May, 2011

  • How to Burn Disks with Windows Server 2008 R2

    I believe that Windows Server 2008 R2 is the best Server operating system on the planet by a pretty wide margin over every other competitor in the marketplace.  Its just a rock solid amazing server platform!  Now that you know exactly where...
  • “Born to Run : A Hidden Tribe, Superathletes, and the Greatest Race the World Has Never Seen” : May Book of the Month

    I was flying out of the Oakland Airport in April and I noticed a book on the shelf at one of the Kiosk Bookstores.  It had a title that was nearly half a page long.  I read it and I was hooked.  I didn’t buy the book right then because...
  • How to Build a Private Cloud (Webcast Series)

    I have been getting a whole bunch of questions around Microsoft’s Private Cloud offerings.  The virtualization website has some great information and I still highly recommend that you begin by reading the stuff on that site.  In conjunction...
  • Video: Virtualization 101 Part 4 of 4

    The ultimate end of virtualization is the cloud.  Public cloud, Private Cloud, Dedicated Cloud there is a lot of discussion about what cloud is and is not.  Windows Azure is really virtualization in the cloud.  Listen to this session as...
  • Video: Virtualization 101 Part 3 of 4

    In this session we discuss in detail Microsoft’s True Type 1 hypervisor called Hyper-V.  We will demonstrate the basic operational capacity of A Hyper-V server and discuss the benefits and drawbacks to the different types of Hyper-V installs. ...
  • Video:Virtualization 101 Part 2 of 4

    In part 2 of the Virtualization series we focus in on Type 2 or Hosted Hypervisor solutions.  This would be tools Like Virtual PC and Virtual Server.  These type 2 hypervisor products are hosted on top of an existing Operating System such as...
  • Video: Virtualization 101 Part 1 of 4

    Well, after the series of popular blog posts on Virtualization 101 I decided I would record a couple of 1 hour webcast sessions around some of the basics of virtualization.  The first session is on the history of Virtualization and encompasses Virtualization...
  • Save Time and Easily Find Whatever You Are Looking For With The White and Yellow Pages from Avantar.

    Doug Holland and I recently went to a local application provider named Avantar.  We had lunch with their CEO and CMO and talked with some of their developers about the process of building the applications and the possibilities inherent in local search...
  • 15% Off a New TechNet Subscription

    New offer on TechNet Subscriptions! As an IT Evangelist, I’m able to provide a 15% discount on a TechNet Subscription Professional edition with this promo code TN3MNA02 !  Get access to over 70 Microsoft products to evaluate and learn at your own...