September, 2008

  • Virtualization gets bigger....

    We announced this week that our own virtualization product, Microsoft Hyper-V, is now capable of scaling to an entirely new level. Hyper-V now supports 24 logical processors to take advantage of the latest processors (six core). In addition, the maximum...
  • What's with the One Way Street?

    When I talk about SharePoint during my presentations, one of the things I always discuss is the use of a blog for internal discussion.  It's a great tool, even in a small organization.  Imagine, for instance, a scenario with a CEO and 10 employees...
  • Every Generation..... Blames the One Before

    Hopefully, I'm not the only one who remembers that Mike and the Mechanics song, The Living Years.   If Microsoft were going to re-write that song for the new Zune, the lyrics would need to change to "Every generation builds on the one before...
  • Arrrr...... I Be a PC, Me Hearties!

    It be that time of year again.... time to be talkin' like a pirate .  Arrrr......  I be havin' a blog post waitin' in the aft, but after I be seein' the new "I Be a PC" ad, I be changin' my post to talk about this great, grand ad! ...
  • Groovy

    I can't help but conjure up images of King Arthur, chainsaws, demons, witches, and Bruce Campbell playing Ash in Army of Darkness anytime I say that word.  Unfortunately, this post isn't about Army of Darkness.  Instead, I want to discuss Microsoft...
  • Who Took My Teeth Out of the Freezer?

    You've probably already seen it, but if not, feel free to check out the second commercial in the Seinfeld/Gates saga. You can see all of them online here . I laughed pretty hard at this one the first time I saw it. And it's worth the time spent watching...
  • A New Choice in Virtualization

    In previous posts, I've discussed Hyper-V. We have a new product out now, offering yet another option for your virtualization needs -- it's called Hyper-V Server 2008. How, you may wonder, is this product different from the Hyper-V I discussed here ?...
  • Today's a Big Day in the World of PC Hardware

    Microsoft Research strikes again! This time, they've decided that we can do better than a laser in our mice. What do they have in mind? See for yourself . What will they think up next? EDIT: I fixed the link. Sorry it took so long!! Technorati Tags: Microsoft...
  • What Happens in Vegas.... Gets Blogged About!

    I'm sitting on an airplane as I type this. An airplane bound for Vegas. We're headed out for a team meeting. Imagine that many geeks all in one place. Then, imagine the place is Las Vegas. :) It really is nice to get together with all my co-workers, since...
  • Bill Gates and Jerry Seinfeld?

    If you haven't seen it yet, it is true.  Microsoft has released a new ad campaign featuring BillG and Jerry Seinfeld together.  They're at a shoe store of all places.  I have to admit, I watched the commercial last night for the first time...
  • Microsoft Changes Its Stance on Virtualization

    Huge News in the virtualization world.  I'm a little late getting to it, but better late than never.  Microsoft has changed the official stance on virtualized environments.  One of the questions I get quite often is, "Can I virtualize...
  • Microsoft Research Puts Their Collage Degrees to Work...

    No, that's not a typo.  Microsoft Research is always working on cool new projects.  One of the latest is a new imaging tool called Auto Collage 2008 .  This tool lets you take a group of photographs and turn them into an artistic collage...
  • It's a Monster Mash(up)!

    During our live events, a lot of discussion has happened around the concept of online services.  One of the sites I've been showing off is Microsoft's Popfly .  The site has changed somewhat since I first began discussing it, introducing a gaming...
  • Why Vista? (Volume 11 -- The Last and Final Chapter)

    "The Last and Final Chapter" -- that sounds ominous, doesn't it?  Maybe "Windows Vista and the Deathly Hallows" would've been better, but I think a cease and desist letter would be in the mail tomorrow.  ;)  At any rate...