2010 in review

The stats helper monkeys at WordPress.com mulled over how this blog did in 2010, and here’s a high level summary of its overall blog health:

Healthy blog!

The Blog-Health-o-Meter™ reads Wow.

Crunchy numbers

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The Louvre Museum has 8.5 million visitors per year. This blog was viewed about 120,000 times in 2010. If it were an exhibit at The Louvre Museum, it would take 5 days for that many people to see it.

In 2010, there were 95 new posts, growing the total archive of this blog to 535 posts. There were 246 pictures uploaded, taking up a total of 17mb. That’s about 5 pictures per week.

The busiest day of the year was January 12th with 675 views. The most popular post that day was Microsoft Volume Licensing Service Centre (VLSC).

Where did they come from?

The top referring sites in 2010 were en.wordpress.com, google.com, wellytonian.com, windowsteamblog.com, and google.co.in.

Some visitors came searching, mostly for windows mobile 7, windows 7 backgrounds, windows 7 presentation mode, windows 7 background, and sccm dashboard.

Attractions in 2010

These are the posts and pages that got the most views in 2010.


Microsoft Volume Licensing Service Centre (VLSC) December 2009


Windows 7 Presentation Mode June 2009


Microsoft Open Licensing (OLP) July 2009
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Microsoft BPOS: Sharepoint Online 2010 November 2009


Windows 7 RC New Features April 2009

Computer Weekly Blog Awards 2010 Nomination

The Computer Weekly blog awards are back for 2010, and I’ve been shortlisted in the:

“Individual IT Professional Male”

category, which is pretty exciting!

I can see I’m up against Mark Wilson and Steve Clayton so any and all votes will be most appreciated Smile

I’m also shortlisted in the:

“Company/Corporate: Large Enterprise”

category. I was in this section last year and again find myself up against the likes of TechCrunch, BBC and Cap Gemini!

The voting link is here:


I’m “Software Ruminations” in the list – vote away!


I do like it when my blog is linked to by others and this last week I’ve had a few really good links, which is nice 🙂

These are:

Mary Jo Foley over on ZDNet linking to my post on VLSC 3.5

4sysops linking to my post on VLSC 3.5

CRN (Channel Reseller News) linking to my post on VLSC 3.5

So something of a theme 😉

Thanks to everyone who reads this blog, and thanks to everyone who links to it 🙂

More focus on Microsoft VLSC problems

The Microsoft VLSC website has been suffering issues for a month now (as this post chronicles) but it has been hard to get anyone to pay much attention to it. Now however, Bill Snyder over at Infoworld has written an article about the issues which will hopefully get us closer to getting a response from Microsoft. Check the article out here:


As you can see from the title, Bill makes some good points about Microsoft’s reliability as a Cloud Service provider. These are points that I’ve been thinking more and more recently and I do feel there’s something here that needs to be addressed by Microsoft.

Let me know what you think of the article…

Computer Weekly Blog Awards

I’ve just discovered that I’m in the running for Best Blog in the “Company / Corporate – Large Enterprise” category at the Computer Weekly Blog Awards 2009 🙂

I’m very happy just to be on the list but it’s be even better to win it…especially as I’m up against people such as Tech Crunch, Twitter, Google, the BBC and the Guardian! To that end, you can vote for me here:



Any and all votes are greatly appreciated…thank you!




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