August, 2007

  • Windows Vista Hardware Assessment 2.1 Released

    I just found out that we release an updated version of the Windows Vista Hardware Assessment Solution Accelerator yesterday - and haven't made any 'noise' about it (we seem to be pretty good at 'stealth marketing'). What is WVHA? WVHA is a scalable agent...
  • As promised - the answer to the GPO auditing question:

    So it turns out that you can already do some GPO auditing natively in Windows 2003 (very complicated & messy). See here . DesktopStandard and NetIQ offer GPOVault and Group Policy Guardian that enhance the change control/auditing experience - which...
  • Yesterday's Longhorn Academy follow up

    My thanks to everyone who attended yesterday's Longhorn Academy - both James and I really enjoyed delivering it. I took away a couple of actions: The link to the video I showed at the break is: http://www.ted.com/index.php/talks/view/id/129 ...
  • Monday night in Dublin

    So, I'm 'home alone' - my wife and kids are all down in Dungarvan for the summer and I'm left at home on my tod. Last night I jumped on the DART, headed into town and attended the Irish Linux Users Group meeting in the HEAnet offices in the IFSC. Last...
  • One Place to go for everything Virtual

    Microsoft's new Virtualisation website has just gone live. The content is nothing new - but having it all in one place is pretty neat. This is a one-stop-shop for everything virtual - downloads, white papers, pointers to blogs and events. Covering all...
  • Windows Live SkyDrive

    Storage 'in the cloud' anyone? Just sign up for the beta of Windows Live SkyDrive and you'll get 500Mb. The beta is just for the US, the UK and India (but all you have to do is change your Windows Live (Hotmail) profile to have a US address and you'll...
  • The Web Server Wars (Apache vs IIS)..

    And the winner is? Apache - but not for long (according to the latest Netcraft report ). Had to share this with you.. “Microsoft continues to increase its web server market share, adding 2.6 million sites this month as Apache loses 991K hostnames. As...
  • Yet More Virtualisation Resources..

    As promised, here's some more useful resources about Virtualisation: The Virtual Server Community site looks like it's becoming 'the place to go' for Virtualisation info. The MSPress Virtual Server 2005 Resource Kit isn't out yet (not until the 22nd August...
  • More Virtualisation Resources

    So, the Microsoft Windows Virtualisation Product Group's Team Blog is here: http://blogs.technet.com/virtualization/ (note they spell Virtualisation wrong - well in the American way). There's been some pretty good videos posted recently too: http://www...
  • New Virtual Server Community Site

    VS Community is the new online technical community with a focus on Microsoft virtualization technology. This community has the goal of bringing together the latest industry news, product use guidance, and virtualization project guidelines to assist IT...