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October, 2006

  • Improve Virtual Server Networking

    Check out the Microsoft Scalable Networking Pack (KB912222) for ways to improve the networking performance of certain workloads and configurations in your virtual server environment. Caveats: 1) you must have supported HW - the KB states "This feature...
  • Trouble installing .NET Framework 2.0

    Virtual Machine Manager requires .NET Framework 2.0. If you have trouble installing .NFW 2.0, you may find this KB Article helpful: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/908077/en-us?spid=8291&sid=global The most common fix BTW is: Unregister and...
  • Download Links to Windows PowerShell 1.0 RC2

    There is a new page that has links and a FAQ explaining different language versions that are available. http://www.microsoft.com/windowsserver2003/technologies/management/powershell/download.mspx Windows PowerShell 1.0 Release Candidate 2...
  • Search as Entertainment

    The business model for www.msdewey.com seems to be...uh, I'll have to get back to you on that. Wait, it involves something about watching an attractive actress like Janina Gavankar do pythonesque sketches before returning your search query. For example...
  • Blogs Have "Tipped"?

    A few months ago, internal discussion revolved around IT Pro customer perception of the information in blogs (specifically blogs.technet.com and blogs.msdn.com) in relation to KB and other "official" sources. Was it "valuable"? Was it "authoritative"...
  • Using the RDP Console session

    My team has access to a Windows Server 2003 server in the test organization that is built daily/weekly by script with the new product bits. In order to meet our content deadlines, we need to run the GUI as it changes during product development and try...
  • Ronma moves to STB, Microsoft has a new CIO

    My old boss Ron Markezich has moved into the same group as my new boss, Bob Muglia. According to this CRN.COM article today : " Ron Markezich , vice president of managed solutions and co-CIO at Microsoft, is relinquishing the CIO role and, along with...
  • Tonyso Blogjuice

    Kevin pointed out a new service that lets you check the "juiciness" of your blog at http://www.text-link-ads.com/blog_juice/ . According to them my blog is 4.7 juicy. So, like, what does that mean? Well, it compares to a juice score for all technet...
  • How to Handle 0 Day Response

    The Microsoft.com operations blog has a fantastic post here describing how they put together a VBscript to check servers for the MyDoom.B Virus when it first came out. This is a case study on things you can do in the ops room to put out the fire. Worth...
  • Message Received and Understood

    My manager attended a conference for technical content creators last week and brought back some interesting insights on tools, techniques and people issues. Her observations dovetail with some other recent conversations and reflections. For example, I...
  • How to Help Your Kids with Math Homework

    Some great resources in this article on Microsoft.com, including: the fantastic, FREE Graphing Calculator software in Microsoft Student 2006 the Equation Writer in the Education Pack for Windows XP Tablet PC Edition and nifty Excel charting tips...
  • Windows PowerShell Jumpstart

    Here are some resources to get you started learning about PowerShell: M aterials to read PowerShell User Guide Scripting with Windows PowerShell Task-based Guide to Windows PowerShell Cmdlets TechCenter Sample Scripts Blogs Windows...
  • Cool things to teach kids

    A colleague asked for resources recently to help prepare for a presentation to school kids about neat things they can do with technology. Replies included the gems below from Coding4Fun : Hardware · DIY Dance, Dance Revolution machine · Home...
  • SWOT as a best practice

    My team recently conducted a "post-mortem" analysis of our recent milestone performance. There are lots of ways to conduct and publish PMs, but we chose to use the SWOT analysis method. SWOT stands for Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities, and Threats...
  • PowerOffVM: Script to stop a VM

    Came across this today, handy little script for stopping a VM: '''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''' 'PowerOffVM() 'this function powers off a Virtual Machine ''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''...
  • PowerShell RC 2 Install Points

    VMM Beta 1 has a dependency on Windows PowerShell RC 1.0. You can find the bits on the Connect site (which requires registration) at: https://connect.microsoft.com/vmm/Downloads/DownloadDetails.aspx?DownloadID=2492 The newest version of Windows PowerShell...