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April, 2008

  • Brandon Baker on Virtualization Security

    With heavy server consolidation through virtualization comes some new things to thing about from the operations perspective. In many ways, you have to start thinking of a box in the same way as you used to think of a branch office or small data center...
  • Beta of System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2008 Available

    The beta of the next version of VMM (SCVMM 2008), which includes support for Hyper-V, and requires the RC version of Hyper-V, is available today on http://www.connect.microsoft.com/ (requires Windows LiveID sign in and beta program participation). New...
  • How to Write Better

    One of the key performance indicators (KPI) for good technical writing is conciseness. This is one reason why geeks (and the military) love TLA s so much, “Lookee, it only takes three keystrokes instead of twenty!” Sidebar: my first year at Microsoft...
  • N Heads are Better Than One

    If I were part of the response team for a Day 0 or other IT security response team, or doing training to prepare for that, or a parent who wanted to help a student research a project for school, I’d want to know about the SearchTogether beta (requires...
  • Error in TS Gateway ISA Server Setup

    FYI we are fixing an error on page 60 of the Windows Server 2008 TS Gateway Server Step-By-Step Setup Guide as follows: 14. On the Authentication Delegation page, click No delegation, and client cannot authenticate directly, and then click Next. Change...
  • How to Plan Your Hyper-V Deployment

    You already knew about the free, agent-less Microsoft Assessment and Planning Tool , right? Today the team blog shows you how to use it for Server Virtualization Candidacy Reporting . You are going to need the information in that report to plan your Hyper...
  • Virtual Server Deployment Cookbooks

    Running Virtual Server 2005 R2 SP1 and DPM 2007? Got backup? Offsite/Onsite/Or both? Two deployment cookbooks will help you: Deployment Cookbook: Onsite Backup Deployment Cookbook: Offsite Backup Splogbane: If you are reading this on a blog...
  • Why Google Can’t Win

    Last week Glenn Derene declared in How Social Networking Could Kill Web Search as We Know It “the next generation of Web users may find what they want by using their social network rather than a search algorithm".” Now, this article is really positing...
  • How to Write a User Manual

    Back in the day, the folks who brought us PONG got it right. Here is the user manual: Insert quarter Ball will serve automatically Avoid missing ball for high score When is the last time you were given such succinct, yet usable instructions...
  • Free Keyword Analysis Tool: adCenter Add-in Beta for Excel 2007

    TechNet/MSDN Search PM Rob Veliz recorded a short podcast with me giving tips on Search Engine Optimization, and the new TechNet Enhanced Search Refinement that takes you direct to the Technical Library content called "Documents & Articles."...
  • How To Configure Hyper-V with Failover Clustering on Windows Server 2008 Core

    Jose Barreto has posted a detailed blog post with many screenshots walking you through his demo setup that shows how he configured his demo for Storage Networking World. It is an excellent primer on how to configure Hyper-V with failover clustering on...
  • Reducing My Carbon Footprint

    Yesterday Microsoft opened 150 “touch down” work spaces for temporary use by Microsoft employees as part of a broad company strategy to help Seattle-based employees deal with the ever-worsening commute. Today, I took it for a test drive. I...
  • Scripted Install for IIS 7.0 on Windows Vista

    How do you find scripts? For example, I ran across this script today in the Windows Server 2008 Technical Library that installs IIS 7.0 on Windows Vista, but I didn't find it in the script center. In fact, the Script repository had no scripts for IIS...
  • "Not The Real" Dan Brown Demos New Windows Troubleshooting Content

    I blogged earlier about the new troubleshooting content in Windows Server 2008 , including an audio podcast with author Dan Brown . Seeing is believing and now the Edge has a video demo here. Once you see the new content, and hpw it will save you time...
  • Madness in great ones must not unwatched go

    Brain plasticity is a wondrous thing, and may explain the age-old apparent connection between madness (or at least severe social dysfunction) and artistic ability. Dr. Anne Adams, stricken by frontotemporal dementia (FTD), developed thickening in the...
  • The Secret of the LinkID

    Craig let the cat out of the bag and reveals a handy tip on navigating TechNet and MSDN in his blog post today.
  • Tweeting Habits of the IT Pro

    Following on the earlier post asking you all what you thought about Twitter , I find this interesting TechCrunch post that indicates the tweetosphere is another attack surface you've got to monitor in the sense that it is serving some as an early-warning...
  • How to Turn Off UAC for App Testing

    The new Windows User Account Control Step-by-Step Guide provides guidance on handling UAC behavior when you need to test applications, such as LOB apps, in both Vista and Windows Server 2008. It covers three scenarios: Scenario 1: Request an application...
  • How to Search on TechNet

    You already knew that TechNet launched enhanced search with Live Search . Search is an interesting tool, and reveals while writing this that my blog of Feb 19, 2008 on this was ripped verbatim by this splog . TechNet enhanced search offers refinements...
  • How Hard is to Catch and IT Pro Tweeting?

    Scott Hanselman's blog post on the the Usefulness of Micro-blogging stirs a couple thoughts. Aside from corp-to-consumer marcom aspects -how do IT Pros use twitter-like apps? Security incident response? Networking at events?  Hanselman warns: "One...
  • Windows Server 2008 Terminal Server Best Practices from Microsoft IT

    Microsoft IT recently published a paper detailing their early-adopter experience with TS in Windows Server 2008 . They share some server sizing best practice recommendations, viz: Best Practices By deploying Terminal Services 2008 in both small and large...
  • HPC Server 2008 Pre-Release is a Perf Monster!!

    This blog post breaks the awesome news: Over 18 TeraFlop/s Linpack Performance running the latest prelease of Windows HPC Server 2008 For more info on HPC, check out the community site , and blog . See Also, TN Edge videos , including a cool series on...
  • Migrating Virtual Machine Configurations and VHDs from Beta to RC

    Detailed steps for migrating your Hyper-V beta VMs to RC are included in the How to Install Windows Server 2008 Hyper-V Release Candidate doc, viz: Migrating Virtual Machine Configurations and VHDs from Beta to RC Migration of virtual machine configurations...
  • New Hyper-V Edge Video

    Jeff Wolsey talks on the Edge about what's coming in the RC0 release of Hyper-V , described in this KB , including: Perf improvements for VMs using pass-through disks will see a substantial performance improvement. Installing Hyper-V VMs via...
  • He's Dead Dave

    It has been a few weeks, but I wanted to mark the passing of an inspirational writer - Sir Arthur Charles Clarke , CBE . Once, during part of his 60+ year writing career, for a Wired Magazine challenge to write a six-word story - Clarke "embraced...