September 2009

Hitting The Road

September 25, 2009 // 0 Comments

I’m lucky that I’ve just gotten a new fuel efficient car.  I’m joining the MS Ireland crew on the road to do the official public/community launch events for Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2.  We head to Galway on Sunday to do the event on Monday afternoon.  We then roll down to Cork on [...]

RTM: Web Platform Installer and Web Gallery

September 24, 2009 // 0 Comments

Microsoft announced the RTM of the Web Platform Installer (Web PI) and the Web Gallery.  The Web PI is a simple little tool that saves a lot of time.  Install it on a server that will be a web server.  Then browse through it to pick and choose the bits you want to download and install, e.g. PHP, [...]


September 24, 2009 // 0 Comments

Microsoft today announced a new program for small web development companies (less than 10 employees) called WebsiteSpark.  Similar to BizSpark, it offers free software for 3 years for companies who develop websites for others.  This software includes: 4 processor licenses of Windows Web Server [...]

W2008 R2 Hyper-V Bluescreen on HP Servers

September 21, 2009 // 1 Comment

Claus Neilsen (PowerShell pro) posted an alert on the Minasi Forum this morning regarding an issue where Windows Server 2008 R2 can blue screen if the Hyper-V role is enabled on HP Servers.  Claus reports that “the fix he has found so far is disable Intel Core C3 State option in the BIOS”. [...]

ACT 5.5 Tutorials

September 17, 2009 // 0 Comments

Microsoft has released a set of tutorials and videos to show you the ropes of using the Application Compatibility Toolkit.  When moving from a legacy OS like XP to Windows 7 then application compatibility is your big worry.  You’ve a few alternatives: Get the vendor to upgrade the app: [...]

Some New VDI Documentation From Microsoft

September 17, 2009 // 0 Comments

Using Windows Server 2008 R2 Remote Desktop Services and Hyper-V you can run a VDI (virtual desktop infrastructure) solution where users RDP into virtualised desktops running in the data centre.  Microsoft published two guides yesterday: Deploying Personal Virtual Desktops by Using RemoteApp and [...]
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