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Matt McSpirit on Virtualisation, Management and Core Infrastructure

November, 2007

  • Old PC? Why not make it a Media Center or...a Windows Home Server?

    OK, so maybe not that old.... It's an idea though!  You have an old machine sat around, doing nothing, waiting to be retired, so why not make use of it?  You could easily turn it into a Media Center, Windows based or otherwise, serving up content...
  • Windows Server 2008 Pricing, and introducing the Hyper-V Server...

    It's out.  I've been wanted to tell people since I heard about this last week, and it's finally been made public.   Hyper-V; the artist formerly known as Viridian, will be available in 3 of the 8 Windows Server 2008 versions, so customers will...
  • What would your 'Dream Office' look like?

    Anything like the one above?  Mine sure would, although the Xbox would be a little closer to the PC, and the wireless controller would obviously be next to me as I worked.  Also, where's the home cinema system?  :-) Anyway, the idea is...
  • The Power to Manage...

    Would you say, that in your organisation, you've got an effective management strategy?  By management strategy, I mean from an IT perspective.  Can you ensure your machines are operating effectively?  How are they patched and updated? ...
  • Innovating on Windows Server 2008

    If you are developing applications for the next generation of Server software, namely, Windows Server 2008, I'd strongly advise you to take a look at http://microsoft.mrmpslc.com/InnovateOnWindowsServer/Default.aspx . By taking part in the Innovate on...
  • Welcome (back) to the Social...

    Both the new Zune media software, and device firmware have been released today and I have to be honest, I'm really impressed.  I'm impressed for a few reasons actually.  Firstly, that we've improved the interface of the Zune media software sitting...
  • UK Licensing Update - FAQ now added...

    There's a couple of new useful FAQ's that have been released for the UK audience, aimed to answer some of the common questions that you have around licensing.  Both the licensing and response management teams are committed to keeping this information...