June, 2008

  • Linux on Hyper-V

    As you have probably seen on every blog under the sun, Hyper-V has released . Rather than rehash the announcement, I thought I would try something fun.  How hard is it to get various Linux distributions up and running in Hyper-V? The official list...
  • Made My Day

    If you haven't seen any of the " Where the Hell is Matt? " videos, do yourself a favor and check them out, especially his new video that came out yesterday. The locations he visits are absolutely epic. http://www.vimeo.com/1211060
  • Sometimes the error message means what it says

    I'm in the process of setting up a new Hyper-V server, and for some reason I was unable to connect via Terminal Services to the server... I had properly enabled the "Allow connections from computer running any version of Remote Desktop (less secure) option...
  • 24 Hours of SQL Server 2008

    With the SQL Server 2008 release coming next quarter, now is a good time to start ramping up on the skills that you will need to deploy and take advantage of the new features of SQL Server 2008 . I see over on the Data Platform Insider blog that there...
  • Feeling Blue

    If you have used Windows for a few years, you have likely encountered a Blue Screen of Death .  Fortunately, as reliability has increased with each new release of Windows, BSODs have become progressively less common.  What causes these Blue...
  • Performance Tuning for Hyper-V

    It looks like the Performance Tuning Guidelines for Windows Server 2008 document has been updated to include information on Performance Tuning for Virtualization Servers.  As the Hyper-V RTM release is getting closer, this is good information to...
  • Visio Bonanza

    WOW. This is an AWESOME resource.  So much so that I capitalized, bolded, italicized, AND underlined AWESOME.  I just found a page on Technet with TONS of Visio diagrams for every type of SharePoint Deployment/Topology/Project. Head on over...
  • TCP/IP Fundamentals for Microsoft Windows

    Download the eBook here . There is nothing particularly fundamental about this book, unless you are a CCNP or otherwise live and breathe packets. Surprisingly (to me) however, the book remains quite readable. Written by Joseph Davies (aka The Cable Guy...