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November, 2009

  • Hyper-V How To: Plan Performance

    Customers often ask “Given a hardware load-out X, how many Ys can I get/run/host?” The frustrating answer always starts with “…it depends…”. We caveat this way not because we want to frustrate, but because it is true. Many teams will go on to say “We...
  • Love Me, Love My OS

    There is an interesting IT Pro content development over  in KBs. When I go to a KB that does not apply to my current OS, I get this: This is frequent scenario for IT Pros because security best practice is to NOT browse the web from your server. So...
  • Duck, Duck, Goose: Can Non_Humans Participate in Community?

    There’s an interesting experiment in community just started over at TechNet/MSDN called the Community Machine Translation Pilot . The first member of the community is the machine translation (MT) service (thanks Microsoft research!). The MT service (not...
  • Day in the Life of an IT Pro/Dev Writer/Editor

    IO XKCD 1K words…cause his pictures say it all… BTW, among the ultra-coolness of XKCD: Re-use policy: http://xkcd.com/license.html   Searchable! Try searching on organic fuel
  • TechNet Community Machine Translation Pilot

    Localization is a hugely important activity those of working on IT Pro content development. So is this whole “community/Web 2.0” thing. For example, we’ve just started a WinSrv Twitter account where we “tweet” links to new and updated Windows Server IT...
  • Hyper-V How To: Fix Hyper-V Top Issue - Unknown Devices

    Update 11_20_09: Not everyone will need to reinstall the Guest OS, if you are confident the OS in your VM is supported (probably most of you) , skip to install integration services .  Also, because we have more than 1 releases version of Hyper-V...
  • Hyper-V TV: Import/Export in Windows Server 2008 R2 Hyper-V

    We’ve published a new video on import/export in Hyper-V R2 on MSN Showcase (which has changed it’s URL and redirect, so, kinda hard to find if you go to the old URL video.msn.com). There’s much more detail in the blog posts series Soumya wrote:  ...
  • What Makes a Good IT Pro Video?

    My team is investigating the use of video as a content type for IT Pros. We are compiling best practices and tips/tricks for creating this kind of content, but we need your feedback. Thoughts/comments? DO Have some lighting. It should be good enough to...
  • Hats Off to Bing

    Like I said in Magnificent Desolation , I would not want the job of selecting the Bing homepage image each day, because it the decision is fraught . Whoever you are, keep up the good work!   Here’s how to set the Bing image as your desktop wallpaper...
  • Using ConfigMgr to install software updates in an offline (disconnected/isolated) environment

    Aaron Czechowski’s blog: ConfigMgr Software Updates on an Isolated Network Jeff Gilbert’s blog: http://myitforum.com/cs2/blogs/jgilbert/archive/2008/10/19/synchronizing-non-internet-connected-software-update-points.aspx http://myitforum.com/cs2/blogs...
  • Windows Server Content Joins the ‘Sphere

    Twitter. IT Pros. Seems like vinegar and oil? Perhaps not. We’ve started a twitter feed to notify you when new stuff publishes into the IT Pro Library on TechNet for Windows Server . Come check it out at http://twitter.com/WinSrv Tell them Professor Windows...
  • Where is the Arrow?

    Did you know there is an arrow in the FedEx logo? Now that it has been pointed out, will you ever NOT see it? This is an example used in Ric Merrifield’s Rethink: A Business Manifesto for Cutting Costs and Boosting Innovation to illustrate how changing...
  • Free-as-in-beer VHD Test Drive Updates

    The Appliance Test Drive — VHD Test Drive Program page has some updates: Including a link to the free Microsoft Windows 7 90-Day Eval VHD and the Run IT on a Virtual Hard Disk – Test Drive Program , where you can download Microsoft Windows 7 Enterprise...
  • I Want My, I Want My, I Want My Hyper-V TV

    We’ve published a new topic in the TN Library that lists new Hyper-V videos in LIFO order. Check it out at: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ee731912(WS.10).aspx If you are interested in sorting these by number of views as of today: ...