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  • Blog Post: Server Bedtime Story

    I have been making up bedtime stories for my children for more than an decade.  Some of them are pretty entertaining and I get requests to tell them over and over and over again.  Recently I acquired a book that crosses the line between bedtime stories and Windows Server.  My kids actually...
  • Blog Post: Internet Explorer 8 Beta 2

    My friend Matt Hester is passionate about technology and the way it changes peoples lives for the better.  He has been working with the Internet Explorer 8 folks lately.  The browser is something we all interact with on a regular basis.  Matt has recorded a series of videos about Internet...
  • Blog Post: Windows 7 Burns .iso images!

    Yes! Finally!
  • Blog Post: How To Build A Private Cloud (Part 2)

    TechNet Webcast: How to Build a Private Cloud (Part 2): Hyper-V, the Backbone of a Private Cloud Download WMV Download | WMA | MP3 In this session, we demonstrate some of the key functionalities of Hyper-V that make it ideally suited to perform IT as a service and private cloud functions. We walk through...
  • Blog Post: Cloud Services : The Bet for Microsoft!

    1969 was really an important year, I was born, Woodstock, a man on the moon, and of course the internet.  If there are roots to our current technical opportunities they go all the way back to 1969.  Steve Ballmer spoke to a group of students and faculty (as well as a world wide webcast audience...
  • Blog Post: 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 Windows 7, or Windows Server.  Because they...
  • Blog Post: Enable the Active Directory Recycle Bin

    One of the coolest new features of Windows Server 2008 R2 is the Active Directory Recycle Bin.  I recorded a quick video about why this is such a cool improvement, and also demonstrate some of the basics of setup and how to use it. I have included links to the source documentation on TechNet at...
  • Blog Post: Bettering Medical Science with the Microsoft Cloud

    I love Medicine!  For years I was certain that i wanted to be a doctor.  I loved research!  I did an interview with Pat Filoteo and he shared some absolutely amazing stuff that he has worked on around enzyme mapping and the Microsoft Cloud.  He also talks about the costs and time...
  • Blog Post: Ferrari FF! Stunning Performance With Room for 2 Car Seats!

      My wife and I have always agreed that a Ferrari was really not practical for our family on the basis that there just weren’t enough seats.  Hmmmm……..
  • Blog Post: Windows 8 : Check out this Cool Video

       
  • Blog Post: Boot from .VHD file

    One of the cool new features that can be utilized in Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 is the ability to boot from a Virtual Hard Disk.   My friend and co-worker Keith Combs has done a great video of how the process works. He even takes the process up a notch by dual booting the machine...
  • Blog Post: Netflix Watch Instantly and Windows 7RC1

    Let's begin with the fact that I am a huge fan of Netflix!  I love that this company has had the vision to see the future of movie distribution channels and the guts to stand in the face of the Blockbusters and Hollywood videos of the world and move ahead with technology.  I love that Netflix...
  • Blog Post: Andy Lapine from Kelley Blue Book Talks About the Present and Future of Cloud Operations for Online Business.

    Chris Henley, Sr. IT Pro Evangelist at Microsoft , and Andy Lapin, Chief Architect at Kelley Blue Book , discuss the many benefits of Windows Azure for growing businesses today. Kelley Blue Book was one of the original companies to migrate to Windows Azure for utility computing and cloud storage. Andy...
  • Blog Post: Fly Fishing in Winter

    One of my hobbies is fly fishing.  I do it year round.  Recently I have been asked what it is like to fish in the winter.  I took along my HD camera and shot some footage.  I used Expression  Encoder 2 SP1 to do the encoding and upload to silverlight streaming with one of the...
  • Blog Post: How to Do an Offline Defragmentation of Active Directory in Windows Server 2008 R2

    This last week I received an interesting question via email. "I occasionally do offline defragmentation of Active Directory of my Windows server 2003 and 2008 boxes,  the process is painful with the shut downs and restarts.  Do you really need to do Offline Defrag? How do you do an offline...
  • Blog Post: How To Build a Private Cloud (Part 3)

    TechNet Webcast: How to Build a Private Cloud (Part 3): System Center, the Nerve Center of a Private Cloud Download WMV Download | WMA | MP3 In this session, we discuss the key functions of the Microsoft System Center tools as the nerve center for your private cloud. We talk about System Center Operations...
  • Blog Post: Everything you Ever Wanted to Know About Cloud, But Were Afraid to Ask!

    Do you know what today is?  It’s the first Monday in April!  “So What?” The first Monday in April marks the beginning of of what I am calling “The Season of the Cloud.”  I will spend the next 90 days delivering just one message on behalf of Microsoft.  I have talked to thousands of...
  • Blog Post: 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 we discuss some of the basics of how Microsoft has...
  • Blog Post: Tafiti and Silverlight

    Tafiti sounds like a new kind of super sugary candy for kids but trust me it's not. Instead it is a search engine wrapped in Silverlight, and you really need to check it out. www.tafiti.com My good friend and mentor Matt Hestor has posted a recorded video segment to his blog working with some of the...
  • Blog Post: Kill the cable box: Get free TV - MSN Money

    I read MSN money every day. When I saw the headline I had to read the article. I would highly recommend it. If for no other reason than the chance to see an outside take on all of the available sources of TV/Movies online. It's a great article. Clear concise and loaded with good links to good content...
  • Blog Post: A Great Discussion with John McAllister

    I had the opportunity to interview John McAllister.  He is great!  he has changed the way that we think about SQL Server.  His ideas have been implemented to make the way you use SQL better.  Of course there is a cloud tint to our discussion.  Watch the interview and learn what...
  • Blog Post: 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.  We will show you how to configure Virtual Machines...
  • Blog Post: How to Build a Private Cloud (Part1)

    In June I did a 4 part series on how to build a private cloud.  In the sessions I talked all about the rules and tools you would use to build a private cloud using Microsoft Products.  Those sessions were recorded and can now be brought to you through this blog.  Here is part1.  In...
  • Blog Post: The Great Pumpkin

    When Charles M. Shulz wrote his now famous Halloween story " Its the Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown " which was later made into an animated short I'm sure he had no idea that he would spawn a new genre in competitive gardening.  Pumpkin contests have become commonplace throughout the United...
  • Blog Post: Bytes By TechNet Interview With Matt Hester on PowerShell

    Back in June I got together with one of my best friends, co-workers, and co-authors Matt Hester .  He and I talked about his new book on PowerShell and some of the ins and out of PowerShell in general.  It’s a great interview!  Take a few minutes and enjoy the discussion then go buy the...