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Matt McSpirit on Virtualisation, Management and Core Infrastructure

October, 2006

  • A daily dose of Vista...

    There has been quite abit of buzz around Vista today, so rather than bombard you with many many posts, I thought it would be a better idea to consolidate the whole lot into one, easy to digest, click-if-you're-interested post. Security Rivals Receive...
  • We do Event Podcasts!

    I know - crazy hey! But we do! Listen to Microsoft webcasts and media content whenever and wherever you want. You can stream or download these audio podcasts on your favorite podcast software or mobile device, and quickly and easily access content with...
  • Time to embrace Virtualisation?

    Now we all know one of the key benefits of virtualisation is the consolidation of hardware, or, put another way, increasing the utilisation of your hardware. Lets be honest, hardware isn't cheap right? Sure, you get more bang for your buck than you did...
  • Microsoft UK Events - RSS Feeds!

    Am I good to you? I think so too! James has found a load of events that are taking place in the UK, including events on Vista, Exchange, SQL and Virtualisation, so I thought I'd take it one step further to not only provide you with the information now...
  • Futures made of Virtual PC...

    Apologies for the shameless plug of a Jamiroquai hit of yesteryear, but I thought it was an ideal way to talk about the fact that Virtual PC 2007 Beta is here, and it's available for you to download! What are you waiting for?? Without further adoo...
  • Vista RC2 Software Compatibility List

    I saw this post over at David Overton's blog , which provided a link to the Vista RC1 Software Compatibility List, however, after following the link, I found that there was in fact a Vista RC2 Software Compatibility List, so, for your viewing pleasure...
  • Blinkx and you'll miss it!

    Now, you may (or may not!) have heard about a certain $1.65billion deal uniting a certain search company (OK, among other things...) and a certain video site, but, that isn't the only video related deal that has taken place over the last few days. " On...
  • Sync up with Windows Mobile Device Center

    To coincide nicely with the release of Vista RC2 just the other day, Microsoft has released the 3rd beta of the Windows Mobile Device Center, so, for all you Vista users, who have a Windows Mobile device, either 2003 or WM5, get on over to the download...
  • ZuneUpdate

    So, what’s happened since I last posted about Zune? A hell of a lot, so it’s about time I caught up, right! Well, what do we know so far? It’s being built by Toshiba, it will come, initially, with a 30Gb capacity, and will have a number of cool, and useful...
  • Could I interest you in Vista 5744 a.k.a RC2?

    *** Update 11/10/2006 *** - Unfortunately, Vista 5744 downloads for the Customer Preview Program (CPP) have now closed and the links are no longer active. We were bowled over by your response to RC2 -- in fact, we hit our download target (200K+) within...
  • Windows Experience Index - 4.2 - on a laptop!

    Can you beat this? An index score of 4.2 on a laptop!!! Do you to know which laptop I used to achieve this score? Well, here you are... Say hello to the Alienware Aurora m9700 - quoted as being the Ultimate Gaming Notebook, with 1gb of graphics...
  • Connecting Customers with Partners...

    I've been meaning to mention this for a while now, so here it is! In a nutshell, the Microsoft UK Partner team has been hard at work on 2 incredibly useful tools, with one being aimed at UK Partners, and another being aimed at potential customers, who...
  • Who’s Carmine again?

    Now you may or may not have just read a post I wrote about Window Server Virtualisation, which detailed what is on the horizon in the Virtualisation space from Microsoft, what this crazy term ‘Hypervisor' means, and what the benefits it can bring to your...
  • Hypervisor? Say what?

    Now, with Windows Server Virtualisation just around the corner, (Beta 1 is scheduled for the end of this year) a few of you may be wondering what the main differences are going to be between this, next generation virtualisation , and what is currently...