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June, 2007

  • HPC momentum - wins, partnerships and more!

    I have spent this week at the International SuperComputing Show in Dresden - a great show with a really concentrated group of people from the industry. I thought I would share a few of the significant press releases and announcements that have come out...
  • Microsoft HPC in the Top 500 - deployment whitepaper on the how!

    Nice bit of fresh news and what great timing - just before ISC 07 ! Love it when this type of thing comes out! This step-by-step guide is based on the National Center for Supercomputing Applications (NCSA) cluster that achieved 4.1 TFLOPS and can serve...
  • Solid work ethics and the big picture - don't confuse the two...

    Hmmm ever felt that someone is putting their heart and soul into something but don't quite see the big picture? Made me smile, thanks to Jon at TBS for sending through!
  • My favourite books...

    Thought I would share my favourite books with you all: Social Intelligence - Daniel Goleman How to Win Friends and Influence People - Dale Carnegie Fish! - Stephen C. Lundin The Art of War - Sun Tzu Good to Great - Jim Collins All well worth a read and...
  • Install, Configure and Tune CCS!

    Hat tip to Steve for this great link to a whitepaper on CCS which sounds like it does just what it says on the tin and should help you out with those more prickly of problems you may encounter! Step-by-Step Guide to Installing, Configuring, and Tuning...
  • Top Stuff I have seen recently..

    Made me smile: How to tell if your boss is nuts: saw this from the brilliant Execupundit blog: http://money.cnn.com/galleries/2007/bing/0706/quiz.crazybosses.fortune/index.html Think I might be lucky having read some of those weirdo options to tick...
  • 1st Microsoft UK Enterprise Search Partner Community Event - UK Search Awards and UK Search Appliance!

    Yesterday afternoon and evening saw the first UK Enterprise Search Partner Community event. We had around 50 partners attend in two streams both technical and commercial and had a relaxed, jovial and fun time - not to mention educational! The winners...
  • New HPC Case study - Environmental Sciences Network!

    Great new reference in the Environmental Sciences Network. Nice use of CCS for a new area – nice to see more than Finance, Academia and Engineering hitting the headlines – look forward to seeing those Media and Assurance references! Well done to...
  • Microsoft Enterprise Search comes of age!

    Why Search when you can find? Check out the great new web site that we are using in Microsoft UK to showcase Enterprise Search solutions using MOSS 07. Initially, I and a small team have delivered a single site that showcases the following: 1...
  • HPC Partner TV Video - WCCS and Excel Services - Great insight!

    So following on with the third video in the trilogy with insights from Jeff Wierer Senior Product Manager for Windows HPC and Ryan Waite Group Programme Manager for Windows Compute Cluster Server. Some interesting points on what these chaps do but also...
  • Things that make me smile...World Communications Awards...:-)

    So there I was working away and an e-mail from the World Communications Awards dropped into my inbox - so I had a quick look and the irony was amazing! Made me smile - happens to us all!
  • Human 2.0: Windows Compute Human Server...early product team discussions..

    So as you will have seen last week and will see again tomorrow we have been out and about with the Partner TV video camera taking shots from the product teams when we manage to catch them! Here is a fascinating video clip of some early work we have...
  • Great slide on value of Excel Services..

    Just looking through a few slide decks that different colleagues are using around Europe. One of the most useful is a great slide on the value of Excel Services which I thought I would share: As they say: a picture tells a thousand words....or in my case...