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

July, 2009

  • Free-as-in-beer Energy Savings: Microsoft Hohm Beta

    The Free-as-in-beer Microsoft Hohm beta is an online app you can use to save energy and money.  The more info you input on your home energy use the more accurate and relevant suggestions for energy conservation  you get. Sign up and start saving...
  • IT Pros, Meet Your New BFF – PSR!

    There is a new free-as-in-beer utility in Win7 that will make your life easier, both in supporting your end users, and in getting support from Microsoft. It is the Problem Steps Recorder (PSR). Have your Win7 users click Start and type PSR, then...
  • How To: Prevent E-mail Bankruptcy

    It just gets harder and harder to filter e-mail and get things done. I took a step today you can make to avoid declaring e-mail bankruptcy : make Calendar view your default in outlook . On the Tools menu, click Options . Click the Other tab, and then...
  • Hyper-V Podcast: TR9 - Bryon Surace on Hyper-V Server 2008

    I recently had an opportunity for a 7.5 minute discussion at TR9 with Bryon Surace, Senior Program Manager at Microsoft for Virtualization about Hyper-V Server 2008 R2 features including LM and licensing. Click on the image below to hear the audio podcast...
  • Hyper-V Podcast: TR9 with Jeff Woolsey on Windows Server 2008 R2 Hyper-V

    I recently had the opportunity to talk with Jeff Woolsey, Principal Group Program Manager for Virtualization at Microsoft about Windows Server 2008 R2 Hyper-V and the free version (Hyper-V server), including LM, Frankencluser , Sconfig, Core Parking,...
  • Hyper-V Podcast: TR9 Vijay Tewari on Windows Server 2008 R2 Hyper-V

    I recently had the opportunity to talk with Vijay Tewari, Principal Program Manager at Microsoft for Virtualization about Hyper-V R2, both versions. We chatted about about LM, Clustering, SCONFIG (including ability to configure clustering on Hyper-V Server...
  • How To: Become a Senior Program Manager for Microsoft

    Joe’s Misfit Geek post today gives some good answers to I’m asked, how did you learn what you know ?”, including: “1. Spend your beer money on books. … 3.) Always have two jobs. …and… 4.) Fight with your boss.” Tony’s additional tips: 1. Leave no free...
  • Free-as-in-beer Bingtones

    By now you must have heard/read/tried Bing . If you are a fan, or, perhaps you have a highly developed sense of ironic geeky humor, you may wish to download the free-as-in-beer ringtones for your phone called Bingtones .
  • Don’t Get Nineballed

    According to the Washington Post yesterday there is a new kind of click fraud waiting to take out your unsuspecting users of internet search . Slashdot says: “The Trojan, dubbed FFsearcher by SecureWorks, was among the pieces of malware installed by sites...
  • More Floors Added to the Tower of Babel: Free-as-in-beer Maren Arabic Romanizer

    Microsoft recently released a free-as-in-beer Windows extension that allows you to type Arabic in Roman characters and have it converted on the fly to Arabic script.  Maren integrates seamlessly with Windows and works in most Windows applications...
  • Day 0 Has Arrived: Go Read SecBul 972890 Now if Your Users are XP/2003

    Yesterday was Day Zero for the Video Active X control vulnerability reported in Security Advisory 972890 . Luckily, this only affects XP and Windows Server 2003 users, so those who are on current OS versions are protected. Unfortunately, many, many of...
  • Free-as-in-beer: Fixit Blog RSS Feed

    The Fixit blog has an RSS feed at http://blogs.technet.com/fixit4me/rss.xml . Their blog tagline “ Automated solutions that are easy, intuitive, and available when and where you need them. ” tells you everything except that it is now the number 1 most...
  • Understanding Hyper-V Architecture

    Hyper-V PM Ben Armstrong (who blogs at http://blogs.msdn.com/Virtual_PC_Guy/) explains the architecture of Hyper-V in this short (4 minute) animated video. Download the video from my public Skydrive.
  • One if by land, two if by sea, three if by wiki…

    Most Americans have forgotten, or never learned that Paul Revere’s famous coded signal “one if by land, two if by sea…” referred to lights that were to be posted in the Old North Church , an Anglican church, when the British Army was moving to round up...
  • How I Spent My Youth

    Some old friends from Hawaii recently posted these youtube videos of a scene from the Kabuki play Chushingura . We learned the play first in Japanese (the English translation wasn’t finished yet), then we did the English language world tour of this play...
  • Hyper-V How To: Watch Hyper-V TV

    Felipe’s video chatting about Hyper-V is #3 over on MSN Videos (click on the images to go to the vids). There is also a good chat with Ian McDonald and Jeff Woolsey , and an installation video:
  • Hyper-V TV: Understand Hyper-V Architecture

    The short (4 minute) Hyper-V Architecture Demonstration Video is live on Microsoft Showcase (not to be confused with my old group Microsoft IT Showcase ). Hyper-V PM Ben Armstrong (who blogs at http://blogs.msdn.com/Virtual_PC_Guy/ ) explains the architecture...
  • The Real Reason Office 2010 Will Be Successful

    Mark this down: http://www.microsoft.com/video/en/us/search?phrase=office%20casual Doug and pals (some human, some sock puppets…so far) explain how to get things done in Office. For example, Doug explains TwInBox . Twitter in your Inbox? Without even...
  • Surely You Must Be Joking, Mr. Gates!

    Bill Gates is offering you the Feynman lecture series “The Character of Physical Law” for free-as-in-beer ( Silverlight required, but no sign-in!). In the intro, Gates explains: “More than 20 years after first seeing them, these are still some of the...
  • Magnificent Desolation

    Job I would not want – the person who must make the potentially career-limiting-decision each and every day about which image will go on the Bing homepage. Kudos to you, whoever you are. Job well done. Everyday. Keep it up.
  • Open Source Linux Driver for Hyper-V

    Today PressPass announces that we have released the Hyper-V Linux Drivers as open source mover at the Linux Driver Project , which is way more significant than free-as-in-beer. · Microsoft PressPass: http://www.microsoft.com/presspass/features/2009/Jul09...
  • Hyper-V R2 How To: Find What’s New in R2

    Jeff's blog post explains what's new in R2 Hyper-V. Kudos to the Hyper-V team for rolling out R2, and some of my favorites, like sconfig ( http://blogs.technet.com/virtualization/archive/2009/07/07/windows-server-2008-r2-core-introducing-sconfig.aspx...
  • What if They Gave an Ad Campaign, and Nobody Came?

    TechNet and MSDN have recently added ads to some pages up on the top right rail and in the page footer, like this: They ads are “highly targeted” and not on every page, for example, no ads on the library pages at this time. What do you think of them?...
  • Hyper-V How To: Fall In Love with With Hyper-V

    I guess, just follow the jhiggins twitter feed…
  • Gone in 60 minutes…Hyper-V R2 LM

    Matt’s new video on TN Edge shows R2 bare metal install to LM in about an hour… Salty goodness. From the site: “In this one-off video, Matt McSpirit, Partner Technology Specialist at Microsoft UK, walks through a bare-metal installation of Hyper-V Server...