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  • Blog Post: It Snows Up North

    I seem to have a habit of alternating between technical and non-technical posts, and this seems to be little different.   I was scheduled to fly up to Anchorage Alaska on Sunday to visit a customer.   Last Friday I was talking to one of my teammates who was onsite with the same customer...
  • Blog Post: Follow-up my IPv6 post

    As a follow-up to my earlier post about leaving IPv6 enabled in the OS and bound to the NICs, I wanted to share some additional resources from my IE bookmarks: Arguments against disabling IPv6 http://blogs.technet.com/b/netro/archive/2010/11/24/arguments-against-disabling-ipv6.aspx How will it affect...
  • Blog Post: RTM of Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2

    As you’ve no doubt heard by now, Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 reached RTM today.   More info on that at the Windows 7 & Windows Server 2008 R2 Team Blogs.   So what does this mean for me?   Well, I’m thrilled about the new version of Hyper-V , the new version...
  • Blog Post: Ceton InfiniTV 4 + Windows 7 = Media Center Goodness!!!!!

    I’ve been meaning to write this post for a few weeks, but only now have finally gotten around to it.    I should start with some history of my experiences with Windows Media Center.   My first Media Center PC was home-built using Windows Media Center Edition 2004 using a Dell...
  • Blog Post: Clean up your own virus ridden PC

    As someone who works with computers, I’m often getting calls from my family and friends asking me to clean viruses off of their computers.    Generally, they’ve avoided my earlier encouragement to install Microsoft Security Essentials and now they find themselves dealing with computers...
  • Blog Post: Why you should leave IPv6 alone

    A common paradigm in the technology field is, “If you’re not using it, uninstall or disable it.”   While that can be an excellent way to reduce the surface area of a system by removing components that you don’t need and may never use, there are going to be times when that paradigm doesn’t turn...
  • Blog Post: Moving in to a new laptop – Windows 7 x64 Goodness

    One of the great things about the Premier Field Engineering group at Microsoft is that we have a fairly aggressive hardware refresh cycle for our engineers in the US.   To keep us with a solid experience as road warriors, our laptops are refreshed approximately every 2-years.   When...