The World Simplified is a Virtual World

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

March, 2009

  • Quickly Launching the Command Prompt

    One of the quickest and easiest feature for the 4.5 client is being able to launch a command prompt from the virtual environment. I was one of them peps that also use to get annoyed when i had to modify the OSD file in 4.2 and earlier…. Now in 4.5 you...
  • Windows 2008 R2 Failover Clustering and Hyper-V Host Clustering

    Andy Vierthaler pinged me earlier with some cool details and info on Windows Server 2008 R2 Failover clustering and hyper-v Clustering which he got forwarded from the cluster teams blog . Microsoft have some upcoming webcasts covering both introductory...
  • Table Toss Microsoft Surface game

    Not sure I recommend this type of use for a Microsoft Surface, however an interesting idea building on the object recognition capabilities of Surface.  I like the particle effects, chalk dust and dirt as the bags hit the table. The application was...
  • An Intelligent City

    My good friend and colleague Mark Bloodworth , has just finish a great Proof Of Concept in the Microsoft Technology Centre here in Microsoft UK  Reading.  The output is stunning, the applications delivered demonstrate the capability of S+S. ...
  • A look at the future of surface computing

    I am spend a lot of time recently talking about Microsoft Surface, the platform and discussing with partners and customers on the potential applications for such a platform.  A frequent question asked is “What's next? How will this evolve?” This...
  • SoftBar……

    Aaron came over and told me about a new little freeware tool that can help assist you in app-v http://www.jagtechnical.com/softbar/   I have not yet had a chance to play with the tool but I thought it would be interesting to let people know. Again...
  • Friday Fun: Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 Teaser Trailer

    So as many of you are I am sure addicted to Call of Duty.  For me its still CoD 4, I can’t wait for the next version.  I guess I will say good bye to a number of days as I play both Multi player and single player visions.  So here is the...
  • HTTP Publishing in App-V (Part 1)

    So John has got busy and published a great first part to HTTP publishing and how the publishing document gets built up and some items you need to do. John starts the blog with…..   With all the excitement around HTTP streaming in App-V 4.5, many...
  • John Sheehan: Architecture and Engineering of Microsoft Application Virtualization (AppVirt) - Goes Deep!

    So back a while back we spoke around John Sheehan looking inside App-V . Since than John has done a further update where he goes further into the topic! You can watch this here ; Duration: 58:31 John Sheehan, Architect of Microsoft's AppVirt (SoftGrid...
  • WorldWide Telescope – How available though Silverlight

    If you have not experienced the sky at night though Microsoft WorldWide Telescope then you have really missed out.  This is an amazing tool, and every time that I demo it it amazes the audience, it truly is breath taking.  A great example of...
  • Plug Out Boy feat

    So we all I am sure appreciate the potential impact off Virtualisation on the Green story right?  However its the simple small things that we can all do that will make the difference.  Just wanted to point out a find that was passed to me which...
  • Silverlight 3 – New features and more

          So first off where do you get it? http://silverlight.net/getstarted/silverlight3/default.aspx Secondly what’s new? Video/Audio. As mentioned in the keynote, Silverlight 3 supports the H.264 video format in addition to VC-1; this is...
  • Are you ready for MIX 09?

    Is MIX time again all, for those are you that are going have fun.  I am very jealous.  For those of you who are not, and not sure what it is then read on. At MIX09, you’ll get in-depth exposure to exciting new Microsoft technologies, exchange...
  • Microsoft Surface in Education - Fingustics

    Fingustics, a really cool application for education.  What’s interesting here is the back story, the developer story linking to the designer.  If you want to know more about surface development then this is a great insight. Of course Dave Brown...
  • Windows 7 Tips & Tricks tip 3 & 4

          3. Project Your Display With Ease. Plugging in a projector and projecting your display is a snap with the Windows 7 driver display utility, displayswitch.exe . Simply hit Win+P and you’ll be rewarded with the following easy-to-navigate...
  • SCVMM 2008 R2 Beta available on Connect

    Well there's a new beta in town. Feels like we are shipping thick and fast these days on many different products! But this one is a product I like very much and the reason for that is this is where the hardware virtualization battle is being thought on...
  • Windows 7 Tips & Tricks tip 5, 6 & 7

            5. Help the Help Desk Help You. Solving problems unique to a machine can be an arduous task for both the end-user and the help desk. That’s why Windows 7 introduces the Problem Steps Recorder, a screen-capture tool that allows...
  • Windows 7 Tips & Tricks tip 1 & 2

            1. Managing Your Windows . Windows 7 simplifies document and program management by allowing you to “dock” a window or manipulate its size with one mouse manoeuvre or a simple keystroke. To dock your window on one half of the...
  • FANBOYS! – I need to see this!

    It’s a Friday and hey it been a long week of cool Microsoft Tech, I enjoy films.  However for me Star Wars and Star Trek are high up on my list of favourites.  In case you have not heard of Fanboys! and you like both Star Wars and Star Trek...
  • Microsoft Architect Insight Conference 2009

    Understand how to view today’s market as an opportunity – make sure you attend the Architect Insight Conference. The fourth annual Microsoft Architect Insight Conference will be taking place on the 8th May 2009 at Microsoft, London. The format of the...
  • IE8 Reliability Update for Windows 7 Beta Now Available

          I have just been prompted that an update is available for Windows 7 beta, on inspection I find its an update for IE.  To be honest, the IE experience in Windows 7 Beta has been ok, I have suffered from the occasional hang, explorer...
  • MIX 09 : So many things! Where to start?

    So the keynote is over, now for time to review what was announced.  This will take some time to internalise.  So watch this space!  While you waiting check out the Scott Guthrie’s preparation Video.  It made me laugh and all bets where...
  • Where to find the App-V Documentation

    By buddy Peter Ballantyne pinged me earlier on to let me know that he posted some info ion where to find App-V documentation. Now just to put some meat around this, these documents are my lifeline, Pete has done some sterling work to bring the docs up...
  • IE 8 – Go get it

    Its here! One of the many announcements at mix09.  You have just to love this video and go get IE 8 now. Video: IE8 Net History Internet Explorer 8: Sizzle
  • Thrive – in your skills, your organisation

    A great new resource for IT Pro, built using Siliverlight :) focused around different Technology interest area’s.  The section on virtualisation is a good reference point, contain the links to TCO calculator and the Green calculator.  Check...