Ramblings from another nerd on the grid
Shelby America is making a limited run of the Shelby 1000 with 1200 horsepower. Seems like they should call it the Shelby 1200 if you ask me but what the heck. I don’t see any information in product area at http://shelbyamerican.com/shelby1000.asp or the press release at http://shelbyamerican.com/news.asp but I am sure their marketing folks will figure out this web thing soon.
In the meantime, head on over to http://www.autoblog.com/2013/03/22/2013-shelby-1000-unleashes-its-1-200-horsepower-ahead-of-ny-show/ for the early press release and photos. Photo above courtesy of the fine folks at autoblog.com.
I wonder what jamming the pedal on 1200 horses feels like. Hold on to yer butts.
Pandora® is a great app for people who love music and want to expand their musical horizons. Simply enter the name of one of your favorite artists, songs, composers or genres and Pandora will create a custom station that plays similar music. You’ll hear many of your favorite tunes and discover new artists and tracks.
Use thumbs-up and thumbs-down to personalize your stations even more — it’s a music lover’s dream. If you’re already a Pandora listener, your Windows Phone app will sync automatically with Pandora on the Web so you can listen to all of your stations without interruption — or create new ones from your phone.
Experience ad-free Pandora when you listen on your Windows Phone through 2013. Only Windows Phone has Pandora with no ads and no monthly streaming limit…for FREE. Windows Phone brings you the Pandora you love and gives it a unique Windows Phone twist, allowing you to pin your favorite stations to the Start screen, or see what’s playing by glancing at your Pandora Live Tile. Take your favorite personalized radio service to a whole new level with Windows Phone!
See the Download @ http://www.windowsphone.com/en-us/store/app/pandora/de2df279-485d-49bb-b53e-3f6a2a9401c1.
Here’s the latest from the Office IT Pro Blog. In this episode hosts Jeremy Chapman and Yoni Kirsh answer your questions about a user-based Office service, how identity and services are provisioned, where data and passwords are stored and what the user experiences look like. They also catch up with cybersecurity expert and author, Mark Russinovich, to discuss the cloud security model.
Video: The new Office: Garage Series for IT Pros - Identity, Activation and Data Access
See the full post at http://blogs.technet.com/b/office_resource_kit/archive/2013/03/20/the-new-office-garage-series-identity-activation-data-access.aspx.
Group Policy tools use Administrative template files to populate policy settings in the user interface. This allows administrators to manage registry-based policy settings. Looking for the admin templates for Windows 8 and Windows Server 2012? Here they are.
Go get em @ http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=36991.
Supported operating systems: Windows 7 Enterprise, Windows 7 Professional, Windows 7 Ultimate, Windows 8, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2008 R2 Datacenter, Windows Server 2008 R2 Enterprise, Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1, Windows Server 2012.
Use Jetstress to verify the performance and stability of a disk subsystem prior to putting an Exchange server into production. Jetstress helps verify disk performance by simulating Exchange disk Input/Output (I/O) load. Specifically, Jetstress simulates the Exchange database and log file loads produced by a specific number of users. You use Performance Monitor, Event Viewer, and ESEUTIL in conjunction with Jetstress to verify that your disk subsystem meets or exceeds the performance criteria you establish. After a successful completion of the Jetstress Disk Performance and Stress Tests in a non-production environment, you will have ensured that your Exchange disk subsystem is adequately sized (in terms of performance criteria you establish) for the user count and user profiles you have established. It is highly recommended that the Jetstress user read through the tool documentation before using the tool.
Go get it @ http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=36849
There is a fascinating article at http://www.theverge.com/2013/3/19/4120548/calm-before-the-swarm-domestic-drones-are-here that covers the topic of drones, current and future usage scenarios. You should read it. You should also watch their video. Excellent information you should absorb and think about.
I tried to get their video embed code working but it doesn’t work well. Be sure and watch it. It’ll freak you out. Trust me.
As you are probably aware, Microsoft Research has a TechFest each year on our Redmond Campus. The TechFest site has a plethora of information on the activities taking place this year. You won’t get to see and hear about everything. Some stuff is obviously secret. But we are sharing some pretty cool stuff. When you have time, be sure to checkout the following areas:
And of course, there are a number of other areas on the grid like this new thing called Facebook. Here are some related resources:
This is an excellent resource tool. Go get it @ http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=34798.
What does it mean for online content to “go viral”? An analysis of almost a billion information cascades on Twitter news, videos, and photos has produced the first quantitative notion of whether something has indeed gone viral, thereby enabling further research into topic experts, trending topics, and viral-incident metrics.
See the original post at http://research.microsoft.com/apps/video/dl.aspx?id=185452&l=I with links to several video formats.
Can someone lend me a few mill? http://www.laferrari.com/en/
Back in the early days of Microsoft, our mission was to put a PC on every desk and in every home — an ambitious goal for the time. Behind that was the conviction that computer technology had the innate capacity to enrich peoples’ lives. The trick was applying it in a way that made sense, solved a problem, or generally made life better.
When dramatic technology changes are on the horizon, just describing a possible future isn’t enough – sometimes you have to show it and let people experience it themselves. Over the years, Microsoft has created immersive showcases that show how future technologies could shape our world – first through the Microsoft Home, which opened its doors in 1994, and later through facilities like the Envisioning Lab, which explored possibilities for the workplace of the future.
See the rest of the blog post at http://blogs.technet.com/b/next/archive/2013/03/01/step-inside-the-microsoft-envisioning-center.aspx. Check out the following video. I was shocked at how much this looks like my home. Grin.
“I have a 250GB hard drive. When I look at the properties of the drive, it tells me that I have 75GB free and that 175GB are in use. However, when I add all my files together, I only see 150GB in use. That is a difference of 25GB. Where did my space go?”
Ever have a similar question in your mind? Sure you do. Robert explains many of the mysteries in the blog post at http://blogs.technet.com/b/askcore/archive/2013/03/01/where-did-my-space-go.aspx. Nicely done Robert.