October, 2008

  • Interesting Downloads for the Week Ending - 10-03-2008

    Infrastructure Development & Operations · Microsoft Hyper-V Server 2008 - English · Branch Office Infrastructure Solution for Windows Server 2008 · Microsoft Windows Server 2008 UNIX Interoperability Management Pack for Microsoft OpsMgr...
  • Interesting Downloads for Week Ending - 10/17/2008

    Infrastructure Development & Operations · Update for Windows Server 2008 (KB957000) · Update for Windows Vista for x64-based Systems (KB957000) · Update for Windows Server 2008 x64 Edition (KB957000) · Update for Windows Vista...
  • Texas State Fair Day!

    <Imitating a big booming voice> Hoooooowdy Folks! Welcome to the Texas State Fair! That would be the voice of Big Tex - the iconic simple of the Texas State fair. You can hear Big Tex at BigTex.com , the official site for the State Fair of Texas...
  • Interesting Downloads for Week Ending - 10-24-2006

    Infrastructure Development & Operations · Windows Server Operating System Management Pack for Operations Manager 2007 · Windows Springboard Series: Configuring Windows Vista for Performance - Part 1 of 2 · System Center Virtual Machine...
  • How many images can I run at the same time with Hyper-V?

    I have spent the better part of today building out a temporary Hyper-V server. It is sort of a proof of concept of the super server that I would like to build and the same on that I asked for suggestions on a couple days ago. I took my second quad-core...
  • Ah Man! Just missed my blog time!

    I drove back frantically from the karaoke bar trying to make it before my midnight post time. It would have been a lame post had I made it and this one won't be any better. I did spend a bit of time on Twitter tonight. I recently started following a bunch...
  • Did my mouse just jump a shark?

    I just sat down at my laptop and realized I don't have my external mouse plugged in. As I am going for it, it dawns on me that I can't remember the last time I used the external mouse with my laptop. I think it was for my event in Berkeley, CA about three...
  • Nice article about power management/savings myths...

    I came across this article tonight over at InfoWorld and I like the way it is written. Most of what is pointed out in the article fit my criteria of Simple. Easy. Works. Turn off machines that aren't being used. A monitor in low power state over night...
  • I am not a Wii evangelist....but....

    ...you still have to check this out . I could care less about the game they are showing, it is the marketing behind it.   Cheers!
  • I played a Wii for the first time tonight....

    Setup - My daughters live in Texas with their mother. They have a Wii. I am visiting my daughters. Tonight, my youngest daughter, Samantha (9), asked me to play a video game with her. She fires up Guitar Hero 3 (awesome!) on her Wii. I watched her put...
  • Slides and additional info from Technet Presentation....

    if you would like to grab the slides from the Technet presentation, you can get that at the Technet Event registration site . You are obviously here at my blog so now you also have my contact information. feel free to contact me if you have any questions...
  • No Email is like a vacation.....sort of....

    My corporate mailbox has been homed to a "dogfood" server for many, many months now. Even though it is technically on a test server, I have had very few issues to complain about. This morning I received some IM's from co-workers that they and...
  • Zune software coming to Windows Mobile?

    According to a post over at wmpoweruser.com , Steve Ballmer confirmed the Zune software will be coming to the Windows Mobile platform. More importantly, he notes what everyone should be realizing by now - "At the end of the day, one of the big trends...
  • Great news for Technet Event Attendees...

    For those of you that have attended recent Technet Briefings and picked up the complimentary copy of Vista Ultimate, you will notice that we only provide the 32bit media for Vista. However, if you can get your hands on the 64 bit media (ie; borrow it...
  • Drop a phone.....reset.....

    This has been a less then productive, much less enjoyable week. Email issues, a phone issue that got fixed, and now, just a bummer of a phone issue....I dropped my Treo 750 tonight and *blink* it hard rest. As some of you know, I am not a big fan of cell...
  • Read this if you care about creativity....

    I just finished reading a fantastic article by Lawrence Lessig . If you have ever posted anything to YouTube, or any other place on the web, you should read this article too. I have never posted anything to YouTube. But I have posted videos to my blog...
  • Speaking about System Center and Forefront tomorrow....

    I am in Austin and will be speaking at the InnoTech Conference tomorrow. I was tapped on short notice to do a 1 hour presentation on System Center and Forefront. I spent a lot of time today trying to figure out how to get everything I would like to talk...
  • Will Windows end up in "the Cloud"?

    Yesterday, Steve Ballmer made mention of a project/product called "Windows Cloud" , while speaking over in London. I have already seen a few emails from readers come in asking me what I know about it which is absolutely nothing. There have been...
  • No email....day number 4....

    subtitled - I wonder if MSIT reads my blog..... I am on Day #4 of no inbound email. I am still getting the "recipient not found" message when I send email to my work address. I had hoped to report that my email is back up and provide some mind-boggling...
  • The PDC Buzz....and stuff...

    There are so many posts out there repeating everything already that I am going to skip linking a bunch of stuff from PDC and link to just the one thing that has me jazzed. I have recently taken an interest in working with Visual Studio and doing some...
  • Interesting interview with founders of The Pirate Bay...

    This article is an interesting read . I really appreciate that these guys don't hide under rocks and are accessible. I would really enjoy seeing them speak at a conference.   Cheers!