Musings of an IT Pro Evangelist

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

December, 2008

  • The future of the Data Center

    Running out of room in your data center?  Want to be greener in you data center? Why not just back up a big old container stuffed full of servers, attach it to some UPS and cooling gear and be done with it?  Mike Manos has published an amazing...
  • SP2 Customer Preview for Windows Server 2008 and Windows Vista now available.

      Customer Preview Program (CPP) availability for Service Pack 2 for Windows Server 2008 and Windows Vista was announced today over at the Windows Client Springboard TechCenter .  MSDN and TechNet subscribers can download the SP2 CPP now, the...
  • Power Management and Windows Server 2008

    Green IT is a a phrase that's buzzing all around the various publications and being uttered by those executives who help determine the direction of your IT department.  Well what can you REALLY do to improve the power efficiency of your data center...
  • Virtualization and ROI

    You only need to work in IT about five minutes before someone comes in and asks you to cut costs and find ways to make things work more efficiently.  Virtualization is an easy way to achieve those goals.  Just like everything else in IT there...
  • More on Hyper-V and SQL Server

      Last week I posted this video interview with Joe Yong talking about virtualization of SQL Server using Hyper-V.  Today I follow that up with a link to a great white paper that details out things such as system resource overhead that is imposed...
  • I'm going to Disneyland!

    While I do feel that this weeks Texans win over the Packers on the "Frozen Tundra" of Lambau field is Superbowl like... it's not the reason I'm heading to So. Cal for a week. Apparently there is this thing called vacation that people take to get away...
  • IIS Media Pack 1.0

    A couple of weeks ago the guys over in the IIS team delivered a new set of media tools for those of you out there who are managing media on IIS.  The IIS Media pack consists of two previously released extensions: Web Playlists and Bit Rate Throttling...