I sometimes get very positively surprised by Microsoft. In the work of cleaning and structuring an Active Directory environment we wanted to produce a graphical overview of our current forest. It did not take long before I found Active Directory Topology Diagrammer, which is an absolute perfect tool for this purpose. And it is free!Active Directory Topology Diagrammer gets the entire AD structure according to the parameters you supply and draws the structure in a Visio document. It does however require Visio 2003 or later installed to be able to do this export.
There have been a lot of whining on Google from their Apps-users since the launch of Google+ for everyone with a regular Google-account. The Apps-users have not been able to use Google+ , until now! (actually october 27 ) As usual I am impressed with most of the things Google accomplishes, but now when all of their services have gotten a visual and functional touchup I am getting really impressed. As someone at an early stage pointed out it is really sweet of Google to play naive and let me fill in my profile information when I create my profile (as if Google did not already know), but after a few clicks I am on the go. My albums from Picasa is automatically integrated and even the pictures I have uploaded to this blog is shown in Google+ . But what happens next? Practically no one of my friends are on Google+ so what do I use it for? I guess we will see. Hopefully there will be even more integration between the social networks in the future. I am anyhow very satified with