Confessions of a Microsoft Consultant

Daniel Oxley is an Infrastucture Consultant working for Microsoft Consulting Services in Madrid, Spain. He specialises, amongst other things, in large-scale deployments of Microsoft Windows using technologies such as BDD2007 and the Microsoft Deployment

June, 2008

  • Hyper-V causing a negative effect on...

    A colleague of mine sent me this image, and I just could not resist posting it in my blog.  I won't comment any further on it as I know from experience that some people don't like hearing bad things about VMWare.  I'll just say that this is...
  • VMWare working great on my computer

    I was at a conference a while ago and got talking to someone about virtualisation.  When the guy found out that I worked at Microsoft he gave me a VMWare ESX Server 3i VMVisor USB Flash Disk to try out, telling me that it was the best thing on the...
  • Hyper-V on the side

    I noticed today that someone has written a new cool gadget for the Windows Sidebar that lets you display what multiple Hyper-V servers are doing, all from your workstation. Double clicking on a server will also allow you to connect straight to it. ...
  • Getting my bits in a twist

    This week I installed a new Windows Vista virtual machine in Hyper-V.  I installed the OS, added it to the domain, then realised that I had not added the integration services for the guest OS.  Launching the install for them gave me the following...
  • Throwing your own eggs at Steve

    Some people seem to have far too much time on their hands, so it was only a matter of time before someone created a game where you could throw virtual eggs at Steve Ballmer! So, with reference to the recent incident in Hungary, you can either play as...