April, 2009

  • Windows 7 RC Available: What a day for my MSDN to expire!

    By now you’ve probably heard that the Windows 7 RC is available for download for TechNet and MSDN subscribers. Unfortunately for me, my MSDN subscription expired in the last couple days #%$! and won’t be renewed for another day or two. Fortunately, with...
  • New FriendFeed Site Went Live Today

    The beta has been out for a couple weeks but the upgraded FriendFeed site went live today. Details are available on their official blog . I just started into the social networking thing in the last couple weeks. Scoble has been raving about FriendFeed...
  • One Million Server Datacenter?

    IEEE Spectrum has an interesting article online about mega-datacenters and whether a million server datacenter is possible in the near future. It describes the efforts of the major players in this space. They describe some of the attributes of Microsoft...
  • MMS Keynote Streaming Live Now

    MMS Day 1 Keynote: Bob Kelly, Microsoft corporate vice president, April 28, 2009, 8:30 am PT
  • New Site: TalkingAboutWindows.com

    Over on the Building Community One Brick at a Time blog, a new web site, TalkingAboutWindows.com was announced where senior Windows leadership and engineers (Jon Devaan, Mark Russinovich, many others) are interviewed. I just checked it out, looks like...
  • Is the CMDB just a dream?

    Glenn O'Donnell over at Forrester had a great post titled “ Is a CMDB even possible? ” that I just came across. As you may know, CMDB stands for Configuration Management Database and is typically defined as a single repository holding all configuration...
  • New VDI content on Microsoft.com

    There is updated desktop virtualization content at www.microsoft.com/vdi There are a couple of whitepapers and guides to help understand the various approaches and components of a virtualized desktop. Over the last few months VDI is an area I have been...
  • Virtualization Books from Microsoft Insiders

    Two new books on Hyper-V have been released or coming soon. These are written by some of the most active members of the virtualization team and extended community inside Microsoft. Some of the authors I know personally and some I know by reputation from...
  • Hyper-V Server 2008 R2: More features, still free!

    Announced today over on the Virtualization Team Blog, Microsoft Hyper-V Server 2008 R2, the “stand-alone” version of Hyper-V will include Live Migration and host clustering capabilities. It will continue to be a free download. With support for the...