John McGlinchey's News, Views & Notes from the Field

  • Windows 7 Launched but something is still missing!

    Windows 7, the latest version of Windows from Microsoft, has released today to much fanfare. I really like this version of Windows. The Windows product team deserve to be commended for their efforts in building a fantastic upgrade. Yet, there are a few...
  • Hyper-V and Windows 7

    I recently bought a new server for my own use as a Hyper-V Server running Windows Server 2008 R2. I fully embrace the notion that one must keep up with technology and to do so you must invest in yourself on a continual basis. My new server is a quad-processor...
  • Enabling Windows 7 Aero

    So as I said, Labor Day is for rebuilding my laptop. It all went well until I tried to get updated video drivers from Dell support for Windows 7. It seems that Dell has yet to approve the Windows 7 64 bit video drivers for my Latitude D830. Not wanting...
  • Labor Day means rebuilding my laptop

    It seems every labor day or thereabouts I'm rebuilding my laptop. It just turns out that way so I'm thinking of just putting into my calendar and making it a tradition. When you install and uninstall software as much as I do it makes sense to flatten...
  • The IDA Guys

    A new blog for you to read and this time it's all about Microsoft Identity Lifecycle Manager. Myself, along with a few other MCS field constants will divulging our tips, tricks and (ahem) wisdom about ILM on an irregular basis. Check out the new blog...
  • Windows Home Server

    I've been using Windows Home Server since it was in early beta releases in 2007. Why this O/S isn't getting more press and advertising is beyond me. WHS is both a repository of all my home files like pictures, videos and other documents from multiple...
  • Windows 7 and other OS ramblings

    I've upgraded my normal, every day laptop to Windows 7 Beta (Build 7000) and am very happy with it. To date I've had a few problems that have been resolved pretty quickly but I must say that I'm very happy with this build. While installing and playing...
  • Long time, no post

    It's been quite awhile since I've posted anything. With great intentions I set up this blog and then it locked up on me. I've now unlocked it and can again post to it so expect a bit more out of me from now on.
  • Keeping up with the Joneses, revisited

    A few years ago (like 10), I wrote an editorial for ENT magazine (it was then a paper publication, not just web) titled "Keeping up with the Joneses!" about the need for companies to stay up to date with technology. It brought a lot of "feedback" from...
  • A Whole New World

    This is the start of my new blog on TechNet. Fun huh? They let me have a place to expound on my ideas, thoughts an opinions. Scary huh? Stop back soon for real content.