Wednesday, December 22, 2010

A diversion

Gonna take a break from the System Admin stuff for a second to share the best darn game deal out there right now. The Humble Indie Bundle. Pay what you want for 6 fun games, or pay more than the average ($7.44 when I wrote this) and get last years bundle as well! World of Goo is easily worth the price of admission. And you can activate all the games on Steam, or just download them and keep the DRM free installers. The Humble Indie Bundle, it's awesome.

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Reset Live@Edu passwords with a simple Windows Form

Once again, I’ve gone what seems like ages without taking the time to share.  We’ve been so busy with implementing Microsoft’s Live@Edu service as well as piloting VMWare’s View I just haven’t taken the time.  In any case, here’s a little form I put together in Primalforms that connects to Live@Edu, and allows you to search for your students and change their passwords easily.  You can embed credentials, but by default the script will prompt for credentials each time the script is run.  The code is below, I think I've decided to go with for pasting code and what not.