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Clive Watson, Datacenter Technical Specialist, Microsoft UK

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  • Blog Post: PowerShell week, webcasts and downloads

    I must have missed these at the time, still here is the link if you need to view them (they were made available at the start of November). In the download section (middle right) of the page is download called " Windows PowerShell Week Scripts " - which has a useful and extensive vbscript to PowerShell...
  • Blog Post: PowerShell for Vista is now available

    Excellent - all the details and download can be found here
  • Blog Post: Why don't I see 4GB?

    This is often reported and answered, but as 3 people asked about this today, I thought I'd blog it (sorry if you've seen this elsewhere a few times) Symptom If a computer has 4 gigabytes (GB) of random-access memory (RAM) installed, the system memory that is reported in the System Information dialog...
  • Blog Post: Webcasts, performance and Live Writer

    VolkerW posted the following links to some upcoming Webcasts on Windows Server 2008 and Virtualization, more details on his blog . I'll also repost the link to the Virtual Server performance tips (slightly dated) but has some great planning advice: http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en...
  • Blog Post: Presentations with Windows Vista

    The Windows Vista Team just blogged on a aspect of the Presentation mode in Vista - which allows you to prevent interruptions by system or messenger notifications during presentations. You also have the ability to set a different wallpaper when in this Presentation mode (perhaps a corporate image?),...
  • Blog Post: Windows Dreamscene Preview (beta is now on WU)

    This must be one of the most talked about Vista Ultimate Extra's and featured heavily during the Vista launch - well the beta has now been posted on Windows Update...you will need Windows Vista Ultimate Edition and be Glass enabled to make it run. Then all you need to do is select a video file, right...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft SoftGrid Application Virtualization, and their blog

    Seems I missed this blog coming on-line at the end of last month...so I'll correct that now . The second post from this time gives you a good summary and details on the offering in their words: How Microsoft SoftGrid Application Virtualization technology can help organizations curb IT costs, boost user...
  • Blog Post: Vista and file copies over high latency links

    My colleague Julius (who is going for the world record for time left between blog posts!) has been discussing this interesting Vista result recently. We tend to copy lots of images from the US to the UK daily, and previously used a Windows Server 2003 box to do that - not any more, in his own words ...
  • Blog Post: Vista Pre-RC1 Build Released

    The Windows Vista Team Blog announced that a pre RC1 build 5536.16385 (to be precise) has had a limited release - it doesn't say who can get a copy, but RC1 is due very shortly anyway. I run two laptops - my production one and a demo/test one, until this week the production one has always been Windows...
  • Blog Post: WDS for Network shares

    John may have just found a great add-in to index network shares into Windows Desktop Search...I like the sound of that! It works for Windows Server 20003, Xp and Vista. Technorati tags: Client , Vista , Windows Server
  • Blog Post: Virtual PC 2007 available to download

    So Virtual PC 2007 has just released, with amongst other things support for Vista as a host or guest Ben , John , Keith and Kevin have more details...roll on Virtual Server 2005 R2 SP1 The download is here and there is also an updated Virtual PC Website
  • Blog Post: Vista and booting issue resolution

    I've been dual booting for a while whilst testing Vista, on occasion I've lost either Vista or Windows XP from the boot menu (the downside of dogfooding), this KB article has the work around necessary to get this fixed.
  • Blog Post: Vista improves

    As you've probably seen Vista has received a few improvements available in these KB articles. I particularly like the fact that the issue: " When you copy or move a large file, the estimated time remaining takes a long time to be calculated and displayed " seems to have been fixed - especially as I'm...
  • Blog Post: Search Folders in Outlook 2007, my configuration

    Ewan's recent post on search folders in Outlook inspired me to change my Outlook 2007 behavior (I guess I'd been doing pretty much the same thing for 8 or so years...so I was due a change). Prior to this change I'd made extensive use of rules to manage my mailbox (I don't remember how many but it was...
  • Blog Post: Windows Vista ships...

    Well done to the Vista team! Windows Vista is RTM (Released To Manufacturing), see the PressPass site for the announcement and other resources, also take a look at the official Vista blog . Clive