May, 2008

  • TechNet Radio - How MSIT uses Application Virtualization (SoftGrid)...

    Last week I recorded a Technet Radio session with Michael Gallegos on how Microsoft IT uses Application Virtualization/Softgrid for virtualizing applications with the Microsoft corporate network. As usual, I learned a few things and my interest level...
  • Time to create a Guitar Hero tag....

    I just ran across an article announcing Guitar Hero World Tour . I am guessing this is actually Guitar Hero 4 since they talk about the addition of the drum kit and vocals. I think the battle of the band feature sounds cool though I would like to see...
  • What do you need to know more about?

    I am in San Diego today where I will be chatting with Partners about our Response Point offering. Way cool product for small business and I think some partners are going to do very well offering solutions around this product. But that is not why I am...
  • Home network update #2

    I have received a fair amount of email about my home network upgrades, particularly on the virtualization side of things. One of the most frequently asked questions is "How do I convert physical to virtual?". That is usually followed up with...
  • IT Pro Momentum Program - Helping you test/pilot Microsoft Technologies...

    Need some help to test/pilot the latest Microsoft infrastructure technologies list here? Windows Server 2008 SQL Server 2008 IIS7 Forefront Edge (ISA) Forefront Client & Server Virtual Server 2005 R2 SP1 or Windows Server Virtualization Windows Vista...
  • SQL 2008 Scaling webcasts scripts....

    A little late getting the scripts posted (and I received a few emails letting me know!). Thanks for keeping me on my toes! Btw...there are only a few more webcasts in the SQL 2008 Series. If you have missed any  of them, we record and archive them...
  • Guitar Hero 4....

    I am a BIG Guitar Hero fan. I have been playing about a year now ever since I stumbled onto the game at a Microsoft training seminar. I started with Guitar Hero 2 for the XBox 360. It took me about 6 months to get through the whole game on Expert. I never...
  • Home Network Update......

    As a part of upgrading my home network , I decided to re-purpose one of my machines as a WSUS server. Sleestak was going to end up as a second DC and a test machine. Now is is a DC and a WSUS 3.0 server. I had an old version of SUS that I wasn't using...
  • Using Windows 2008 as a workstation....

    As a part of upgrading my network, I am toying with the idea of using Windows 2008 server as a Workstation. It has most of the same features as Vista and what it doesn't have I don't really need anyway. I mentioned this in a seminar a couple weeks ago...
  • Rebuilding the home network....

    I have spoken about my home network at a  few presentations and during the breaks there have been plenty of "oh yeah!?!?! well I have....." conversations. I think some of the most interesting conversations are around how we name our machines...