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January, 2007

  • How to uninstall IE 7 from XP SP2

    I install and uninstall a lot of software on my laptop in the course of my work. Sometimes, stuff happens, and I can't be sure what the problem might be. Standard advice from support in these case is "pave it" meaning uninstall and reinstall the app to...
  • 30 days left to help kids by searching

    Looks like they may have extended to this deal to March ;-) * For each search originated from this page between January 8th, 2007, and March 31st, 2007, Microsoft will contribute $1.00 to Children's Hospital on behalf of Team Seattle, up to $25,000...
  • PowerShell: the DMZ of Interop

    Windows PowerShell is shaping up to be the technology around which IT Pros from *nix and Windows worlds meet and build community (virtualization will be another, IMO). Check out Bill's post on PowerShell on Port25 . Some nifty links there, such as: ...
  • Why 1TB disks will force you to embrace virtualization.

    Jerome Wendt, president and lead analyst with DCIG Inc, shares an interesting perspective to day - Why 1TB disks will force you to embrace virtualization . "...low-cost network connectivity does not translate into simpler and lower costs of storage...
  • Are you prepared?

    Today is the 6th snow day in the Seattle area this school year. Are you prepared for an emergency? Here's a good (free) PDF list to print out and check through . Another good prep link: http://www.govlink.org/3days3ways/
  • If a picture is worth 1K words, how many words is a blogcast/screencast worth?

    If you could make the choice for all IT Pros for Microsoft enterprise management products, would you choose: 1) traditional text-based help on the box 2) traditional tex-based help on the box supplemented with blogcasts/screencasts (see below for...
  • Free Windows Server Virtualization Calculator

    The new *free* Windows Server Virtualization Calculator helps you forecast licencing costs for your virtualization initiative. Budget those bits! The Calculator helps you estimate license costs in two ways: you can enter the number of servers...
  • Lifetime Learning

    MIT posts courseware on the web - FREE - http://ocw.mit.edu/index.html " By the end of this year, the contents of all 1,800 courses taught at one of the world's most prestigious universities will be available online to anyone in the world, anywhere...
  • Patch your smartphone for DST 2007

    KB 923953 " How to configure daylight saving time for the United States and Canada in 2007 and in subsequent years on Windows Mobile-based devices " *helps* you patch up your smartphone to deal with the upcoming DST change. WARNING: the fix is a reghack...
  • VM Optimization

    You may have read that you can improve the performance of most VMs by using SCSI instead of IDE disks. All well and good, but, uh, where are the instructions on how to do that if you already created the VM with IDE drives? Thanks to Nelson, the instructions...