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  • Blog Post: …back at it–fall preview

    It’s been over a year, but this fall seems a fitting time to return to regular blogging. I’ve still been involved with the Chicago Windows User Group (CWUG) and now work at the Chicago MTC (Microsoft Technology Center), but with the job change came some time to get familiar with a new team, new processes...
  • Blog Post: windows 7 virtualization

    we're gearing up for a great cwug march meeting and it will feature some of the new virtualization capabilities that windows 7 has. app-v just went into a 4.5 cu1 beta and this means we'll add this to our planned demos and possibly hands on lab for march. all of the sequenced demo applications that i...
  • Blog Post: windows virtual pc and xp mode - publishing internet explorer 6 on windows 7

    hopefully you've installed the windows 7 release candidate by now (and if you haven't download and install it) - so the next thing you'll want to take a look at is how your applications and utilities will perform under the latest operating system. if you have programs or utilities that don't immediately...
  • Blog Post: boot from vhd – tutorial part 2

    a week ago i posted the instructions on how to boot windows 7 from a vhd on a windows xp system, but did not go into details of how to obtain or create the windows 7 vhd to boot from – part 2 is a post to cover this. your first decision is how much work you want to do – you can download a pre configured...
  • Blog Post: pre-order a copy of windows 7 upgrade for as little as $49.99 today!

    it’s a great friday – today you can reserve your production copy of the windows 7 upgrade for as little as $49.99!  the professional version upgrade is only $99.99.  not certain which version you’re interested in?  check out the pricing and capabilities here .  i have been using windows...
  • Blog Post: app-v 4.6 in production

    i was on an early field pilot of microsoft application virtualization and today my other managed computer received app-v 4.6 and a virtualized adobe reader. now i’ve got a virtualized copy of adobe which doesn’t have to be delivered as part of the corporate image.  i’ve also been piloting the click...
  • Blog Post: 25 apps for christmas–techsmith snagit

    thinking back to applications i’ve used for a long time, snagit comes to mind.  screen shots for a techie are very important and snagit was my first.  since snagit there have been virtualization programs that even let me capture screen shots of a computer booting and utilities in the operating...
  • Blog Post: last chance - register for the pdc2008 or get virtual now chicago event

    the professional developers conference is scheduled for the end of october in los angeles - sign up now for the public unveiling of windows 7 (it's close to being sold out). closer to home is the chicago virtualization event on monday, october 27th sign up for this event and learn about everything you...