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  • Blog Post: Attack of the Clones

    I've been setting up a test network using Virtual Server, creating a base Windows 2003 template image and then using differencing disks to customize the individual machines. This creates an interesting problem in that the SID is identical on each machine, meaning when you log into the domain you're likely...
  • Blog Post: Supporting what now?

    Linux (gasp) isn't the dirty word within Microsoft it might once have been. There seems to have been some surprise that we're providing support for running Linux under Virtual Server 2005 R2 . The only thing I've found a little surprising is the amount of media attention this has got. By no means are...
  • Blog Post: Driving me round the bend

    So Will doesn't like filesystems much. I can kind of see his point, though being a developer at heart I'm much more at home with a nice simple hierarchical structure than a magical metadata based ether that I can throw files into. It took me a long time to start using My Documents - I like to know exactly...
  • Blog Post: JavaScript? Ick.

    I've decided to bite the bullet and write a gadget for the Vista sidebar. If I can figure out how I'm hoping it'll do some funky MOM monitoring stuff so you can see the status of all your servers with pretty lights etc. In reading up on this I've discovered that sidebar gadgets are written in HTML...
  • Blog Post: So many toys to play with

    Now looks like a great time to be a developer, with a whole raft of exciting new technologies coming out such as Atlas, WPF and XNA. Atlas is Microsoft's AJAX framework for delivering rich web applications, and frankly just looks a whole lot of fun. Add on the fact that it's free and that you don...