Active Directory


There was no update yesterday because I was at yet another Windows 2000 training session. This session covered ActiveDirectory, and was very informative. I feel confident now, and can't wait to implement it here in the next couple months.

The folks over at Leading Change have done a pretty good job teaching the course, especially since we're the first ones taught in the new facility, so not everything is in place as of yet.

I've decided to fork over the $100 to take the test that's associated with the class. The University paid for my class, but I'll pay for the test, in order to get my MCP or "Microsoft Certified Professional" certification. A hundred bucks so I can put three letters after my name? Somewhat, but this test also counts towards an MCSE certification, which I haven't decided if I want to pursue or not yet. I also get a lapel pin.

I watched Notting Hill last night, and I loved it! This is one of the funniest movies I've seen in a long time. I enjoy a movie that isn't predictable, and in which the humor is more than a bunch of raunchy jokes.

I played some more of the Diablo II stress test beta last night. There are 100,000 of us chosen to participate. I, however, was one of the lucky 1,000 people chosen for the first test as well, so this "more-limited" beta seems pretty small by comparison. I don't get a free copy of the finished product, unfortunately, but I do get my name in the credits of the game. I somewhat wish that Blizzard hadn't made the initial list public like they did, I received e-mails from several people (most of which I knew, at least) asking me if I would give them my access code, or give them a copy, etc.