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    I was testing out Windows Virtual PC that is used for “XP Mode” and decided to create some custom VMs for Windows 7 as a demo.  I went into it knowing full well that many cool features of Windows 7 wouldn’t be demoable simply because 3D support in a VM environment isn’t support…or at least I thought...
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    Microsoft releases a lot of free tools and high quality documentation for IT Pros.  When I do presentations, I often urge people to refer to our TechNet database but more importantly to read our whitepapers.  Microsoft whitepapers are not only highly prescriptive but are pragmatic in the way...