Palm Pre

Palm is back, introducing a totally new device called Pre, this time whith a phone similar to a Treo, but way better.
But it is going take a lot more than a product announcement to tempt me back. I migrated to a P1. To get new and old users using their product, Palm has to show that it can deliver and do it continuously.
Now if that thing comes with a 5MP camera.
Read about it here.

Active Directory Migration Tool

Moving users to a new domain is a real pain.  If the computers join a new domain, the users get spiffy new profiles.  Their old profiles may not be accessible.  That does not make users happy.

Another way is to use the Active Migration Tool. This tool enables you to migrate user objects (user accounts and groups), computer objects to the new domain.  Very useful when the company is splitting up, going through a divorce.

The users get to keep the profiles, the file server permissions remain intact.  Note ADMT has a 90% success rate for computer migration.

The only problem is selling it to the users that everything was migrated over and nothing was left behind!

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About me

I am an IT professional, specializing on Mail systems, mainly Exchange and Lotus Notes. I am also familiar with all versions Microsoft Windows operating systems, SQL 2000 server, ISA 2004 and various brands of firewalls.
I have worked 10 years in various industries and user environment, ranging from end user, distributor to system integrators.

I have fulfilled several other roles, outsourced IT Manager, infrastructure project manager, consultant,deployment manager and others.

I have a degree in Electrical and Electronics Engineering from University of Queensland. My thesis was on designing a microcoded microprocessor using Alliance VHDL. I am certified MCSE Messaging Specialist and Lotus Professional. The last certification I completed and certified was the HP Accredited System Engineer (ASE) ProLiant Servers c-Class Blades in August 2007.
My current interest is in virtualization.
I am also a husband and father to 2 precocious kids. I used to do hashing but family time takes all time.
You can contact me at alfred dot loo dot 2000 at gmail dot com for a detailed resume or any other matters.

There is an older blog, it is available here.

New blog

The old blog running MovableType is getting a bit long in the tooth.  Publishing a single post means crunching through all my previous posts.  Slow but it is getting on my nerves.

To that end, from 1 Jan 2009, all new entries will be posted in this new blog on WordPress.  The original blog still exists but will not be updated.

Occasionally a new entry may link back to old entries.

The old blog is available here.