Microsoft Copilot is all around...

  As the debut of Microsoft 365 Copilot approaches, there are a lot of Copilot features set to be introduced across the Microsoft 365 ecosystem. Here are a few noteworthy additions: Microsoft has unveiled a series of innovative features in the upcoming releases of Windows 11, some of them are already released, and some are currently available in preview builds. The Windows 11 Copilot, conveniently located in the taskbar, eliminates the need to open your Edge browser. It is seamlessly integrated with Bing Enterprise Chat (BEC) and ChatGPT, making it really easy to get started on your creative journey. Included in Windows 11 is the new co-creator feature in Paint. This feature, also in preview, is integrated with DALL-E and provides a swift and straightforward method for creating illustrations and images. If you possess a knack for crafting descriptions, you can generate quite impressive imagery. Another AI-powered feature is image creation directly from BEC. This feature, also integrate

Name vs. ip.addr. in the year 2008?

Here’s a problem I thought was history. In an environment with DHCP and DNS, I thought it was impossible to get things wrong. But obviously, I am the one who’s wrong.

I have been troubleshooting a Voicemail system with strange symptoms. Where among the strange log messages were: Could not locate %dbname% on server %hostname%. The database was running on the same server as the voicemail application, and name resolution was not an issue. Or so I thought. I tested name resolution through nslookup and tried to ping by using various names (hostname and fqdn). Everything seemed to be working. As a last desperate test, I changed the configuration in several places, to reflect the server’s ip-address instead of it’s hostname (inserted to the config by default during installation). Wonders of all wonders this solved my problems.