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Tonyso Credo: "Look for a pattern, and solve it for everything"

October, 2008

  • Hyper-V How To: Shrink a VHD File

    Our first guest post ( http://blogs.technet.com/tonyso/archive/2008/10/07/your-hyper-v-blog-post-here.aspx ) comes from Jeremy Hagan . Thanks Jeremy! Background: One problem I have had when trying to do my first round of P2Vs for my Hyper-V implementation...
  • Your Hyper-V Blog Post Here

    Think of it as a contest. Have a Hyper-V blog post you want to share with the world, but no place to post it? Send it to me, I'll post the best ones here and send the lucky blogger a prize from the vast pool of Microsoft swag we keep in a room on the...
  • Hyper-V How To: Change the HAL on your vm

    When you migrate your Virtual Server or Virtual PC virtual machine to Hyper-V, you: remove the VM Additions move the VHD create a new VM install the Integration Services in the new VM If you have trouble in this process, and it looks like the integration...
  • Hyper-V How To: Plan HA VMs

    Here's another guest post from Jeremy Hagan , thanks again Jeremy! If you are planning on using High Availability for Hyper-V there are a number of things to keep in mind while planning your deployment and there are a number of best practices that...
  • Hyper-V How To: Manually Patch Microsoft Hyper-V Server 2008

    By default, the free-as-in-beer Microsoft Hyper-V Server 2008 is configured for manual updates. In other words, it is NOT configured out of the box to go fetch automatic updates. This is desired behavior for most installs. However, if there are critical...
  • Hyper-V How To: Make Hyper-V Install on Core Easier with HVCONFIG

    Microsoft Hyper-V Server 2008 is out . Read about Hyper-V Server here: http://www.microsoft.com/servers/hyper-v-server/default.mspx . One of the differences between Hyper-V on Windows Server 2008 core, and Microsoft Hyper-V Server 2008 is that Hyper-V...
  • Hyper-V How To: Script VM Functions

    Check out the TechEd video Windows Server 2008 Hyper-V: Scripting & Programmatic Management for Fun & Profit (VBS & PowerShell ) by John Kelbley , and Alexander Lash. Some of John's example script are newly posed in the Official Scripting...
  • How To: Optimize Your Search Engine Results

    Review the preso Search Friendly Web Design Have a listen to this podcast on SEO with Rob Veliz , then check out these tools: Keyword Research: https://adwords.google.com/select/KeywordToolExternal Keyword Research: tools.seobook.com/keyword-list/generator...
  • GTD: Take a Penny Applied to Outlook

    You know those little dishes beside cash registers marked " Give a penny, take a penny "? It is one manifestation of the " pay-it-forward' meme. I give an extra penny from my transaction change now when I don't need it, and I take one later when I do...
  • Hyper-V How To: Script AzMan Scopes for RBAC

    In the scripting forum someone :-) asked: "Can anyone suggest the way to create AzMan scopes for VMs (I can assign VMs to scopes) with Powershell/WMI/VBScript?" 4 scripts are provided for managing your AzMan scopes in Hyper-V : CreateVMInScope DisplayVMScopes...
  • Hyper-V ResKit

    Provides in-depth technical guidance and best practices on how to deploy, install, configure, administer, and support Hyper-V, along with drilldown into advanced configuration options; development and testing tools; migration, management, and scripting...
  • Free: Microsoft IT Employee Training Material

    John's blog post describes free-as-in-beer training materials you can download and reuse with your users, including an intranet SharePoint site so users can self-serve. These are based on the materials Microsoft IT provides to Microsoft employees. http...
  • TN Search Goes Social

    Did you notice that the URL for search on TechNet changed recently? It is now social.technet.microsoft.com/search. Check out the new "refinements" (that work like "filters", only, I guess "filters" sounds too prole...) and the "Related To:" listings...
  • What is the value of social bookmarking to IT Pros?

    I recently recorded a podcast with TechNet's Social Platform team , discussing the social platform, and the new TN social bookmarking in particular. Listen to the podcast, and then leave feedback here. Some points to think about: Build authority: I'd...
  • Social + Virtual - No Not Second Life

    The TN and MSDN social platform , including the new bookmarking apps , just went virtual to improve perf as more and more IT Pros and Devs twig to what's going on. Read about it on Chris's blog post. 24 VMs and growing...
  • Cure for IT Pro Anti-Social Behavior

    Watch Chris Slemp's video* for an overview of TN/MSDN's "social platform" that includes: Social Bookmarking Community Content (ak.a. "wiki") - for example see http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc753637.aspx Forums - for example, did you know...
  • IT Pros Get a Bailout Offer From Microsoft

    Microsoft's Second Shot program let's you retake a certification exam you failed for free-as-in-beer. From October 15, 2008, to December 31, 2008, if you pass a Microsoft Certification exam on your first try, you get a 25% discount on a different exam...
  • MAP 3.2 Beta

    You already read my blog post about MAP 3.1 , right? The beta of the newest version Microsoft Assessment and Planning (MAP) Toolkit (3.2) is available on Connect, including new modules: SQL Server 2008 Migration Proposals and Reports Security Assessment...
  • Video: Microsoft Hyper-V Server 2008

    There is a new TechNet Edge screencast from Jeff Alexander demonstrates Microsoft Hyper-V Server 2008 . OBTW, Microsoft Hyper-V Server 2008 is free-as-in-beer.
  • How Community Content is Supposed to Work

    There is something interesting going on WRT "community content" at Microsoft. See the example over in Official Scripting Guys forum : A customer asked for scripting help to check the OS version on his XP client machine and install patches . The...
  • IT Value for Money

    In the coming months it will be even more important for IT to show how it adds value to the company. One way to add value is to shave costs, Microsoft can help: Get Virtual Now - Reduce server hardware acquisition and maintenance costs with Windows Server...
  • 9:00 A.M. - Do You Know Where Your Brain Is?

    The November?December issue of Technology Review shows a new image:
  • Free-as-in-beer 10MB Silverlight Streaming Media

    I am currently the pathfinder for Windows Server UA checking into "alternative media for IT Pros" - alternative meaning "other than text on the web". I have been doing some podcasts (check out the latest podcast on TN Social Platform ), and will soon...
  • Springboard Blog

    The Springboard content series on TechNet has a blog . AFAIK this is the first time a content series has started a blog, as opposed to a product group. Check it out and keep an eye on it around the PDC timeframe for announcements and information about...
  • Virtualization Twitter Feeds

    Twitter http://twitter.com/Virtualpath http://twitter.com/govirtual http://twitter.com/STBNewsBytes http://twitter.com/latelier http://twitter.com/TechmemeFH http://twitter.com/MacReeg