MVP list points me to this.... I mean, COME ON!
I was just about to purchase the Quicktime DivX Codec from divx.com but the power of Google saved me once again from bending the credit card.
Thanks to a guy named Mike, his blog gives dumb Imac users like me instruction on how to get DivX movies working for free! Paul then extends on this post and gives you yet more codecs
Thanks man :)
The question of why Flight Simulators instant replay does not record everything comes up a lot on forums and discussion groups. One recently from "Cloudy" was as follows:
Landed with the Caravan, switched engine off, waited till the propeller stopped, THEN engaged the Replay with repeat, watching as usual once the aircraft from the outside, then again with the instrument panel. Spotted two new ones:
Differential brake pressure (obviously modelled in normal simulation as I use it everyday with my pedals with toe brakes) is NOT modelled during replay, as clearly shown via my brakes pressure gauge
Gradual propeller slowdown is also not modelled: when the engine stops the propeller freezes in a split second, both in outside view and in the Propeller RPM gauge.
I did not know the answer to this but I did know that the ACES team would not have "just left this feature out" without reason. An answer from the team (thanks Z) was as follows:
This is a limitation of our instant replay functionality: we don't fully simulate all the sub-systems that make up an aircraft in this mode, we only update aircraft position, orientation, and a few other items that are noticable visually during a replay (things like flaps and gear position). This keeps the data set we store during flight to a reasonable size while still allowing for visually replaying the experience.
I think this observation is a good one, and exemplifies the power of the simulation we run during "normal" mode: each one of the sub-systems in an aircraft is simulated as accurately as possible - we're not "faking" the gear brake fluid pressure, for instance. I'd be curious to hear how important it is for us to allow the recording of *all* the parameters during a flight? I'm sure you can imagine the enormous size of this data set, depending on the length and data capture frequency of course.
So, there it is... How important to you is this feature? Post away :)
OK... I have been waiting for ages for Steve Lacey to do a podcast since he left Microsoft. It came this morning and I even get a mention on this one :) If you are not subscribed, then do!
The best news is that Steve is running Small Business Server at SwitchGear Software offices. (Need any help with that Steve, just shout)
If you use Skype and Outlook you need SkyLook
I have used this product for ages and love it. My favorite feature is the built in answerphone. Anyway.... I got a coupon for anyone that reads this blog that will give you 10% off if you like the trial version. It is:
Mondays Partner Outreach event with Jeff Middleton was a resounding success! Since I am on catch up at the moment, I will simply post some of the attendees comments below which speak for themselves.
"I just wanted to say how impressed I was with the SBS Ireland group meeting in Microsoft on Tuesday.
As a courtesy to BSS, David encouraged us to bring a couple of BSS engineers along to see how the group operates. They were so impressed not only by the rich content of the presentations but also by the quality of speakers and by the number of attendees. The feedback from the engineers has been most encouraging. I can only thank you, for the hospitality afforded by Microsoft Ireland during the event and also to say how refreshing and encouraging it is to meet with fellow Microsoft Partners who are as passionate about the implementation and deployment of Microsoft Solutions as we are at BSS."
Just a short note to say what a great event! We need more like this!
Getting such a high profile presenter as Jeff Middleton was top notch. It’s a pleasure to get to see his highly acclaimed Swing Migration presentation. The location was great and the format of the event work very well, more interactive then some of the lecture style event.
Nick and Jeff's presentations were great - entertaining and full of valuable info! I remember Harry Brelsford talking about Jeff's Swing Migration Kit a few weeks ago, and singing its praises, I now know why.
I am just running out the door to meet Jeff Middleton at the airport who has come full of information from the Amsterdam SMB Nation event.
It seemed like a good time to remind people that Jeff and I will be speaking tomorrow at a free event in Microsoft Dublin offices. If you want more information or wish to register contact David Houston
Human females have two X chromosomes. Males have an X and a Y. Paul O'Connell has three Ys and a P. He's more man than you'll ever be.
Paul O'Connell appeared in the "Mortal Kombat II" video game, but was removed by Beta Testers because every button caused him to run the length of the screen and bust his opponent earning him a 'Flawless Victory'. When asked about this "glitch," O'Connell replied, "That's no glitch."
As a child Jerry Flannery used to hunt alligators in the Shannon. I know what you are thinking: there are no alligators in the Shannon ! Yeah ...Now there ain't !
The world record for most simultanaeous female orgasms was set when Paul O' Connell took off his top in Paris.
Marcus Horan wears a cup not to protect himself, but to protect the players on the other team.
When the Incredible Hulk gets angry he transforms into Donnacha O'Callaghan
Superman owns a pair of Paul O'Connell pyjamas.
The only thing we have to fear is fear itself ...The only thing fear has to fear is Paul O'Connell
Someone tried to tackle David Wallace once but then found out you can't tackle David Wallace.
The popular videogame "Doom" is based loosely around the time Satan borrowed two euro from Denis Leamy and forgot to pay him back.
The eternal conundrum "what happens when an unstoppable force meets an immovable object" was finally solved when Anthony Foley punched himself in the face.
When the Boogeyman goes to sleep every night he checks his closet for Paul O'Connell.
Anthony Foley was killed 5 years ago, but the Grim Reaper can't work up the courage to tell him.
Paul O'Connell sleeps with the lights on. The dark is afraid of him.
My good friend Arno Gerretsen finally got the MVP award that he deserves! Congratulations man!
The more MVP's on the Simulator side of things the better as it means more feedback from the community to Microsoft and from Microsoft to the community.
I don't think I know of anyone else who puts so much into the community for nothing in return. See you at next years summit.
It seems I bought my IMac at just the right time. Not only can I get all the Mac Benefits of video / image but now I can run Windows XP on it as well using the public beta Bootcamp! :)
Impressive.... I have yet to see if I can get Flight Simulator running ;)
Well, FS is installed and works with good performance! :) Excuse the crappy picture, flash etc... but it gives you an idea.
If FlightSim.com is going to read between lines as they do in this article then maybe they should learn to read between these lines instead.
Oh, but hang on... "The blogs are notoriously unreliable as accurate sources of information". Jeeze... do you remember the time before the blogging which we all worked so hard to have happen!?
I also suggest that this reporter go and read this post from Mike that clearly explains why this statement - "the true power of FSX will only be unleashed while running under Windows Vista" - is not correct. Do you have a DirectX10 Video card?