Musings of an IT Pro Evangelist

Random musings of a Microsoft IT Pro Evangelist in Redmond, WA.

June, 2008

  • Powershell to the rescue

    It's been a couple of weeks since TechEd and I'm finally getting caught up.  A good friend and fellow Geek Gordon Ryan (Gordo) and I were having a chat about Powershell before one of my sessions.  As we were chatting he mentioned some work he...
  • Hyper-V and Bitlocker

    At my sessions at TechEd I tell a fictional story of the domain controller stored underneath the receptionists desk serving not only as a DC, but also as a stand for the water cooler.  I know it's an extreme example of branch office craziness, but...
  • Hyper-V Hits RTM

    Well folks it's here!  The highly anticipated Hyper-V has shipped!  We've got the early scoop with an interview with Mike Neil where he discusses why virtualization is important to Microsoft and the challenges we've had along the creation process...
  • SQL Server 2008 Auditing

    Once a year you get that email or knock on the door from the auditor. It didn’t used to be this way, but Enron and other scandals have changed the way we track our user’s actions. I still wake up in cold sweats with memories of the audits...
  • Hyper-V Performance Tuning

    Last week I presented three different sessions at TechEd and used my laptop to run at five different Virtual Machines at once in order to demonstrate various Windows Server 2008 technologies.  The performance of Hyper-V was amazing, but I tell you...
  • It's the last week...

    I am sure you've seen the headlines on the interwebs about this being Bill Gates last full time week at Microsoft.  Bill is still going to hold the post of Chairman and will still be a part of what is going on here, but day to day he's going to focus...
  • Wow...what a ride!

    TechEd 2008 has come to an end.  I'm over the minor bit of Jet Lag/Timezone shift that I've had and am back in Redmond trying to dig through email.  TechEd was great.  I met some amazing IT Pro's that are doing some REALLY cool things not...