Rico's post on perf wars is priceless "Huge instant performance wins are more often a sign of problems than they are of greatness."
Now think on another of his posts "in many of these documents you could basically do a mass substitution of “performance” where it says “security”, change a few metrics and the document would still read fairly well."
Check out WMI Code Creator v1.0. You can query for management information such as the name and version of an operating system, how much free disk space is on a hard drive, or the state of a service. You can also use the tool to execute a method from a WMI class to perform a management task. For example, you can create code that executes the Create method of the Win32_Process class to create a new process such as Notepad or another executable. The tool also allows you to generate code to receive event notifications using WMI. For example, you can select to receive an event every time a process is started or stopped, or when a computer shuts down. The tool also allows you to browse through the available WMI namespaces and classes on the local computer to find their descriptions, properties, methods, and qualifiers.
Codezone has just launched. Kudos to the team.
Here's the about blurb:
"Codezone connects you with the most valuable resources and technical content available. It’s the best place to find and recommend top-rated groups, meetings, community sites, blogs, forums, events and breaking news. Looking to join a user group? Overwhelmed by endless developer blogs? In 30 seconds you can create a personalized technology resource center, customized with content suggested by like-minded developers. At Codezone, your peers sift through the content jungle and plug you into the sites that will truly make your life easier.
Codezone isn’t a search engine or a content repository. It’s a place for developers to share and promote top-notch content and community resources. Don’t get tangled up in stale news and dead links. Register now and build your free profile today."
N.B. registration required on the codezone site for personalization to work
has a blog – they are looking to start a conversation with IT Pros about
what you want in a magazine. Do you want to tell them? Check them out.
Actually that's one word, but I digress. The excellent MSCOM OPS blog has some tips on using LogParser, one of their top ten ops tools. That wiley Prof. Windows has a great column on V2.2 here. The ScriptCenter guys have much goodness to share with you about this tool as well additionally also.
The ops guys are featured the week of 11/7/05 in a series of webcasts, don't miss it.
Yesh. One of the great benefits Microsoft provides to employees is an online healthcare portal. You can manage perscriptions there, schedule apts, get questions answered - all the digital lifestyle goodness. Now the Healthcare and Life Sciences team team has launched a blog. Check it out if you understand the importance of the intersection of IT and Healthcare or want to learn more.
You might also be interested in Roberto's blog.
According to this article on internetnews.com: "The <BlogOn 2005 Social Media Adoption Survey > poll of corporate marketing and communications professionals found that 55 percent of corporations are blogging, with 91.4 percent of those using them for internal communications and 96.6 percent for external outreach. More than half had launched their blogs within the last year. "
You are subscribed to the MSCOM ops blog, right? Then you already saw this nifty tip about Netcap.exe, right?