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    I received an e-mail from someone looking for an electronic version of the VMCPU PowerShell reporting script I wrote for our book on Hyper-V, so I thought I would post it here (FYI the updated, 2nd edition is due out in a month or two!). I wrote to script to address CPU performance monitoring requirements...
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  • Blog Post: TechEd 2010 Sessions

    I've been heads down on all sorts of things, including preparing for two sessions at TechEd next week. If you're heading to New Orleans, be sure to check out these two sessions next week at TechEd in New Orleans covering mixed environments: Code Session Room Day Time ...