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My Hyper-V Session At Ignite In Top 10 Most Viewed

May 22, 2015 // 1 Comment

I was awake early this morning. Normally that would leave me in a bad mood, but I checked my phone and I saw some news from Taylor Brown (the Hyper-V PM that is the public face of file-based backup and Windows Server Containers): my session at Ignite, The Hidden Treasures of Windows Server 2012 R2 [...]

Ignite 2015 – Bringing Azure to your Datacenter

May 4, 2015 // 0 Comments

I am live blogging this session (or attempting to on this crappy wifi). Press F5 to see more. Speakers: Jeffrey Snover and Mark Russinovich Yesterday It held back business. “Do you really need a server?”. IT slowed things down. Difficult to see the line between IT and business operations. IT [...]

Welcome To 3CX As A Site Sponsor

April 9, 2015 // 0 Comments

I would like to welcome a new sponsor on my site: 3CX (@3cx). Who are 3CX? 3CX VoIP Phone System for Windows is an IP PBX / SIP proxy that completely replaces a traditional proprietary phone system. It uses standard SIP software or hardware phones, supports VoIP providers / SIP Trunks & phone [...]

A Career Of T-Shirts

March 24, 2015 // 0 Comments

I was doing a major clean-out of the darker recesses of our house recently and found many nerd-shirt, most of which were thrown out. They brought back a lot of memories. My first job out of college had me working as a UNIX developer … can you believe that!?!?! The project ended, and some of my [...]

Disable Auto-Playing Video Adverts In Chrome

February 26, 2015 // 0 Comments

I HATE auto-playing video adverts. They’re loud, they interrupt what I do want to watch & listen to, and they are usually inappropriate. And worse: they are appearing EVERYWHERE. I use the Chrome browser for my general stuff (IE for the Microsoft stuff). Thankfully, it’s not too hard to [...]

My Top Articles in 2014

December 22, 2014 // 1 Comment

2014 was a fun year to be a blogger in the Microsoft world. Traffic to my site continued to grow, and eventually I was forced by my web hoster to move to a dedicated virtual machine. I stayed with them for a while before moving to Azure … and that’s when my traffic more than doubled! I don’t [...]

Wrapping Up 2014

December 22, 2014 // 4 Comments

It’s dark outside, it’s raining, there’s Christmas songs on the radio, and there wasn’t much traffic this morning. It’s beginning to sound a lot like Christmas, and we’re coming to the end of another year. Work at MicroWarehouse Ltd. (not the UK company of the same name) has been [...]

Happy Christmas!

December 19, 2014 // 0 Comments

I realise that today is the last day of work for a lot of you. I’ll be going until Tuesday before I shut down for the holidays … unless something catches my attention. So have a great holiday, whatever you celebrate, and have a happy new year! Please follow and like [...]

Getting An Ultrabook To Boot From USB

November 24, 2014 // 11 Comments

Do you have a new laptop that refuses to boot from USB? You’re failing to get Windows to install from a removable device? Don’t have an RJ45 port to do PXE installs? If so, I think I have a hack for you. This is what I used for my Toshiba KIRAbook when wiping Windows 10 Techniacl Preview to [...]

New Features in Windows Server 2016 (WS2016) Hyper-V

November 3, 2014 // 18 Comments

I’m going to do my best (no guarantees – I only have one body and pair of ears/eyes and NDA stuff is hard to track!) to update this page with a listing of each new feature in Windows Server 2016 (WS2016) Hyper-V and Hyper-V Server 2016 after they are discussed publicly by Microsoft. The links [...]
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