January, 2009

  • Windows Vista Performance - check out this video!

    Nigel Mulholland, MD of Microsoft partner Nitec , discusses Vista performance - 'warts and all' - with TechNet's Dave Northey. After an initial bumpy ride with Vista, Nitec are now happily running the operating system in-house and strongly recommending...
  • Free Virtualisation Events in Dublin, Belfast and Cork!

    Virtualisation is on practically every IT Pro's agenda these days. This is why there’s a wealth of Microsoft Virtualisation events training available over the coming months. First up.. Maxima Ireland , with support from Microsoft and Citrix,...
  • Internet Explorer 8 RC1 Released!

    Today, January 26 at 12pm PT, Internet Explorer 8 Release Candidate 1 (RC1) was released to tech and consumer enthusiasts in a total of 25 languages. The goals of this announcement are to drive global excitement, strengthen long-term confidence in Internet...
  • SQL for the Oracle DBA - great trainer over from the UK

    This is great cross-training on SQL for Oracle DBAs! In fact, I think the content would be of use for all DBAs and the trainer is top class. It is a half day of training taking place in Dublin the afternoon of January 22nd. See here for details and...
  • Good video to watch: Mark Russinovich on virtualization, Sysinternals and the cloud

    Here's some more interesting footage from TechEd that I missed before... Mark Russinovich, technical follow, about Windows 7, WS08 R2, virtualization and Vista. It's about 8 minutes long. You can watch Mark's interview here . In this interview from...
  • Come and get the Windows 7 Beta!

    Finally, the Windows 7 Beta is available for public download! I am about to download it myself and I have heard lots of positive reports from my colleagues, so I’m very encouraged! Windows 7 Beta Has Officially Launched! After much anticipation...
  • Learning Snacks are full of goodness! (and easy to digest)

    You may remember I posted Vista 'learning snacks' last month - well now they're available for Windows Server 2008 and Virtualisation too! They're actually really good! See here . Learning Snacks are short, interactive presentations about popular topics...
  • Top 10 Microsoft Stories Of 2008

    Happy New Year! My new years resolution is to blog more in 2009, so here's a reflection on Microsoft's headline moments from 2008 to get the ball rolling! Click here to see the full article. 1. Bye, Bye Bill 2. To Yahoo Or Not To Yahoo 3. Vista...