The World Simplified is a Virtual World

The Adventures of Justin Zarb and Dave Falkus in the Virtual Jungle

February, 2009

  • An experiment - Windows 7 Beta on a Asus Eee PC

        So I have been asked by a good friend to remove the Linux install on his Asus Eee PC 900 Series.  This quote “Linux is unusable, nice looking bit of kit however can’t use it for anything useful” so I thought I would change that, as...
  • Pink Samsung NC10 Netbook anyone?

    Samsung has finally released the NC10 colour every man, woman and child has been waiting for: Hot Pink. OK, so it’s not everyone’s cup of tea, but it actually look great and works. The colour isn’t the wishy-washy pink of some other laptops, the slick...
  • How Microsoft Designs the Virtualization Host and Network Infrastructure

    At Microsoft, server virtualization has become a primary way to address data centre power and space issues, and to rationalize server utilization. Find out how Microsoft IT developed best practices to configure host computers, storage, and network infrastructure...
  • Windows Server 2008 R2 Live Migration Overview and Architecture Guidance

    One of the coolest new features being released in Windows Server 2008 R2 (and the feature that will get talked about the most) Is Live Migration. The product team have released an overview and architecture guidance document which is just fab to give you...
  • I'm a PC and I am 4.5 - Kylie

    Meet Kylie, the new I'm a Pc ad.   Kylie demo’s how easy it to use Windows Live Gallery.  So ok son (5) what can you do? Other than use the CBeebies Web site.  I must say I think its really affective. Click the pick to watch it.
  • How to build a DIY Surface

    Yep, the title is correct a DIY surface, well kind off.  A colleague of mine Paul Foster supported by Viral and Jamie show how to do it.  Amazing. For more interesting video’s and to see what we get up to in DPE check out our channel YouTube...
  • Internet Explorer 8 – RC1 Get it!

    It’s here IE 8 – RC1, want to a performance boost in your browsing experience? want to reduce the “cut & paste” effort in finding new sites and services? while install IE 8 – RC1 and get a new browsing experience. Some of the key features are: Accelerators...
  • Wrap up for Januarys Microsoft Virtualization User Group

    Well on Thursday 29th we had a great number of sessions at the MVUG . I mean it was totally awesome to see a number of the sessions and some great information being passed back to the community.   Now just a recap of the event logistics;   18...
  • Managing Remote Hyper- Servers from Windows 7

    How to access Hyper-V servers from Windows 7! So its done all PC’s and Laptops in my possession are running Windows 7.  This is cool, however I was building out a demo and need to manage Hyper-v from my main laptop running Windows 7.  Ahhh,...
  • Windows 7 Lineup Offers Clear Choice for Consumers and Businesses

        What Sku’s of Windows 7 will we have ? Wash., Feb. 3, 2009 — Last month Microsoft delivered the beta version of Windows 7 for public testing. Today the company announced its plans for Windows 7 SKU (Stock Keeping Unit) strategy, explaining...
  • Windows 7 Error Message

        First error in Windows 7 Beta this morning.  Shock horror, and interesting one that made me laugh.  I attempted to launch explorer, to browse the file system and here you go.  The point here is that we (Microsoft) need your...
  • Search Twitter from Windows 7

          Just found this great post from Steve Clayton , using Windows 7 to search the twitter stream from with the the explorer shell.  Very useful. Simply download the search connector from my colleague Marc Holmes blog search connector...
  • Twittersheep!

    Interesting Twitter tool , that looks at the bio’s of all people who are following your Twitter stream “flock”. Not sure what’s interesting here, the fact Microsoft is front and centre or the fact the geek, technology and evangelist are front and centre...
  • Its a Friday – Ghostbusters game coming soon

    I love the film, remember going to the first showing in addition to queuing for a Betamax copy at the local video store.  Yes showing my age here I know.  However hold on to your seats.  Ghostbusters the XBOX 360 game is coming out and...
  • Stimulant – Surface and iPhone XRay

    This blow my mind, when I saw it! Xray is a mash up of Microsoft Surface and the iPhone.  Food for thought, bringing a whole new experience to the end user.  Devices of any type integrating together to enhance and change the way we interact...
  • Understanding Microsoft Virtualization Solutions

    Microsoft Press offers complimentary book “Understanding Microsoft Virtualization Solutions“. This guide will teach you about the benefits of the latest virtualization technologies and how to plan, implement, and manage virtual infrastructure solutions...
  • App-V Server Sizing and Perf Whitepaper

    This one is a great guide and whitepaper! Everyone should download and read this. To add there are some very interesting stats between RTSP(S) and HTTP(s) Download and read today! App-V 4.5 Server Sizing Guide This document was built to support designers...
  • Microsoft My Phone Beta - released

    Key features Back up phone information to a password-protected web site Microsoft My Phone syncs information on your mobile phone to a storage space on a web site hosted by Microsoft. If your phone is lost or stolen, or if you upgrade to a new phone,...
  • TechNet Radio, Monthly Dialogue Series – Trends Impacting IT

    As do most people at Microsoft I spend a lot of time travelling across the UK talking to customers.  So the Zune and more importantly Podcast help to make that travel time more productive.  I listen to the TechNet Podcast series and of course...
  • IT Management Community Hub is Live on TechNet

    The new Microsoft TechNet IT Management Community Hub is ready for you to participate. Connect, find resources, and get the information you need. Check out webcasts and podcasts from industry leaders, blogs by subject matter experts, community forums...
  • TechNet Webcasts for System Center Virtual Machine Manager

    A great set up resources for you to enjoy. Building on Your Existing Virtual Environment (Level 300) In this webcast, we look at how to use Hyper-V and Microsoft System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2008 to manage virtual environments and migrate to...
  • Microsoft Windows Mobile 6.5 take a look

    Looking forward to the ROM release on my HTC Touch HD.
  • Microsoft Surface – Physics demonstration cool

    I have a very privileged job in Microsoft and its things like this that reminds me on a daily basis.  I get to demo surface and other cool technologies, however what makes the demo’s amazing is the software applications that are built on the device...
  • Login Consultants ADDC and ADM add-on

    One of the things that has been great to see working is the community. I love what people develop and how they go around working on tools that can help develop a product. Login Consultants have been doing this since back in the old days of softricity...
  • How far will you take virtual

    We Launch a new campaign around Virtualisation, powered by Microsoft Siliverlight.  Get a refreshing new take on Microsoft Virtualisation, watch video’ and read case study of the impact that Virtualisation could have to you and your business. ...