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December, 2008

  • (Out of Band) Brothers: Call to Arms! Microsoft Security Bulletin MS08-078

    Issuing an out-of-band security update is a pretty rare occurrence. Must be important! Better go check now at: No, seriously, go check now. It is important. Microsoft Security Bulletin MS08...
  • Hyper-V How To: Get Discounted Hyper-V Training

    Deva’s blog post New offers : Microsoft Virtualization details how you can get 2 free training courses on Hyper-V.
  • IT Pro How To: Get Those Pesky End-Users off Your Back...

    ...for all things Vista-related that take you away from supporting servers. Point them to the new Windows Vista Answers | Microsoft Answers site. It is a new community driven web site for everyone who uses Windows Vista at home, and has questions about...
  • Hyper-V How To: HA Design for Hyper-V

    Here are some resources for your High Availability planning efforts for Hyper-V: Hyper-V Planning and Deployment Guide Design for a Failover Cluster in Which All Nodes Run Hyper-V Hyper-V Step-by-Step Guide: Hyper-V and Failover Clustering...
  • TechNet Troubleshooting: Now With 30% Less Trouble

    TechNet has launched a new troubleshooting page to help you in your times of need. Here’s a before-and-after screenie. How do you like the changes? Leave comments here and I will forward to the TN boffins…. Before After
  • Son of traduttore? traditore!

    The phrase is understood by many to mean "translators, traitors" (I like my punctuation better, makes it read more like the vocal curse I believe it was). In The Craft of Translation , the author puts it this way: "" Traduttore e traditore . The translator...
  • Hyper-V: 3 Minute Warning

    When the Hyper-V server (well, technically it is the management operating system running Windows Server 2008 - aka "parent partition") starts a shut down, all of the VMs that are running on it go to their configured Automatic Stop Action: Save State...
  • Hyper-V How To: Plan-Deploy

    Here are some links to help you as you begin planning to deploy Hyper-V: Hyper-V Release Notes Hyper-V Planning and Deployment Guide Hyper-V RAM Calculator Spreadsheet Webcast: Virtualization Capabilities of Windows Server 2008 (Level 100) Hyper-V: Hardware...
  • Hyper-V How To: Balance VM I/O

    Wondering how all the I/O requests by virtual machines are handled in Hyper-V? Hyper-V has a storage IO balancer which prevents one busy VM from starving another VM. The Performance Tuning Guidelines for Windows Server 2008 at
  • Do You Know Where Your 3rd Party Scripts Are?

    The UK's Register website recently posted an article on the security risks of 3rd party analytic code on your website. Specifically, they say Google Analytics — Yes, it is a security risk . You have a policy in place about placing external client side...
  • Hyper-V Management Tools for Vista SP1

    The RTM Vista SP1 Hyper-V management tools are available at: Update for Windows Vista (KB952627) Download the Update for Windows Vista (KB952627) package now. (
  • Hyper-V Migration Guide Published

    The Virtual Machine Migration Guide: How To Migrate from Virtual Server or Virtual PC to Hyper-V topic just published describes the steps for migrating your VMC or VPC VMs to Hyper-V.